Plant Genome Evolution 2017

Plant Genome Evolution 2017

A Current Opinion in Plant Biology Conference

1-3 October 2017 | Meliá Sitges, Sitges (near Barcelona), Spain

Prof. Ed Buckler (USDA-ARS at Cornell University) will deliver the plenary lecture on Sunday, opening the meeting.

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It is our great pleasure to announce the fourth Current Opinion Conference on Plant Genome Evolution. We are delighted to be holding this biannual event again after very successful meetings in 2011, 2013, and 2015, where renowned plant researchers gave inspiring talks and where many discussed their latest research in the field.

However, unlike the previous three meetings, which were held in Amsterdam, the fourth PGE meeting will be held in Sitges (Barcelona), Spain, 1-3 October 2017.

For the 2017 meeting, we are trying to put together an even more exciting programme focused on plant genomes of green algae, lower and higher plants, natural variation, domestication, epigenetics, polyploidy, and systems biology, of course all with a strong emphasis on evolution and evolutionary aspects.

This fourth PGE meeting will present the unique opportunity to meet and discuss with colleagues, get updated on the newest developments and insights in plant genome evolution, and will provide unique possibilities to network and discuss collaborations. We are delighted to announce that Prof. Ed Buckler (USDA-ARS at Cornell University) has agreed to deliver the plenary lecture on Sunday, opening the meeting.


  • Genome evolution of green algae, mosses, and ferns
  • Genome evolution of gymnosperms and angiosperms
  • Gene and genome duplication
  • Genomic views on hybridization, heterosis, domestication, and speciation
  • Genomic variation and population genomics
  • Bioinformatics, systems and synthetic biology

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