Scientific Program - Plenary session

Monday, August 15, 2016SpeakerAffiliationTitle
09:00-10:00Opening ceremony
10:00-10:30Shenggen FanInternational Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)A new food system for sustainable development: the role of science and technology
10:30-11:00Antonio Costa de OliveiraUniversidade Federal de PelotasCrop genomics and breeding in Brazil
11:00-11:30Jiayang LiChinese Academy of Agricultural SciencesMolecular design of high-yield superior-quality rice varieties
11:30-12:00P. Stephen BaenzigerUniversity of NebraskaThe future of wheat breeding and the importance of international collaboration: a perspective from the USA
12:00-14:00Lunch & Poster visit
Tuesday, August 16, 2016SpeakerAffiliationTitle
08:00-08:30Matthew Kennedy MorellInternational Rice Research Institute (IRRI)The role of grain quality in improving the quality of life of rice farmers and consumers
08:30-09:00Hans-Joachim BraunInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) International cooperation: Paramount to meet global challenges for wheat improvement
09:00-09:30Achim DobermannRothamsted ResearchAccelerating innovation in crop science
09:30-10:00Yingguo ZhuWuhan UniversityApplication studies and genetic mechanism on Honglian-type hybrid rice
10:00-10:15Coffee break & Exhibition visit
10:15-10:45Qifa ZhangHuazhong Agricultural UniversityThe genomic basis of heterosis in an elite rice hybrid
10:45-11:15Graeme HammerThe University of QueenslandAdapting field crops to drought and heat – the case of sorghum in Australia
11:15-11:45Masahiro YanoNARO Institute of Crop ScienceChanging landscape of rice breeding: Integration of genomics approaches to modern rice breeding
11:45-12:15Caixia GaoChinese Academy of SciencesGenome editing: drawing a bright future for precision plant breeding
12:15-14:00Coffee break & Exhibition visit
Friday, August 19, 2016SpeakerAffiliationTitle
08:00-08:30Suk-ha LeeSeoul National UniversityIntegration of crop science for food security to combat world hunger
08:30-09:00Suthad SetboonsarngTrustee of IRRIDynamics of international rice market
09:00-09:30Michael PuruggananNew York UniversityEvolutionary genomics of crop domesticatiom
09:30-10:00Jinsheng LaiChina Agricultural UniversityThe genomics of maize breeding
10:00-10:15Coffee break & Exhibition visit
10:15-10:45Zhikang LiChinese Academy of Agricultural SciencesHarnessing the genomic diversity of Asian cultivated rice (Oryza sativa L.): SNPs, pan genomes and structural variation
10:45-11:15Jane InindaAlliance for a Green Revolution in AfricaA model for increased access to quality seed supply in Africa (2007-2016)
11:15-11:45Xiaoming BaoDa Bei Nong GroupBiotechnology and Crop Productivity in China
11:45-12:25Closing ceremony