Preliminary Program

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SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2014
Conference Venue: TCU Place, 35 – 22nd Street East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada   

15:00 - 18:30    

Registration open

19:00 - 21:00    

Welcome and Networking Reception for IFLRC VI & ICLGG VII delegates and Canadian Special Crops Association Convention (CSCA) delegates

 

 

MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
Fundamental and Applied Genetics and Genomics Location: Salons A, B, C (Upper Level)

7:30 

Registration Open

7:30 - 8:45 

Breakfast (Grand Salon - Upper Level)

9:00 - 10:30

Plenary Session IFLRC VI & ICLGG VII

Co-Chairs:
Doug Cook (University of California Davis, USA)
Tom Warkentin (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)

9:00 - 9:45    

Nevin D. Young (University of Minnesota, USA)
Nevin Young is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota with joint appointments in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Department of Plant Biology. Dr. Young received his B.A. at Indiana University in 1977 and Ph.D. at Yale University in 1984, followed by a NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship at Cornell University. He is author or co-author of more than 270 scientific publications, including 105 refereed publications and 18 book chapters. Dr. Young was principal investigator of the NSF initiative to sequence the genome of the model legume, Medicago truncatula, published in Nature magazine in 2011, as well as the current NSF project to create a genome-wide association mapping "Hapmap" platform for Medicago.

Exploring Nodulation through Genome Resequencing and Association Genetics in Medicago

9:45 - 10:30    

Judith Burstin (INRA, Dijon, FRANCE)
Dr Judith BURSTIN is Director of research at INRA UMR1347 Agroecology Dijon-F. With an initial background in agronomy, quantitative genetics and breeding, she has acquired competencies in genomics and post-genomics. Her research focuses on pea and aims at deciphering the control of seed yield and quality in the context of climate change. A major scope of her research is the molecular understanding of plant adaptation. She leads a group working on the genetics and genomics of protein crops (mainly pea and fababean). She has been coordinating large multi-disciplinary projects in the field of pea quantitative molecular genetics, translational genomics and proteomics, and of development of molecular tools and plant material. She co-authored more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and 5 book chapters. She is expert for the French variety registration office and has been vice-president of the former European association of grain legumes.

Recent pea genomic resources will enhance complementary improvement strategies in this crop

10:30 - 11:00    

Refreshment Break

ICLGG: Fundamental Genomics Gallery A, B (Main Level)
IFLRC: Applied Genetics & Genomics Gallery C, D (Main Level)
Chair: Doug Cook (University of California Davis, USA)Chair: Tom Warkentin (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)

11:00 - 11:30    

Scott Jackson  (Univ. of Georgia, USA)

“Genetic and epigenetic variation in legumes: focus on Glycine max and Phaseolus vulgaris”

11:30 - 11:50    

Stig Andersen  (Aarhus University, Denmark)

Lotus japonicus natural variation and LORE1 insertion mutants

11:50 - 12:10    

Greg Perry (University of Guelph, Canada)

Using SNP genotyping to identify regions of Phaseolus acutifolius introgression in OAC-Rex, a CBB resistant variety of Phaseolus vulgaris

12:10 - 12:30

Stephan Schröder (North Dakota State University, USA)

Optimization of Genotyping by Sequencing (GBS) Data in Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)

11:00 - 11:30   

Noel Ellis  (CGIAR, Hyderabad, India)

Shifting the focus: populations, genetics and genomics

11:30 - 11:45    

Rachit K. Saxena (ICRISAT, India)

Whole genome re-sequencing based classification of heterotic pools for accelerating hybrid breeding in pigeonpea

11:45 - 12:00   

Ping Wan  (Beijing University of Agriculture)

A high-density SNP genetic map and QTL mapping for yield and other agronomic traits in adzuki bean (Vigna angularis )

12:00 - 12:15   

Trupti Joshi   (University of Missouri, Columbia, USA)

