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.