6th International ICDRA Conference
DUCKWEED RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS
30 May to 02 June 2021
Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)
in Gatersleben, Germany
After five successful duckweed conferences in China, USA, Japan, India and Israel, the 6th ICDRA will take place in Germany for the first time. The conferences in the past have highlighted tremendous progress in all fields of duckweed research as well as a rapid growth of the community dealing with duckweed in basic research and commercial applications.
Beside the major efforts in the USA and in Asian countries, several European institutions are contributing to establish duckweeds as a model for developmental biology, genome evolution and ecology and to transform it into a novel aquatic crop. To have the upcoming meeting in Europe should reflect and promote these efforts.
ICDRA6 is organized by the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the International Steering Committee for Duckweed Research and Applications (ISCDRA), the German Society for Plant Breeding (GPZ) and the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK).
International Steering Committee On Duckweed Research and applications
Chair: Prof. Eric Lam, Rutgers, The State University of NJ, New Brunswick, USA
PD Dr. Klaus-Jürgen Appenroth, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany
Dr. K. Sowjanya Sree, Central University of Kerala, Padanakkad, India
Dr. Yubin Ma, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
Dr. Tsipi Shoham, GreenOnyx Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel
Local Organizing Commitee
Prof. Dr. Ingo Schubert, IPK | mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | phone: +49(0)39482 5239
PD Dr. Manuela Nagel, IPK | mail: email@example.com
PD Dr. Klaus-Jürgen Appenroth, Friedrich Schiller University Jena | mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eva Siebenhühner, IPK, Events & Public Relations | mail: email@example.com
phone: +49(0)39482 5837