The objective of the International Phytomedomics and Nutriomics Consortium (IPNC) is to form a network to promote research and development on genomics of medicinal plants and nutraceutical crops for addressing the issues of health and nutrition security.
The International Phytomedomics and Nutriomics Consortium (IPNC, erstwhile known as ICPN) was established in 2010 and its first international workshop was organized in 2011 during the International Conference on the Status of Plant and Animal Genome Research (PAG) at San Diego, CA, USA. The main theme of the workshop was to discuss and improve the spectrum of research on medicinal plants and nutraceutical crops for the development of plant based medicines to combat various diseases including cancer, diabetes, and others. Altogether, IPNC successfully organized twelve workshops during the PAG conference since 2011, one in each year from 2011 to 2018 and two each in 2019 and 2020. In the past workshops the speakers have delivered talks on the concepts, strategies, tools and techniques of genomics for depiction of the genomes of medicinal plants and nutraceutical crops, the genes underlying the production of phytomedicines and nutraceuticals and utilization of these information for the enhancement of quantity and quality of the phytochemicals in the plant system. The ICPN workshops in 2021 will be focusing on applications of advanced tools and techniques of omics platform in breeding of medicinal plants and nutraceutical food crops. Comprehensive discussions during the interaction meetings among the participants will emphasize on the development of a roadmap for collaborative research including formulation of the precise plan of actions for future research at global level on the IPNC platform and drafting of a white paper for that purpose.
We invite people from all corners including scientists, scholars, policy makers, funding agencies and private entrepreneurs on this global platform to utilize agri-genomics for health and nutrition security.
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