ETH Zürich is co-organizing a webinar series on plant meiosis applied to breeding. This is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie (MSC) grant agreement No 101029732.
The Webinar Series is taking place on November 10th, 17th and 24th of 2022. Dr. Sebastian Schultheiss, Managing Director at Computomics, will be giving a talk in the first session dedicated to recombination and introgression. Learn about our machine learning-based technology for predictive plant breeding and gain insights on the importance of understanding meiosis to predict combinations of traits. The title of the talk is: Machine Learning-based Selection for Malting Barley
Topic: Recombination and Introgression
Date: November 10th 2022 4 PM (CET, UTC+1)
Moderator: Steven Dreissig (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany).
Keynote: Raphael Mercier (Max Planck Institute, Germany): What limits meiotic crossovers?
Sevgin Demirci (KeyGene, Netherlands): Recombination modelling in plants
Sebastian J Schultheiss (Computomics, Germany): Machine Learning-based Selection for Malting Barely
Joiselle Fernandes (University of Cambridge/Max Planck Institute, UK/Germany): A close look at recombination in pericentromeres
Topic: Chromosome Segregation and Apomixis
Date: November 17th 2022 4 PM (CET, UTC+1)
Moderator: Brad Nelms (University of Georgia, USA)
Keynote: Peter van Dijk (KeyGene, The Netherlands): Diplospory: a unique modification of meiosis and key to future plant breeding by apomixis
Vanesa Calvo-Baltanas (TUM CREATE, Singapore): Engineering novel breeding technologies through the modification of plant meiosis
Emmanuel Guiderdoni (CIRAD, France): High frequency synthetic apomixis in hybrid rice
Jim Birchler (University of Missouri, USA): Engineered mini-chromosomes in maize.
Topic: Polyploidy and Karyotype Stability
Date: November 24th 2022 4 PM (CET, UTC+1)
Moderator: Heïdi Serra (Clermont Auvergne University)
Keynote: Graham Moore (John Innes Centre, UK): The Ancestral Gene duplication event, which doubled wheat grain number
Annaliese Mason (University of Bonn, Germany): Stabilising meiosis in synthetic allopolyploid Brassica.
Lindsey Compton (University of Birmingham, UK): Features of an Evolved Autotetraploid Meiosis in Potato
Kirsten Bomblies (ETH Zurich, Switzerland): Adaptation of autopolyploid fertility in Arabidopsis arenosa
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