8th Rice Genetics Symposium (RG8)

Abstract submission is free and is welcomed as part of the registration process.

Deadline for Abstract Submission is 29 June 2018, 1800hrs (Singapore Time).

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.

This theme concentrates on utilizing high-throughput tools and technologies for generating and mining SNPs, InDels, structural variants in plant genomes and detecting and comparing expression variation at the gene, transcript, and protein or metabolite level. Field and screen-house based phenotyping facilities, approaches, data acquisition and analysis i.e. drones and image processing is also included. Genotype to phenotype association processes and tools are also included


  • SNPs
  • InDels
  • Variants
  • RNASeq
  • Transcriptome
  • Proteome
  • Metabolome
  • Ionome
  • Phenotype
  • Drone
  • Image processing


220 Days 04 Hours 11 Minutes 36 Seconds



14 – 17 Oct 2018

Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018956