January 13, 2017

From January 14th to 18th it’s all about genomes.

While icy temperatures continue to grip most of Europe, members of the G2P-SOL consortium will temporarily move to the milder climate of San Diego California, where they represent the project at the Plant & Animal Genome Conference taking place from January 14th-18th 2017.
G2P-SOL coordinator Giovanni Giuliano (ENEA) will present the project on Sunday as part of a workshop on the “Sequencing of Complex Genomes”. His talk is titled “The Eggplant Genome Reveals Key Events in Solanaceae Evolution”. Next to Giovanni, G2P-SOL partners Glenn Bryan (JHI), Nils Stein (IPK), Ezio Portis (UNITO), Dave Ellis (CIP), Meredith Bonierbale (CIP) and Roland Schafleitner (AVRDC) will also contribute to the conference in the form of Posters.
The Plant & Animal Genome Conference (PAG) is designed to provide a forum on recent developments and future plans for plant & animal genome projects. PAG brings together over 3000 leading genetic scientists and researchers in plant and animal research, and over 130 exhibits, 150 workshops, 1100 posters and over 1800 abstracts. With visitors from over 50 countries each year, the conference is an excellent opportunity for scientists to exchange ideas and collaborate.
If you want to find out more, please visit the conference website and program.

The G2P-SOL project (Title: Linking genetic resources, genomes and phenotypes of Solanaceous crops) has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 677379.