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End-of-project meeting for SP1 project 2005-07: Whole plant physiology modelling


  The PI and Co-PIs of SP1 project 2005-07, ‘Whole plant modeling of drought response in cereals’ are now pleased to announce that the end-of-project meeting will be held on 4-7 February 2008 in Johnston, Iowa, USA. Background to the projectThe project was largely methodological and exploratory, and aimed...

December 17, 2007 6:00pm

Calling all young scientists! E-network initiative launched by GCP Fellow


In an initiative launched by past GCP Fellowship winner Rudi Trijatmiko, young scientists in plant genomics research seeking to share information and knowledge are encouraged to join the e-group Plant Genomics Network http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/plantgenomicsnetwork/. The network currently hosts members from Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia and Iran and is an international...

December 4, 2007 6:00pm

GCP 2008 ARM - dates confirmed


      GCP is pleased to confirm the dates for its 2008 Annual Research Meeting as 16th-20th September 2008. The venue will be Asia and more details will be available at a later date. So please, mark your calendars!...

December 1, 2007 6:00pm

New face at GCP


  The Generation Challenge Programme is delighted to announce the arrival of Nosisa Mayaba, an Associate Scientist in Subprogramme 5. Nosisa, of South African nationality, holds a PhD in Botany (Plant Eco-physiology) from the University of Natal, South Africa. She brings to the team her broad range of experience in...

November 30, 2007 6:00pm

GCP launches TLI: a three-year legume improvement project


    GCP is delighted to announce the initiation of a three-year research and development project entitled ‘Improving tropical legume productivity for marginal environments in Africa’ (TLI), funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The project, which got off to a kicking start at its launch meeting in Rustenburg...

October 16, 2007 5:00pm

GCP says goodbye to Hei Leung...


  It is with sadness that GCP bids farewell to SP2 Leader Hei Leung. Hei, who has been with GCP since the launch of Subprogramme 2 (Comparative genomics for gene discovery) in January 2004, has played a critical role in the creation, management, delivery and communication of a wide...

August 14, 2007 5:00pm

SPL2 Position filled - welcome Rajeev Varshney!


    GCP is delighted to announce Rajeev Varshney as the new SP2 Leader. Rajeev, an Indian national, was previously working full-time at ICRISAT as a Senior Scientist specialising in applied genomics. Rajeev will bring to the team his broad experience and great interest in the areas of molecular markers,...

August 14, 2007 5:00pm

GCP 2006 Partner & Product Highlights and GCP 2008-2010 Medium-Term Plan - hard copies now available


      The Generation Challenge Programme is pleased to announce that hard copies of both the award-winning 2006 Partner and Product Highlights 2006 as well as the GCP 2008-2010 Medium-Term Plan are now available. For those interested in receiving a copy of either publication in the post, please contact Kate...

May 17, 2007 5:00pm

GCP Announces Course on Molecular Characterization of Inbred Lines and Populations in Maize in India, 1-3 April 2007


    View this announcement in PDF       The Generation Challenge Program announces a training workshop to be held 1-3 April, 2007 in New Delhi, India. The goal of this workshop is to provide background and training in the use of SSR markers for characterizing crop germplasm, with...

December 11, 2006 6:00pm