Next Generation Resequencing of Soybean Germplasm for Trait Discovery

12:15 - 12:30   

Gilles Boutet (INRA, Rennes, France)

SNP discovery in pea: A powerful tool for academic research and breeding

12:30 - 14:00    

Lunch Break (Grand Salon - Upper Level)

ICLGG: Evolution Gallery A, B (Main Level)
IFLRC: Applied Genetics & Genomics; Disease Resistance Gallery C, D (Main Level)
Chair: Sachiko Isobe (Kazusa DNA Research Institute, Japan)Chair: N.P. Singh (IIPR, Kanpur, India)

14:00 - 14:30    

Peter Tiffin (University of Minnesota, USA)

Targets of selection in the Medicago genome

14:30 - 15:00    

Maren Friesen (Michigan State University, USA)

Symbiotic Dimensions of Trifolium Biodiversity

15:00 - 15:20    

Steven Cannon (USDA-ARS)

Multiple incidents of polyploidy and nodule evolution near the origin of the legumes

15:20 - 15:40    

Elisa Bellucci (Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy)

Decreased nucleotide and expression diversity and modified co-expression patterns characterize domestication in the common bean

14:00 - 14:15  

Pasupuleti Janila (ICRISAT, India)

Identification of introgression lines with superior pod yield and improved rust resistance in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.)

14:15 - 14:30    

Ehsan Sari (University of Saskatchewan)

Genotype-dependent interaction of lentil lines with Ascochyta lentis

14:30 - 14:45  

Judith Lichtenzveig (Curtin University, Australia)

Pathogenomics of the Didymella spp. causal agents of Ascochyta blights in legumes

14:45 - 15:00   

Jagmeet Kaur (Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India)

Moisture stress induced changes in metabolites and cellular functions of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes

15:00 - 15:15   

Renu Singh (CCS Haryana Agricultural University, India)

Mapping micronutrients using recombinant inbred lines (RILs) in Mung bean (Vigna radiata L.)

15:15 - 15:30   

Larn McMurray (SARDI, Adelaide, Australia)

Improved weed control in Australian pulse production through advancements in genetic and agronomic research

15:30 - 16:00    
Refreshment Break

ICLGG: Development Gallery A, B (Main Level)
IFLRC: Applied Genetics and Genomics; Abiotic Stress Tolerance Gallery C, D (Main Level)
Chair: Sachiko Isobe (Kazusa DNA Research Institute, Japan)Chair: Ashutosh Sarker (ICARDA, India)

16:00 - 16:30    

Catherine Rameau (INRA, Versailles , France)

Strigolactones and other long distances signals regulating shoot branching

16:30 - 17:00    

Jim Weller  (University of Tasmania, Australia)

Genetic control of flowering in temperate legumes

17:00 - 17:20    

Jianxin Ma (Purdue University, USA)

Molecular Basis of Soybean Stem Architecture

17:20 - 17:40    

Julie Hofer  (ICRISAT, Patancheru, India)

Sequence analysis of a pea (Pisum sativum) fast neutron mutant population identifies the gene corresponding to Stipules reduced

17:40 - 18:00 

Jocelyn Ozga (University of Alberta, Canada)

Role of gibberellins in seed coat development and photoassimilate partitioning in developing pea (Pisum sativum L.) seeds

16:00 - 16:30   

Steve Beebe (CIAT, Cali, Colombia)

Breeding for tolerance to low soil phosphorus: the example of common bean

16:30 - 16:45   

Shane Rothwell (Lancaster University, UK)

Liming (to recommended rates) limits legume growth and gas exchange by increasing root-to-shoot signalling of the phytohormone abscisic acid

16:45 - 17:00  

Ralf Metzner  (Institute of Plant Sciences, Jülich, Germany)

Monitoring roots, nodule and pod development in vivo: New perspectives on legume development

17:00 - 17:15   

Jens Berger (CSIRO Plant Industry)

