Resources on women in science

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:

Good reading!


Women in Science: Dr P. Revathi, Ph.D Genetics

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...

Free resources and networking for African scientists through the American Society of Plant Biologists

I would like to alert you to a new resource available on the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) website ( 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 Here we hope to post opportunities for African scientists, as well as requests from other ASPB members needing collaborators, etc.

New protocol for sending leaf samples to LGC Genomics

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:

Eric Wendell

There are many software available in the market that allows you to send data over a protocol. But often entounters bug during reception. However, the new MBAS software allows you to send data over TCP is now being used widely in the agricultural departments. For more information you can also look here.

posted on March 19, 2014 8:24AM

Job announcement - CGIAR Consortium Data and Knowledge Manager

The CGIAR Consortium Office, based in Montpellier, France, is building a new team and has established the position of Data and Knowledge Manager in the Knowledge Management, Communication, and ICT (KMCI) unit in the Montpellier-based Consortium Office.

Crop Ontology Curator - Bioversity International

Bioversity International is seeking a dynamic and experienced Agricultural Ontology Curator.

Phenotypic Approaches to Drought in Cassava: Review

Phenotypic approaches to drought in cassava: review

Emmanuel Okogbenin1*, Tim L.

InterDrought-IV Conference – 2nd to 6th September 2013, Crown Perth, Western Australia

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.

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Ndeye Ndack Diop

Dear All, thinking about where scientists from East and West Africa can get extra funding to cover the airfare and the accommodation to attend InterDrought IV, I am wondering if you can approach the EAAPP and WAAPP program officer in your respective countries to look for opportunities. 

posted on August 10, 2013 1:45PM
Barro Clarisse

Dear GCP members


I would like to apologize you for my non registration for the conference. September is the time for us to collect field data, and the staff is reduced.


Thank you a lot, good organization

posted on August 10, 2013 2:17PM

2nd GSS call for IB-MYC trainees

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.

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Ndeye Ndack Diop

Obed, I have verified with Chunlin and we do not have any record of your proposal. Did you send it to our email addresses or to "". If to the later, please resubmit using our email addresses. The "" is not a valid email address for corresponding with us. Ndeye Ndack

posted on March 20, 2013 12:57PM
Ndeye Ndack Diop

To give the chance to the latecomers, we will extend the deadline for this call to March 29th 2013. Please submit your proposal for genotyping soonest. Ndeye Ndack.

posted on March 20, 2013 1:19PM
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