List of plenary session speakers (status on January 20, 2024):

Section 1. Genetic Resources and Biodiversity
Andreas Boerner (Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany) "Plant Genetic Resources for Breeding and Research".
Elena Khlestkina (N.I. Vavilov All-Russian Research Institute of Plant Genetic Resources (VIR), Sant Petersburg, Russian Federation) "Plant genetic resources in the context of genetic technologies"
Hakan Ozkan (Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey) "A look into Turkey’s Cereal Germplasm Resources: Diversity and Application"
Section 2. Genetics and Breeding
Takao Komatsuda (Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences (SAAS), Jinan, China) "Genetic Features in Plant Domestication".
Nicola Pecchioni (Council for Agricultural Research and Economic, Foggia, Italy) "Genomic tools and strategies for durum wheat breeding"
Simon Griffiths (John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK) "Genetic strategies to increase the nutritional density of wheat".
Section 3. Physiology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Gustavo Slafer (Dept. of Crop and Forest Sciences, University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain) "Further improving spike fertility traits in wheat to keep increasing yield potential"
Shun Sakuma (Tottori University, Japan) "The mutant population of wild barley accelerates gene cloning"
Cecile Ben (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow, Russian Federation) "Addressing Quantitative Disease Resistance in Legumes via whole-genome analysis and biotechnology"
Section 4. Cellular and Genetic Engineering
Allah Bakhsh (Center for Excellence in Molecular Biology, Lahore, Pakistan) "The regulatory landscape of genome editing plants with focus on regulatory policies: where we are heading?"
Munir Mawassi (The Volcani Center, Agricultural Research Organization, Bet Dagan, Israel) "The power of deep sequencing on detection and characterization of plant viruses"
Hiroshi Hisano (Institute of Plant Science and Resources, Okayama University, Kurashiki, Japan) "Site-directed genome modification of grain dormancy genes in barley"
Section 5. Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics
Alan Schulman (Natural Resources Institute Finland, Helsinki, Finland) "A faba bean pan-genome for sustainable protein security"
Ruslan Kalendar (Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan) "The role of viruses in evolution".
Laurent Gentzbittel (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow, Russian Federation) "Advancements in Computational Pipelines for Genetic Diversity Analyses and Genomic Predictions: Implications for Legume Crop Research"