Friday April 10th, 2015 at UC Davis, Student Community Center Multipurpose Room

9:00      Opening Reception and Coffee

9:30       Tabare Abadie, DuPont Pioneer: Opening remarks

10:00     Howie Smith, Retired, DuPont Pioneer: “Twentieth Century US Maize Breeding”

10:50     Isabelle Goldringer, INRA, France: “New breeding and management strategies based on genetic diversity

               to address global change in wheat”

11:40     Student Talk: Tyson Howell, PhD Student, Integrative Genetics and Genomics Graduate Group,

                UC Davis: “Improving drought resistance in wheat by characterizing an alien rye translocation”  

12:00     Lunch *

1:00       Louise Sperling, Senior Technical Advisor, Catholic Relief Services: “Catalyzing seed systems that deliver to

               smallholders: focus on seed markets”

1:50       Dani Zamir, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: ” Is there a limit to crop yield? “

2:40       Student Talk: Erin Wilkus, PhD Student, Ecology Graduate Group, UC Davis:

               “Impact of Participatory Breeding Programs: A case study in Uganda 

3:00       Coffee Break

3:20       Andy Baumgarten, DuPont Pioneer: Precision Phenotyping and Prediction:

               Pioneer’s Boreas Standability Program”

4:10      Jean-Marcel Ribaut, Generation Challenge Program: “Adoption of modern breeding in developing countries:

              The Generation Challenge Programme experience. Would it work?”

5:00      Social Mixer

* Lunch provided with registration

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For questions please contact Nicolas Cobo: ncobo at ucdavis dot edu