Legume Science – special issue on Genomics

Guest Editors: Professor Timothy Close (Department of Botany & Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, USA) and Dr. Sateesh Kagale (National Research Council Canada, Saskatoon, Canada)

A special issue of the Wiley gold open-access journal Legume Science is planned for 2020. Devoted to Legume Genomics, this issue will be guest-edited by Professor Timothy Close and Dr. Sateesh Kagale. We look forward to receiving your contributions in the broad area of genomics as applied to legumes. As the journal covers all areas of Legume Science, we welcome papers on phylogenetic, ecological, nutritional, agronomic aspects of the subject in addition to the use of genome knowledge to provide biological insights and decisions related to germplasm management. We hope to receive articles in areas such as agroforestry and orphan crops. The scope of this issue will also cover new genomic and gene editing technologies and their application for legume crop improvement.

The issue will include original research articles and reviews. We also welcome papers that present new databases, tools and methods. The instructions for Legume Science authors, including details of article types, can be found at: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/page/journal/26396181/homepage/author-guidelines

Manuscripts should be submitted at: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/legumescience

Please submit your manuscripts, indicating their destination for the Special Issue on Genomics, by the 31st of October 2020. The Guest Editors should be contacted for questions about the suitability of an envisaged manuscript (timothy.close@ucr.edu , Sateesh.Kagale@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca).

ILS Football Cup – Troia 2016

Event associated with the Second ILS Conference

Team 1: FC GWASgow Celtimorgan

(geneticists, omicists and breeders)

Team Captain: Paolo Annicchiarico
Faruk Toklu
Kevin McPhee
Matthew Nelson
Mentag Rachid
Pedro Fevereiro
Reece Tollenaere
Sofia Duque
Nelson Nazzicari


Team 2: FC Plantstresser Prohibited

(all those dealing with abiotic and biotic and any other kind of stresses)

Team Captain: Weidong Chen
Eric von Wettberg
Christophe Le May
Margarida Sampaio
Nuno Almeida
Rama Harinath Reddy Dadu
Stefano Pavan
Susana Leitão
Yasir Mehmood


Team 3: FC Agrobarcelonomy

(agroecologists, agronomists, agroeconomists…)

Team Captain: Laurent Bedoussac
Branko Cupina
Claudio Porqueddu
Mahmoud Pouryousef
Miguel Oliveira
Nicolas Carton
Svetlana Vujić


Team 4: FC Qualitians Healista

(all those dealing with food and feed quality, nutrition and health benefits)

Team Captain: Alfonso Clemente
Davide Martins
Dominic Lemken
Jose C. Jimenez-Lopez
Michael Dickinson
Sara Costa
Tom Warkentin


The winners!

Final match: GWASgow Celtimorgan – Agrobarcelonomy: 3-2

8th International Legume Root Diseases workshop (ILRD8)

We are very pleased to announce that registrations to the 8th International Legume Root Diseases workshop (ILRD8), May 26-27th, 2020, Rennes, France, are now open !

Keynote talks from expert speakers will be supplemented by oral presentations and posters selected from abstract submissions in five sessions:

  • Session 1. Survey, occurrence and epidemiology
  • Session 2. Pathogen biology, population genetics & genomics
  • Session 3. Plant-pathogen-microorganisms interactions
  • Session 4. Genetics, genomics and breeding for resistance
  • Session 5. Integrated disease management

Please, register and submit your abstract for oral presentation on the ILRD8 website by February 21th, 2020. Please note: you must complete your registration in order for your abstract to be accepted.

For more information, please visit the ILRD8 website: https://workshop.inra.fr/ilrd8/ or contact contact-irld8@inra.fr.

We look forward to meeting with you at the workshop !