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[Maize] Genomics-assisted breeding workshop on Jan 14 (Tuesday), 1030 am- 1240 pm in Town and Country Hall in PAG

Varshney, Rajeev (ICRISAT-IN) via maize%40net.bio.net (by R.K.Varshney from CGIAR.ORG)
Thu Jan 9 02:50:17 EST 2014

Dear All,

Greetings and best wishes for the New Year - 2014.

I am pleased to share that like earlier years, we have got an excellent panel of genomics-assisted breeding specialists for the workshop. Please find below the details and schedule of the workshop.

I invite you to participate in this workshop. Please save the date and schedule of the workshop in your calendar.

Looking forward to see you soon.

Many thanks and kind regards


Genomics-Assisted Breeding workshop
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
10:30 am - 12:40 pm
Location: Town and Country

10:30 AM - 10:35 AM

Welcome & Introduction

Rajeev Varshney, ICRISAT

10:35 AM - 10:55 AM

Genetic Architecture of Quantitative Disease Resistance Revealed By Genome-Wide Association Scan in Wheat

Eduard Akhunov, Kansas State University

10:55 AM - 11:15 AM

Genetic and Metabolic Marker-Based Prediction of Heterotic Traits in Arabidopsis and Maize

Thomas Altmann, IPK Gatersleben

11:15 AM - 11:35 AM

Breeding Informatics for Crop Improvement: Current Status and Prospects


11:35 AM - 11:55 AM

Genomic Selection: Training Populations and GxE

Mark E Sorrells, Cornell University

11:55 AM - 12:15 PM  ,

A Systems Biology Approach to Study Genotype Environment Interactions and Develop a Biomarker Based on Gene Expression in Sunflower

Nicolas Langlade, INRA LIPM

12:15 PM - 12:35 PM

Applying the Reference Genome to Cotton Breeding

Andrew H. Paterson, University of Georgia

12:35 PM - 12:40 PM

Summary & Wrap-up

Rajeev Varshney, ICRISAT


Dr Rajeev K. Varshney, Principal Scientist (Applied Genomics)
Research Program Director- Grain Legumes &
Director, Centre of Excellence in Genomics (CEG)
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Adjunct Professor (Plant Biology), The University of Western Australia

Mailing address:
Bldg # 300, Center of Excellence in Genomics (CEG)
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Patancheru - 502 324, Greater Hyderabad, INDIA

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

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