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Next Generation Genomics and Integrated Breeding Conference

October 15, 2014

What: 5th International Conference on Next Generation Genomics and Integrated Breeding (NGGIBCI-2015) for Crop Improvement

Where: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) Campus, Greater Hyderabad, India

When: February 18-20, 2015

The Conference will have technical sessions with lectures by eminent speakers in the fields of genetics, genomics, breeding, and allied sciences. A poster session will also be arranged to encourage participation of young researchers in the conference. This Conference will have the following themes:

  • Next generation genomics
  • Novel mapping approaches and QTLs
  • Advances in phenotyping and trait mapping
  • Marker-assisted selection/backcrossing
  • Genomic selection
  • Decision support tools for breeding
  • New horizons for crop improvement
For more details, visit, or contact Rajeev Varshney, Director - Center of Excellence in Genomics (CEG) at, or Anu Chitikineni, Manager – CEG at