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Second Circular on Second International Symposium on Genomics and Crop Genetic Improvement

Second Circular on Second International Symposium on Genomics and Crop Genetic Improvement
July 4-8, 2011, Wuhan, China

General Information:
In recent years, high quality genome sequences have been obtained for a number of crop species. This tremendous progress has built the foundation for studying the biological functions of the genome and identifying agriculturally useful genes, and opened enormous opportunities for crop genetic improvement. To provide a venue for reviewing the developments in ideas, approaches, innovations and advances in plant breeding programs making use of the achievements in genomic research and formulating possible collaboration, the Second International Symposium on Genomics and Crop Genetic Improvement will be held at July 4-8, 2011, in Huazhong Agricultural University. The conference will feature plenary speeches by world-renowned experts in the field, oral and poster presentations contributed by the participants, to provide an environment for promoting discussions.

Invited Speakers (to be added):
Dr. Ian Bancroft, Professor, John Innes Center, UK
Dr. Eduardo Blumwald, Professor, University of California, Davis, USA
Dr. Edward Buckler, USDA-ARS Research Geneticist, Adjunt Professor, Cornell University, USA
Dr. Henry Daniell, Pegasus professor & University Board of Trustee Chair, University of Central Florida, USA
Dr. Elizabeth S. Dennis, Plant molecular biologist and a Chief Research Scientist, Division of Plant Industry of CSIRO, Australia
Dr. Liqun Du, Assistant research professor, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, Washington State University, USA
Dr. James J. Giovannoni, Adjunct Professor, Cornell University, USA
Dr. Bin Han, Professor, Director of National Center for Gene Research, CAS, China
Dr. Jan Jaworski, Member, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, USA
Dr. Graham King, Scientific director for plant conservation genetics, Southern Cross University, Australia
Dr. Daniel Kliebenstein, Associate Professor, The Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis, USA
Dr. Toni Kutchan, Member, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, USA
Dr. Jan E. Leach, Professor, Colorado State University, USA
Dr. Bailin Li, Senior Research Scientist, Pioneer/DuPont Ag Biotech, USA
Dr. Li Li, Prof Adj Assoc, Cornell University, USA
Dr. Manyuan Long, Professor of Genetics and Evolution, University of Chicago, USA
Dr. Jianfeng Ma, Professor, Okayama University, Japan
Dr. Cathie Martin, Professor, John Innes Center, UK
Dr. Makoto Matsuoka, Professor, Nagoya University, Japan
Dr. Leadro Pena, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA), Valencia, Spain
Dr. Barry J. Pogson, Professor, The Australian National University, Australia
Dr. Kazuki Saito, Professor, RIKEN Yokohama Institute, Plant Science Center, Japan
Dr. Xuemin Wang, Member and Principal Investigator, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center; E. Desmond Lee and Family Fund Endowed Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA
Dr. Rod A. Wing, Professor, Director of Arizona Genomics Institute, & BIO5 Institute for Collaborative Research, University of Arizona, USA
Dr. Ping Wu, Professor, Zhejiang University, China
Dr. Weihua Wu, Professor, China Agricultural University, China
Dr. Zhihong Xu, Professor, Peking University, China
Dr. Hong Zhang, Professor, Texas Tech University, USA
Dr. Yuxian Zhu, Professor, Peking University, China

Key dates:
July 4 Registration
July 5-6 Scientific sessions
July 7-8 Post-symposium tour to Mount Huangshan (also known as Yellow Mountain), detail information about the tour please browse the website:

Abstract Submission:
To be included in the symposium program and print of The Abstract Book, please send your abstract by e-mail to organizer by May 20, 2011. The abstract should be no more than 300 words including title, authours and text. If there are several authors on the abstract, please underline the speaker. The submission file is in English and Microsoft Word.

About the detail information please browse the website:

National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement
Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, China
Tel: 86-27-87282104 Fax: 86-27-87280016