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Leveraging Genomics Tools to Accelerate Breeding for Climate Resilience

Addressing the challenge of providing sufficient safe and nutritious food to the world’s growing population, while conserving the environment and helping farmers adapt to the impacts of climate change, will require unprecedented increases in agricultural production and productivity in the next 40 years. This symposium will highlight studies that leverage genomics tools and approaches to accelerate breeding for climate resilience in crops and livestock as a key strategy for achieving global food security.
Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Time: 1:30 PM-3:40 PM
Room: Pacific Salon 6-7 (2nd Floor)
Organizers:
Nora Lapitan and Lindsay Parish
1:35 PM
Cowpea: Putting Genomics into Practice for Food Security
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; Issa Drabo, Institut de l'Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles; Batieno T. Benoît Joseph, West African centre for Crop Improvement; Tignegre Jean-Baptiste De La Salle, Institut de l'Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles; Ibrahim Atokple, CSIR-Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (CSIR-SARI); Francis Kusi, CSIR-Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (CSIR-SARI); Christian Fatokun, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture; Ousmane Boukar, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture; Ndiaga Cissé, Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles; Sassoum Lo, University of California Riverside; Mitchell R. Lucas, University of California; Hamid Mirebrahim, University of California Riverside; Maria Muñoz-Amatriain, Department of Botany & Plant Sciences, University of California - Riverside; Steve Wanamaker, Department of Botany & Plant Sciences, University of California - Riverside; Savanah M St Clair, University of California; Yi-Ning Guo, Department of Botany & Plant Sciences, University of California - Riverside; Bao-Lam Huynh, University of California; Arsenio Daniel Ndeve, University of California; Jansen Rodrigo Pereira Santos, University of California

1:55 PM
Genomics-Assisted Breeding for Climate Resilience in Tropical Maize
Raman Babu, Centro International de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT)

2:15 PM
Engineering Drought Tolerance in Grain Crops
Eduardo Blumwald, University of California-Davis

2:35 PM
Improving Food Security in Africa By Enhancing Resistance to Newcastle Disease and Heat Stress in Chickens: Genomics to Improve Poultry
Huaijun Zhou, University of California, Davis; David A. Bunn, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Genomics to Improve Poultry; Rodrigo Gallardo, University of California, Davis; Susan J. Lamont, Iowa State University; Jack C.M. Dekkers, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University; Amandus Muhairwa, Sokoine University of Agriculture; Peter Msoffe, Sokoine University of Agriculture; Boniface Kayang, University of Ghana; Augustine Naazie, University of Ghana; George Aning, University of Ghana; Carl J. Schmidt, University of Delaware

2:55 PM
Genomics Data Management: A Global Perspective
Kevin R. Hayes, DuPont Pioneer

3:15 PM
Panel Discussion


3:30 PM
Concluding Remarks


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