About GPGR5

About GPGR 5

The Fifth International Conference on Genomics of Plant Genetic Resources (GPGR5) will be held in Hyderabad, India from 6-10 October, 2020

Plant genetic resources represent the fundamental basis for crop improvement, enabling breeders to meet demands for sustained agricultural productivity in the face of human population growth, dwindling agricultural production areas and fluctuating climatic conditions. As with the first four successful GPGR symposia in Beijing, China (2005), Bologna, Italy (2010), Jeju, Korea (2013), Giessen, Germany (2017), GPGR5 will lay foundation for ongoing efforts to assemble, manage and characterize plant genetic resources using the continuous and rapid advances in the field of genomics. 

The continuing revolution of genomics technologies provides unprecedented opportunities for detailed genetic characterization of the vast reservoir of diversity represented by international collections of crop genetic resources. Genomics platforms accelerate knowledge-based management and implementation of plant diversity as a key resource for future agriculture. 

GPGR5 will bring together scientific committee comprising international personalities spanning the fields of crop genetics, genomics and diversity conservation. The scientific programme will include several keynote presentations by renowned scientists along with plenary presentations selected from abstract submissions. Delegates from all corners of the world are expected, helping to strengthen our network of international scientists devoted to preservation and utilization of world agriculture’s most valuable commodity – our plant genetic resources.

The conference is being organised by the International Crops Research Institute of Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) together with India Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Center of Excellence in Genomics & Systems Biology (CEGSB) and India Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding (ISGPB).