International Rice Research Conference 2018 (IRRC 2018)

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Results will be notified via email in early August 2018.

Abstract Theme

The International Rice Research Conference (IRRC2018) is organized around 8 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 in three categories: 

15-minute oral presentations 

3-5 minute ‘flash talks’ (science café style) 


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 IRRC2018 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 is concerned with the underpinning molecular and physiological mechanisms for rice improvement. It will cover a range of abiotic traits and processes that confer selective advantage to rice when grown in a variety of environments, including non-stressed irrigated, drought-prone, submergence or flood-prone, saline affected, problem soils, and high or low temperatures. Discovery of new traits through genome wide association analysis and linking genotype to phenotype are central to this theme. These include mechanisms to rapidly screen and enhance novel traits through new multi-Omics/phenomics platforms from lab scale to satellite imaging.


  • Yield potential
  •  Drought tolerance
  •  Submergence and flood tolerance
  •  Salinity tolerance
  •  Photosynthesis
  • Nutrients (such as mineral uptake, translocation, and regulation)
  •  Root biology
  •  Genetic engineering
  •  Phenomics
  •  Drone technology



19 Days 22 Hours 17 Minutes 56 Seconds



15 – 17 Oct 2018

Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018956