Chickpea phenology and evolution

17:15 - 17:30 

Shiv Kumar (ICARDA)

Extra short duration lentils for rice-based cropping systems in the Indo-Gangetic Plains of South Asia

17:30 - 17:45   

Imran Malik (University of Western Australia)

Variation in physiological responses in pea and lentil to soil waterlogging

17:45 - 18:00 

Hari D. Upadhyaya (ICRISAT, India)

Capturing Variations for Multiple Stress and Agronomic Traits for Improvement of Grain Legumes

18:30 - 22:00   
Evening Event: Wanuskewin Heritage Park

 

 

TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
Seeds and Nutrition Location: Salons A, B, C (Upper Level)

7:30 - 8:25

Breakfast (Grand Salon - Upper Level)

8:30 - 10:30

Plenary Session IFLRC VI & ICLGG VII

Co-Chairs:
Georgina Hernandez (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico)
Albert Vandenberg (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)

8:30 - 9:15    

Murad Al-Katib (President and CEO of Alliance Grain Traders Inc.)
Murad Al-Katib, as President and CEO of Alliance Grain Traders Inc., is the guiding vision in all aspects of the business, also serving on the Board of Directors. After completing a Masters from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan, Murad worked in international trade promotion for the Government of Saskatchewan before founding Saskcan Pulse Trading in 2001, providing the nucleus for Alliance Grain Traders. Over the next decade, the company has grown to become a world leader in value-added pulses, staple foods and ingredients selling to over 100 countries around the globe and with 29 manufacturing plants in 5 continents. Murad has served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Special Crops Association and Pulse Canada and served as Chair of the Advisory Board for Small and Medium Enterprise for the Canadian Minister of International Trade. Murad also served as a member of the Panel for the Renewal of Canada’s Global Commerce Strategy. Murad is also the recipient of a number of prestigious awards including the 2012 Pulse Promoter Award from BASF and Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, the 2004 Ernst and Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year and one of 2005’s Canada's “Top 40 under 40” by the Caldwell Partners and the Globe and Mail. In 2012, Murad was the recipient of a Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal, complementing his award of a Queen’s Saskatchewan Centennial Medal given in 2006 for Business Achievement. In 2012, Murad led AGT to its second Saskatchewan ABEX Award for Saskatchewan Business of the Year, the first time a Saskatchewan company has repeated as Award Winner. He was also named to PROFITGuide Magazine’s list of the “30 Most Fabulous Entrepreneurs of the Past 30 Years” in Canada. With his varied experience at Alliance Grain, Murad has proven himself to be a strong financial and strategic business thinker, able to anticipate and mitigate the risks in international trading and commodities.

Changing Face of Global Agriculture

9:15 - 10:00    

Richard Thompson  (INRA, Dijon, France)
Richard D. Thompson
After a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology U. Edinburgh (1979) and periods at the PBI Cambridge UK, and the MPI for Plant Breeding Research, Köln, currently researcher in the INRA Agroecology Unit, Dijon, (2002-present, Grain Legumes Unit Director 2002-2010), focussing on the genetic control of seed development and composition in legumes, using the Medicago truncatula model, and more recently, Pea (Pisum sativum). By applying proteomics and transcriptomics approaches, gene expression profiles for isolated tissues of the seed have been obtained and clusters of co-regulated genes acting during discrete stages in seed filling identified. To narrow down candidate genes for the control of seed composition and yield, we have selected genes that co-locate with QTLs for these traits and are analysed the phenotypes of corresponding TILLING and TnT1 insertion mutants. Also coordinating the EU project LEGATO (Legumes for the Agriculture of Tomorrow (2014-2017)), aimed at increasing grain legume cultivation in Europe.

