First All-Russian scientific and practical conference with international participation “Genomics and modern biotechnologies in plant propagation, breeding and preservation”



Dear colleagues!


We invite you to take part in

First All-Russian scientific and practical conference with international participation

“Genomics and modern biotechnologies in plant propagation, breeding and preservation”


which will be held from 27 to 31 October 2020, in Yalta (Russia). It is planned to work in thematic areas, organize discussions, “round tables” and schools of young scientists (website of GenBio2020 –


Co-organizing institutions

Russian Academy of Sciences

Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation

Federal State Funded Institution of Science "The Nikita Botanical Gardens - National Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences"

National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute"

Federal Research Center “Institute of Cytology and Genetics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences”

Russian Science Foundation


The conference will present the results of studying genomes and preservation of plant genetic resources based on the latest research in the field of genetics, molecular biology, biotechnology, and practical use of the world's gene pool of cultivated plants in breeding. It is planned to discuss promising areas of joint work on fundamental and applied aspects of studying plant biological diversity.

The conference program includes the following areas:

  1. Molecular, genetic and information technologies in working with bioresource collections and in plant breeding.
  2. Clonal micropropagation of plants: theoretical and applied aspects.
  3. Creation of plant collections in vitro, cryopreservation, methods of preserving the gene pool.
  4. Gene pool and breeding of fruit, berry, ornamental and other plants.

A meeting of the special session of the Russian Science Foundation (RSF) on plant biotechnology and genomics for scientists who receive grants from the RSF is scheduled for the conference. We would like to draw the participants' attention to the fact that they can use the grant funds to take part in the conference if they present the results of the RSF project at it.


During the conference, it is planned to conduct excursions to the Arboretum of FSFIS "NBG-NSC", “Biotron" complex, as well as field tours to specially protected natural territories and wineries.


The working languages of the conference are Russian and English.


To participate in the conference, you must register by August 20, 2020 by filling out the participant registration form; abstracts can be submitted by September 1, 2020.


Forms of participation: oral report at the plenary session (at the suggestion of the Organizing Committee); oral report at a session; poster presentation; participation in absence. Based on the conference materials, a collection of abstracts will be published, registered in the RSCI (Russian Science Citation Index) scientometric database. The collection is assigned the library indexes UDC, LBC and international standard book number (ISBN).


Speakers will be issued a certificate of participation confirming their participation in the conference.


Rules for submitting abstracts


Abstracts are submitted in Russian and English. Abstracts are submitted by the main speaker (it is necessary to highlight him/her name), who attaches them after filling out his/her registration form.


The main text of the abstract should not exceed 400 words. The title of the abstract, full name, name and address of the organization, e-mail, which are placed before the main text, should not exceed 40 words. The text is followed by Keywords (no more than 7). It is possible to place references to literature in the text of abstract (indicated in square brackets), but no more than two. The list itself is placed at the end of the article. You can also place acknowledgements before the list of references. Acknowledgement and references are included in the volume of the main text. Only the electronic version of abstracts is accepted.


Requirements for abstracts:

  • The title of the thesis is given in capital letters in bold. After the name is an empty string (space).
  • Full name of the authors, in lowercase letters, in bold.
  • Full name of organizations of each author's occupation in the nominative case, country name, city name (italics).
  • E-mail address of the main author (italics).
  • Before the main text of the abstract, an empty line (space).
  • Latin names in the text should be italicized.
  • The font "Times New Roman", scale font to 12 pt.
  • Single line spacing.
  • Text editor: Microsoft Word.
  • Page margins: top-2 cm., bottom-2 cm., left-2 cm., right-2 cm.
  • Paragraph indent: - 1.25 cm.

Each registered participant of the conference can submit no more than two abstracts for publication in the conference proceedings.


Abstracts that do not comply with the rules of registration or the topic of the conference may be rejected.


Confirmation of registration and abstracts submission will be sent by e-mail to all registered participants within 5 business days. If you have not received confirmation, please contact the Organizing Committee.


Full papers

After abstracts submission by the Chairman of the Organizing Committee, on the basis of the work of the evaluation Committee, individual abstracts can be selected for submission as full articles (6-8 pages) in a scientific periodical journal (in the publications of the Nikita Botanical Gardens): “Bulletin of the SNBG” (SCADT, RSCI, DOI) or “Plant Biology and Horticulture” (RSCI, DOI). The final decision on the possibility of publishing an article will be made after it has been read by 2 anonymous reviewers and corrected by the authors.


Plenary reports at the request of the Organizing Committee.

Session reports - from 10-15 min.

Poster report (A1 - 594 x 841 mm) should contain:

  • title (title of the report, full name of the speakers, name of the organization, city, country);
  • the main text of the study (relevance, objective of the study, materials and methods, results and discussion, conclusions, acknowledgements).

Registration fee

Full-time participation with a report – 2000 rubles, for young scientists up to 35 years – 1500 rubles, participation in absence (publication) - 1000 rubles. The registration fee includes publication expenses, participant's kit, coffee breaks, and a sightseeing tour of the Nikita Botanical Gardens. The participants in absence will be provided with an electronic version of the proceedings (PDF format) after the conference.


We ask you to pay for participation in absence only after confirming the submission of materials for publication!!!


Payment can be made in person (during check-in) or by money transfer to the bank account with the following requisite details: OGRN INN KPP 1159102130329 9103077883 910301001 Bank: branch of the Republic of the Crimea, Simferopol BIK 043510001, account # 40501810435102000001, business account: 20756В02160 in UFK of RC with the obligatory indication of the last name of the participant and the phrase "for participation in the conference "Genomics and modern biotechnologies in plant propagation, breeding and preservation".


Early payment of the registration fee - until September 15, 2020


We invite interested organizations and sponsors to cooperate. For cooperation, please contact the conference Organizing Committee.


Important Dates:

August 20, 20200 Deadline for accepting the registration form
September 1, 2020 Deadline for abstracts submission
September 15, 2020 Deadline for early payment of the registration fee


Electronic versions of materials, registration forms and a copy of the receipt (photo, screenshot, etc.) for payment for publication, please send by e-mail to the address of the conference ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:


For all questions related to participation in the conference, please contact the Organizing Committee:


Phone / Fax +7 (3654) 25-08-59



298648, Russia, Yalta, Nikita, Nikitsky Spusk st., 52 “The Nikita Botanical Gardens – National Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences”



Mitrofanova Irina Vyacheslavovna, Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of Department of Plant Development Biology, Biotechnology and Biosafety, Head of the Kurchatov Genome Center – NBG-NSC



Brailko Valentina Anatolyevna, Candidate of biological sciences Head of the Laboratory of Plant Genomics and Bioinformatics



Participant registration form
Last Name  
First Name  
Middle Name  
Academic degree  
Academic status  
Organisation name  
Contact e-mail  
Phone number  
Paper title  
Scientific field  
Form of presentation (oral, poster, participation in absence with publication)  
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Mode of payment of the registration fee (transfer or in person during check-in)  

Filling out the registration form is mandatory!


Participants pay for their own accommodation, travel and meals. We recommend purchasing return tickets in advance.


Participants book their own accommodation via the relevant websites. If you want to book accommodation in the Phytocenter and Scientific Information Center (SIC) of the Nikita Botanical Gardens, please contact us by phone: 8 (3654) 250-519 or via e-mail:, contact person: Anna Nikolaevna Karpova


Phytocenter and SIC websites: