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National Plant Genome Initiative Workshop - Challenges and Opportunities in High-Throughput Phenotyping and Data Management

The National Plant Genome Initiative (NPGI) is a national program coordinated by the Interagency Working Group on Plant Genomics (IWGPG) under the Committee on Science of the National Science and Technology Council. The NPGI goal is to develop a basic knowledge of the structures and functions of plant genomes, to translate this knowledge to a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of economically important plants and plant processes, and thus accelerate basic discovery and innovation in economically important plants. Since 1998, NPGI has been a leading advocate for openly accessible data and genetic resources, interagency coordination, rigorous and competitive scientific peer review, and public-private international partnerships. The NPGI workshop is a forum for the crop genomics and genetics research community to meet with IWGPG agencies (i.e. NSF, DOE, USDA, and USAID) to discuss key research challenges and critical resource needs for advancing plant science research in the United States and for its translation to agriculture. One of these challenges, high-throughput phenotyping, is critical to the translation of genomic discoveries to the field and presents a bottleneck towards this endeavor. In this workshop, six researchers from the community who are currently engaged in the development and use of HTP phenotyping platforms will give brief presentations to stimulate discussion of critical research and strategic resource needs in this area, including cyberinfrastructure and data management. Community input is sought as the workshop will conclude with 35 minutes of discussion among the audience. All are welcome to attend and participate!
Date: Sunday, January 10, 2016
Time: 1:30 PM-3:40 PM
Room: Sunset - Meeting House
Organizers:
Catherine Ronning , Diane Jofuku Okamuro , Jack K. Okamuro and Ed Kaleikau
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks


1:50 PM
Genomic and Open-source Breeding Informatics Initiative (GOBII)
Edward S. Buckler, USDA-ARS-Cornell University; Kelly Robbins, Cornell University; Jean-Luc Jannink, Cornell University; Tobias Kretzschmar, International Rice Research Institute; Lukas Mueller, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research; Yaw A. Nti-Addae, Cornell University; Michael S. Olsen, CIMMYT; Mark E Sorrells, Cornell University; Qi Sun, Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University; Rajeev K Varshney, ICRISAT; Susan McCouch, Cornell University

2:05 PM
Challenges and Opportunities in High-Throughput Field Phenotyping
Sindhuja Sankaran, Washington State University; Arron H. Carter, Washington State University; Lee A. Kalcsits, WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center; Jack K. Okamuro, USDA ARS; David C. Slaughter, University of California, Davis; Helmut Kirchhoff, Washington State University; Jesse Poland, Kansas State University

2:20 PM
Title and abstract pending.
Todd C. Mockler, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

2:50 PM
Discussion


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