Use of translational genomics to identify genes important for legume seed development

10:00 - 10:45    

Michael Grusak (USDA-ARS, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA)
Dr. Grusak is a Plant Physiologist at the USDA-ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center (CNRC), Houston, TX and a Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine. He joined the CNRC in 1990 to develop an interdisciplinary program to link crop science and production agriculture with human nutrition concerns. His research involves understanding the molecular mechanisms and regulation of nutrient transport within plants, with the long-term goal of enhancing the nutritional quality of plant foods for human consumption. Dr. Grusak serves on the Editorial Boards of the journals: Plant and Soil, Crop Science, Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, and Rice Journal. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Texas Academy of Science and is the 2015 President-Elect for the Crop Science Society of America. He was recently appointed as the Scientific Officer for the Office of Scientific Quality Review, which conducts peer review of all USDA-ARS research projects.

Nutritional Enhancement of Food Crops: Recent Conceptual Developments and Strategic Targets for Common Bean

10:30 - 11:00    

Refreshment Break

ICLGG: Seeds and Nutrition Gallery A, B (Main Level)
IFLRC: Seeds and Nutrition Gallery C, D (Main Level)
Chair: Georgina Hernandez (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico)Chair: Albert Vandenberg (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)

11:00 - 11:30    

Jerome Verdier (Shanghai Institutes of Biological Sciences, CAS, China)

Deciphering regulation of legume seed nutritional composition

11:30 - 11:50    

Claire Domoney (John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK)

The wild side of seed quality improvement: discovering novel genetic variation that impacts on the control of visual traits and composition in Pisum sativum L. (pea)

11:50 - 12:10    

Mitch Lucas (University of California Riverside, USA)

Using SNPs to Breed Cowpeas with Large Seeds

Biotic Stress

12:10 - 12:30

Vijai Bhadauria (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)

Regulation of hemibiotrophy in the lentil anthracnose pathogen Glomerella truncata

11:00 - 11:30   

Francesca Sparvoli (IBBA, CNR, Milan, Italy)

Iron biofortification in common bean

11:30 - 11:45    

William Erskine (University of Western Australia)

Selenium biofortification of lentil in Australia and Bangladesh

11:45 - 12:00   

Peter Zahradka (Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine)

The structural properties of arteries are altered by consumption of pulses: Implications for treatment of atherosclerotic disease

12:00 - 12:15   

Laura McBreairty (University of Saskatchewan)

A pulse-based diet and exercise training in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome: Effects on body composition, blood lipids and reproductive measures

12:15 - 12:30   

Susan Arntfield (University of Manitoba, Canada)

Changes in levels of antioxidant and selected antinutritional factors in peas and beans due to the application of heat

12:30 - 14:00   

Lunch Break (Grand Salon - Upper Level)

12:45 - 14:00   

Legume data integration meeting (Coordinated by Steven Cannon)open forum

ICLGG: Biotic Stress Gallery A, B (Main Level)
IFLRC: Seeds and Nutrition Gallery C, D (Main Level)
Chair: Scott Jackson  (Univ. of Georgia, USA)Chair: Khalid Daoui (Centre Régional de la Recherche Agronomique de Mèknes, Morocco)

14:00 - 14:30    

Kiran Mysore (The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, USA)

Identification of novel sources of resistance in a nonhost plant, Medicago truncatula, against Asian Soybean Rust caused by Phakopsora pachyrhizi

14:30 - 15:00    

Nadine Ilk (The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK)

Translational research at The Sainsbury Laboratory
– from the laboratory to the farm

15:00 - 15:20    

Marie-Laure Pilet-Nayel (INRA, Rennes, France)

Translational genomics for resistance to Aphanomyces euteiches between Medicago truncatula and pea

15:20 - 15:40    

Zenglu Li  (University of Georgia, USA)

An Integrated Molecular Breeding Approach for Breeding Nematode Resistance in Soybean

14:00 - 14:30  

C.L. Laxmipathi Gowda  (ICRISAT, India)

Impact-Oriented Legume Seed Systems in developing countries of Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia

14:30 - 14:45   

Felix Dapare Dakora (Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa)

Role of symbiotic cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp.) as a major food legume for nutritional security in Africa

