The ICRISAT’s Center of Excellence (CoE) in Genomics as a part of Critical Focus area-Molecular Breeding is pleased to announce the 5th International Conference on Next Generation Genomics and Integrated Breeding (NGGIBCI-2015) for Crop Improvement between 18-20 February, 2015 at ICRISAT Campus in Hyderabad, India. This Conference is being organized in continuation of our earlier four meetings/workshops on NGS data analysis.

Better communication and sharing of the ideas among scientists and stakeholders is the key to achieve the goal of global food security. This conference will provide a platform for scientists to interact with each other and present their work and discuss different aspects of modern genomics and breeding for crop improvement.

The Conference will be organized under well-structured following technical sessions that will include invited lectures by eminent speakers in the fields of genetics, genomics, breeding and allied sciences. A poster session will also be arranged to encourage participation of young researchers in the conference.

  • Next generation genomics
  • Novel mapping approaches and QTLs
  • Advances in phenotyping and trait mapping
  • Marker-assisted selection / backcrossing
  • Genomic selection
  • Decision support tools for breeding
  • New horizons for crop improvement

For further details, please visit or contact: Rajeev Varshney, Director – Center of Excellence in Genomics (CEG) (e-mail: or Anu Chitikineni, Manager – CEG (