Welcome to BRASSICA 2016!


On behalf of the local and scientific organising committees I look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne, Australia to attend Brassica 2016, which combines the 20th Crucifer Genetics Conference, and the 19th Australian Research Assembly on Brassicas, from October 3-6th 2016. This is the first time the international Crucifer Genetics meeting has been held in Australia and we hope you will find time not only to enjoy the Science, but also to tour the region. The meeting will provide attendees from all over the world with an opportunity to present their work, interact with colleagues and form new collaborations, through keynote talks, oral and poster presentations and networking events.

With the rapid advances in Brassica genomics which have been made over the past few years there are increasing opportunities to use this information to characterise the inheritance of traits and apply this knowledge to accelerate Brassica breeding. The focus of the conference will be to bring together researchers in genetics/genomics and traits, who together with breeders can share knowledge and understanding to facilitate Brassica crop improvement.

We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne in 2016!

Professor Jacqueline Batley

Brassica 2016 Chair

Key Dates

Call for Abstracts & Registration Opens 1 April 2016
Call for Abstracts Close 1 July 2016
Notification of Acceptance of Abstract 20 July 2016
Paper Submission Deadline 1 August 2016
Earlybird Registration Closes 1 August 2016
Brassica Conference 3-6 October 2016
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