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This conference marks the final year of two EU FP7-KBBE projects devoted to Grain Legumes, LEGATO and EUROLEGUME, and thus the complementarity of the scientific and technical outputs developed by more than 100 researchers, from both projects. This occasion will disseminate highlights from the research accomplished, to stakeholders and society in general in a stimulating programme including leading EU project and invited speakers. The Conference is also open for receiving free communications from the project members and from other teams not belonging to the projects, to be presented as posters/oral communications

See detailed Programme

Invited plenary speakers
Professor Timothy Close (UC Riverside, USA)
Professor Moira Dean (QU Belfast, UK)
Stephanie Mittermaier (Fraunhofer IVV, München, D)
Professor Mark Peoples (CSIRO, Canberra, AU)
Dr. Thomas Nemecek (Agroscope, Zürich, CH)
Genetics and breeding
Biotic stress resistances
Enhancing legume quality for food and feed
Defining legume ideotypes, root phenotyping and symbiotic interactions
Legumes in cropping systems - Agronomy
Coping with environmental stresses and climate change
Increasing legume consumption
Increasing legume cultivation
Poster session with flash presentations
Legume Show Cooking event with leading chefs!

Meeting location: Novi Sad, Serbia

The conference will be hosted at the 5* Hotel Park (, in Serbia’s second city, Novi Sad, which is a 1h coach drive from Belgrade airport. Novi Sad is an attractive tourist destination located on the Danube, with the 17th century citadel overlooking the town centre from the opposing bank of the river.

Venue and accommodation information

Registraton and Abstract Submission

Participants should register through the Conference website. Free contributions are welcome and the abstracts (250 words) should also be submitted by the same channel. Deadline for Registration and Abstract Submission: 16 June 2017