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Abstract submission: September 15, 2009 Early bird registration: November 30, 2009 Closing date for registration: February 1, 2010

Executive Committee Prof. Dr. Wickneswari Ratnam (UKM) Dr. Norwati Muhammad (FRIM) Prof. Dr. Nor Aini Ab Shukor (UPM) Dr. Sim Heok Choh (APAFRI) Mr. Hong Lay Thong (Bioversity International) International Scientific Advisory Committee Prof. Dr. Wickneswari Ratnam (Malaysia) Prof. Dr. Chuck Cannon (USA/China) Prof. Dr. Jean Bousquet (Canada) Prof. Dr. Sally N. Aitken (Canada) Prof. Dr. David B. Neale (USA) Prof. Dr. Matias Kirst (USA) Prof. Dr. Giovanni G. Vendramin (Italy) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rene Vaillancourt (Australia) Dr. Yoshihiko Tsumura (Japan) Conference Organising Committee Chair: Prof. Dr. Wickneswari Ratnam (UKM) Vice-Chair: Dr. Norwati Muhammad (FRIM) Secretary: Dr. Choong Chee Yen (UKM) Assistant Secretary: Ms. Melissa Wong (UKM) Treasurer: Dr. Faridah Qamaruz Zaman (UPM) Assistant Treasurer: Ms. Sukganah Apparow (UKM) Committee Members Dato Prof. Dr. Mahani Mansor Clyde (UKM) Prof. Dr. Mohamad Osman (UKM) Dr. Rozi Mohamed (UPM) Dr. Mohd Nazre Salleh (UPM) Dr. Ng Chin Hong (FRIM) Dr. Lee Soong Leong (FRIM) Dr. Kevin Ng Kit Siong (FRIM) Dr. Norlia Basheruddin (FRIM) Dr. Norwati Adnan (FRIM) Dr. Siti Salwana Hashim (FRIM) Dr. Ho Wei Seng (UNIMAS) Dr. Lee Yin Fah (Forestry Research Centre, Sabah) Mr. Nagulendran Kangayatkarasu (MNRE) Mr. Brian Yap Jing Wei (FRIM) Mr. Julaihi Abdullah (Sarawak Forestry Corporation) Mr. Ong Seong Siang (UKM) Mr. Sivaganesh Logananthan (UKM) Ms. Mahaletchumy Arjunan (MABIC) Ms. Christina Yong Seok Yien (UPM) Ms. Nor Amalina Rohaizaid (UKM) Ms. Eyen Koh (Forestry Research Centre, Sabah)

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Registration fee includes registration for IUFRO Kuala Lumpur 2010, welcome reception, one conference banquet dinner ticket, conference bag and souvenir, morning and afternoon tea and lunch.


Sustainable Utilisation and Conservation of Forests in the Genomics Era March 7-12, 2010 Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

For further information, please kindly contact us at: School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences Faculty of Science and Technology Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 43600 Bangi, Selangor Malaysia (Attention: Dr. Choong Chee Yen) e-mail: fax: 603-89253357

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Forests host most of the worlds terrestrial biodiversity and are important for industries as well as billions of rural people. In addition to wood and non-wood products, forests also provide food that supplement what is obtained through agriculture, thus increasing food security. In the fast developing Asia Pacific region, tropical forests and forest genetic resources are threatened by deforestation, forest fragmentation and habitat degradation as a result of unsustainable harvesting of forest products and the conversion of forests to other land uses. IUFRO Kuala Lumpur 2010 conference will showcase advances in genomics and genetics research for forest species with emphasis on tropical forest species for sustainable management and ultilisation. It will bring together molecular, population, ecological, conservation and quantitative geneticists, managers, and professional foresters to exchange the latest information and technologies and strengthen collaboration. IUFRO Kuala Lumpur 2010 is the joint conference of IUFRO Working Parties 2.04.01 (Population, Ecological and Conservation Genetics) and 2.04.10 (Genomics) which will be held on March 7-12, 2010 at Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Bioversity International are the hosts for the conference. The conference includes invited and contributed presentations and posters, discussion sessions, workshops, satellite and business meetings and an in-conference tour.

To provide a platform for exchange of ideas and information amongst researchers and practitioners in forest genetics, breeding and conservation. To discuss and evaluate the latest approaches and techniques in forest genetics research and management of forest genetic resources. To promote international co-operation and networking amongst practitioners and researchers involved in forest genetics, breeding and conservation.

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Conservation of forest genetic resources phylogeny and phylogeography; population structure and conservation; mating systems, gene flow and population variation; genetic pollution and invasive species; propagation technologies.

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Sustainable utilisation of forest genetic resources gene expression, markers and QTL mapping; linkage disequilibrium and association mapping; quantitative genetics and breeding; adaptive genetics and climate change; policies and regulations.

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