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Brassica 2018 – 21th Crucifer Genetics Conference

1-4 july 2018 Saint-Malo, France

The conference will be hosted in the "Grand Large" convention center of the exceptional city of Saint-Malo.

More informations:

Instructions for Communications (Oral presentation, Flash presentation and Poster)


 It is the responsibility of all investigators that all studies are performed with respect to national legislation, international legislation and ethical guidelines both with regards to humans and animals. The Brassica 2018 Scientific Committee reserves the right to reject any submitted abstract that is believed to violate these principles.

  • Should last-minute circumstances prevent you from making your presentation, please notify the Brassica 2018 Conference Secretariat ( as soon as possible.


  •  Accepted abstracts will be published in the abstract booklet for the conference. All attendees will receive the whole abstract set that will be provided on a USB flash drive upon registration.
  •  Modification or withdrawal of abstracts can only be accepted if notified in writing ( and subsequently confirmed by the Conference Secretariat.  It is only possible to modify or withdraw an abstract until June 20, 2018.
  •  The Brassica 2018 Conference Secretariat reserves the right to exclude any abstract that is not followed by a participant registration at the latest at June 20, 2018.


A poster presentation combines a visual display on a poster board of the highlights of research with a question-and-answer opportunity. The poster will be available for viewing by participants during the breaks in the conference programme. All participants are encouraged to visit the posters and contact the main author during the conference when it is feasible.

Please observe the following when you prepare your paper poster:

  • All posters should include title, name of authors, institution, city and country. The lettering of the title should be a least 25 mm high and the main text at least 10 mm high.
  • The poster should be easily readable from a distance of 2 meters.
  • The language of the poster should be English.
  • The measurement of your poster should be approximately A0 Portrait, (maximum 80 cm wide x 120 cm high – 31.5 inches wide x 47.2 inches high).
  • Please bring your poster to the conference yourself.
  • The Conference Secretariat provides equipment (adhesives) for setting up the posters on the boards.
  • The Conference Secretariat takes no responsibility for left or damaged posters.

Poster ID are given by alphabetic order of the presenting author here and by sessions in the following files:


An oral presentation combines a visual display on a Powerpoint or PDF file of the highlights of research with a question-and-answer opportunity. All the oral communications will be given in plenary sessions. All participants are encouraged to attend the sessions and address their questions to the speakers at the end of the talk.

Oral presentation formats:

  • Keynote lectures : 30 minutes including a 22-25 min talk + 5-8 min questions
  • Oral presentations : 20 minutes including a 15 min talk + 5 min questions
  • Flash presentations : 5 min talk

Please observe the following when you prepare your oral presentation:

  • The language of the presentations should be English.
  • Prepare easy-to-follow visual aids using PowerPoint (.ppt or .pptx) or similar presentation software.
  • Presentations should be prepared for use with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 in a Windows compatible format; there will not be any MAC equipment available. If made in another programme or in an earlier PowerPoint version, please make sure that it is compatible with PowerPoint 2010.
  • To avoid any software compatibility, you are advised to save your presentation as a PDF file.
  • The presentation file should be named as following:

ð  For keynote lectures: Keynote_ Session number_Last name of the speaker (e.g., Keynote_S1_LASTNAME.pdf)

ð  For oral presentations: Session number_O_Talk number_Last name of the speaker (e.g., S1_O_01_LASTNAME.pdf). For talk number, please refer to the conference schedule (

ð  For flash presentations: Session number_F_Talk number_Last name of the speaker (e.g., S1_F_01_LASTNAME.pdf). For talk number, please refer to the conference schedule (

 Important notes for speakers

  • Please bring your presentation to the conference yourself using a USB flash drive.
  •  The following audiovisual equipment will be available during the meeting: microphone and podium computer, PC with Microsoft software, digital video projector, laser pointer
  • Speakers are requested to review the conference schedule available on the conference website ( to plan their presentation timing. Please note that schedule changes may occur until July 1st, 2018.
  • Speakers are invited to load their presentations in the preview room as soon as possible when arriving at the Conference Center, and at least each day at 8.00 am for the morning sessions and 12.30 pm for the afternoon sessions. Staff will be there to help presentation downloading.
  • When possible, speakers can email their presentations to the Brassica 2018 Conference Secretariat ( before the conference opening.


To complete information given in a flash presentation, speakers have the possibility to prepare a poster (refer to Poster Instructions). In case you would take this opportunity, please inform the Brassica2018 Conference Secretariat as soon as possible ( and before June 20, 2018.  You will receive a poster ID, please make sure you clearly announce the number of the corresponding poster in your flash presentation for easy connecting the two communications.

Important dates


  • January 18, 2018
  • Online early registration opening
  • Abstract submission opening
  • April 20, 2018
  • Online early registration deadline
  • Abstract submission deadline
  • May 25, 2018
  • Notification on acceptance/rejection of abstracts
  • June 22, 2018
  • Standard registration deadline
  • July 1-4, 2018
  • Brassica 2018 Conference dates

Registration Fees

Early (until March 31, 2018)                         
Late (until May 31, 2018)                  

must be Pre-Ph.D and upload a letter of certification from their Department Chairperson

* Prices are given all taxes included

Useful informations

Passports & Visas


    Every person entering France should be in possession of a valid passport or ID card meeting the official EU standards.
Visitors from some countries will require a visa. You can obtain detailed information from the website of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Please contact the nearest French Embassy or Consulate to your home for further information.



    The weather in Saint-Malo in July is variable: quite warm and sunny or if unlucky pretty rainy!




    No vaccinations are required to enter France   



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    The electric current used in France provides 220 Volts; its frequency is 50 Hz and the plugs have two male contact points. Plan to bring a transformer for your electrical or electronic equipment if it uses a different voltage and, if necessary, also bring a plug adapter.




    The Organizing Committee and representatives of the conference will not be liable for personal accidents or loss/damage of the private property of attendees during the congress. It is therefore recommended that participants arrange their own personal health, accident and travel insurance.