5th International Plant Breeding Conference 2022

8 – 9 March 2022

Online Conference

Download flyer here    : IPBC2022 Final Announcement

For registration              : http://submit.confbay.com/conf/ipbc2020


 Emerging Trends in Plant Breeding Towards Sustainable Bioeconomy

Plant breeding is an important field of research for improvement of yield and quality of plant production. The achievements of plant breeding have had tremendous on economic and national   development. Advanced techniques and tools would be able to assist plant breeders in their practice   of   selection   and strategies   for   plant   improvement.   This   Conference  will  be  its  fifth  debut  of  Plant  Breeding  Conference  Series organised by the Genetics Society of Malaysia, which begun in 2012. Due to  the  overwhelming  success  of  the  first,  second,  third  and  fourth conferences, we are pushing this fifth conferences into a bigger role in accelerating   synergies   in   plant   breeding   and   genetics.   This   2-day   conference will  address  the  latest  advances  in  various  plant  breeding  activities and its achievements. More than 20 keynote and invited speakers will be presenting their views and findings in this conference.  The conference will provide opportunities and gather as many plant breeders, agricultural scientists, geneticist, researchers, academicians, biotechnologies and student to share their latest knowledge, experience and achievements in plant improvement programmes.




Prof. Dr. Richard Visser

Chair & Head Plant Breeding

Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

Challenges and Opportunities in Breeding Future Proof and Sustainable Solanaceous Crops





Prof. Dr. Daniel Tan Kean Yuen

University of Sydney, Australia

Pre-Breeding Methods for Heat Tolerant Cotton and Okra


Prof. Dr. 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

Development of Healthier Rice oo Achieve Global Nutritional Security


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, The Netherlands

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


Prof. Dr. Hou Yu

National University of Singapore

Breeding for Urban Farming Crops


Profesor Datuk Dr. Mad Nasir Bin Shamsudin

Universiti Putra Malaysia

Food Security and Policy


Hj. Tapsir B. Serin

Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute

MARDI’s Way in Promoting Bioeconomy




Prof Kuswanto Kuswanto

Universitas Brawijaya

Pre-Breeding Strategies of Winged Bean and Yardlong Bean


Dr Abdul Rahim Harun

Agensi Nuklear Malaysia

From Lab to Market: A Case Study of NMR 152 Rice Variety Using Nuclear Technology


Muhamad Nizam Haron

Sime Darby Research Sdn Bhd

Towards the Production of Pure MATAG Coconut Hybrid Planting Materials using Marker-Assisted Selection


Marhalil Bin Marjuni

MPOB Research Station Bagan Datuk

Evaluation and Selection for Economically Important Traits in Oil Palm Breeding


Dr. Mohamad Kamal B. Haji Abdul Kadir

Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute

MARDI’s Plant Breeding: Achievement and Moving Forward


Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Shamsiah Abdullah

Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Melaka

In Vitro Mutation Breeding Of Banana (Musa Acuminata Cv Berangan)


Dr. Mohd Razik Midin

International Islamic University Malaysia

Apomixis: Mechanism and Its Agricultural Potentials


Dr. Mohd Zaki Hj Abdullah

Forest Research Institute Malaysia

Forest tree breeding in Malaysia: Challenges & Opportunities


Dr. Noraziyah Abd Aziz Shamsudin

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Development of Rice for Tolerance to Multiple Abiotic Stresses through Marker Assisted Breeding




Persatuan Genetik Malaysia (Genetics Society of Malaysia)



Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)



Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries 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  IPBC2022. Please register and submit your abstract via online to http://submit.confbay.com/conf/ipbc2020.  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  (maybe word count is better) 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.



Pre-Breeding Strategies

Determining and introgressing desirable traits or genes from unadapted plants or wild species into breeding lines is a vital step in plant breeding. This activity can develop an intermediate set of genetic materials or desired agronomic background of plant materials that can be used in producing new plant varieties, in which can benefit us in many ways such as delivering nutritious food for present and future generations. Research in this area is important to prepare genetic pools for breeding programs.

Conventional Plant Breeding

Conventional plant breeding involves manipulation of genetic makeup of the plants. Techniques such as selection, backcrossing, single seed descent, and pedigree are approaches that have been employed to produce elite plant variety with desirable traits. High acceptance of bred lines derived from conventional plant breeding makes this technique still relevant and therefore increasing production of agriculture products.

Modern Plant Breeding

Molecular breeding represents a great opportunity to consider the variability and uncertainties that are involved in the agri-food production chain. New advancements in technologies such as molecular marker, gene editing, genome selection, targeted mutagenesis, and precision agriculture technologies offer an excellent opportunity to accelerate and support productivity and efficiency that shift towards an innovation- and a knowledge-based economy.


Plant breeding is a prime driver for bioeconomy with the development of high-yielding crops and plants with new or improved traits. With the increase in world population and challenges faced by climate change, plant breeding has significantly contributed to bioeconomy by assuring sustainable biomass feedstock for food, feed, health, energy, and industrial applications.




Category Online
PGM Member (Local) MYR 400.00
Government MYR 500.00
Private/Non-Government MYR 600.00
Student (Local) MYR 300.00
Student (International) USD 150.00
International USD 200.00


Note: Group of 4 individuals or more – 10% discount



Category Online
PGM Member (Local) MYR 320.00
Government MYR 400.00
Private/Non-Government MYR 480.00
Student (Local) MYR 240.00
Student (International) USD 120.00
International USD 160.00


Note: Group of 4 individuals or more – 10% discount



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.

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:

  • Malaysian Journal of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (MJBMB)

           E-ISSN 2600-9005

           Indexed by SCOPUS and MYCITE

  • PGM Transactions


CPD Points

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



All correspondence and further enquiries should be addressed to:

Conference Secretariat

E-mail: secretariat.ipbc2020@gmail.com

Tel: +603 8928 0577

Mobile: +6017 – 732 1669 (Mr. Zesdyzar), +6017 – 213 2785 (Ms. Rozie)



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