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Australasian Plant Breeding Conference

June 21 - June 24

The 16th Australasian Plant Breeding Conference (APBC) will be held at QT Hotel, 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia on 21-24 June 2020.

The theme “Towards 2050” has been chosen to capture the long-term nature of plant breeding, and the essential role the discipline will play in delivering food and prosperity to the predicted world population of 9 billion by this date, in the face of decreasing available production area, climate change and demand for new products.
Our vision for the conference is a meeting place for plant breeders and allied scientists to come together and share experiences and ideas to support our drive towards 2050. We particularly want to encourage participation of future and developing scientists.

Topics for each session will be developed from submitted abstracts across the broad sub-themes of:

  • Predictive breeding
  • Products for markets
  • Dealing with the impacts of variability and climate change
  • Preparing for the future

The 16th Australasian Plant Breeding Conference is being held the week following the 6th International Quantitative Genetics Conference to be held in Brisbane, Australia (14 – 19  June 2020).


June 21
June 24