If you have a business interest in Plant Improvement Technologies, or looking to network with senior executives and influencers within the space, learn more about the Plant Improvement Technologies Congress, taking place in Research Triangle, North Carolina, USA this March 30-31, 2016.

Here’s a quick look at the Plant Improvement Technologies Congress Day One Agenda:

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Time of Session
Title of Session
Session Speakers
8.30Registration
9:15
Chairperson’s Opening of Conference
9:30
Effects of TEs on Adjacent Genes via Silencing by Spreading of Epigenetic MarksScott Jackson, Professor, UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
10:00
Small Grains for Malting in Craft BeerSebastian Wolfrum, Owner & Founder, EPIPHANY CRAFT MALT
10:30
Sequencing the Hexaploid Oat Using Diploid References Jessica Schlueter, Associate Professor, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE.
11:00
Morning Break
11:30
Health Benefits as a Trait; The Plаnt Pathways Elucidation ProjectCory Brouwer, Director of Bioinformatics Services Division, University of North Carolina at CHARLOTTE
12:00
Development of Crop Protectants from the Plant and Soil Microbiome Brooke Bissinger, Director of Entomology, AGBIOME
12:30
Panel Discussion - Applications of Agricultural Genomics Bill Heafy, General Manager, YAMCO LLC
13:00
Networking Lunch
14:20
A Systems Approach to Improved Root TraitsPhilip Benfey, Co Founder and Chair of the SAB at Hi Fidelity Genetics, Professor at DUKE UNIVERSITY
14:50
Plant Ecosystem Design & Engineering Christer Jansson, Director of Plant Sciences, EMSL-PNNL
15:20
Afternoon Break
15:50
Phenotyping platforms to investigate the regulation of tomato fruit morphology Esther van der Knaap, Professor at the UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
16:20
The Carrot Genome: Building a Model to Study Phytochemical Accumulation in Root CropsMassimo Iorizzo, Assistant Professor, NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
16:50
Dissecting genotype-environment interactions and yield tradeoffs across environments Thomas Mitchell-Olds, Professor, DUKE UNIVERSITY
17:20
Chair Close

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