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About The Symposium

We are pleased to announce that the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Indonesian Center of Rice Research (ICRR) and Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD) are organizing the International Hybrid Rice Symposium, to be held on 7-9 November 2017 in Bali, Indonesia.

About Bali

Bali is an Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. The island is home to religious sites such as cliffside Uluwatu Temple.

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31 October. 2017

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15 September. 2017

International Hybrid Rice Symposium

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Our Keynote Speakers

Prof. Yuan Longping

Known as the "Father of Hybrid Rice," Prof. Yuan Longping is the first scientist to successfully alter the self-pollinating characteristics of rice, jumpstarting the large-scale production of hybrid rice.

Prof. Ebrahimali Abubacker Siddiq

The legendary Ebrahimali Abubacker Siddiq, 78, began his long and enduring rice research career in 1968 as a cytogeneticist at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in New Delhi, including 7 years there as a senior scientist. In 1983-86, he spent 3 years as a breeder for the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Egypt. Returning to IARI, he was appointed professor of genetics (1986-87).

In late 1987, he became project director at the Directorate of Rice Research (DRR). In 1994, he assumed the position of deputy director general (crop science) of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). In 2000-05, he served as a member of the Institute’s Board of Trustees from 2000 to 2005. His 35 years of research in plant breeding contributed to the development and release of high-yielding semidwarf basmati and nonbasmati varieties, which have boosted rice production in India.

Upon retirement from his regular ICAR service in 1997, ICAR named him a national professor (1997-2002). In 2002, he joined the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics of the Department of Biotechnology, in which he served as the Distinguished Chair until 2007, when he continued there as an adjunct scientist. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Hyderabad and IARI and is an honorary professor of biotechnology at Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University in Hyderabad.

Contact Information

International Hybrid Rice Symposium 2017 Secretariat
c/o MCI Management Malaysia Sdn Bhd (1015937-W)
Suite 12.9, Level 12, Wisma UOA II, 21 Jalan Pinang 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2162 0566
Fax: +603 2161 6560

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