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Welcome to the 21st Crucifer Genetics Conference - Brassica 2018


The 21st Crucifer Genetics Conference – Brassica 2018 will be held in Saint-Malo,  France, from 1-4 July 2018. This event will be organized by the Institute for Genetics, Environment and Plant Protection (IGEPP), a joint research unit consisting of INRA, Agrocampus Ouest and the University of Rennes1.

Notification on acceptance/rejection of abstracts May, 25.

Guidelines for oral presentations / flash presentations / posters available here.

Program available here.

The conference will cover aspects of genetics and genomics in all Brassica species, from basic to applied research. Brassica 2018 will provide an opportunity for scientists from the global Brassica community to come together to present their research and interact with colleagues.

The recent advances in Brassica genome sequencing, as well as transcriptome, metabolome and epigenome studies, will serve as a basis for discussion of new issues such as:

  • genome organization end evolution,
  • dissection of complex traits involved in development, plant response to environment or product quality,
  • new breeding techniques.

Special focus will be on the study of interactions between different stresses (abiotic/biotic) or between different organisms (plants – pests – beneficial microorganisms).

The conference will be hosted in the "Grand Large" convention center of the exceptional city of Saint-Malo, located in the heart of the Emerald Coast and facing the Channel. Within this region of France, there are many incredible places to visit, including Mont-Saint-Michel and the cities of Rennes and Nantes and it is less than 3 hours by train to Paris.

1st announcement

If you require additional information, please contact us by email

We look forward to meeting you in Saint-Malo in July 2018! Registrations are open!

Gold sponsor


Centre mondial de l'innovation Roullier                                                                                                                            


Brassica 2018 a pour objectif de faire le point sur les avancées dans les domaines de la génétique (épigénétique, édition de génomes, sélection génomique...), de l’organisation et de l’évolution des génomes, de la compréhension des mécanismes contrôlant des caractères complexes (réponse des plantes aux contraintes abiotiques et biotiques, qualité des produits). Un focus sera fait sur des thématiques innovantes telles que l’étude des interactions plante × insectes, des interactions entre plusieurs stress (stress abiotiques × biotiques) ou entre plusieurs organismes (plantes - organismes pathogènes - ravageurs et/ou micro-organismes bénéfiques) permettant le développement de variétés adaptées et adaptables à des environnements fluctuants.