Biotech Updates

Top Rice Research Showcased in International Symposium

November 6, 2013

The world's leading experts in rice genetics are meeting in Manila on November 5-8, 2013 for the 7th International Rice Genetics Symposium (RG7). Organized by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and managed by Kenes Asia, RG7 will serve as a hub for discussion on issues relevant to the science of rice genetics and how it can be used to improve food security.

Current rice genetics research not only seeks to further improve these rice varieties, but also to break new ground in developing rice that has higher yield potential, as well as healthier rice that is more nutritious. The current and most ambitious research in rice that will be shared at RG7, is C4 rice. This research aims to improve rice's photosynthesis to make it more productive and efficient in using resources such as water, light, and nutrients.

See IRRI's news release at