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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.

Brachypodium special issue. 
New Phytologist (IF 7.43) has agreed to publish a special issue containing papers from the Brachypodium 2019 conference. This is an excellent opportunity to highlight your best work together with a critical mass of thematically linked papers that will ensure wider exposure than individual publications. We encourage you to consider this unique publication opportunity. For more information contact the guest editors Pilar Catalan or John Vogel.  

Organizing Committees

International Brachypodium Steering Committee

Pilar Catalan (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
Mhemmed Gandour (Faculty of Sciences and Technology of Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia)
Samuel Hazen, (Biology Department, University of Massachusetts,USA)
Zhiyong Liu (Institute of Genetics & Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Keiichi Mochida (RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Japan)
Richard Sibout (INRA, France)
John Vogel (Plant Functional Genomics, DOE Joint Genome Institute, USA)

Scientific Committee

Pilar Catalan (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
John Vogel (DOE Joint Genome Institute, USA)
Samuel Hazen (University of Massachusetts,USA)
Zhiyong Liu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Keiichi Mochida (RIKEN Center, Japan)
Richard Sibout (INRA, France)
Mhemmed Gandour (University of Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia)
Robert Hasterok (University of Silesia, Poland)
Robin Buell (Michigan State University, USA)
Klaus Mayer (Helmholtz Research Center, Germany)
David Des Marais (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Pamela Soltis (University of Florida, USA)
David Lowry (Michigan State University, USA)
Karen-Beth Scholthof (Texas A & M University, USA)
Antonio Diaz (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
Bruno Contreras-Moreira (EMBL-EBI (UK), EEAD-CSIC, Spain)
Ana Casas (EEAD-CSIC, Spain)
Pilar Hernandez (IAS-CSIC, Spain)
Antonio Manzaneda (University of Jaen, Spain)
Isabel Marques (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Cristina Barrero-Sicilia (University of Hertfordshire, UK)
Karen Sanguinet (Washington State University, USA)
Boulos Chalhoub (Zhejiang University, China)
Daniel Woods (University of California Davis, USA)

Local Organizing Committee

Pilar Catalan, Chair (University of Zaragoza, High Polytechnic School, Huesca, Spain)
Bruno Contreras-Moreira (Estación Experimental Aula Dei-CSIC, Zaragoza, Spain)
Luis Inda (University of Zaragoza, High Polytechnic School, Huesca, Spain)
Ernesto Pérez-Collazos (University of Zaragoza, High Polytechnic School, Huesca, Spain)
Joaquin Ascaso (University of Zaragoza, High Polytechnic School, Huesca, Spain)
José Casanova (University of Zaragoza, High Polytechnic School, Huesca, Spain)
Antonio Díaz Pérez (Universityof Zaragoza-EPS Huesca, Spain)
Ana Casas (Estación Experimental Aula Dei-CSIC, Zaragoza, Spain)
Luis Villar (Instituto Pirenaico de Ecologia, IPE-CSIC, Jaca, Spain)
Antonio Manzaneda (Universidad de Jaén, Jaén, Spain)
Pilar Hernández (Instituto de Agricultura Sostenible-CSIC, Córdoba, Spain)
Isabel Marques (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)
Cristina Barrero-Sicilia (University of Hertfordshire, UK)