8th Rice Genetics Symposium (RG8)

Abstract Themes

The 8th Rice Genetics Symposium (RG8) is organized around 7 themes. Below, brief narratives and a set of keywords are given to describe each of these themes to guide the development and submission of abstracts for presentations which may be presented in three categories:

  • 15-minute oral presentations 
  • 3-5 minute ‘flash talks’ (science café style) 
  • posters 

Those submitting abstracts should indicate the theme under which they wish to present, select up to three keywords, and indicate their preferred category of presentation. The abstract should contain a title, list of authors (highlighting the presenter) and their affiliations, and a summary of no more than 350 words. Based on content and selected keywords, presentations will be grouped into specific sessions under each theme. The RG8 Science Committee will notify submitters of abstracts on acceptance, placement in sessions, and categorization of their presentation. Instructions for presentations will be communicated after acceptance of abstracts.

Genes and genotypes that address increased hybrid seed production and improved hybrid rice grain quality and quantity are included in this theme. Particular emphasis is on genes for carpel or stamen traits that facilitate hybrid rice-mediated increase in rice production.


  • Molecular heterosis
  • Male sterile
  • Synchronous flowering
  • Hormonal regulation
  • Fertilization
  • Stamen and carpel traits
  • Restorer
  • CGMS
  • EGM


220 Days 04 Hours 11 Minutes 36 Seconds



14 – 17 Oct 2018

Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018956