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DROPS/EUCARPIA Conference on Drought Tolerance

April 6, 2015

The conference will be held on June 8th - 9th 2015 at Le Corum Conference Center in Montpellier, France. It is jointly organised by DROPS (FP7 EU project) and the European Association for Research on Plant Breeding (Eucarpia), around the theme Recent progress in drought tolerance: from genetics to modelling.

Attendance at the conference is free, but registration is mandatory -  unregistered participants will not be allowed to attend the meeting.. Participants are expected to meet the costs of their own travel, accommodation and meals, but a modicum of financial support is being offered for young scientists from South Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and South America to attend.

The conference is aimed at providing an overview on recent advances in the mechanisms associated with plant response to water deficit, on the phenotyping of these mechanisms, on their genetic variability and on the modelling of relevant allelic effects on plant behavior under changing climates. A large part of the programme will be devoted to discussions on opportunities and limits of breeding for drought tolerance, and links between upstream disciplines and breeding.

Important Dates

10 April 2015 : Registrations Closure / End of Abstracts Submission Period
17 April 2015: Confirmation of Registrations
7 May 2015 : Publication of Final Program

Confirmed Speakers

  • E. Fereres (Universidad de Cordoba, Spain)
  • F. Tardieu  (INRA, France)
  • R. Tuberosa  (Università di Bologna, Italy)
  • G. Hammer  (University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)
  • J. M. Ribaut (GCP, Mexico)
  • X Draye (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
  • CH. Messina (Pioneer, USA)
  • W.J. Davies (Lancaster, England)
  • A. Murigneux (Limagrain, France)
  • M. Cooper (Pioneer, USA)
  • Y. Gibon (INRA, France)
  • F. van Eeuwijk (Wageningen Universiteit, Netherlands)
  • D. Fleury (ACPFG, Australia)
  • B. Parent (INRA, France)


For more information, visit the conference website or send an email to the conference organisers.


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