Program - as of January 19, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

Morning Session

Chair: Martin Bohn, University of Illinois

7:15-8:15 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15-8:30 Martin Bohn, University of Illinois
Welcome and Introductory Remarks
8:30-9:15 Mark Cooper, DuPont Pioneer
Topic: Genomic Selection Using Crop Growth Models - Update
9:15-10:00 Christina Lehermeier, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Topic: Genomic Selection Across Multiple Breeding Cycles
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:15 Thomas Luebberstedt, Iowa State University
Topic: Recent Advances in Double Haploid Technology
11:15-12:00 Stephen Long, University of Illinois
Topic: RIPE, Photosynthesis, Rubisco Diversity, Opportunities for Crop Improvement
12:00-1:15 Lunch

Afternoon Session

Chair: Tony Studer


Felix Fritschi, University of Missouri-Columbia
Approaches to Study Maize Adaptation to Drought Under Midwestern Field Conditions


Terry Molnar, CIMMYT

2:45-3:15 Break

Josh Cohn, Syngenta
A GM Approach to Improve Yield Preservation in Maize Subject to Water Deficit at Flowering


Jeffery Habben, DuPont Pioneer


Social networking/Cash bar opens

Monday Evening

Chair: Steve Moose

5:30-6:30 Social Hour
6:30-7:30 Dinner
7:30-8:15 Keynote Speaker, Robert J. Jones, Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Morning Session

Chair: Pat Brown

7:30-8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

Santiago Mideros Mora, University of Illinois
Topic: Plant Pathology


Jessica Bubert, University of Illinois
Topic: Genetic Architecture of NUE Traits

9:30-10:00 Break

Adriano T. Mastrodomenico, University of Illinois
Topic: Genomic Selection for Agronomic Traits Using Maize ex-PVP Germplasm


Christopher Boomsma, Purdue University
Topic: Purdue's Field Phenomics Efforts

11:30-11:35 Closing Remarks

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