Introduction

In recent years, agricultural production is facing serious challenges. The contradiction between the population growth, the traditional mode of crop production and resource environment is increasing. The green crops breeding based on agricultural genomics is becoming the key to solving these problems. The conference will present recent genomic breakthroughs aiming to the green technologies of plant breeding and the green goals “Less pesticides, Less fertilizers, water saving and stress resistance, high yield and superior quality, increasing productivity of medium-to-low yielding lands”, for global food security.

The conference will feature keynote speeches, plenary speeches by world-renowned experts in the field, poster presentations contributed by the participants, to discuss the progress of modern genomics and accelerate the genetic improvement of crops and promote the healthy development of sustainable agriculture.


Themes

1. New genomics technologies
2. Functional genomics of grain yield and quality
3. Functional genomics of biotic stress resistance
4. Functional genomics of abiotic stress resistances
5. Functional genomics of nutrient use efficiency
6. Tools and platforms for genomic breeding


Venue

Accomodation:


International Academic Exchanging Center (IAEC)
Huazhong Agricultural University, No.1, Shi Zi Shan Street, Wuhan, Hubei province, 430070, China

Conference venue:


Conference Hall, National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement (NKLCGI)
Huazhong Agricultural University, No.1, Shi Zi Shan Street, Wuhan, Hubei province, 430070, China


Co-Chairs

Qifa Zhang (Director, National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement, HZAU, China)

Myles Axton (Chief Editor, Nature Genetics, USA)

Bin Han (Director, Institute of Plant Physiology & Ecology, CAS, China)

Jiayang Li (Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, CAS, China)


Scientific Organizers

Myles Axton (Chief Editor, Nature Genetics, USA)

Xiaofeng Cao (Academician, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, CAS, China)

Paul Boulos Chalhoub (Professor, National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement, Huazhong Agricultural University, China)

Xiaoya Chen (Academician, Institute of Plant Physiology & Ecology, CAS, China)

Bin Han (Director, Institute of Plant Physiology & Ecology, CAS, China)

Sanwen Huang (Professor, Agricultural Genomics Institute at Shenzhen, Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China)

David Jackson (Professor, The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA)

Jonathan Jones (Professor, The Sainsbury Laboratory, UK)

Jiayang Li (Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, CAS, China)

Jun Lyu (Nature Plants, China)

Richard Pattison (Nature Communications, USA)

Catherine Potenski (Nature Genetics, USA)

Rod Wing (Professor, University of Arizona, USA)

Qifa Zhang (Director, National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement, Huazhong Agricultural University, China)