Forest Research Institute

PROFOREST Centre of Excellence

‘Protection of forest resources in Central Europe’

at the Forest Research Institute in Warsaw



Workshop on

Forest Tree Genetics


WP 5.4 Workshop: “New approaches in forest tree genetics

1st announcement




It is a pleasure for us to send the First Information on the Workshop organized in the frame of the EU PROFOREST project at the Forest Research Institute in Warsaw (FRIW).


The Workshop is especially designed for geneticists (specialised both in molecular markers analysis and tree breeding), biologists and foresters interested in modern methods of forest tree genome studies. Forest policy makers are also welcome to join the meeting in order to discuss practical use of molecular markers in Forestry.




The Workshop is related to genetic diversity conservation methods especially for Scots pine and another widely occurring species and microsatellites analysis technique. Presentations will be given by invited experts from Poland and EU countries. Round table discussions are very welcome. During a field trip we will meet practical application of the some presented idea. It is our intention to keep the meeting as a broad base for exchange of information related to gene conservation and sustainable management of forest genetic resources.


Workshop objectives:

·        Dynamics of the genetic diversity assessed with adaptative and neutral genetic markers

·        Introduction to the microsatellites analysis and interpretation of genomic data obtained for Scots pine populations

·        Statistical analysis of microsatellite marker data

·        Using microsatellite data to infer patterns of contemporary gene movements in various tree species





The meeting will be held at the Forest Research Institute in Sękocin near Warsaw – 45 minutes by bus from Warsaw Okęcie Airport. Detailed information on transportation will be available soon. A transfer from Okęcie airport and the Warszawa Centralna railway station to FRI Sękocin will be arranged.




The official language of the Workshop will be English



Preliminary program:


Monday 23 August:  

18.00: Arrival, registration and accommodation



Tuesday 24 August:

 8.00: Breakfast

9.00: Workshop Opening

9.30-12.30: General Session

13.00: Lunch

14.30- 15.30: Scientific Session

16.30: visiting the Genetics and Forest Tree Physiology Department in FRI (Sekocin)

19.00: Dinner


Wednesday 25 August:

8.00: Breakfast

9.30-12.30: Scientific Session

13.00: Lunch

14.30- 18.30: Open session and discussion

19.00: Dinner at the Old Town in Warsaw


Thursday 26 August:
8.00: Breakfast
9.30: departure to the Primeval Forest of the Białowieża region
13.00: Lunch
14.30- 16.30: visit of the Scots pine stands in Hajnówka, Białowieża and Bielsk Forest District
19.00: Farewell Dinner


Friday 27 August:
8.00:   Breakfast
9.30:   Visiting the Białowieża National Park
13.00: Lunch
15.00: Come back to FRI Sekocin
19.00: End of the Meeting, departures





There is no entry fee or other form of payment for the Workshop. However, all participants are expected to cover their costs of travel, food and accommodation from their own sources. PROFOREST Centre of Excellence covers the costs of travel and stay for invited lecturers only. Participants from Former USSR countries may apply for free of charge accommodation.



Additional information:


Abstracts of all presentations will be printed and distributed among Workshop participants.

The organizers invite participants of the Workshop to send in advance their presentations in both ways: as printed materials and in electronic way. The proceedings of the Workshop will be printed in the form of a book published by the FRIW, and disseminated later among participants. Papers should be sent in English with summary and key-words as indicated in the registration form.


Further information:

Other information and guidelines for preparing manuscripts will be available through this web site: (see Events)


On behalf of the organizers, FRI Warsaw, Poland

Dr Justyna Nowakowska e-mail:


Last update: 25 May 2004, by J. Nowakowska