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  1. Abstract Deadline: 30 September 2023
  2. Abstract Acceptance Notification: 15 October 2023
  3. Full Paper Deadline: 30 October 2023
  4. Acceptance Notification: 15 November 2023
  5. Camera-ready Paper Deadline: 30 November 2023
  6. Early Bird Deadline: 30 November 2023


6th International Plant Breeding Conference 2024

The conference organizer is cordially invites academics, practitioners, scholars, researchers, policy makers of any government to present their papers in 6th IPBC 2024

Papers should be submitted through online and will be blind reviewed by two reviewers. We are also welcome and highly encourage postgraduates students to present their research proposal or literature review or findings or issues in this conference.

Papers may address, but not restricted to, the main theme from any of the sub-themes as depicted in the Announcement. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable.



5 - 7 March 2024

The Everly Putrajaya Hotel, Putrajaya, Malaysia

Physical & Online


Plant breeding is an essential field of research aimed at improving the yield and quality of plant production, with far-reaching impacts on economic and national development. The achievements of plant breeding have been tremendous, and advancements in techniques and tools continue to assist breeders in their selection practices and strategies for plant improvement. The upcoming Plant Breeding Conference, organized by the Genetics Society of Malaysia, marks the sixth edition of this esteemed series that began in 2012. Building upon the overwhelming success of the previous conferences, this sixth conference takes on a larger role in accelerating synergies in plant breeding and genetics, particularly focusing on innovations in plant breeding for global sustainability. Over the course of two days, distinguished speakers from various disciplines will present their views and findings, highlighting the latest advances and achievements in plant breeding activities. With more than 15 invited speakers, the conference provides a unique opportunity for plant breeders, agricultural scientists, geneticists, researchers, academicians, biotechnologists, and students to come together and share their knowledge, experiences, and successful endeavors in plant improvement programs. By addressing innovations in plant breeding for global sustainability, the conference aims to contribute to the development of sustainable agricultural practices that support food security and environmental well-being. Additionally, a one-day educational trip is scheduled to further enrich the learning experience and provide valuable insights into practical applications of plant breeding.


Innovations in Plant Breeding for Global Sustainability

Plant breeding is an important tool in promoting global food security, and provide consistent high-quality crops that can better cope with evolving abiotic (e.g., climate) and biotic (i.e., diseases, insect pests) stresses. A changing climate conditions, a growing global population, and finite arable land create a critical challenge to produce an adequate food sustainability. Plant breeding innovations create a spectrum of agricultural innovation from old-fashioned plant breeding to cutting edge gene editing to achieve the desired outcomes for health, nutrition, safety, and environmental sustainability. This conference will cover innovation tools used in various aspects of plant breeding (Pre-breeding strategies, conventional breeding and modern breeding) in crop improvement for global sustainable production efforts to tackle hunger, poverty, waste, pollution, and climate change which aligned with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Persatuan Genetik Malaysia (Genetics Society of Malaysia)

WMIT Group Sdn Bhd


The   Conference   cordially   invites   academics,   practitioners,   scholars,   researchers,  policy  makers  of  any  government  agencies  to  present  their oral or poster  papers  in  IPBC2024. Please register and submit your abstract via online to http://submit.confbay.com/conf/ipbc2024. All   submitted   papers   will   be   blind   reviewed by our scientific reviewers. Authors of accepted abstracts are required to submit a full paper consisting of a paper title, author(s) list, address   and   e-mail,   abstract,   introduction,   methodology,   results   and   discussion, conclusion, acknowledgement and references. The manuscript should  be  prepared  using  Times  New  Roman  with  font  size  12.  The  manuscript  should  be  written  in  not  more  than  15  pages,  single-spaced  including tables and figures. To  expose  our  young  minds  to  scientific  cultures,  we  encourage  the participation from postgraduate students all over the world to present their research projects in this Conference with their registration fee discounted.


