The series of Symposia on Cereal Physiology and Breeding has been aiming to create a fertile space for scientific exchange and to facilitate synergies between scientific groups working on issues of physiology, genetics and breeding of cereals. These Symposia have been initially organized within the context of the Research Network FIRCME “Physiology of Yield and Quality for the Improvement of Cereals” (funded by the Spanish Research Agency, 2018-2020) and currently continue being organized by research groups that were part of the Network together with others that join this activity.
The Symposia on Cereal Physiology and Breeding have become an ideal space for presentation of scientific and technical progresses in an environment combining rigorous but constructive discussions with a friendly atmosphere. There have always been carried out in an ideal environment to gain opportunities to understand the physiological and genetic determinants of yield (both potential and under adverse conditions) and quality (both functional and nutritional) of major cereals and thus contribute to genetic improvement.
An outcome of previous Symposia on Cereal Physiology and Breeding has been the strengthened collaborations and synergies between Spanish groups, but also with groups from other countries that have participated, improving the level of multidisciplinarity, impacts and internationalization of research activities in the search for solutions to global agriculture, particularly within the Mediterranean areas. Therefore, this event may facilitate the establishment of consortia that could potentially participate in actions of the International – Mediterranean initiative Partnership on Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) Focusing on sustainable water management and food systems.
This Fifth Symposium on Physiology and Cereal Breeding will focus on knowledge and tools (including phenotyping) for further improving yield and quality (industrial and nutritional) of cereals grown under high-yielding as well as stressful (biotic and abiotic) conditions.
Knowledge and tools (including phenotyping) for further improving yield and quality (industrial and nutritional) of cereals grown under high-yielding as well as stressful (biotic and abiotic) conditions, in an environment facilitating scientific exchange and synergies between cereal scientists of different degrees of maturity on a range of physiology and genetics issues that are relevant for breeding of cereals.
There will be three sessions (focused on Physiology of Yield, Genetics of Yield, and Grain Quality). Each session will include oral/poster presentations about research on tools and methods used in their respective contexts (eg phenotyping or genotyping).
The three sessions will be opened by an invited keynote speaker
Abstracts that could be considered for Oral Presentation:
17 March 2023
Abstracts to be considered only for Flash talk + poster presentation:
21 April 2023
Early Bird registration:
17 Feb 2023
9 April 2023
On site, 8 May 2023