Expanding and improving Genesys
Genesys, the online portal for information on genebank samples, is constantly evolving. First launched in 2008, it now contains data on more than four million accessions and counting, which is over half of the estimated total holdings of the world’s genebanks. Recent developments on the platform have made it easier for users to sift through all this information to find exactly what they need.
Matija Obreza, the person responsible for Genesys at the Crop Trust, has visited the 11 CGIAR genebanks as well as numerous other partner organizations to work with staff to ensure the latest data is uploaded and to get feedback on Genesys’s development.