New AEGIS accessions from the Czech Republic

With 402 new accessions from the Czech Republic, the European Collection now holds 70,830 accessions

Training School on Dormant Bud Cryopreservation

The Training School, organized by the ECPGR Cryopreservation Working Group, will be held in Faenza, Italy, 21-23 May 2024.

Getting to the roots of carrot genetic diversity

A study by the EVA Carrot Network, published in Acta Horticulturae, shed light on carrot genetic diversity, evaluating 60 landraces from 16 countries

Genetic Resources launches Special Issue on PGR ex situ conservation in Europe

The Special Issue aims to provide an updated overview of ex situ conservation activities in Europe. Proposals should be submitted by 30 April 2024.

Data on in situ crop wild relatives are now available on EURISCO

For the first time, EURISCO includes data on in situ CWR populations of potential importance for breeding and research.

Single primer enrichment technology – a new genomic resource to investigate the diversity of lettuce germplasm

For the first time, the single primer enrichment technology (SPET) – a novel high-throughput genotyping method – was used in lettuce to study the…

Seventeenth meeting of ECPGR's Steering Committee

National Coordinators met from 30 May–1 June 2023 in Portugal to review activities from 2019–2023 and launch a new 5-year ECPGR programme

Want to participate in the new EVA Network on Legumes?

The EVA Network brings together breeding companies, research institutes and genebanks to evaluate crop diversity in European collections

Poland signed the membership Letter of Agreement for Phase X

We welcome back Poland that re-joined ECPGR after several years, becoming the 34th country participating in the programme!

ECPGR is hiring!

We are looking for a Research Specialist to join our team. Apply by 7 March 2023.