•    Geneticists
•    Breeders
•    Biotechnologists
•    Industries
•    Academicians
•    Researchers
•    Agriculturists
•    Companies
•    Graduate Students
•    Enthusiasts
•    General
•    Public

For Details & Registration: http://submit.confbay.com/conf/ipbc2024

Further Information: https://www.pgm-my.org/event/ipbc2024


Pre-Breeding Strategies
Pre-breeding aims to broaden genetic base, improve stress tolerance, disease resistance and overall, plant performance. It includes activities that increase the efficiency and effectiveness of breeding programs, involving utilization of diverse genetic resources and techniques to identify and harness desirable traits from wild or unadapted plant species. These strategies enable the development of superior parental lines and facilitate the subsequent breeding of improved cultivars with enhanced genetic potential.

Conventional Plant Breeding
Conventional plant breeding involves manipulating the genetic makeup of the plants. Techniques such as selection, backcrossing, single-seed descent, and pedigree are approaches that have been employed to produce superior plant varieties with desirable traits. This innovation continues to be significant because it is highly accepted by seed producers, growers, and consumers, which therefore, increases the production of agricultural products and contributes to global sustainability.

Modern Plant Breeding
Molecular breeding offers a remarkable opportunity to tackle the variability and uncertainties in agri-food production while fostering an innovation- and knowledge-based economy. Recent breakthroughs in molecular markers, gene editing, genome selection, targeted mutagenesis, and precision agriculture technologies provide a robust platform for enhancing productivity, efficiency, and sustainability in agriculture. These advancements not only contribute to food security, support rural livelihoods, and mitigate environmental impacts but also hold immense potential for achieving global sustainability goals. By harnessing the power of molecular breeding, we can pave the way for a more sustainable future, ensuring the well-being of both present and future generations.


Specific Instructions to Authors

•    Margin – Manuscripts must be in single spacing, font size 12 in Times New Roman and all margins: 1.5 inches (left) and 1 inch (top, right and bottom).
•    Length – Manuscripts are maximum 15 pages (including references, attachments, tables and graphical information).
•    Tables – must be placed as part of the text. DO NOT attach tables at the end of the manuscript.
•    Software – Manuscript must be submitted in MS Word form ONLY.
•    Title – Written in uppercase, bold, size 14 and centered.
•    Author/s – Name, address, email and contact number of all authors, font 12, Times New Roman.
•    Abstract – between 250-350 words “Times New Roman” size 12.
•    Keywords – should not more than FIVE keywords.
•    Title/sub-title – Written in uppercase, bold, size 12 and left margin.
•    Tables/ Figures – title of the tables/figure should be written on the top of the tables/figure. Times New Roman, font 12, Bold, lower case, centered.
•    Reference – Should be in the last part of the article (before any attachments/appendixes), in alphabetical order, according to American Psychological Association (APA) style.

Link for download sample paper – Download Sample Paper

Publication opportunity:

Food Research, Scopus Indexed Journal
E-ISSN 2550-2166

Malaysian Journal of Genetics (MJG), MyJurnal indexed
ISSN 978-967-14943, E-ISSN 978-967-14943

Transactions of PGM (tPGM) with ISBN

CPD Points:
Eligible for CPD points from Malaysian Board of Technologist (MBOT)


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c. Manuscript - Abstract / Full Paper



Prof. Dr. Richard Visser

Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands






Prof. Dr. Daniel Tan Kean Yuen

University of Sydney, Australia

Pre-Breeding Methods for Heat Tolerant Cotton and Okra


Prof. Nigel Maxted 

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

How to Double the Genetic Diversity Available to Breeders


Prof. Dr. Richard M Trethowan

University of Sydney, Australia

Experiences from Trait Focused Pre-Breeding


Dr. B P Mallikarjuna Swamy

International Rice Research Institute, Philippines

Nutritional Improvement of Rice


Prof. Dr. Rony Swennen

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria

Accelerated Breeding and Delivering Plantain and Cooking (Matooke and Mchare) Banana Hybrids for Africa and Contributions from Asia


Prof. Dr. Paul Arens

Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands

Developments within Genetics and Genomics of Ornamental Plants: Breeding in Ornamentals is Coming of Age