From 13. 1. to 18. 1. San Diego (USA) was hosting an International Plant and Animal Genome Conference that was attended also by our coworkers. Associate Prof. Andreja Čerenak presented Biotechnological Approaches Used in Slovenian Hop Breeding Program at the Hop Breeding and Genomics Session. PhD students Marjeta Eržen and Lucija Luskar presented their research work with posters. More than 3500 attendees have gathered during six days of conference.