Wrapping up the theme on International Women’s Day, here is a compilation of the different links posted throughout the week on our social media pages and external channels, with a few additions to delve deeper into gender issues:
IBP Community Podcast: Ndeye Ndack Diop, Capacity Building Leader (coming this week)
Dr P. Revathi, PhD Genetics, working on molecular breeding for parental line improvement in hybrid rice: http://bit.ly/1q7MhnR
In the context of March 8th, International Women’s Day, we will be posting brief portraits to highlight and celebrate women pursuing scientific careers. These women are enthusiastic users of the Breeding Management System and/or motivated participants of the Integrated Breeding Multi-Year Course. The comments section below can be used to leave questions or comments, or to start a conversation...
I would like to alert you to a new resource available on the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) website (aspb.org). In order to facilitate linkages between ASPB members and African scientists and increase awareness of the many freely available ASPB resources, we have set up an open ASPB group called African Scientist Networking (see http://my.aspb.org/members/group.aspx?id=84290). Here we hope to post opportunities for African scientists, as well as requests from other ASPB members needing collaborators, etc.
Dear LGC Genomics users,
Many of you have encountered a problem while sending leaf disk samples to LGC Genomics using their sampling kit. In many cases, leaf samples are arriving mouldy. To avoid any frustration from both users and LGC Genomics, and after consultation with Dusty, we recommend that you follow this procedure:
The InterDrought IV Conference is scheduled to be held at the Crown Perth in Western Australia from the 2nd to the 6th of September 2013. The InterDrought Conference provides a platform to discuss and debate key issues and strategies to increase crop productivity and resilience under drought conditions, with an emphasis on the plight of developing countries. Hundreds of drought responsive genes have been identified and the function of some of these has been resolved at the cellular level.
This is the 2nd commissioned call for genotyping, particularly targeting IB-MYC trainees.
We offer you the opportunity for a small-grant molecular breeding (MB) project to enable you to practically apply in your daily work what you have learnt in the MB module.
- Eligibility: Please note that only proposals on QTL mapping and MB applications will be considered. Diversity studies and association mapping are NOT eligible.
- Deadline and process: Please submit your proposal to Chunlin He and myself by March 15, 2013.
- Format: Your proposal must follow the guidelines below.
Feel free to post Qs&As on our IBP-MYC Data Management forum!
Please click on the link below: