Program overview

In 2024, the ICLGG returns to Brisbane, Australia, where delegates will share the results of their latest work, providing new insight into the amazing world of legume biology while helping to chart a path to legume improvement for food security without environmental harm. As in the past, recent advances in structural genomics and functional genomics of legume evolution, development, beneficial symbioses, plant defence against pathogens and pests, plant tolerance to abiotic stress and plant metabolism will be presented. Further, recent developments in pan-genomics have opened the door to greater appreciation of the genetic diversity within and between species, which will also be highlighted at this conference.

The meeting will span three and a half days and include plenary lectures covering key thematic areas of broad interest, research reports on specific topics and short, lightening talks from early career researchers. Posters will provide a venue for further data presentation and a forum for discussion.

A full program will be available in early 2024. Register your interest for further updates.

Monday 30 September 2024
11.00–14.00 Exhibitors bump in
14.00–19.00 Registration and exhibition open
16.00–17.00 Opening plenary
17.00–19.00 Welcome cocktail reception
Tuesday 1 October 2024
7.30–17.50 Registration and exhibition open
8.30–10.00 Plenary session 1
10.00–10.30 Morning tea
10.30–12.30 Parallel session 1A Parallel session 1B
12.30–13.30 Lunch
13.30–15.30 Parallel session 2A Parallel session 2B
15.30–16.00 Afternoon tea
15.30–17.50 Poster session
Wednesday 2 October 2024
7.30–17.30 Registration and exhibition open
8.30–10.00 Plenary session 2
10.00–10.30 Morning tea
10.30–12.30 Parallel session 3A Parallel session 3B
12.30–13.30 Lunch
13.30–15.30 Parallel session 4A Parallel session 4B
15.30–16.00 Afternoon tea
15.30–17.30 Poster session
19.00–23.00 Conference dinner and awards
Thursday 3 October 2024
7.30–18.00 Registration and exhibition open (exhibition closes 16.00)
8.30–10.00 Plenary session 3
10.00–10.30 Morning tea
10.30–12.30 Parallel session 5A Parallel session 5B
12.30–13.30 Lunch
13.30–15.30 Parallel session 6A Parallel session 6B
15.30–16.00 Afternoon tea
16.00–18.00 Exhibitor bump out
16.00–17.30 Parallel session 7A Parallel session 7B
17.30–18.00 Closing plenary and final awards