Twenty years since IRGSP

It is our distinct pleasure to announce that the 17th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics (ISRFG) will be held on November 4th-6th (Mon to Wed) this year at Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan.

The genus Oryza stands out in its significance to human civilization and food security, with two Oryza species having been independently domesticated: O. sativa in Asia ~10,000 years ago (YA), and O. glaberrima in Africa ~3,000 YA. Today, Asian rice is the staple food for half of the world population, contributing 20% of human dietary calories. As the global population is projected to be ten billion at 2050, breeders urgently need to develop new cultivars with higher yields, healthier grains and reduced environmental footprints. 

The international consortium, International Rice Genome Sequencing Project (IRGSP), started to decode Nipponbare, a japonica rice variety, in 1999. The genomic sequences of more than four thousand accessions of Oryza species, including cultivars and wild rice, are now available in public database. They provide excellent resources for further omics studies.

Since the first ISRFG meeting in 2004, rice researchers get together once a year for this key event. At the 20th anniversary of IRGSP, we sincerely invite you to join us in this wonderful conference, to meet colleagues, make new friends, exchange information, initiate collaborations, establish network, and enjoy the visit in Taipei.


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●17th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics: 
    November 4th~6th (Monday~Wednesday), 2019 Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

●Important Dates:

  • Early-bird registration deadline: 1st August 2019
  • Online registration deadline: 15th September 2019
  • E-Code for eVisa Application deadline: 2nd September 2019
  • Abstract submission deadline: 14th October 2019

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Important Dates

Early-bird registration deadline

1st August 2019

Online registration deadline

15th September 2019

E-Code for eVisa Application deadline

2nd September 2019

Abstract submission deadline

14th October 2019







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