Spotlight: The World Vegetable Center

Learn about the work of the international vegetables genebank.

14 November 2022
Step-by-step guide to requesting accessions

Want to learn how to request genebank accessions through Genesys? Check out our newest tutorial

15 August 2022
Spotlight: The Australian Pastures Genebank

Learn about the work of Australia’s national pasture and forage genebank.

1 August 2022
What does it take for a genebank to go online?

Data managers from the national genebanks of Ghana and Zambia spill the beans

18 July 2022
Genesys Advisory Committee meets again

It discussed the latest developments, and where we go from here

28 June 2022
Genesys gets a (bit of a) makeover

Get familiar with the latest user interface updates

10 June 2022
Recording: Subsets and trait data in Genesys

The recording of the webinar Subsets and trait data in Genesys is available!

27 May 2022
Genesys X Seeds for Resilience

Staff from the Seeds for Resilience partner genebanks learned about Genesys during the GOAL workshop that took place in Nairobi, Kenya 9-13 May 2022

1 June 2022
Accession subsets and trait datasets in Genesys

Want to learn more about C&E datasets and subsets in Genesys? Sign up for the webinar!

20 May 2022
What’s new since January 2022?

Check out the latest data updates made during the first two quarters of 2022

25 May 2022
Embedded Genesys

What is Embedded Genesys and its newest features.

18 May 2022
Genesys welcomes EBI!

The Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute is the latest Genesys Data Provider.

10 May 2022
Recording: How to use Genesys

The recording of the webinar “How to use Genesys” is now available.

24 March 2022
New passport data from three African national genebanks

Partner genebanks of the Crop Trust-led Seeds for Resilience project publish the first batches of data in Genesys.

17 March 2022
Webinar: How to use Genesys

Want to learn more about the different things Genesys can do? Join our webinar!

14 March 2022
The latest news from CGIAR genebanks

CGIAR genebanks marked the end of the Genebank Platform by updating data on more than half a million accessions on Genesys.

18 March 2022
An update from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

The Millennium Seed Bank at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew updates passport data in Genesys.

10 March 2022
Eggplant trees: The ramifications of dividing up the eggplant genepool

The diversity tree developed as part of the global conservation strategy for the conservation and use of eggplant genetic resources is now available in Genesys.

1 February 2022
New descriptor lists for neglected fruits

The World Agroforestry Centre and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations have just jointly published six new descriptor lists.

14 December 2021
ICRISAT genebank in Niamey, Niger shares data on Genesys

Genesys welcomes the largest collection of pearl millet, sorghum, groundnut and pigeonpea in West and Central Africa.

13 December 2021
Uploader 1.8 available!

A new release of Genesys Uploader 1.8 is available for download!

11 December 2021
CSIR-PGRRI joins Genesys

Genesys welcomes the national genebank of Ghana as a new data provider.

1 December 2021
Genesys partners up with Nepal’s national genebank

Continuing with its effort to include more national Genebanks, Genesys partners up with NAGRC-NARC, Nepal’s national genebank.

26 November 2021
Genesys welcomes New Zealand forages

Margot Forde Germplasm Centre shares data on over 3000 accessions.

18 November 2021
New passport data of cassava and wild relatives of rice and sorghum

More data from the national genebank of Zambia, as promised.

17 November 2021
Cross-pollinating Genesys data breeds speculation

Luigi Guarino reveals some curious patterns by creating an interesting mashup of georeferenced data retrieved from Genesys with datasets on deforestation and poverty.

12 November 2021
An update from the home of spectacular waterfalls

Genesys welcomes the National Genebank of Zambia as a new data provider of sweet potato accession data.

28 October 2021
Ecuadorian delicacies on the Genesys menu

Passport data for some of the most beloved Ecuadorian snacks is now available in Genesys!

26 October 2021
Something’s brewing!

Coffee producers, sellers, and addicts will be happy to hear that passport data on the coffee collection at the National Center for Agronomic Research (CNRA, Ivory Coast) is now available in Genesys.

19 October 2021
New subsets in Genesys

A total of 100 new subsets were published in Genesys in 2021. The most recent additions are subsets from ICRISAT and ILRI genebanks.

12 August 2021

Searching for similar accessions

The Similarity Search function allows you to explore potential duplicate accessions on Genesys. More...

8 February 2021

USDA data updated!

Passport data for material in USDA National Plant Germplasm System is now up to date in Genesys. More…

29 January 2021


The Overview screen allows for more details! Details...

29 January 2021

Marula subsets

ICRAF shares new subsets of marula (Sclerocarya birrea), a tree species that occurs naturally across a wide range of semi-arid areas in sub-Sahara Africa.

9 December 2020

New sorghum and millet subsets

New subsets from ICRISAT genebank provide an insight into sorghum, proso millet and kodo millet diversity.

3 December 2020

Cluster upgraded

The server infrastructure required an urgent upgrade. Genesys services are operational.

22 October 2020

Genesys enhanced by GRIN Taxonomy

USDA’s curated scientific name database provides a taxonomic backbone for Genesys, making searching easier and more productive.

6 September 2020

User survey results

Read the summary of user feedback to the 2020 survey. Thank you for participating!

10 August 2020

Genesys updated

Genesys update is complete. Thank you for your patience.

23 July 2020

Cluster upgrade completed

We finished the upgrade of the Genesys infrastructure. Thanks for your patience.

22 July 2020

Genesys Uploader 1.7 released

An updated version of Genesys Uploader tool is available for download.

The new release addresses issues with parsing numbers from Excel files, improved regular expression support and more.

26 May 2020

EURISCO updates

Genesys is updated with the latest data from EURISCO. The update includes DOIs for material at IPK!

10 May 2020

Delays in request processing

Work in genebanks across the world is impacted by restrictions put in place to contain the spread of the COVID-19 disease.

Requests for material continue to be logged and will be addressed when conditions allow.

27 March 2020

Genesys Survey

Help us make Genesys better with your comments and suggestions!

Thank you for your feedback! The survey is now closed.

6 February 2020

Genesys updated

We addressed a few usability issues with the website and improved API performance for browsing material of PGRFA networks.

28 January 2020

ECPGR data updated

Accession records from EURISCO are updated, adding some 24,000 new records to Genesys.

8 January 2020

Upgrade completed

Genesys upgrade is completed.

9 December 2019

New accession images

EMBRAPA uploaded their first batch of over 16,000 images to Genesys (e.g. peppers, squashes).

IRRI added some more images of their rice collection this week.

15 November 2019

Passport data updates

CIP and Bioversity share updated passport data for their entire collections.

13 November 2019

Additional rice accession images

IRRI genenebank published images for additional 12,000 accessions in their collection this week. This brings it to a total of 55,000 rice accessions with images on Genesys.

13 November 2019