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Applied Computational Genomics Course (ACGC) running between July 14th and July 20th 2009


  The Bioinformatics Platform (BIP) is offering the Applied Computational Genomics Course (ACGC) to Bioinformatics/ Biology researchers and students as well as to doctors and residences. The ACGC will run full-days from July 14th to July 20th in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and will feature instruction from some of the...

February 9, 2009 6:00pm

Young scientist vacancy, Plant Genetics and Breeding Division of INRA


  Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France is seeking a young scientist to join their team. Main responsibilities of the position will include the development and evaluation of new methods for association genetics and related approaches to investigate genetic determinism of traits of interest in agricultural plants,...

February 6, 2009 6:00pm

'Biotechnology, biosafety and the CGIAR: Promoting best practice in science and policy’ workshop now available


A draft report of a workshop on 'Biotechnology, biosafety and the CGIAR: Promoting best practice in science and policy’, organised by the Science Council (SC) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Bioversity International, and held in Los Baños, The...

January 2, 2009 6:00pm

IFPRI model confirms agricultural R&D key to preventing food crises


Doubling agricultural research and development (R&D) in developing countries over the next five years could lift more than 250 million people out of poverty by 2020, says Joachim von Braun, Director General at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). More...

December 30, 2008 6:00pm

Winners of the GCP-supported WACCI PhD programme announced


GCP is pleased to announce the winning candidates of the new PhD scholarship programme implemented by the West African Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) at the University of Ghana, and partially funded by GCP: Ruth Thompson, of the Crop Research Institute (CRI),Kumasi, Ghana, to work on cassava Dramane Sako,...

December 18, 2008 6:00pm

GCP announces winners of 3rd round Competitve call


  Following on from the recent 3rd call for proposals for competitive research, GCP is now pleased to confirm the following as the nine winning projects:     Generating new wheat germplasm with enhanced drought/heat tolerance using AB genomes genetic diversity Improving grain yield on acid soils by the...

December 16, 2008 6:00pm

National prize awarded to GSS Bolivian collaborator working on potato


GCP GSS collaborator Jorge Antonio Rojas Beltrán, based at the not-for-profit organisation Fundación PROINPA, was recently awarded a national prize for his research work carried out on potato in his home country of Bolivia. With 21 research studies having been considered for the award, the prize was granted to...

December 16, 2008 6:00pm

2008 GCP Reviews & evaluations: EC and EPMR reports now online


  The report of the 2008 European Community (EC) review of the Generation Challenge Programme, as well as the First External Programme and Management Review (EPMR) and corresponding responses from GCP management and governing bodies, are now all accessible online. To view these and other reviews from previous years,...

December 5, 2008 6:00pm

Next ARM 2009: 20–26 September 2009; Venue TBD


GCP is pleased to confirm that its next Annual Research Meeting will be held from 20th-26th September 2009. The venue for the event is yet to be decided, and more information will be made available in due course. Contact person: Griselda Marquez View details on the 2008 Annual Research...

November 18, 2008 6:00pm

GCP Medium-Term Plan 2009-2011 now available online


GCP's Medium-Term Plan 2009-2011 is now available online, accessible via our Recent Communications page. Should you be interested in receiving a hard copy of the publication, to be made available soon, please contact GCP Communications Assistant Kate Durbin...

November 14, 2008 6:00pm

Tropical Crop Biotechnology Conference


  From 22-25 July 2009 crop scientists will come together for the second Tropical Crop Biotechnology Conference, to be held in Kruger National Park, South Africa. The event, set to address ‘New horizons for the tropics’, is to be hosted by the Institute of Plant Biotechnology, University of Stellenbosch...

November 8, 2008 6:00pm

International conference on plant abiotic stress tolerance, Vienna 2009


  A conference on Plant abiotic stress tolerance will be held Pharmaziezentrum, Vienna from 8th-11th February 2009. Topics to be covered during the conference include: Plant response to cold and heat stresses Plant response to drought, salt, and osmotic stresses Plant response to heavy metal and oxidative stresses Plant...

August 18, 2008 5:00pm

GCP launches new learning module: Genomics and comparative genomics


GCP's Capacity-building corner is pleased to announce the launch of a new learning module on Genomics and comparative genomics. The module is the result of a collaborative project between Cornell University's Institute for Genomic Diversity and GCP, and is designed to be used either as basic material for a...

August 13, 2008 5:00pm

2007 Annual Report--Hard copies now available


GCP is pleased to announce that hard copies of its recently published 2007 Annual Report and year 5 (2008) workplan are now available. To request a hard copy, please contact Kate Durbin, providing full name, mailing address and institution. For an electronic copy of the report, please visit our...

August 12, 2008 5:00pm

New module available on GCP McClintock Crop Bioinformatics Course


GCP is pleased to announce the addition of a new module to its McClintock Crop Bioinformatics Course. The 1st edition of an electronic manual on marker-assisted backcrossing (MAB), authored by BCY Collard, K Iftekharuddaula, MJ Thomson, A Pamplona and DJ Mackill, covers theoretical and applied MAB in rice. Chapters...

July 31, 2008 5:00pm