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VI ICLGG successfully completed
The VI international Congress on Legume Genetics and Genomics (ICLGG) was successfully held in Hyderabad during Oct 2- 7, 2012. This conference brought about 520 delegates from 44 different countries and has become the biggest ICLGG held so far as well as the biggest event hosted by ICRISAT. In total, the conference had 63 presentations of which >50% talks were selected from the abstracts submitted. In addition to these talk, 293 posters were presented in poster session as well as in 1 min- window. Additionally, one session was devoted to talks from young scientists representing different countries, disciplines and crops.

The conference had a balance of different disciplines ranging from very basic science like symbiosis, developmental biology to very applied aspects such as genomics-assisted breeding and harnessing germplasm resources. Similarly talks and posters covered not only model legume species like Medicago, Lotus but also crop species like soybean, cowpea, chickpea, lentil, common bean, pea, faba bean, mung bean, etc.

On behalf of ICLGG International Advisory Board, Rajeev Varshney, Chair, VI ICLGG announced the venue of 2014 ICLGG meeting in Canada and the 2016 ICLGG meeting in China.

ICLGG Team in joyous and celebration mood after closing ceremony of VI ICLGG

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  Glimpses of VI ICLGG can be seen on Flickr as follows:

      Inaugural session

      Next Generation Genomics

      Symbiosis and Development (I)

      Symbiosis and Development (II)

      Poster Session

      Evolution and Diversity

      Harnessing Germplasm Resources

      Abiotic Stress

      Poster Session

      City tour

      ICRISAT visit

      Cultural Program & Cocktail dinner @ ICRISAT

      Pathogenesis and Disease Resistance

      Genomic Resources and Trait Mapping

      Genomics- Assisted Breeding

      Special Session: Young Scientists in Legume Genetics and Genomics

      Gala dinner @ Hotel Marriott

      Nutrition and Quality

      Translational Genomics

      Closing Ceremony



      The Peanut Genome Project

      The curious world of small regulatory molecules: miRNAs and peptides


      Tropical Legumes

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Welcome to the VIth International Conference on Legume Genetics and Genomics (ICLGG) in Hyderabad!

Legumes play important role in the quality of life on human kind and form a major crop for human food, animal feed and forage. Legumes can be synthesized to medicinal and nutriceutical compounds and antioxidants and can be used for soil improvement. Legumes have been part of agricultural production in several continents for thousands of years. Most legumes possess seeds rich in protein, oils and starches. Legumes have the potential to play an increasing role in alleviating these threats owing to their ability to produce, with minimal environmental damage and external energy input in the form of nitrogenous and phosphorous fertilizers.

The VI ICLGG is an continuous effort of its mission to bring together scientists working on research aspects of legume biology in model species, using genetic and genomic tools, with those working on applied aspects and breeding of crop and pasture species. The meeting will focus on fundamental discoveries that extent our understanding of the unique traits of legumes and review the tools and resources and approaches including technological advances to study legume genome(s).

Hyderabad, the 400-year old city of Andhra Pradesh state of India, is known for its rich history and culture with monuments, mosques, temples, and a rich and varied heritage in arts, crafts and dance. From its topography dotted with rocks and boulders to landscaped gardens, from the quaint Charminar to towering global giants, from the colourful bangles of the city to multitude of international designers and from the delectable haleem and biryani to cuisines from all over the world, the international legume community will find the historical and the contemporary, side by side.

The meeting will have lead and invited presentations from the leading authorities in legumes research, contributory presentations from the selected abstracts and dedicated poster sessions. In addition, some workshops on topical subjects will be organized on October 2, 2012.

You and your colleagues and collaborators are invited to contribute to the scientifically rich meeting and explore the historical city and the beautiful country in a pleasant weather !!

Looking forward to welcoming you in VI ICLGG in Hyderabad!

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Registration Closed:
VI ICLGG has attracted large number of participants (>450) from 40 different countries. With an objective to offer quality hospitality and pressure of hotel accommodation (several other conferences are being held in the same dates). It has been decided to close the registrations. Sincere apologies in advance & thanks for understanding.

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Updates (July 20, 2012)

VI ICLGG conference program would start in the evening of October 2, 2012 and would conclude in the evening of October 7, 2012.

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Venue of the conference is
Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre
The VI ICLGG is being held in Hyderabad, India and is hosted by the ICRISAT and ICAR.
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