2123
Climate Change and ICRCGC 1

International Climate Resilient Crop Genomics Consortium (ICRCGC) organized three international workshops on Climate Change and ICRCGC during the International Conference on the Status of Plant and Animal Genome Research 2012 and 2013. Another International Workshop was also organized with the theme of Genomics and Breeding of Climate Resilient Crops for Future Food Security during the 6th International Crop Science Congress held in Brazil in 2012. In these four workshops, the talks by the speakers focused on the concepts, strategies, tools and techniques of genomics for combating and mitigating the drastic effects of climate change on agriculture followed by comprehensive discussions. The ICRCGC members have almost completed the draft of a White Paper for publication in a leading journal. We believe, it is high time now for formulation of a precise plan of action for collaborative research and extension to employ genomics and breeding for developing climate smart crop varieties. For this purpose, during the two workshops to be held during the International Conference on the Status of Plant and Animal Genome Research at San Diego, CA on January 11 (4:00 – 6:10 PM) and January 12 (1:30 – 3:40 PM), 2014, we will have comprehensive deliberations among members of ICRCGC and the scientists from public and private sectors and funding agencies, and also policy makers to prepare a template for submitting grant proposals.
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM-6:10 PM
Room: Golden Ballroom
Chair:
Chittaranjan Kole
Co-chairs:
Robert Henry and David Edwards
4:00 PM
Ecological Genomics and the Development of Environmentally Resilient Crops
Loren H. Rieseberg, University of British Columbia; Gregory J. Baute, University of British Columbia; Sebastien Renaut, Université de Montréal; Colin Khoury, International Center for Tropical Agriculture; Hannes Dempewolf, Global Crop Diversity Trust

4:20 PM
Managing Plant Plasticity for Climate Resilient Crops
Graham J King, Southern Cross Plant Science, Southern Cross University; Justin Bloomfield, Southern Cross Plant Science, Southern Cross University; Terry J Rose, Southern Cross Plant Science, Southern Cross University

4:40 PM
Root Related Abiotic Stresses and Climate Changes: Insights into a New Era
Antonio Costa De Oliveira, Federal University of Pelotas; Luciano C. da Maia, Federal University of Pelotas

5:00 PM
The Power of High Quality Reference Sequences for Climate Resilient Wheat and Rice
Kellye Eversole, IWGSC; Catherine Feuillet, Bayer CropScience; Jan E. Leach, Colorado State University; Angela Records, USAID; Elodie Rey, Institute of Experimental Botany AS CR

5:20 PM
Genomics-Assisted Breeding of Climate Smart Rice Varieties
Jauhar Ali, PBGB, International Rice Research Institute; Jianlong Xu, Institute of Crop Sciences/National Key Facility for Crop Gene Resources and Genetic Improvement; Yongming Gao, Institute of Crop Sciences/National Key Facility for Crop Gene Resources and Genetic Improvement; Jastin E. Reveliza, PBGB, International Rice Research Institute; Zhi-Kang Li, Institute of Crop Sciences, CAAS, Beijing

5:40 PM
Advancing the Productivity Frontier for Sorghum
Andrew H. Paterson, Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory, University of Georgia

See more of: Workshops