14:45 - 15:00

Ramakrishnan Nair (AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center South Asia, India)

Enhancing production and consumption of mungbean

15:00 - 15:15

Jenny Wood (NSW Department of Primary Industries, Australia)

Imaging of grain legume seeds: understanding what is where and the influence on nutritive value, health benefits and quality traits

15:15 - 15:30

Arun Shunmugam (University of Saskatchewan)

Biochemical and molecular characterization of low phytate pea lines

15:30 - 16:00    

Refreshment Break

16:00 - 18:00    

Poster Session (Odd number)

18:30 - 22:00    

Banquet Reception, Delta Bessborough Gardens

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
Nitrogen Fixation, Plant Nutrition and Mega Projects Location: Salons A, B, C (Upper Level)

7:30 - 8:45 

Breakfast (Grand Salon - Upper Level)

9:00 - 10:30

Plenary Session IFLRC VI & ICLGG VII

Co-Chairs:
Jens Stougaard (Aarhus University, Denmark)
C.L. Laxmipathi Gowda (ICRISAT, India)

9:00 - 9:45   

Kirstin Bett (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
Kirstin Bett is Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan in Canada. She teaches courses at the graduate and undergraduate level in plant breeding and plant genetics. She is currently responsible for a common bean breeding program and genomic and genetic research in pulse crops. Three of her pinto bean cultivars and a yellow bean cultivar are now being grown commercially in western Canada. She has also established a complementary genetics program that uses classical and molecular techniques to better understand the traits that lead to the development of superior pulse crop cultivars. This has included work in seed quality, disease resistance and cold tolerance and has extended to the use of wild species as a source of useful variability. She has been involved in the development of genomic resources for pulse crops and is currently leading the effort to sequence the lentil genome.

Lentil genome sequencing: establishing a comprehensive platform for molecular breeding

9:45 - 10:30    

Ken Giller (Plant Production Systems, Wageningen University, The Netherlands)
Ken Giller is Professor Plant Production Systems (http://www.pps.wur.nl), within WaCASA (the Wageningen Centre for Agroecology and Systems Analysis - http://www.wacasa.wur.nl) at Wageningen University. He leads a group of scientists with profound experience in applying systems analysis to explore future scenarios for land use with a focus on food production. Ken’s research has focused on smallholder farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa, and in particular problems of soil fertility and the role of nitrogen fixation in tropical legumes, with emphasis on the temporal and spatial dynamics of resources within crop/livestock farming systems and their interactions. He is author of the standard text “Nitrogen Fixation in Tropical Cropping Systems” published in second edition in 2001. He leads a number of initiatives such as N2Africa (Putting Nitrogen Fixation to Work for Smallholder Farmers in Africa - http://www.n2africa.org/). Ken joined Wageningen University in 2001 after holding professorships at Wye College, University of London, and the University of Zimbabwe.

N2Africa: Putting nitrogen fixation to work for smallholder farmers in Africa

10:30 - 11:00    

Refreshment Break

ICLGG: Mega Projects Gallery A, B (Main Level)
IFLRC: N Fixation and Plant Nutrition Gallery C, D (Main Level)
Chair: Jens Stougaard   (Aarhus University, Denmark)Chair: C.L. Laxmipathi Gowda (ICRISAT, India)

11:00 - 11:30    

Tim Close (University of California Riverside, USA)

Innovation Lab on Climate Resilient Cowpea

11:30 - 12:00    

Doug Cook (University of California Davis, USA)

Taking a walk on the wild side: prospecting for climate resilience and nitrogen fixation traits in the wild progenitors of cultivated chickpea

12:00 - 12:30    

Suk-Ha Lee (Seoul National University, Korea)

Genome Sequence of Mungbean and Vigna Speciation

11:00 - 11:30   

Endalkachew Wolde-meskel  (Hawassa University, Ethiopia)

