Program - as of February 16, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018

Morning Session: Breeding Processes

Chair: Tony Studer

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 Thomas Widiez, University of Lyon, France
How to Make Maize Seeds That Look "Not Like Dad": the Genetics Behind Maize Haploid Inducers
9:15-10:00 Martha Wilcox, CIMMYT
Topic: Landrace Development and Participatory Breeding Efforts at CIMMYT
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:15 Mark Mikel, University of Illinois
Topic: Adoption of New Inbreds from the 21st Century Germplasm Pool
11:15-12:00 Jenna Hoffman, Monsanto
Topic: Genomic Selection
12:00-1:15 Lunch

Afternoon Session

Chair: Steve Moose


William Gordon-Kamm, DuPont Pioneer
Topic: Advances in Transformation of Elite Maize Inbreds


Bing Yang, Iowa State
Topic: Genome Editing of Maize

2:45-3:15 Break

Nicholas Heller, University of Illinois Graduate Student
Response to Selection in a Maize Population of epiNILs and the ILTSE


Graduate Student Poster Session
Topic: TBD

Monday Evening

Chair: Steve Moose

5:30-6:30 Social Hour
6:30-7:30 Dinner in the Chancellor Room
7:30-8:15 Matthew Hudson, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois
Data Analytics in Agriculture - Growing the Pipeline

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Morning Session: Optimizing Corn Performance

Chair: Martin Bohn

7:30-8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

Dean Riechers, University of Illinois
New Developments in Herbicide Resistance and Management Strategies for Waterhemp and Plamer Amaranth


William Rooney, Texas A&M
Use of Remote Sensing Methodology for Sorghum Improvement

9:30-10:00 Break

Maria Salas-Fernandez, Iowa State
Topic: High-throughput Phenotyping Methods for Biomass Sorghum


David Hubert, BASF
Topic: Phenotyping for Fungal Resistance in Corn

11:30-11:35 Closing Remarks