Crop Genomics for Global Food Security

Population growth and climate change generated stresses are indicating a need for immediate action regarding the improvement of crops to guarantee food security in developing countries. Genomics tools have uncovered important traits that can provide gains to crop cultivars in the different parts of the globe. Translational genomics can help accelerate the connection between trait identification and field applications.
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM-12:40 PM
Room: Pacific Salon 1
Antonio Costa De Oliveira and Henry T. Nguyen
10:30 AM
Barley Genomics and Food Security
Peter Langridge, Australian Centre of Plant Functional Genomics

10:50 AM
Diversity Seek
Ruth Bastow, Global Plant Council

11:10 AM
Legume Genomics and Food Security
Henry T. Nguyen, University of Missouri

11:30 AM
Potential and Challenges in Harnessing Public Genomic Research to Meet Global Food and Resource Needs
Shawn Kaeppler, Department of Agronomy and DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, University of Wisconsin - Madison

11:50 AM
The Genomic & Open-source Breeding Informatics Initiative
Kelly Robbins, Cornell University; Edward S. Buckler, USDA-ARS-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

12:10 PM
Crop Genomics in South America
Antonio Costa De Oliveira, Universidade Federal de Pelotas

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