First Legume Society Conference
First Legume Society Conference
Novi Sad, Serbia, 9-11 May 2013
1st LSC: Petr SmýkalPetr Smýkal

Dr. Petr Smýkal from Department of Botany, Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic

Research interests: Vicieae tribe phylogeny and genetic diversity, biogeography and domestication of Pisum sp., pea genomics, development of evaluation approaches for germplasm collections, exploration of wild crop relatives in research and breeding, mapping of domestication traits in legumes, molecular aspects of crop domestication and evolution, study of co-evolution between potyviruses and legume hosts.

Author of 30 impacted and 15 peer reviewed papers, six book chapters on grain legumes.

Former president of Grain Legume Technology Transfer Platform (GL-TTP, 2008-2010), member of Pisum Genetics Association, Eucarpia, FESP