THE 2022 APB CONFERENCE COUNT DOWN IS ON!

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Welcome to the 16th Australasian Plant Breeding Conference

The 16th Australasian Plant Breeding Conference (APBC) will be held  as a Hybrid event, meaning we will have the in-person meeting at QT Hotel, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia on 13-16 February 2022 and also streamed live virtually to those that are not able to attend in-person due to international border restrictions.

This is the first conference since 2014 and we believe there will be great benefits by providing this new opportunity for breeders and allied scientists across all crops (including grains, fodder, fruit and nuts, forestry, floriculture) to come together.

The theme “Towards 2050” has been chosen to capture the long-term nature of plant breeding, and the essential role the discipline will play in delivering food and prosperity to the predicted world population of 9 billion by this date, in the face of decreasing available production area, climate change and demand for new products.

Our vision for the conference is a meeting place for plant breeders and allied scientists to come together and share experiences and ideas to support our drive towards 2050. We particularly want to encourage participation of future and developing scientists.

Topics for each session will be developed from submitted abstracts across the broad sub-themes of:

Predictive breeding
Products for markets
Dealing with the impacts of variability and climate change
Preparing for the future

 

KEY DATES

Registration open - 3rd March 2021

Early bird registration closes - 4th October 2021

Abstract submissions open - 3rd March 2021

Abstract submissions close -20th  September 2021

Please contact us for any enquiries at apbc@apbconference.org or phone the conference organisers on 61 7 3368 2422.

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