We were pleased and honored when, in November 2014, the International Advisory Committee accepted our proposal to host the OLIVEBIOTEQ 2018 Conference in Seville. Now we are looking forward to hosting all of the participants.
From the Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiología and the Instituto de la Grasa, both located in Seville and belonging to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), we are organizing this event in which researchers, organizations and companies related to the olive tree and olive products will gather to further pursue the aims of the OLIVEBIOTEQ conferences.
Among those aims is to bring together the latest advances and knowledge in the areas of breeding and propagation; reproductive and molecular biology, genomics and biotechnology; crop response to biotic and abiotic stresses and crop management; economics of the olive crop and olive products; table olive and olive oil quality, authenticity, technology and by-products; and nutrition and health.
In summary, we cover key topics of the olive crop and olive products, focusing on research, technological, industrial and commercial aspects. Scientific contributions will be combined with displays by exhibitors to showcase their products and services related to table olives and olive oil. The Conference excursion will allow us to visit the Olive World Germplasm Bank of Centro IFAPA Alameda del Obispo (Córdoba), as well as reference olive orchards and olive oil industries. Our tight agenda will be complemented with social events that will give all of us the opportunity to enhance our links for future collaborations.