FIU-Fairchild Faculty Dr. Eric von Wettberg and Vanessa Sanchez (FIU -FTBG graduate student) were in Hyderabad, India at the VI International Congress on Legume Genetics and Genomics (October 2 -7). Dr. von Wettberg gave a talk on the phylogeography of South Florida legumes and their symbionts, while both also presented posters on related work. Dr. von Wettberg was
given an award for his poster presentation, and Ms. Sanchez was featured in the local newspaper during a conference break to the centre of the city. Following the meeting both attended a project meeting at the International Crop Research Institute in the Semi-arid Tropics on ongoing work on the domestication of chickpea and pigeonpea.