The monthly webinar series called Genebank Resources on the Web (GROW) is intended 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. Each webinar will take place on the third Thursday of every month at 15:00 Central European Time (GMT+1).
16 December 2021 – Julian Ramirez-Villegas, CIAT
18 November 2021 – Trupti Joshi, University of Missouri
21 October 2021 – Colin Khoury, San Diego Botanic Garden
16 September 2021 – Filippo Bassi, ICARDA
26 August 2021 – Amber Hartman Scholz, Leibniz Institute DSMZ
15 July 2021 – Marleni Ramirez, Representative-Peru, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
17 June 2021 – Ruaraidh S. Hamilton, Independent Consultant & Former Head of the Genetic Resource Center, IRRI
20 May, 2021 – Douglas Gollin, Oxford University
15 April, 2021 – Fiona Hay, Aarhus University
18 March, 2021 – Clarice Coyne and Gayle Volk, USDA
18 February, 2021 – Dr. Sophien Kamoun
21 January, 2021 – Dr. Theo van Hintum
The 11 CGIAR genebanks currently conserve 730,000 of cereals and grain legumes, forage crops, tree species, root and tuber crops, bananas and crop wild relatives.