Orphan Crop Breeding for Diverse and Sustainable Food Options

December 9-10th, 2021


About the Symposium

This year’s Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology (PBGB) symposium, ‘Orphan Crop Breeding for Diverse and Sustainable Food Options’ will be held virtually on December 9-10th, 2021 via Zoom. For the most up-to-date information, explore this website and follow PBGB on Twitter.

The symposium features research talks presented by world-class experts from both academia and industry. In addition, registrants can participate in round-table discussions, graduate student research talks, a virtual poster session, and a careers panel.


Registration is free and required for anyone interested in attending the symposium. A confirmation email with Zoom links and information for the virtual poster session will be sent out a week before the symposium.

Register HERE.


If you have any questions, please contact the Symposium Planning Committee Co-chairs:

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 Charity Goeckeritz                 Kathleen Rhoades

 goeckeri@msu.edu               rhoade24@msu.edu


We would like to thank the following sponsors: 


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Past Symposia

Programs from previous PBGB symposia can be accessed on our Past Symposia page.