Capacity building

Resources on women in science

Wrapping up the theme on International Women’s Day, here is a compilation of the different links posted throughout the week on our social media pages and external channels, with a few additions to delve deeper into gender issues:

Good reading!


Women in Science: Dr P. Revathi, Ph.D Genetics

In the context of March 8th, International Women’s Day, we will be posting brief portraits to highlight and celebrate women pursuing scientific careers. These women are enthusiastic users of the Breeding Management System and/or motivated participants of the Integrated Breeding Multi-Year Course. The comments section below can be used to leave questions or comments, or to start a conversation...

Free resources and networking for African scientists through the American Society of Plant Biologists

I would like to alert you to a new resource available on the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) website ( In order to facilitate linkages between ASPB members and African scientists and increase awareness of the many freely available ASPB resources, we have set up an open ASPB group called African Scientist Networking (see Here we hope to post opportunities for African scientists, as well as requests from other ASPB members needing collaborators, etc.

InterDrought-IV Conference – 2nd to 6th September 2013, Crown Perth, Western Australia

The InterDrought IV Conference is scheduled to be held at the Crown Perth in Western Australia from the 2nd to the 6th of September 2013. The InterDrought Conference provides a platform to discuss and debate key issues and strategies to increase crop productivity and resilience under drought conditions, with an emphasis on the plight of developing countries. Hundreds of drought responsive genes have been identified and the function of some of these has been resolved at the cellular level.

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Ndeye Ndack Diop

Dear All, thinking about where scientists from East and West Africa can get extra funding to cover the airfare and the accommodation to attend InterDrought IV, I am wondering if you can approach the EAAPP and WAAPP program officer in your respective countries to look for opportunities. 

posted on August 10, 2013 1:45PM
Barro Clarisse

Dear GCP members


I would like to apologize you for my non registration for the conference. September is the time for us to collect field data, and the staff is reduced.


Thank you a lot, good organization

posted on August 10, 2013 2:17PM

2nd GSS call for IB-MYC trainees

This is the 2nd commissioned call for genotyping, particularly targeting IB-MYC trainees.
We offer you the opportunity for a small-grant molecular breeding (MB) project to enable you to practically apply in your daily work what you have learnt in the MB module.
- Eligibility: Please note that only proposals on QTL mapping and MB applications will be considered. Diversity studies and association mapping are NOT eligible.
- Deadline and process: Please submit your proposal to Chunlin He and myself by March 15, 2013.
- Format: Your proposal must follow the guidelines below.

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Ndeye Ndack Diop

Obed, I have verified with Chunlin and we do not have any record of your proposal. Did you send it to our email addresses or to "". If to the later, please resubmit using our email addresses. The "" is not a valid email address for corresponding with us. Ndeye Ndack

posted on March 20, 2013 12:57PM
Ndeye Ndack Diop

To give the chance to the latecomers, we will extend the deadline for this call to March 29th 2013. Please submit your proposal for genotyping soonest. Ndeye Ndack.

posted on March 20, 2013 1:19PM

CIMMYT Heat-stress Tolerant Maize for Asia PhD Research Scholarships

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) is seeking two young, innovative and highly motivated plant/agricultural researchers to work on the development of climate resilient maize germplasm in the the United States Agency for International Development-funded Project on Heat-stress Tolerant Maize for Asia (HTMA). Details at

Bioversity International 2013 Vavilov-Frankel Fellowships Call

The Bioversity International 2013 Vavilov-Frankel Fellowships call is now open. The deadline for applications is 18th November 2012. Two fellowships, for up to US$ 20,000 each, are available for 2013 to carry out research for three to twelve months on a wide range of biophysical, economic and social themes related to the conservation and use of plant genetic resources in developing countries. Details at

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Jonaliza Siangliw

Can I use split plot design in creating my field book? I used Cropstat to randomize my factors (3 main plots and 40 subplots) and created a csv file and tried using this file in "use my own design" option in creating my trial field book and the program freeze after importing my csv file. Please help. Thanks.

posted on February 5, 2013 9:54AM
Arllet Portugal

Dear All,
I will move the discussion about issues in data management like using the IB Fieldbook and tablet under Data Managers COP page. I hope that is fine.

Jona, I will put comments in that page.


posted on February 5, 2013 10:44AM

IB-MYC follow up

After the joy of having you all at the 1st session of the IB-MYC in Nijmegen last April, I can imagine most of you are busy planning for the next planting season. I hope you are all experimenting the joy of IB Fieldbook and transferring your experimental design to the tablet. Please contact us in case you are experimenting any problem with the tool or if you need any assistance. Hope to hear from you soon either to share your great experience or your challenges.

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Ndeye Ndack Diop

Hi Zahid and other participants to October IB-MYC session that had completed part of their assignments to meet the 15th November deadline. I will suggest that you submit your assignments after receiving the official request for completing the assignment. If you have submitted already be aware your assignment will be evaluated after February. Sorry again about the misunderstanding.

posted on November 14, 2012 11:39AM
Dr Abe Gerrano

Thank you Habito. I learnt a also how to copy and paste the screenshot using the CTRL+Fn (function) +Prt sc .

posted on November 14, 2012 12:12PM
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