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Friday April 11th, 2014 at UC Davis, Student Community Center Multipurpose Room

9:00         Opening Reception and Coffee
9:30         Tabare Abadie, DuPont Pioneer: Opening remarks
10:00      Jorge Dubcovsky, University of California Davis: Developing Reverse Genetic
                  Tools for Wheat and Their Use to Dissect Complex Pathways
11:00      Janny Van Beem Plant, CGIAR International Potato Center (CIP): Food Security:
                  Facilitating the Access, Conservation and Benefit Sharing of Genetic Resources
12:00      Lunch*
1:00         Michael Mazourek, Cornell University: Food Security Through Valuing Food
2:00         Hillary Sullivan, DuPont Pioneer: The Co-Evolution of Molecular Breeding and
                  Key Enabling Technologies
3:00         Coffee Break
3:15         Peggy Lemaux, University of California Berkeley: Modifying Thioredoxin in
                  Cereals Leads to Unexpected Grain Improvements – But Where Are They?
4:15         Howard Shapiro, Mars Incorporated: Why Uncommon Collaborations Are the Only Way Forward
5:15         Social Mixer

*Provided with registration

For questions please contact Brittany Hazard: bahazard at ucdavis dot edu