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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!


Gramene 2013: comparative plant genomics resources

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...

Integrated Breeding Multi-Year Course continues in 2014

The Integrated Breeding Multi-Year Course (IB-MYC) is designed to promote and enable the adoption of modern molecular breeding strategies and breeding informatics tools to facilitate the management of breeding programmes in developing countries. Continue reading


Next generation genomics for crop improvement: thirty-seven presentations available online

ICRISAT held the 4th International Workshop on Next Generation Genomics and Integrated Breeding for Crop Improvement (NGGIBCI-2014) at its headquarters from 19 – 21 February 2014.

The three-day event exhibited 37 high quality presentations across twelve scientific sessions covering next generation genomics, novel mapping approaches and QTLs, sequence to phenotype, genomics-assisted breeding, integrated breeding, breeding for target environments, genomic selection, decision support platforms for breeding, and new horizons for crop improvement.  Continue reading


IBP Community Podcast

The IBP initiates a podcast series with this first episode where Dr Jean-Marcel Ribaut, GCP Director and Chair of the IBP Leadership Team, comments on how the Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP) has evolved since inception, on the recent release of a new version of its core suite of tools – the Breeding Management System – and on what the user community can look forward to in 2014. Continue reading

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.

IBP Team launches version 2.0 of the Breeding Management System

On Friday, January 31, 2014, the IBP Team released a new and

improved version of the Breeding Management System (BMS – formerly known as the Integrated Breeding Workflow System). Continue reading

Planning for Phase II of the Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP)

Planning for Phase II of the Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP) initiative is proceeding apace. The initiative will survive the pre-planned closure of the Generation Challenge Programme at the end of this year, and ongoing activities to secure this include the following: Continue reading

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