Announcement - 6th International Symposium Breeding Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (BREEDMAP 6), June 19 - 23, 2016


  • Editorial Announcement


We are happy to announce the 6th International Symposium Breeding Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants  (BREEDMAP 6), which will take place at the Julius Kühn Institute at Quedlinburg, Germany from June 19 - 23, 2016.

This meeting continues a series of international symposia for Breeding Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, which started in 1996. Open to all aspects of basic and applied research in plant breeding, the conferences place emphasis clearly on medicinal and aromatic plants.

The symposium 2016 will be focused on the following main topics:

- Next generation methods and chances for medicinal and aromatic plants

- Cell, tissue and organ culture, cryopreservation, endophytes

- Resistance breeding and new phytopathogens

- Improvement of organisms for bioreactors and photo bioreactors

- Ex situ and in situ genetic resources – protection and use by collecting practice – domestication and cultivation of new species

- Plant breeding and plant analytics

- CBD, Nagoya Protocol, EU regulations

In addition, workshops on the breeding of endophytes (by O. Kayser, Technical University Dortmund, Germany) and on pyrrolizidine alkaloids (by F. Marthe, Julius Kuehn Institute, Quedlinburg, Germany) will be held.

Confirmed keynote speakers are, among others, Satbir S. Gopal (Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India), Johannes Novak (University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria), Rossitza Rodeva (Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, Sofia, Bulgaria) and Hermine Vogel (Universidad de Talca, Chile).

The registration is now open and limited to 200 participants. For more details, see