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CSSA: Translational Genomics

This workshop, organized by the C7 division of the Crop Science Society of America, will focus on the application of cutting-edge genomic methodologies to enhance our understanding of crop plants. Many crop plants have complex genomes, others are economically less important and therefore often under-resourced. However, with the advent of next-generation sequencing, it has become feasible to develop genomic knowledge for any crop and to translate this information into genetic improvement. The workshop will consider all crops and will be of interest to geneticist and breeders in cash crops as well as food security crops.
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM-10:10 AM
Room: Pacific Salon 1
Organizers:
John Fellers and Marilyn Warburton
8:00 AM
Welcoming Remarks


8:05 AM
Letting the genie out of the maize genebank bottle
Sarah Hearne, CIMMYT - International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre

8:25 AM
Mining of the Global Wheat Genetic Resources
Sukhwinder Singh, CIMMYT- International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre

8:45 AM
Isolation and Characterization of the d2 Dwarfing Gene in Pearl Millet
Katrien M. Devos, Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences), and Dept. of Plant Biology, University of Georgia

9:25 AM
Translational Genomics of Cowpea
Timothy J. Close, Department of Botany & Plant Sciences, University of California - Riverside; Philip A. Roberts, Department of Nematology, University of California - Riverside; Stefano Lonardi, University of California Riverside; Steve Wanamaker, Department of Botany & Plant Sciences, University of California - Riverside; Bao-Lam Huynh, University of California - Riverside; Mitchell R. Lucas, University of California; Issa Drabo, Institut de l'Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles; Tignegre Jean-Baptiste De La Salle, Institut de l'Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles; Christian Fatokun, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture; Ousmane Boukar, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture; Ndiaga Cissé, Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles; Rogerio Chiulele, Eduardo Mondlane University; Ibrahim Atokple, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR); Francis Kusi, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR); Mingcheng Luo, University of California; Yong Q. Gu, USDA ARS, Western Regional Research Center; Scott A. Jackson, University of Georgia; Michael P. Timko, University of Virginia; Marti Pottorff, University of California; Matthew Alpert, University of California Riverside; Yaqin Ma, University of California; Wellington Muchero, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Ndeye Ndack Diop, Generation Challenge Programme, c/o CIMMYT; Serdar Bozdag, Marquette University; Jeffrey D. Ehlers, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

10:05 AM
Concluding Remarks


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