4th International Brachypodium Conference

Conference announcement

You are cordially invited to participate in the 4th International Brachypodium Conference on 25-28 June 2019, in Huesca, Spain. The conference will be organized by the University of Zaragoza - Huesca Campus and will be held at the Huesca Convention Centre. This biennial meeting follows successful conferences in France in 2011, Italy in 2013, USA in 2015, and China in 2017.

Brachypodium distachyon has proven to be an outstanding model system for functional, comparative, and other studies in plant biology and crop improvement. Recently, the model has been extended to include other annual and perennial Brachypodium species opening the door to explorations of polyploid genome evolution and perenniality. We will gather to share and discuss the latest discoveries, tool and resource developments, establish collaborations and identify avenues for future research.

Visits and field trips:

Conference trip (27 June 2019):

Half day (afternoon-evening): Field trip to Alquezar, Guara and Somontano area to visit some localities where native Brachypodium species grow. Wine tasting in a Somontano cellar. Banquet dinner (organizer: Dr. José Casanova).

Post-conference trips (29 June 2019):

1) Full day field trip to the Pyrenean Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park to know the Pyrenean Flora (organizer: Dr. Luis Villar).

2) Full day field trip to Pre-pyrenean Guara mountain range canyon to see Brachypodium species and to descend the canyon river (organizer: Dr. Joaquin Ascaso).

June 25 –June 28


Huesca (Spain)

Photo credits: Pilar Catalan, Ernesto Perez, Jose Casanova, Alexander Betekhtin.

Video credits: Alexander Betekhtin, Tuhuesca, Ayuntamiento de Huesca