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International scientific conference: Genetics to the rescue - Managing forests sustainably in a changing world

International Scientific Conference: Genetics to the rescue

Managing forests sustainably in a changing world

January 27 - 31, 2020 Avignon Université, Campus Hannah Arendt, Avignon France

Practical information


Important dates

  REGISTRATION is closed 
Event calender  
Monday 27 January, afternoon GenTree General Assembly Restricted to GenTree partners. Bâtiment Nord Amphi 2E07
Monday 27 January, evening Welcome address and buffet at the Avignon City Hall Open to all. From 6 to 7:30 PM Downtown Avignon Salle des Fêtes, Hôtel de Ville
Tuesday 28 January, all day Conference Day 1, sessions #1 and #2 Each session will last 3.5 hours and include a keynote lecture (35+5 min), seven speakers (15+5 min) and a 30 min coffee break. Bâtiment Sud Amphi AT06 and adjoining rooms
Wednesday 29 January, all day Conference Day 2, sessions #3 and #4
Wednesday 29 January, evening Social dinner Open to all. From 7:30PM Downtown Avignon Hôtel Cloître Saint Louis
Thursday 30 January, all day Stakeholders' consultation to identify research needs in forest genetics in Europe Parallel event organized in collaboration with EUFORGEN. Bâtiment Nord Amphi 2E07 and break-up rooms
Thursday 30 January, all day  Genomics training session Parallel event organized by GenTree. Bâtiment Nord Amphi 2E05
Friday 31 January, morning  Wikipedia edit-a-thon training session The session will take place in the morning with an editing workshop in the early afternoon.  Organized by GenTree Bâtiment Nord Amphi 2E07

Travel and Venue

The Conference is organised in Avignon, France, at Avignon Université, Campus Hannah Arendt, January 27-31, 2020.
Location: 43°56'58.9"N 4°49'07.5"E

Capital of Christendom during the Middle Ages, Avignon is a touristic and historical city, in the heart of the Provence region. More information on Avignon attractions and events can be found on the website of the Avignon Tourist Office.

How to reach Avignon

By train: 

Direct high-speed trains (TGV) connects Avignon to Paris (2h40), Lyon (1h00), Marseille (0h30), Charles de Gaulle airport, Lille, Nantes, Rouen, Metz, Montpellier, Genève, Bruxelles, Marne la Vallée, Rennes, Toulouse, Strasbourg.

Local trains connect the 'Avignon TGV' train station to the city center (stop 'Avignon Centre'), in 5 minutes.

More information on trains timetable and fares can be found on the website of the french railways.


By plane:

The closest airport is Marseille-Provence,  which offers a large panel of national and international destinations, including low-cost flights towards Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Portugal and other European countries. A free shuttle bus from Marseille Provence Airport can take you to the Vitrolles station to take the train to Avignon Centre, several times a day. The train fare is around 20 €. In alternative, shuttle buses are available up to every 15mn (from 4:30am to 11:30pm) to reach Marseille train station in 25 mn ('gare SNCF'). You can then reach Avignon by  high speed or regional trains.

It is also possible to arrive at Montpellier Mediterranée Airport. Montpellier Mediterranean Airport is at the edge of the A9 motorway network (Exit 29, Montpellier Est). It is also possible to reach the downtown train station in 15mns by public transportation , to take the high speed train (TGV) to Avignon.


By car:

  • Autoroute A7 - Exit Avignon Sud  #24 (from Marseille, Nice, Italy). Please see google map
  • Autoroute A9 - Exit Remoulins (from Nîmes, Montpellier, Toulouse or Spain) ; Follow direction "Avignon Centre" (Avignon Downtown). Please see google map


ABSTRACT should be structured in such a way as to include:

  • Title should be brief and reflect the content of the abstract. The length of the title is get at a maximum of 200 characters.
  • Background/Objectives: 1100 characters including spaces
  • Material/Methods: 700 characters including spaces
  • Results: 1300 characters including spaces
  • Conclusion: 700 characters including spaces
  • References: 3 relevant references maximum. List the first two author name(s) (surname and initials of first and middle names) followed by "et al.", the year of publication, the journal, the volume(issue) and pages. If available, add the doi.
  • Tables and images: authors may upload a single file in JPG format, composed of data tables and/or pictures/graphs. The legend must be included in the jpg file, and will not be counted in the abstract word count. Please keep in mind that the text has to be readable in the published format, and the file size has to be exactly 13.5 cm width x 10 cm height. We recommend 10-point Calibri font. The maximum file size is 10 Mb.
  • The abstract (including title, authors, their affiliation, table/image box and references) must fit a 13.5 cm (width) x 19.0 cm (height) box, on 2 pages maximum, and should not exceed 4000 characters including spaces.


  • Recommended poster size: A0 Portrait (119 cm in height × 84 cm in width) - 33,1 x 46,8 po
  • Poster content should be well organized for clear presentation
  • Presenting Authors of the posters are kindly requested to stay close to their poster during poster sessions

Lunches and Social Dinner

Lunches will take place at the University Campus Hannah Arendt (bâtiment Nord) from 28 to 31 January 2020. Lunch fees are included in the conference package. Lunches will take place at the restaurant of the University from 12:30 pm to 01:30 pm. If you require a special diet, please indicate it on the registration form.

The social dinner will take place in the city center of Avignon at "Le Cloître Saint Louis", Wednesday Jan. 29. All participants are welcomed at 07:30 pm. The Cloître Saint Louis is located at 20 rue du Portail Boquier (43°56'37.8"N 4°48'16.4"E).

An ice-breaker cocktail party is offered by the Mayor of the city of Avignon, at the beautiful Salle des Fêtes of the City Hall, Monday January 27 from 06:00 to 07:30 pm. All participants welcome. The City Hall is located Place de l'Horloge (43°56'57.4"N 4°48'20.5"E).


The Organizing Committee will not take responsability for hotel booking.
A list of hotels and low-price accommodations will be soon available. We recommend that you book rooms as soon as possible as Avignon is among the favourite tourist spots in Provence.

Access map

Avignon Intramuros Avignon

Avignon Intramuros Avignon