8th International Triticeae Symposium, Germany

8th International Triticeae Symposium, Wernigerode and Gatersleben (Germany), June 12-16, 2017.

On behalf of the International Triticeae Consortium, the International Organizing Committee, the Local Organizing Committee, and the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) Gatersleben as host, it is my pleasure to invite you to participate in the 8th International Triticeae Symposium, Wernigerode and Gatersleben (Germany), June 12-16, 2017.

Triticeae is the economically most important tribe in the grass family (Poaceae). It contains the major cereal crops such as wheat, barley and rye. It also includes important fodder grasses in genera such as Agropyron, Elymus, Leymus, and Psathyrostachys. Because of their economic importance, plants in Triticeae are commonly used for applied and theoretical research and compared with other tribes in Poaceae.

The International Triticeae Symposium (ITS) is an interdisciplinary conference organized by the International Triticeae Consortium, plant genetic resources researchers, and others. The previous seven ITS were held in Sweden (1991), the U.S. (1994), Syria (1997), Spain (2001), Czech Republic (2005), Japan (2009), and China (2013). Its primary goal is to bring together outstanding scientists working with Triticeae to exchange information on progress and discuss future research directions with our common interests – to understand and effectively utilize Triticeae for the benefit of humankind.

This symposium includes four main themes:

  • Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Phytogeography
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Breeding and Utilization

Other topics include: Domestication, Evolution, Plant Genetic Resources.

Registration is possible via the symposium website - http://www.ipk-gatersleben.de/meetings/8th-international-triticeae-sympo.... The registration fee of 450 € includes accommodation in the conference hotel. Please see the attached First Circular and the symposium website for further information.

With best regards,

Dr Helmut Knüpffer
Chair, Local Organising Committee


Jun 12 2017 to Jun 16 2017