Genome Research and Education Center of SibFU



Institute of Forest of the NAS of Belarus

Gomel, Belarus

October 27, 2017

Dear colleagues!


The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the Department of Biological Sciences of the NAS of Belarus, the Leading Scientific and Applied Center of Forest Biotechnologies, the Institute of Forest of the NAS of Belarus, the Scientific Council of the RAS on Forest problems, the Federal Forestry Agency of Russia, the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), V.N. Sukachev Institute of Forest of the Russian Academy of Sciences and its West Siberian office, N.I. Vavilov Institute of General Genetics of the RAS, Georg-August University of Goettingen hold the Fifth International Conference "Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources".


The conference will take place on October 2–7, 2017 at the Institute of Forest of the NAS of Belarus in Gomel and will be dedicated to the memory of recently deceased outstanding scientists Zinaida Serafimovna Podzharova (Belarus), Nikolay Vasilyevich Glotov and Anatoly Ilyich Iroshnikov (Russia), who has made invaluable contribution to forest genetics, breeding and population biology.


At the conference information on innovative approaches in conservation, reproduction and rational use of forest genetic resources (FGR), protection of forests and increase in their efficiency and stability in the conditions of the changing environment will be provided and discussed; the international experience of scientific, educational and forestry enterprises on studying and preservation of FGR will be generalized; problems of practical applications of modern scientific achievements in conservation of FGR and the prospects of activation of innovative process in forestry will be discussed.


The conference is the fifth one in the in series of international scientific meetings that were earlier held in the format of international meetings on conservation of forest genetic resources of Siberia (2007, 2015 – Altai Krai, 2009 – Novosibirsk Region, 2011 – Krasnoyarsk Krai).


The conference is included in the list of international events supported by the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus in 2017 ( and will be held under the auspices of IUFRO (


Scientific scope:

1. Theoretical and methodical problems of studying, conservation and use of FGR.

2. Structure and dynamics of population gene pools, "relic" populations and migration, the strategy of conservation and reproduction of FGR in the conditions of global climate change and anthropogenic influence.

3. Objects of breeding, seed farming and conservation of a gene pool: problems, state and development prospects. Introduction of valuable species of wood plants.

4. Genetics of quantitative and qualitative signs; breeding on stability, decorative effect and economic and valuable traits; genetic certification and marker-assisted selection; biotechnology, genetic and cell engineering.

5. Questions of training of experts and improve of their qualification in the field of

studying and conservation of FGR.


The conference provides on-site and by correspondence participation.


Working languages: Russian, Belarusian and English.

Key dates and deadlines:

01.07.2017 – submissions of participation forms and applications for oral or poster presentation.

31.07.2017 – accepting of materials for publication.

05.08.2017 – mailing of invitations and the 2nd information letter with a preliminary program.

01.09.2017 – mailing of the 3rd information letter.


Preliminary registration

We ask prospective participants to submit their participation forms and applications for oral or poster presentation by July 1, 2017, using the online registration (, or e-mail it to for drafting a preliminary program.