Exploiting indigenous rhizobial biodiversity resources and symbiotic N2-fixation to benefit small-holder farmers: the case of Ethiopia

11:30 - 11:45    

Matthew Denton (University of Adelaide, Australia)

A national survey of farmers in Australia to understand rhizobial inoculant use for pulse and pasture legumes

11:45 - 12:00   

Adriana Navarro-Borrell  (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Swift Current)

Managing soil microbial resources and wheat yield through crop rotation in 4-year systems in the Canadian Prairie

12:00 - 12:15   

Fran Walley (University of Saskatchewan)

Assessment of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Inoculants for Pulse Production Systems

12:15 - 12:30   

Navid Bazghaleh (University of Saskatchewan)

Genotypic variation in the response of chickpea to arbuscular mycorrhiza and fungal endophytes

12:30 - 13:15   

Lunch Break (Grand Salon - Upper Level)


13:15 - 16:30    

Tour: Pulse Breeding Field Tour


13:15 - 17:00    

Tour: Visit a Hutterite Colony


13:15 - 15:00   

Tour: Canadian Light Source


13:15 - 16:00   

Tour: Pulse Cooking Class with a Local Chef


13:15 - 18:30    

Tour: Weed Control and Agronomy Research Plots

17:30 - 19:00    

Join the "Fun Run" or "Fun Walk"           


Free Evening
 
                           

 

 

THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
Biotic Stress and Plant Microbe Interactions Location: Salons A, B, C (Upper Level)

7:30 -8:45

Breakfast (Grand Salon - Upper Level)

9:00 - 10:30

Plenary Session IFLRC VI & ICLGG VII

Co-Chairs:
Kirstin Bett (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
Phil Davies (SARDI, Adelaide, Australia)

9:00 - 9:45    

Jens Stougaard   (Department of Molecular Biology, Aarhus University, Denmark)
Jens Stougaard is Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus University and Director of the Centre for Carbohydrate Recognition and Signalling (CARB). Jens Stougaard leads a group studying genes regulating development of nitrogen fixing root nodules and mycorrhiza formation in legumes. Currently the mechanisms of Nod-factor perception, the function of receptors involved and the downstream signal transduction cascades are in focus. The plant model system used for this research is Lotus japonicus that is also used for investigating the long range signalling integrating root nodule development into the general developmental program of the plant. Genetics, genomics and biochemical methods are used to identify and characterise components of regulatory circuits. In order to improve the genetic analysis and to establish a system for reverse genetics, a large-scale insertion population based on the germ-line specific activity of the LORE1 retroelement is being established and made available to the community.

Bacterial infection of epidermal cells is controlled by a two-step recognition process

9:45 - 10:30    

Alain Baranger   (INRA, Rennes, France)
Alain Baranger is a geneticist in UMR APBV laboratory at INRA Rennes. He leads a research group focusing on quantitative resistance to pathogens in legumes, including ascochyta blight resistance in pea, using standard as well as molecular-based methods. One of the considered issues is the relative and potential complementary role of plant architecture and plant resistance genetic factors to reduce disease severity and effects

Plant architecture and development to control aerial disease epidemics in legumes: the case of Ascochyta blight in pea

10:30 - 11:00    

Refreshment Break

ICLGG: Symbiosis Gallery A, B (Main Level)
IFLRC: Disease and Pest Resistance Gallery C, D (Main Level)
Chair: Kirstin Bett (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)Chair: Carlota Vaz Patto (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)

11:00 - 11:30    

Pascal Ratet (Institut des Sciences du végétal CNRS, Gif sur Yvette, France)

Identification of Medicago truncatula genes preventing development of plant defenses during symbiosis

11:30 - 11:50    

Georgina Hernandez (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico)

MicroRNAs from common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) in the rhizobia symbiosis and in the response to abiotic stress

11:50 - 12:10    

Jeremy Murray (John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK)

The Rhizobial Infectome: Uncovering the Genes that Control the Early Steps of the Legume-Rhizobia Interaction

12:10-12:30

Hongyan Zhu (University of Kentucky, USA)

Genetic control of symbiosis specificity in the legume-rhizobial mutualism

11:00 - 11:30   

Weidong Chen (USDA/ARS, Washington State University, USA)

What roles do fungal secondary metabolites play in interactions between Ascochyta fungi and cool season food legumes?

