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18th Triennial Conference of the European Association for Potato in Finland

February 4, 2011

The 18th Triennial Conference of the European Association for Potato Research (EAPR2011) will take place in Oulu, Finland, on July 24-29, 2011. Topics to be discussed  include:

1. From genomes to practice: what should be the priorities in utilizing genomic data from the potato and its pests and pathogens?
2. Where is potato breeding going?
3. Is there a future for transgenic and cisgenic potatoes in European agriculture?
4. What can potato research do to increase potato consumption?
5. What is required from research to make potatoes a true food security crop in the developing world? 

Registration and abstract submission for EAPR2011 are open at http://www.eapr2011.com The deadline for both early registration and abstract submission is March 31, 2011.  Reduced registration fees are available for members of the EAPR.

Full details are available from the conference website http://www.eapr2011.com.