CUCURBITACEAE 2018
12 – 15 November 2018 • UC Davis, California USA

Bringing together cucurbit scientists from around the world for an in-depth conference exploring new frontiers of cucurbit research and development


Thank you to all conference participants, attendees and sponsors for coming together and helping to make CUCURBITACEAE 2018 a huge success!

Cucurbitaceae 2018 conference attendees

9th US-based meeting of Cucurbit scientists, public and private
2nd time in California
250 registered representatives from 16 countries
377 scientists contributed to the 116 oral and poster presentations
Eight 0ral sessions
Large poster session (over 60 posters)


Visit Seedworld.com/cucurbitaceae-2018 to view Marc Zienkiewicz’s (Seed World) interesting and engaging interviews with CUC 2018 participants
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We gratefully acknowledge the support of CUCURBITACEAE 2018 sponsors

Syngenta logo
USDA-NIFA logo
Sakata logo
SeedQuest logo
VoloAgri logo
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Limagrain Vilmorin HM.Clause Mikado Hazera combined logo
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Amy Goldman Fowler

2018 meeting highlights:

  • Three days of oral presentations, themed sessions of invited talks by domestic and international professionals from the public sector and industry to discuss advances and applications for the Cucurbitaceae species
  • Poster and invited speaker sessions
  • Welcome Reception
  • In partnership with Seed Central, squash, olive oil, and honey tasting at the UC Davis Robert Mondavi Institute
  • Evening Social co-hosted with Seed Central, to include Networking and Panel Discussion. Proposed panel includes a Culinary Scientist, a Squash Breeder, a Culinary Chef, and a Food Industry Chef
  • Crop-specific sub-meetings for cucumber, melon, squash, watermelon, and melon powdery mildew

UC Davis campus, CaliforniaWalter A. Buehler Alumni Center    •   Robert & Margrit Mondavi Center    •   UC Davis Conference Center