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[Maize] About Genomics-Assisted Breeding workshop, 12 Jan 2010 in PAG conference

Varshney, Rajeev (ICRISAT & GCP) via maize%40net.bio.net (by r.k.varshney from CGIAR.ORG)
Sun Jan 3 12:25:44 EST 2010

Dear Sir/Madam

I would greatly appreciate if you may please circulate this on the mailing

Happy New Year and kind regards


Dear All

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Just thought to update you with the ³Genomics-Assisted Breeding² workshop
that will be held on Tuesday morning (12 January 2010 --- 10:20 am - 12:30)
in Town and Country Room in Town & Country Hotel during XVIII Plant and
Animal Genome Conference in San Diego, USA.  While details about this
workshop are available at http://www.intl-pag.org/18/18-gen-breeding.html ,
the list of speakers and their title of presentations are pasted below:

1. Rajeev Varshney, ICRISAT, INDIA
"Welcome & Introduction"

2.  Yunbi Xu, CIMMYT, MEXICO
"Development and application of a SNP-chip based molecular breeding platform
in maize"

3. Phil McClean, North Dakota State University, USA
"Genome-wide scan for loci affecting iron deficiency chlorosis tolerance in

4. Richard Visser, Wageningen University & Research (WUR), THE NETHERLANDS
"Genomics assisted breeding in potato: know your alleles!"

5. Jorge Dubcovsky, University of California- Davis, USA
"Genomics-assisted breeding in US public wheat breeding programs"

6. Rex Bernardo, University of Minnesota, USA
"Potential and practicality of genomewide selection in plants"

7. Jacqueline Heard, Monsanto Company, USA
"Improving crop productivity: translational research for sustainable

8. Rajeev Varshney, ICRISAT, INDIA
"Summary & Wrap-up"

I am sure that the we will have excellent presentations in the workshop ­ so
please plan to mark your calendar and participate in the workshop.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Many thanks and kind regards


Rajeev K. Varshney, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist (Applied Genomics)  
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Leader, Sub Programme 2: Genomics towards Gene Discovery
Generation Challenge Programme (GCP, www.generationcp.org)

Mailing Address: Centre of Excellence in Genomics (CEG), Building # 300
ICRISAT, Patancheru - 502 324, Greater Hyderabad, INDIA

Tel: 0091 40 30713305; Fax: 0091 40 3071 3074/ 3075

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