Tomato researcher Barbara Blanco-Bello
Tomatoes on the vine
Pepper plants in research field
Pepper varieties
Eggplant in research field
UC Davis researcher Allen Van Deynze checks pepper plants
UC Davis student researchers
Biking through UC Davis West Village community
Scientist-artists Diane Ullman and Donna Billick, co-founders and co-directors of the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program, speak at the second annual TEDx program hosted at UC Davis
UC Davis researcher Roger Chetelat checks research plants
Potato varieties
Students bike and walk near the Sciences Laboratory Building and Sciences Lecture Hall on UC Davis campus
UC Davis students and professor at business innovation and leadership development class
UC Davis students near the Memorial Union


The 13th SolGenomics Conference was held on September 12 — 16, 2016 on the campus of the University of California at Davis

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SeedWorld Media Throughout the conference week, SeedWorld publisher Shawn Brook conducted interviews with Solanaceae researchers
Check them out! GIANT VIEWS interviews


CONFERENCE REGISTRATION is closed (all slots are filled)

Since 2003, the Solanaceae Genomics community meets annually to highlight scientific research progress in the Solanaceae species. This international conference brings together over 300 scientists and students to discuss the latest advances in the applications of research to production of solanaceous crops, including tomato, pepper, potato, eggplant, and petunia.

In 2016, the Conference has been scheduled and located to highlight the considerable contributions, resources and advances that have been made by the University of California, Davis, and the many agricultural and genomic enterprises in the northern and Central Valley of California. As Solanaceae crops are major economic and agricultural products of this region, the meeting will include presentations and tours related to the application of advances in the genomics of the Solanaceae. Davis is easily accessed from the Sacramento International Airport and is about an hour from major California destinations, including the wine producing regions of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, scenic Lake Tahoe and vibrant San Francisco.

SolGenomics: From Advances to Applications

  • Over three days of oral presentations, themed sessions of invited talks by domestic and international professionals from the public sector and industry to discuss genomic tools, advances and applications for the Solanaceae species
  • Poster and invited speaker sessions featuring competition-winning graduate students
  • An opening reception with live music following a keynote speaker’s talk (September 12, 2016)
  • A Gala Garden Banquet with a distinguished speaker and live music by local classic and blues band AMPLIFIED DNA at the UC Davis Robert Mondavi Institute’s Good Life Garden (September 14, 2016)
  • Arranged tours and visits to University of California and USDA facilities and the many agricultural and genomic companies in the vicinity of Davis.

Tomato harvesting in Central California
(Posted on Vine:

A processing tomato harvester: The tomatoes shown in this video are used for tomato paste and sauces. It is amazing agricultural technology! The harvester has an electric eye that kicks out green fruit and only requires one worker to throw out other unacceptable fruit
(Posted on Facebook by Barrios Farms Inc.)

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Key Dates

Abstract Submissions
TALKS ➣ Closed
POSTERS ➣ Closed
Early Registration
➣ Feb ⎯ April 30, 2016
Regular Registration
➣ May 1 ⎯ July 31, 2016
Late Registration
➣ Aug 1 ⎯ Aug 23, 2016 (Registration is closed)
Conference Dates
➣ Sept. 12 — 16, 2016


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