IPBO

Plant biotechnology

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Online café Plant B+B

In this inaugural webinar, Marc Van Montagu talked about Science as a fundamental tool to understand life in general and human societies in particular. Observations on cause and effect and mathematical reasoning have helped us understand the nonliving world so well that we have called it Enlightenment. Until recently, the application of these "laws of nature" to explain the behavior of animals has brought nothing but confusion and anarchy. Understanding molecular and cellular biology, genetics, evolution, and ecology gives hope that we can wake up from this nightmare. How important are these reflections for the Plant B+B network?

consultancy

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We are looking for a dynamic and independent communication specialist.

climate change

GAPSYM 14 – International Conference

GAPSYM 14 – International Conference
Africa and its ecologies:
people and nature in the age of climate change
December 10, 2021 @ Het Pand, Ghent University

Training

Modern breeding techniques for maize improvement

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, IPBO announces the postponement of the 2020 edition of the summer course to 2021.

This course “Modern breeding techniques of maize” focuses on (1) the latest scientific developments and tools to accelerate maize breeding (both conventional breeding and biotechnological techniques), (2) the latest essential insights in the regulatory framework and environmental risk assessment principles in Africa and Europe and (3) methods to collect reliable data that allow a thorough environmental risk assessment of new maize varieties.

LEAP-AGRI PROJECT

LEAP-AGRI PROJECT

The CLISMABAN (CLImate SMArt BANana) project aims to exploit the existing genetic resources and diversity of banana to select with input from all actors of the banana value chain (consumers, farmers, processors…) the varieties that will be resilient to the constraints that are threatening production because of climate change.

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International Thematic Network

Plant Breeding and Biotechnology (Plant B+B) is creating a robust plant biotechnology and breeding network to foster and contribute to the advancement of global scientific knowledge and unite international institutions’ expertise.

MARC AND NORA VAN MONTAGU FUND

MARC AND NORA VAN MONTAGU FUND

The aim of the Fund is to foster project development and partnerships with Africa