Dear attendant,  

We hope this finds you well facing, in the best way possible, the circumstances that, unfortunately, we are living these months.    

We contact you from the Technical Secretariat of the XIIth Eucarpia Meeting on Cucurbit Genetics and Breeding to inform you that, due to travel and other restrictions that are being imposed  the spread of Covid-19, the Organizing Committee has decided that the Congress will be held virtually from 24 to 28 May 2021. We deeply regret the inconvenience, but we believe that, given the circumstances, it is the most appropriate solution to enjoy a great edition of the congress. We will do our best to make this new version of the meeting attractive and interesting  for all of you.  

We inform you that your 2020-registration is valid for the virtual congress of 2021; however, the registration fees will be reduced and better adapted to this virtual modality. From February 1st, the Technical Secretariat will begin the process of refunding the difference in registration fees as well as the extra services (accommodation and gala dinner).  

In case of total cancellation of your participation, due to the expenses originated till now, the 60% of your registration fee will be refunded. Regarding the hotel booking and dinner services, the 100% of your payment will be refunded.  

To continue with your registration or to cancel it, it is essential that you respond to the following form before January 28th: 

The organizing committee will keep the already accepted abstracts and the abstract submission platform will remain open for those authors who want to modify or update their abstracts.  The deadline for modifying or submitting new abstracts is February 28, 2021.  

We remain at your disposal for any questions or doubts.  

Thank you very much for your attention.  

Kind regard.


Dear colleagues and friends,

On behalf of Eucarpia, the members of the Local Organizing Committee are proud to invite you to the XIIth Eucarpia Meeting on Cucurbit Genetics and Breeding, which will be held online from May 24 - 28th, 2021. This scientific event will be organized by three institutions, the University of Almería, the Institute for Mediterranean and Subtropical Horticulture "La Mayora" in Málaga, and the Polytechnic University of Valencia.    

This meeting is arranged every four years by the Cucurbitaceae working group of EUCARPIA. Although Eucarpia is an organization for plant breeding there is no doubt that breeders need the cooperation, the knowledge and the technics of pathologists, physiologists and biotechnologists to get success in their breeding objectives. The Congress is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest research in those fields, but also to promote discussion and exchange of ideas among leading scientists from European and non-European countries all over the world.

Almería is the European region with the largest greenhouse vegetable production area in the EU. The nearly 30,000 hectares of greenhouses are devoted mainly to the production of Solanaceae and Cucurbitaceae fruits, including the latter important horticultural crops such as cucumber, zucchini, melon and watermelon. But Almeria is no longer just an important center for horticultural production, but is increasingly a reference site for the development of greenhouse-associated technology. The new varieties “made in Almería” are everytime more appreciated for their cultivation all over the world.

Attending Cucurbitaceae 2021 you will participate in active discussions and cutting-edge lectures regarding the advances in scientific areas related to Genetics and Breeding of Cucurbit species. 

The local organizing Committee of Cucurbitaceae 2021 look forward to welcome you to our congress, from May 24-28th, 2021!  


 Marisa Gómez Guillamón      Manuel Jamilena                   Belén Picó                               





February 28th, 2021: Deadline for abstract submission.

May 20th, 2021: Deadline for online registration.

May 24-28th, 2021: Celebration of the virtual congress.




You can make your registration for the congress at the following link.


You can consult the program and timetables of the congress online at this link.



You can submit your abstract at the following link.The deadline for modifications and submission of new abstracts is February 28th.



If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us at