11:30 - 11:45    

Aurore Desgroux (INRA, Rennes, France)

Identification of pea lines resistant to Aphanomyces euteiches and related root architecture traits

11:45 - 12:00   

Beybin Bucak (Harran University, Sanliurfa, Turkey)

Transfer of resistance to broomrape (Orobanche crenata) from Lens ervoides to cultivated lentil.

12:00 - 12:15   

Kristy Hobson (NSW Department of Primary Industries, Australia)

Developing superior chickpea varieties by improving chickpea Phytophthora resistance using wild relatives

12:15 - 12:30   

Diego Rubiales (Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, Cordoba, Spain)

Exploitation of wild relatives in pea breeding for disease and pest resistance

12:30 - 14:00    

Lunch Break

ICLGG: Symbiosis Gallery A, B (Main Level)
IFLRC: Disease and Pest Resistance Gallery C, D (Main Level)
Chair: Jeremy Murray (John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK)Chair: Sabine Banniza (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)

14:00 - 14:30    

Krzysztof Szczyglowski (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, London, Ontario, Canada)

Turning on the nitrogen tap: how legumes keep the nutrient flowing

14:30 - 15:00    

Masayoshi Kawaguchi (National Institute for Basic Biology, Okazaki, Japan)

Two kinds of mobile signals mediate long-distance control of nodulation

15:00 - 15:30    

Christine Lelandais-Brière (Université Paris Diderot- France)

MicroRNA networks involved in root architecture and environmental interactions in the model legume Medicago truncatula

14:00 - 14:30  

Hari  Sharma  (ICRISAT, India)

Potential of host plant resistance to insects for pest management in grain legumes: Progress and limitations

14:30 - 14:45   

Mustapha El-Bouhssini  (ICARDA, Rabat, Morocco)

Progress in host plant resistance in chickpea to Leaf miner, Liriomyza cicerina (Rondani)

14:45 - 15:00

Lars Kamphuis (CSIRO Plant Industry, Wembley, Australia)

Resistance to aphids in the model legume Medicago truncatula

15:00 - 15:15

Kiran Sharma  (ICRISAT, India)

Transgenic pigeonpea for resistance to legume pod borer: moving towards product development

15:15 - 15:30

Ashutosh Sarker  (ICARDA, Beirut, Lebanon)

Adaptation of lentil and grasspea under various cropping systems in South Asia

15:30 - 16:00    

Refreshment Break

16:00 - 18:00    

Poster Session (Even number)

16:00 - 17:30    

Mini symposium: Root Diseases in Legumes (Coordinated by Clare Coyne)
Gallery C, D (Main Level)

18:30 - 21:00    

Evening Event, Western Development Museum

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014
Abiotic Stress and Crop Management Location: Salons A, B, C (Upper Level)

7:30 -8:45

Breakfast (Grand Salon - Upper Level)

9:00 - 10:30

Plenary Session IFLRC VI & ICLGG VII

Co-Chairs:
Noel Ellis (CGIAR, Hyderabad, India)
Felix Dapare Dakora (Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa)

