6th International Rice Genetics Symposium (RG6)

Venue: Manila Hotel

Location: Manila, Philippines

Event Date/Time: Nov 16, 2009 End Date/Time: Nov 19, 2009
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The 6th International Rice Genetics Symposium is one of the world’s biggest and most important rice research conferences. Adding to its scope and significance, this prestigious event, to be opened by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will be held in conjunction with the 7th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics and the Rice Annotation Project 6 Workshop. The four-day event builds on the excitement generated by rapid advances in rice genomics and its potential benefits to food security and the international rice industry. More than 700 top international scientists and researchers from around the world are expected to attend.

The symposium comes at a key time for the international rice industry, which is under unprecedented pressure caused by record high prices and major production challenges. It provides an important forum for reviewing the latest advances in rice research, how recent breakthroughs could affect global food security, and in-depth discussion and exchange of information on classical genetics and genomics. This major event will showcase the latest developments in the field, including research on breeding, mapping of genes and quantitative trait loci, identification and cloning of candidate genes for biotic and abiotic stresses, gene expression, and genomic databases and mutant induction for functional genomics.

The Program will include plenary and concurrent sessions, evening workshops and satellite meetings, post-meeting field tour to IRRI, Los Baños.


Manila Hotel
One Rizal Park, Roxas Boulevard, Manila, Philippines 1099