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EUCARPIA cereal section / IWIW2 meetings March 19-22, 2018


Symposium program is under construction.
Eucarpia cereal 2018 meeting will start on monday at around 8:30am/9:00am and will end at around 5:00pm on wednesday.
IWIW2 meeting will take place on thursday from 9:00am to 5:00pm

March 19, 2018

  • Introduction to the meeting

Catherine Feuillet - Bayer, USA

Challenges that cereal growers and breeders have to face, front lines of sciences to be mobilized…

  • Session I: Characterization and use of genetic resources

Keynote Speaker: Andreas Graner - IPK, Germany

in-situ, ex-situ conservation, description; allele mining, making genetic resources beneficial for breeding, e.g. wide crosses, alien genetics, synthetics, domestication 

  • Session II: Genomics and epigenomics in the post sequence era

Keynote Speaker: Scott Allen Jackson - University of Georgia, USA

Status of cereals sequencing, re-sequencing, maps, annotation, and similar topics.

March 20, 2018

  • Session III: Yield potential and resource efficiency

Keynote Speaker: John Foulkes - University of Nottingham, UK

Pushing the yield plateau despite restricted input and limited resources, accelerating genetic progress, hybrids…

  • Session IV: Improving tolerance to biotic and abiotic stress

Keynote Speaker: Heribert Hirt - KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Coping with climate change, controlling cereals diseases and pests

March 21, 2018

  • Session V:  High quality and safe cereals for food, feed and industrial use

Keynote Speaker: Tatsuya Ikeda - NARO, Japan

Nutritional and technological quality for a variety of uses

  • Session VI: Future challenges and innovations

Keynote Speaker: Peter Rogowsky - INRA, France

Novel approaches for cereals breeding, gene editing and beyond, high throughput phenotyping, co-operative and participatory breeding…

March 22, 2018 - 2nd International Wheat Innovation Workshop