International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics (ISRFG2021)ISRFG's 18th edition
The 18th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics will be held in Barcelona, Spain, from the 3rd to the 5th of November 2021. Since 2003, this symposium had gathered every year scientists and students from all over the world to share and discuss recent breakthroughs on rice research. The COVID19 pandemic forced to postpone the 18th ISRFG edition for one year; surely there will be many new developments in genetics, structural, evolutionary and functional rice genome biology to share this year in Barcelona.
The topic of the ISRFG2021 will be the Impact of Climate Change in Rice Production. In the dedicated ISRFG2021 website you can check the different session themes and submit an abstract for an oral or a poster presentation. As always, this symposium aims to provide an international forum for the dissemination of new ideas aiming to get a better understanding on how biological processes are organized and how they operate in the rice plant.
ISRFG2021 offers an excellent opportunity for “Young Researchers” to exhibit their research and to establish new contacts within researchers from different parts of the world.
The ISRFG2021 website will be updated regulary with more information of the Symposium, accommodation in Barcelona, and anti-covid hygienic measures. The technical secretariat of the meeting is handled by Grupo RIC, consolidated professional congress organizers, holders of the Save Travels seal. This internationally recognized seal allows travellers to recognize in any country in the world, companies, entities, and destinations that have adopted standardized protocols for security and prevention measures against COVID-19.
Blanca San Segundo, CRAG, Barcelona
Josep Maria Casacuberta, CRAG, Barcelona
Sonia Campo, Fundació Miquel Agustí, Barcelona
José Manuel Pardo, IBVF, Sevilla
Francisco Javier Quintero, IBVF, Sevilla
Concha Domingo, IVIA, Valencia
Luis Marqués, Cooperative of rice seeds, Valencia
Mª del Mar Catalá, IRTA, Tarragona
Maite Martinez Eixart, IRTA, Tarragona
Juan Manuel Ruiz Lozano, Zaidin Experimental Station-CSIC, Granada
Charlotte Poschenrieder, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona
Paul Christou, University of Lleida-Agrotecnio Center, Lleida
Teresa Capell, University of Lleida-Agrotecnio Center, Lleida
CRAG researcher Maria Coca was also part of this Local Comittee until her death in March 2021. She is fondly remembered.