Plant Genome Evolution


It is our great pleasure to announce the 5th Conference on Plant Genome Evolution. We are delighted to be holding this biennial event again after very successful meetings in 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017, where renowned plant researchers gave inspiring talks and where many discussed their latest research in the field.

For the 2019 meeting, which will take place again in Sitges (Barcelona), Spain, Sunday September 29th – Tuesday October 1st 2019, we are trying to put together an exciting programme focused on natural variation, domestication, epigenetics, polyploidy, and systems biology of green algae and land plants, of course all with a strong emphasis on evolution and evolutionary aspects.

This fifth PGE meeting will present a 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. Ilia Leitch (Kew Gardens, UK) has agreed to deliver the plenary lecture on Sunday, opening the meeting.

Conference deadlines

Submission still open for poster abstracts only

Conference organising committee

Yves Van de Peer

Ghent University, Belgium (Conference Co-Chair)

Yves Van de Peer received his PhD in 1996 from The University of Antwerp, Belgium, on the use of ribosomal RNAs as molecular markers for inferring phylogenies.

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J. Chris Pires

University of Missouri, USA (Conference Co-Chair)

J. Chris Pires received his PhD in 2000 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison on the molecular phylogenetics of monocots.

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