The Genebank Platform is launching a monthly webinar series called Genebank Resources on the Web (GROW) for those interested in genebanks to explore topics ranging from emerging technologies, operational efficiency, collecting to seed longevity, policy and use. One of the aims of the series will be to tackle difficult questions and provoke discussion on important details and themes.
“It’s very exciting to bring members of the genebank community together virtually during a time when it is difficult for us to meet otherwise to ask and discuss the questions and challenges we’re facing,” said organizer and Crop Trust Genebank Quality Specialist Janny van Beem.
The GROW webinars kicked off on January 21, 2021 with a presentation by Dr. Theo van Hintum, head of the Center for Genetic Resources in The Netherlands, on the following topic: Rethinking Genebank Management – some critical thoughts and new approaches.
The webinar series will take place on the third Thursday of every month at 15:00 Central European Summer Time (GMT+2). Information for each webinar will be posted two weeks in advance. Everyone is welcome to tune in.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Upcoming and Previous Speakers:
See the upcoming speakers and view past webinar recordings, as well as the presentation slides here.