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 Two Agenda:

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Time of Session
Title of Session
Session Speakers
8:30
Registration
9:15
Chair Opening of Day
9:30
Genetic analysis and genomic prediction of complex traits in maize Jim Holland, Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS, Professor of Crop Science at NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
10:00
Engineering disease resistance in plants Xinnian Dong, Professor of Biology at Duke University, Research Investigator at HOWARD HUGHES MEDICAL INSTITUTE
10:30
An Ontology Approach to Comparative Phenomics in PlantsPankaj Jaiswal, Associate Professor, OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
11:00
Morning Break
11:30
Development of genomic datasets for rice breeding and functional genomics Dario Copetti, Assistant Research Scientist, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
12:00
Field-Based Phenomics from an Engineering Perspective Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, Associate Professor, IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
12:30
Integration of high-throughput phenotyping for the development of stress resilient crops: Connecting genotype to phenotype in the face of climate change Duke Pauli, Post-Doctoral Associate, The Gore Lab, CORNELL UNIVERSITY
13:00
Networking Lunch
14:00
Form, Function, and Beauty – High-Throughput Phenotyping Technology to Analyse Maize Roots for Genetics and Breeding Martin Bohn, Associate Professor, Maize Breeding and Genetics, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANACHAMPAIGN
14:30
Innovative Technologies for High-Resolution, High-Throughput Phenotyping: Bringing the Lab to the World and the World to the Lab David Kramer, Professor, MSU-DOE Plant Research Lab and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
15:00
Gene Editing Technologies Panel Edward Perello, Co-Founder of DESKTOP GENETICS
15:30
Afternoon Break
16:00
Improving Cold Storage and Processing Traits in Potato Through Targeted Gene Knockout Feng Zhang, Chief Operations Officer, CALYXT
16:30
Exploitation of CRISPR Spacer Hypervariability for Genotyping and Phylogenetic Studies of Beneficial and Pathogenic Bacteria Rodolphe Barrangou, Associate Professor of Food Science at North Carolina State University’s Department of Food, BIOPROCESSING & NUTRITION SCIENCES
17:00
Chair Close
17:30
End of Conference

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