New Breeding Techniques Platform

IPBO Conference: Scientific innovation for a sustainable development of African agriculture

30 - 31 August 2018, Ghent BE

The overall objective of this conference is to bring different researchers from Belgium/Europe and Africa, working on different topics in agriculture and/or plant biotechnology, together to get to know each other’s research, discuss the research outcomes and to establish future collaborations. The aim is to focus on the improvement of crops that are important for African agriculture, including orphan crops. Because many of these important crops suffer from the same threats, different stakeholders (breeders, policymakers and researchers) from all over the world will come together, discuss about these constraints for different crops (important for Africa) and initiate or further develop collaborations.



CRISPRing conference: a new new beginning for the genetic improvement of plants and microbes

3 - 5 September 2018, Budapest HU

The year of 1928 represents the beginning for plant mutagenesis when Lewis Stadler reported on X‑ray induced mutants in maize and barley. On the 90th anniversary of this landmark event there is “a new kid in town” – gene editing – which quickly turned out to become a precision tool for induced mutagenesis in any biological organism. The latest generation of gene editing is based on various “flavours” of the CRISPR/Cas9 system, which is the reason why our symposium has the title “CRISPRing – A New Beginning for the Genetic Improvement of Plants and Microbes”.

It is appropriate and timely to convene an international symposium to review recent progress that has been achieved in the field of CRISPR-mediated gene editing in plants and microbes. With a broad coverage of topics the symposium will represent a forum for addressing current scientific interest and for exchanging research experience and developments. This symposium will not only address technical aspects of gene editing but will also cover socio-economic impact and regulatory issues related to future products and developments in the field.


5 - 7 September 2018, Cologne GER

The general objective of the conference is to bring together scientists from academia and industry to discuss the future of food production, development of new products and processes and new research opportunities to ensure global food and nutrition security. The conference focuses on Orphan Crops, Functional Food and Innovative Food Sources and Production Systems. The aim is to provide an opportunity for a lively exchange among all stakeholders in the Food Security field. You can find more information about the scientific programme, registration process and call for abstracts on the conference website.


20 - 22 September 2018, Rome IT

Building upon the success of the  GPMB 2017, Magnus Group invites to the “ 2nd Edition of Global Conference on Plant Science and Molecular Biology” scheduled on September 20-22, 2018 at Rome, Italy. GPMB 2018 will provide a dedicated platform to peer researchers, young inspired scientists, academicians, and industrialists to meet, discuss and share the knowledge that’s still more to be revealed in the field of plant science and molecular biology.
Added Value: The series of talks, poster presentations, workshops, discussions and networking events will keep participants engaged in learning and making new connections at this Plant science Conference.

International Conference on plant science and molecular biology 

25 - 27 October 2018, Paris FR

Plant science and molecular biology is a study that concerns the molecular basis of activity between biomolecules in the various systems of a cell, including the interactions between DNA, RNA, and proteins and their biosynthesis, as well as the regulation of these interactions in the plant life. This conference anticipates the contributions of experts from diverse cross disciplines like plant biology, plant science, plant physiology, plant pathology, genetic engineering, plant ecology, plant tissue culture, botany, plant biotechnology, horticulture, forest science and those in the fields conducting plant, crop science and genetic related research.

6th Global Summit on Plant Science

29 - 30 October 2018, Valencia ES

Plant Science 2018 brings together a unique and international mix of experts, researchers and decision makers both from academia and industry across the globe to exchange their knowledge, expertise and research innovations to build a world class plant Science conference. It aims at bringing together the Professors, Researchers, and scientists, Lab Scientists to provide an international forum for the dissemination of original research results, new ideas and practical development experiences which concentrate on both theory and practices. The conference will be held in October 29-30, 2018 Madrid, Spain. The theme of the conference is: “Plants in a Changing Environment”.