[Arabidopsis] Genomics-Assisted Breeding workshop on 13 Jan in PAG

Charles S. Gasser via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by csgasser from ucdavis.edu)
Fri Jan 9 14:30:00 EST 2009

This message is from Rajeev Varshney.  Please send any response to 
him at R.K.Varshney from CGIAR.ORG, NOT to Charles Gasser 
(Arabidopsisnewsgroup moderator who is posting this for Rajeev)

Dear All,

Happy New Year!  This mail is about the "Genomics -Assisted Breeding"
workshop during Plant and Animal Genome (PAG XVII) conference. The
workshop will be held in Golden Ballroom on January 13, 2009 (Tuesday)
during 10.20 am- 12.30 pm. We have got a panel of eminent scientists and
excellent speakers who will discuss the examples and prospects of
genomics-assisted breeding in several crops.

The schedule of this workshop is given below (and also available at
http://www.intl-pag.org/17/17-gen-breeding.html ).

10.20 am        Rajeev Varshney, ICRISAT

                         Welcome and Introduction

10.25 am        Andreas Graner, IPK-Gatersleben, Germany    

W231  LD Mapping In Barley: Insights Into The Genetic Architecture Of
Agronomic Traits
              (Graner, Haseneyer, Stracke, and Piepho)

10.45 am        Mark Sorrells, Cornell University, USA

W232  Association Breeding Strategies For Improvement Of Self-Pollinated
Crops <http://www.intl-pag.org/17/abstracts/W29_PAGXVII_232.html>
             (Sorrells, Heffner, and Jannink)

11.05 am        Jean-Christophe Glaszmann, CIRAD, France

W233  Linkage Disequilibrium Mapping And Tagging In Sugarcane
             (Glaszmann, Raboin, Costet, Hoarau, Butterfield, and DHont)

11.25 am        John Arbuckle, Syngenta Seeds Inc., USA

W234  Discovery And Application Of Genome Information In Maize Breeding
              (Arbuckle, and Ragot)

11.45 am        Scott Jackson, Purdue University, USA

W235  Genomics In Common Bean: Leveraging The Soybean Genome For Bean
Improvement <http://www.intl-pag.org/17/abstracts/W29_PAGXVII_235.html>

(Jackson, Schlueter, McClean, Gepts, Blair, and Vallejos)

12.05 pm        Yaniv Semel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

W236  Phenom Networks - A System For Complex Phenotype Analysis In
Breeding <http://www.intl-pag.org/17/abstracts/W29_PAGXVII_236.html>
              (Semel, and Zamir)

12.25 pm        Rajeev Varshney, ICRISAT, India


We look forward to seeing your participation in this workshop. So please
mark your calendar to participate in this workshop on Tuesday (13th Jan)
morning in Golden Ballroom in Town and Country Hotel. I am sure that due
to your participation and cooperation, we will have a great workshop.

In the end, wishing you all a very happy, peaceful and successful 2009!

Many thanks and kind regards,


Rajeev K. Varshney, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist (Applied Genomics)
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics


Leader, Sub Programme 2: Genomics towards Gene Discovery
Generation Challenge Programme (GCP, www.generationcp.org)

Mailing Address: Applied Genomics Laboratory, GT- Biotechnology, ICRISAT
PATANCHERU- 502 324, Greater Hyderabad, INDIA

Off: Tel: 0091 40 30713305; Fax: 0091 40 3071 3074/ 3075
e-mail: r.k.varshney from cgiar.org /varshney.raj from gmail.com

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