KEY DATES

Registration fee and hotel
payment deadline
to get Business visa support
15 September 2017

Registration Closes
01 October 2017

Abstract submission Deadline
01 October 2017

Notification of abstract acceptance
15 October 2017

Registration fee and Hotel payment deadline
to get Tourist visa support
15 October 2017

Conference Dates
20 - 24 November 2017

Organizer & Local Host

1-VIR BUILDINGS.JPG The N.I. Vavilov Institute of Plant Genetic Resources (VIR) developed from the Bureau of Applied Botany organized in 1894 under the Ministry of Agriculture and State Property of Russia. Since 1967, the Institute has been bearing the name of Acad. N.I. Vavilov, a brilliant scientist who headed this Institute from 1920 to 1940.

VIR is the only research institution in Russia whose activities include plant genetic resources (PGR) collection, conservation and study. This Institute has the world's 4th largest collection of plant seeds; its accomplishments and role in maintaining the global ex situ collections are well known worldwide. Its global PGR collections represent plant diversity encompassing 325,000 accessions of 155 botanical families, 2,532 species of 425 genera. The Institute also maintains a herbarium of 260,000 specimens.

Today VIR is located in two buildings in the historical centre of St. Petersburg and also has 12 experiment stations in different regions of Russia.

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