Спасибо, Санкт-Петербург! Thank you, St. Petersburg!

Thank you so much to Igor Loskutov and the rest of the organizers of the 10th International Oat Conference for hosting such a great meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia, last month! Over time, more information concerning what took place will be added to the newsletter. In the meantime, if you have photos or other information to add, please get in touch with me.

PlantGen2017, Almaty, Kazakhstan

"Dear colleagues!
The Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology (IPBB) is cordially inviting you to attend 4th international conference "Plant Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology" (PlantGen2017), which will be held May 29 - June 2, 2017, in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
The staff of our organization, sunny and warm city Almaty will make your stay comfortable and pleasant."

More deadlines, but more celebrating, too!

The 10th International Oat Conference is coming up soon, and the local organizing committee has provided an update. For those of you planning to attend, abstracts for both oral presentations and posters are due this Sunday, May 1st! There are a number of other deadlines regarding visas and so on as well, so please check the website for details.

An updated update...

Seems my timing was a little off this month.... There have been further changes to the 10th International Oat Conference deadlines: the early bird registration deadline is now April 15th, and you have until May 1st to get in those abstracts! Other deadlines may also be changing, so keep an eye on the website.

I also have an important request from Nezha Saidi, who is the Curator of Forage and Pasture Legumes Genetic Resources at INRA in Morocco: