Welcome to the XXVth EUCARPIA Maize and Sorghum Conference Belgrade –
Current Challenges and New Methods for Maize and Sorghum Breeding

May 30 – June 2, 2022.
Belgrade – Serbia

Dear participants and visitors,
XXVth EUCARPIA Maize and Sorghum Conference is finished. 
Thank you all for participating. 

Please download here Book of Abstracts

COVID restrictions info
Dear participants,
COVID related travel restrictions on entering the Republic of Serbia have been removed as of May the 3rd 2022!
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Research and development in plant breeding has supreme relevance to create next generation varieties adapted to climate change, evolution of agricultural practices and diversification in product uses. 

We bring together physiology, molecular, quantitative and computational expertise to learn about the latest developments in maize and sorghum breeding and discuss future research needs. 

With the new technologies and objectives for variety development, plant breeding has become more exciting and dynamic than ever, so please follow our invitation and join us in May-June this year.

For those who will not be able to attend the Conference in person, we will organize the possibility of parallel online participation, but we would be delighted to meet with you in person.

Alain Charcosset, Chair of the EUCARPIA Maize and Sorghum Section
Violeta Anđelković, Chair of the Scientific Committee

Confirmed speakers

  • Jose Luis Araus, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Rex Bernardo, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Ed Buckler, Cornell University, USA
  • Jose Crossa, CIMMYT, Mexico
  • Natalia de Leon Gatti, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Antonio Logrieco, ISPA CNR. Italy
  • Thomas Lubberstedt, Iowa State University, USA
  • Jurandir Magalhaes, EMBRAPA, Brazil
  • Pedro Mendes-Moreira, ESAC, Portugal
  • Antonio Moretti, CNR-ISPA, Italy
  • Florina Palada, ISTA, Switzerland
  • Guillaume Paul Ramstein, Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics, Denmark
  • Pedro Revilla, CSIC, Spain
  • William Francis Tracy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Claude Welcker, INRAE, France
  • Sherry Flint Garcia, USDA, USA
  • Antoine Allier, Syngenta, France
  • Torbert  Rocheford, Purdue University, USA
  • Viktoriya Avramova, TUM, German
  • Laurence Moreau, INRA, France
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Characterize, maintain and broaden genetic diversity

Environmental adaptation to face climate change and new agricultural constraints

Diversifying the uses of maize and sorghum with specific varieties / breeding

New avenues in selection and breeding through integration of molecular tools

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