International Conference on ‘Low Temperature Science and Biotechnological Advances’ begins at New Delhi 27th April, 2015, New Delhi The International Conference as a collaboration of ICAR –NBPGR, NAAS, SLTB, UK and RBG, UK on “Low Temperature Science and Biotechnological Advances” was inaugurated by Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and DG, ICAR at A.P. Shinde Symposium Hall, NASC Complex, New Delhi on 27th April, 2015. Dr. Maurizio Lambardi from National Research Council of Italy who is the immediate past chair of SLTB co-chaired the inaugural session. Prof. R.B. Singh, immediate past president, NAAS and Dr. J.S. Sandhu (DDG, Crop science) gave their remarks as Guests of Honor. Prof. Hugh Pritchard, Head, Seed biology, RBG, Kew delivered the inaugural lecture entitled ‘Plant cryopreservation : Scale, Scope and Hope’. Dr. K.C Bansal, Director, NBPGR and Organising secretary and Dr. Rekha Chaudhury, Convenor, extended warm welcome and thanked the delegates for their participation. ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources is ISO:9001:2008 Certified Institute Farmer’s variety (Pigeon pea) registration under PPV&FRA NBPGR successfully concluded the International Conference on “ Low temperature science and biotechnological advances” which was held jointly by ICAR, NAAS, SLTB, UK and RBG, UK from 27-30th April, 2015 at NASC Complex with 47 oral presentations and 90 poster presentations.