Monday, April 16th 2018
UC Davis Conference Center     |     UC Davis parking information
08:00 Registration
08:30 Tabare Abadie | DuPont Pioneer
Opening Remarks
08:40 Elizabeth Kellogg | Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
"Inflorescence form and function in sorghum and its relatives"
09:20 Barbara Blanco-Ulate | University of California-Davis
"Postharvest biology: Bridging fundamental and applied research"
09:35 Patrick Brown | University of California-Davis
"Accelerating genetic gain in tree crops"
09:50 Daniel Chitwood | Michigan State University
"Topological Data Analysis: What is it? What is it good for? How can it be used to study plant morphology?"
10:30 Poster Access | Coffee
10:50 Noah Whiteman | University of California-Berkeley
"My model organism eats your model organism: The natural history of a Drosophila that attacks Arabidopsis"
11:30 Amit Sethi | DuPont Pioneer
"Next-Generation Insect-Resistant Biotech Crops"
12:10 Flashtalks
12:30 Lunch
13:00 Poster Access
13:30 Patrick Edger | Michigan State University
"Subgenome dominance in interspecific hybrids and allopolyploids"
14:10 Lucia Gutierrez | University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Breeding Cereals for Sustainable Agriculture: Harnessing Genomic Data to Accelerate Gains in Complex Quantitative Traits"
14:50 Poster Access | Coffee
15:20 Emily Josephs | University of California-Davis
"Linking population genomics and quantitative genetics to understand the maintenance of variation in wild and domesticated plants"
15:35 Maeli Melotto | University of California-Davis
"Human Pathogens on Plants"
15:50 Stacey Harmer | University of California-Davis
"Circadian rhythms are turning heads: clock regulation of sunflower growth and development"
16:30 Closing Remarks

- Lunch and memorabilia provided