The IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations) working group has organized the “Genetics of Fagaceae & Nothofagaceae” meeting to be held in Bordeaux, France from October 9th to 12th, 2012.
This meeting will build upon a successful “Genomics of Forest and Ecosystem Health in the Fagaceae (Beech Family)” meeting held in North Carolina Research Triangle Park in 2009.
The aim of this international conference is to present new scientific findings in the area of genetics and genomics of species within the Fagaceae and Nothofagaceae.
Registration is open.
Genomics is directly increasing the amount of information at the hands of agricultural crop breeders, but phenotyping has become the research bottleneck for phenotype to genotype associations.
In an effort to alleviate this bottleneck, a group of researchers has organized the PhenoDays 2011 International Symposium which will be held October 12th to 14th in Wageningen, The Netherlands. Symposium presentation talks will be given by researchers from both institutional and academic plant breeding groups, as well as industry representatives from the seed production industry. In addition, there will be plant phenotyping workshops. See the symposium website for more information and registration.