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[Maize] Genomics-assisted breeding workshop on Jan 13 (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)
Tue Jan 6 12:39:52 EST 2015

Dear All,

Greetings and best wishes for the New Year - 2015.

By this mail we would like to invite you to join us in the Genomics-Assiste=
d Breeding workshop on Jan 13, 2015 to be held in San Diego during the PAG =
conference. Like earlier years, we have got an excellent panel of speaker f=
or the workshop. Please find below details and schedule of the workshop.

Please save the date and block your calendar for the workshop.

Looking forward to see you soon.

Many thanks and kind regards


Genomics-Assisted Breeding
About the workshop: In recent years, a truly impressive number of advances =
in genetics and genomics have greatly enhanced our understanding of structu=
ral and functional aspects of plant genomes. The complete genome sequences =
have become available for many crop species now. Due to advances in next ge=
neration sequencing technologies, it is possible to re-sequence mapping pop=
ulations as well as germplasm collections in large numbers. In addition to =
routinely used linkage mapping and marker-assisted selection (MAS) approach=
es, several novel genetic and genomics tools/approaches such as genome-wide=
 association studies (GWAS), marker-assisted recurrent selection (MARS), ge=
nomic selection (GS), functional genomics, etc. offer the possibilities to =
examine and utilize the structural as well as functional genetic variation =
in crop breeding. Holistic approach of enhancing the prediction of the phen=
otype from a genotype using genomics tools/approaches has been termed as 'g=
enomics assisted breeding' (GAB) (Trends Plant Sci 10: 621 630). In fact, g=
enomics assisted breeding has already shown its potential for crop improvem=
ent in several cereal species (Trends Biotech 24:490-499) and also in few l=
egume species (Plant Breeding Rev 33:257-304). A critical assessment of the=
 status and availability of genomic resources and genomics research in crop=
 plant species and devising the strategies and approaches for effectively e=
xploiting genomics research for crop improvement is the need of the hour (N=
ature Biotechnology 30:1172=961176). Genomics specialists having extensive =
experience in applying genomics in breeding from both public and private se=
ctors share their experience and propose novel ideas in this workshop to us=
e GAB in an efficient manner.

Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM-12:40 PM
Room: Town and Country

Rajeev K Varshney

10:30 AM
Welcome & Introduction<https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxiii/webprogram/Paper143=
Rajeev K Varshney, ICRISAT

10:35 AM
High Throughput SNP Discovery and Genotyping in Hexaploid Wheat<https://pag=
Etienne Paux, INRA GDEC

10:55 AM
The Influenza Paradigm for Resistance Gene Deployment in Lettuce<https://pa=
Richard Michelmore, Genome Center, University of California; Marilena Chris=
topoulou, Genome Center, University of California; Leah McHale, The Ohio St=
ate University; Lorena Parra, University of California; Alexander Kozik, UC=
 Davis Genome Center; Sebastian Reyes Chin-Wo, Genome Center, University of=
 California; Rosa Juliana Gil, Genome Center, University of California; Cay=
la Tsuchida, University of California, Davis; Maria Jose Truco, Genome Cent=
er, University of California; Dean Lavelle, Genome Center, University of Ca=

11:15 AM
Genetic Dissection of Biomass Development in Barley<https://pag.confex.com/=
Andreas Graner, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research=

11:35 AM
Identification and Cross-Validation of Trait-Associated SNPs Provide Insigh=
ts into Heterosis<https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxiii/webprogram/Paper14339.ht=
Patrick S. Schnable, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University

11:55 AM
A Practical Heuristic Approach to Marker-Assisted Gene Pyramiding<https://p=
Herman De Beukelaer, Ghent University; Geert De Meyer, Bayer CropScience NV=
; Veerle Fack, Ghent University

12:15 PM
Novel Strategies in Integrating Genomic Selection into the Broad Genomics-A=
ssisted Breeding Framework<https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxiii/webprogram/Pape=
Jianming Yu, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University

12:35 PM
Summary & Wrap-up<https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxiii/webprogram/Paper14342.ht=
Rajeev K Varshney, ICRISAT

Rajeev K. Varshney, PhD, FNAAS, FNA
Research Program Director, Grain Legumes &
Director, Center of Excellence in Genomics (CEG)
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Winthrop Research Professor, School of Plant Biology & Institute of Agricul=
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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