The main topics of the conference

1. Searching for traits

New methodologies to identify valuable genes in germplasm collections:Trait mining e.g. the FIGS (Focused Identification of Germplasm Strategy) using modern database and geographic information system (GIS) technology, ALIS (Accession-Level Information Resource) and other bio informatics tools, Collecting missions, etc.

2. Rationalization of ex situ collections and sharing of responsibilities

AEGIS – tools and methodologies for the identification of duplicates – MAS, Assessment of diversity or similarity of PGR holdings, etc.

3. Utilization of gene banks and gene bank accessions

Pre breeding, increasing the collaboration between plant breeders and gene banks

4. Material for special products

Niche production, Functional food etc.

Preliminary registration

Conference program outline

May 26Arrival day
May 27
MorningOpening ceremony
Panel discussion 1
AfternoonPoster session 1
Panel discussion 2
Poster session 2
May 28
MorningPanel discussion 3
Poster session 3
Oral poster presentations
AfternoonExcursion (KIS Experimental fields Jablje – Vegetable, small grain and forage plants collection, and Institute of Hops and Brewery Žalec – Hops collection and MAP garden)
May 29
MorningPanel discussion 4
Oral poster presentations
Poster session 4
AfternoonConclusions and recommendations
EveningConference dinner
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