LGC symposium 2 - Genomic solutions to meet agriculture’s future challenges today

LGC is involved with varied projects around the world to improve crops needed to feed the developing world. The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) are two such projects that have been hugely successful. This is not only in providing a growing knowledge base for breeders and plant geneticists to improve cereal crops such as wheat and maize but also in applying this knowledge to meet agricultures continuing and future challenges. Our speakers Dr. Sarah Hearne (CIMMYT) and Dr. Babu Raman (CIMMYT & ICRISAT) will talk about how their projects are influencing crop improvement globally. They explain how adopting molecular breeding techniques to locate markers for specific traits has quickly boosted efforts to improve food staples as well as adapting them to harsh environments. The final speaker Dr. Dietrich Koester (LGC Genomics, Nucleic Acid Purification Product Manager) will talk about tailor-made DNA extraction methods for agriculture and livestock. He has a wealth of extraction experience with optimising chemistries for difficult to extract plant materials as well as optimising different extraction technologies for livestock breeding applications. He will explain how it is possible to optimise for challenging projects so that DNA is not the limiting factor.
Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Time: 1:30 PM-3:40 PM
Room: Pacific Salon 2
Bonnie Alvarado
1:50 PM
KASP pipeline for quality maize data development; Field to data generation
Sarah Hearne, CIMMYT International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center

2:10 PM
KASP pipeline for quality maize data development; Field to data generation
Raman Babu, Centro International de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT)

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