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 Welcome Letter

Dear Colleagues,

The International Conference on Wheat Diversity and Human Health is considered to be a milestone event in Turkey and the region in the fields of wheat diversity and human health, having the attendance of researchers, scientists and industry people from all around the world. The conference will be organized in Istanbul, between the 22nd and 24th of October 2019 under the authority of the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, CIMMYT, ICARDA, and The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture- FAO.

The objective of this conference is bringing the Wheat researchers and the Human Health community together to exchange information and discuss strategies for improving the health benefits of wheat by exploiting diverse genetic resources, modern breeding, genomics, and sustainable production and processing technologies. This milestone event will be highlighted by plenary and in talks delivered by national and international experts from both fields. The conference program will also include oral and poster presentations from researches in these fields.

It’s our pleasure to invite you to attend The International Conference on Wheat Diversity and Human Health in which every aspect of Wheat Diversity and Human Health is discussed in great detail. We would like to thank you in advance for your valuable contributions and participation.

On behalf of The Organizing Committee,

 Keynote Speakers

  •  Dr. Hans-Joachim Braun Mexico

  •  Prof. Fred Brouns


  •  Prof. Ismail Cakmak


  •  Prof. Jan Delcour


  •  Prof. Elena Khlestkina


  •  Prof. Hamit Koksel


  •  Prof. Hakan Özkan


  •  Prof. Calvin Qualset    


  •  Prof. Peter Robert Shewry 

    United Kingdom

  •  Prof. Richard Trethowan


  •  Dr. Thomas Payne



     Dr. Mesut Keser


  •  Fatih Özdemir, Ph.D. 


  •  Pof. Janet Cade

    United Kingdom

  •  Prof. Heinrich Grausgruber


  •  Prof. Friedrich Longin


  •  Prof. Dr. Funda Elmacıoğlu


  •  Prof. Alptekin KARAGÖZ


 Registration Fees



Developing Countries

$ 225,00

(Until Oct. 22th 2019)



Developed Countries

$ 400,00

(Until Oct.22th 2019)

 Fee Included Services

- Attendance to all scientific sessions,

- Attendance to the Forum on Turkish Local Wheat 

- Lunches, coffee breaks, and cookies, 

- Book of abstracts (online), 

- Name badge, and conference bag,

- Certificate of attendance.

 Scientific Topics

* Overview of wheat diversity and human health,

* Wheat landraces, heritage and ancient wheats: diversity and health impact,

* Beneficial components in wheat grain: minerals and phytochemical,

* Beneficial and adverse effects of wheat on human health,

* Production technologies for nutritious and healthy grain,

* Socio economic basis for on-farm wheat diversity,

* Improvement of key traits by genetics and breeding,

* Improvement of wheat end-products by processing,

* Nutritious wheat for animal feeding,

* Climate change and wheat quality.

 Türkiye Buğday ve Sağlık Forumu

 Türkiye Buğday ve Sağlık Forumu

24 Ekim 2019, Elite World Hotel, Istanbul


Türkçe olarak düzenlenen “Türkiye Buğday ve Sağlık Forumu” 24 Ekim 2019 tarihinde “Uluslararası Buğdayın Çeşitliliği ve İnsan Sağlığı Konferansı” çatısı altında konferansın yapılacağı İstanbul Elite World Hotel’de gerçekleştirilecektir.

Foruma katılmak için lütfen aşağıdaki butonu tıklayarak kaydınızı yaptırınız.

Forum Kayıt Ücreti: 100 TL*

* International Conference on Wheat Diversity & Human Health Konferansı'na kayıt yaptıranlar için katılım ücretsizdir.

 Important Dates

 Beginning of Registration and Abstract Submission

10 March 2019

Abstract Submission Deadline

02 August 2019

(Poster Submission Deadline is extended until 30 August 2019)

Notification of Acceptance

10 August 2019

Early Registration Deadline

15 August 2019

Author Payment Deadline

30 August 2019


 Conference Scientific Committee

* Prof. Calvin Qualset, University of California, Davis (USA), Conference Co-Chair

* Prof. Peter Shewry, Rothamsted Research (UK), Conference Co-Chair

* Dr. Alexey Morgunov, CIMMYT (Turkey), Conference Secretary

* Prof. İsmail Çakmak, Sabanci University (Turkey)

* Prof. Alptekin Karagoz, Aksaray University (Turkey)

* Prof. Hamit Koksel, Hacettepe University (Turkey)

* Prof. Nusret Zencirci, Bolu University (Turkey)

* Dr. Velu Govindan, CIMMYT (Mexico)

* Dr. Carlos Guzman, (Spain)

* Dr. Elena Salina, (Russia)

 Local Organizing Committee

* Fatih Özdemir, Bahri Dagdas International Agricultural Research Institute (Turkey), Co-Chair

* Alexey Morgunov, CIMMYT (Turkey), Co-Chair

* Mesut Keser, ICARDA (Turkey), Co-Chair

* Nurcan Atalan-Helicke, Skidmore College (USA)

* Fatma Pehlivan Karakaş, Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University (Turkey)

 Key Information

 * Conference Venue

Conference venue will be announced. 

* Exhibition Area

Convenient spaces will be available for the exhibitors at the Venue

* Conference Language

The official language of Wheat Diversity & Human Health is English

* Important Dates

Registration and Abstract Submission Open: 10 March 2019

Abstract Submission Deadline: 02 August 2019

Notification of Acceptance: 10 August 2019

Early registration deadline: 15 August 2019

Author payment deadline: 30 August 2019

* Invitation Letter

Official letters of invitation can be printed from the online registration system after the registration procedure is completed. The organizing office may ask for the registration payment.

DOWNLOAD Easy Guide For Language & Travel

 The Conference Hotel

 Elite World Istanbul

Şehit Muhtar Mh., Şehit Muhtar Caddesi No:42, 34437 

Taksim, Istanbul

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* We strongly suggest you to take the easiest way “airport shuttle buses” to go the Conference Hotel (same for return). Airport Shuttle Bus fee is 18 TL (around $3,50) for a ride to Taksim Point which is in front of the conference hotel. AirPort - Taksim Shuttle Buses are available from all Istanbul airports. For detailed route map click HERE.

“HAVAIST” shuttle is available from Istanbul Airport in every 15 minutes.

“HAVABUS” shuttle is available from Sabiha Gokcen Airport in every 30 minutes.

* Please note that Istanbul is a big city and there is traffic jam, especially during rush hours. It might take a bit longer in the morning to reach to conference hotel than you expect. 




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