Genebank Resources on the Web (GROW) webinar: "Rethinking Genebank Management" - Theo van Hintum

"The Genebank Platform is launching a monthly webinar series called Genebank Resources on the Web (GROW) for those interested in genebanks to explore topics ranging from emerging technologies, operational efficiency, collecting to seed longevity, policy and use. One of the aims of the series will be to tackle difficult questions and provoke discussion on important details and themes....

The GROW webinars will kick off on January 21, 2021 with a presentation by Dr. Theo van Hintum, head of the Center for Genetic Resources in The Netherlands, on the following topic: Rethinking Genebank Management – some critical thoughts and new approaches.

Theo will dive into three subjects: CGN’s new viability monitoring protocols and the need for additional qualitative evaluations, CGN’s approach to seed lot types and how they may be simplified, and, lastly, the use of a tool for curators to visualize essential information about a collection such as composition, age and traits.

The webinar series will take place on the third Thursday of every month at 15:00 Central European Standard Time (GMT+1). Information for each webinar will be posted two weeks in advance. Everyone is welcome to tune in.

You can access the webinar via Zoom here. The meeting ID is 995 8961 9219, and the passcode is 529812. We look forward to seeing you there!"

Thursday, January 21, 2021