A DuPont Plant Sciences Symposia Series Event
New Frontiers in Plant Breeding—Genomics and Beyond
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center
2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, Nebraska
About the symposium
The Nebraska Plant Breeding Symposium is a part of a biennial series which began in 2012. In 2015, the Symposium became an annual event. It is affiliated with a broader group of plant breeding symposia spanning multiple universities, facilitated by DuPont Pioneer.
The goal of the symposium series at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is to enhance agricultural scientific literacy, stimulate collaboration, and help build interest in plant breeding careers. This one-day symposium is free, open to the public, and offered via webinar to the broader scientific community around the world.
This year’s theme is “New Frontiers in Plant Breeding—Genomics and Beyond.” The organizing committee wants to gather highly-recognized nation-wide experts covering this important subject.
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- Robin C. Buell, Michigan State University
Title: “Genome biology of wild and cultivated potato”
- John Doebley, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: Genetics of maize domestication: low hanging fruit and dark matter
- Reka Howard, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Title: “Advancements in genomic prediction”
- Andrew H. Paterson, University of Georgia
Title: “Toward production systems incorporating ratooning/perennial grain crops”
- Frank Technow, DuPont Pioneer
Title: “Going beyond statistics—the case for biological whole genome prediction models”
Funding for this symposium was provided by DuPont Pioneer, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and the Agricultural Research Division and from the Dermot P. Coyne Distinguished Lectureship fund. Thank you to the faculty and staff within the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture for their support.