Time: 12:50 PM
In this presentation paradigm shifts are elucidated that will lead to the desired improved and innovative crop varieties. First, large scale genomics information is now available and being applied for an increasing number of crops. Second, besides Genetic Modification alternative molecular genetic methods are under development that allows accelerated Molecular Breeding combined with Molecular Mutagenesis. Third, new automated and robotized phenotyping methods are now being implemented enabling the establishment of correlations of genetic variation with traits of socio economic importance. These three paradigm=m shifts enable a new and integrated way of sequence-based plant breeding that accelerates the pace of crop improvement to the level societyrequires. In a number of practical examples it will be shown that genomics in combination with new phenotyping approaches leads to fast and directed ways of genetic improvements of our crops for the future.