9:00 - 9:45    

Rajeev Varshney  (CEG, ICRISAT, India)
Dr. Rajeev Varshney, an Indian national and Principal Scientist (Applied Genomics) is serving ICRISAT as a Research Program Director, Grain Legumes and Director - Center of Excellence in Genomics. In addition to serving ICRISAT, Rajeev, in his dual appointment also served CGIAR Generation Challenge Program based in Mexico as Theme Leader for six years. Before joining ICRISAT, he worked at Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Germany for five years. Rajeev has a basic background in molecular genetics and possess more than 15 years research experience in international agriculture. The primary contribution of Rajeev Varshney includes genome sequencing of pigeonpea and chickpea and first generation of molecular breeding products in chickpea and groundnut in addition to large-scale genomic resources like molecular markers, transcriptome assemblies and QTLs for a range of traits in legumes. Rajeev has >200 publications in leading journals of international reputes including Nature (1), Nature Biotechnology (3), PNAS (1), etc., 10 edited books and Special Issues (as Guest Editor) for several journals to his credit. He has been a frequent invited speaker in several national/ international conferences including G-8 Conference on “Open Data for Agriculture”, FAO conference on “Application of Biotechnologies in Developing Countries” and “Digital Design Meeting”, chaired by Mr Bill Gates.

The 1000 Pulse Genome Sequencing Initiative: Connecting Genes to Traits

9:45 - 10:30    

Kadambot Siddique  (University of Western Australia)
Professor Kadambot Siddique is the Hackett Professor of Agriculture Chair and Director of The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture. He has 30 years’ experience in agricultural research, teaching and management in both Australia and overseas. He has developed a national and international reputation in agricultural science especially in the fields of crop physiology, production agronomy, farming systems, genetic resources, breeding research in cereal, grain and pasture legumes and oilseed crops. Professor Siddique's publications are considered as key papers in the above fields and are widely cited. As a result of Professor Siddique’s personal research and with others with whom he collaborates, Australia has become one of the major grain legume exporting nations in the world. His pioneering research on chickpea has contributed enormously to the Australian chickpea industry which is currently valued at more than $300 million per annum. Professor Siddique is winner of the Western Australian Year of the Award 2014 (Professions Category) for his contribution to agricultural science and farming community. In September 2013 Professor Siddique was honoured with a prestigious Dunhunag Award by China's Gansu Provincial Government for his outstanding contribution to research and leadership within Gansu Province, especially at Lanzhou University. In 2013 Professor Siddique was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Agricultural Institute (FAAI) and the citation recognised his outstanding contribution to professional agriculture.  In 2011 Professor Siddique was made Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in Queen’s Birthday Honours List. The citation recognised his lifetime’s work in advancing agricultural science as an academic and researcher in the area of crop improvement and agronomy and through contributions to professional associations. In 2005 he was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE). In 2009 he received a gold medal and citation from the former President of India, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, for his international contribution to agricultural science and education. In 2001, Professor Siddique received the prestigious “Urrbrae Memorial Award” for his contribution to Australian agricultural science and the industry. Professor Siddique has published more than 250 scientific papers and book chapters. Professor Siddique is on the Editorial Board of a number of international scientific journals.  He has also trained numerous Honours, MSc and PhD students. He is a visiting Professor in a number of overseas universities.

Abiotic Stress in Cool Season Grain Legumes: Genetic and Agronomic Approaches

10:30 - 11:00    

Refreshment Break

ICLGG: Applied Genomics Gallery A, B (Main Level)
IFLRC: Abiotic Stress Gallery C, D (Main Level)
Chair: Noel Ellis   (CGIAR, Hyderabad, India)Chair: Kadambot Siddique  (University of Western Australia)

11:00 - 11:30    

Maria Monteros  (The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, USA)

Opportunities for Genomics-Assisted Breeding Approaches in Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.)

11:30 - 11:50    

Sachiko Isobe (Kazusa DNA Research Institute, Japan)

In silico SNP and SSRP discovery in horsegram genome sequences

11:50 - 12:10    

Sujan Mamidi (North Dakota State University, USA)

Genome-wide association studies to identify major QTL responsible for Iron Deficiency chlorosis in soybean (Glycine max)

12:10 - 12:30

Hamid Khazaei (University of Helsinki, Finland)

Synteny-based mapping of morphological, agronomic and quality traits in faba bean (Vicia faba L.)

11:00 - 11:30   

Pooran Gaur (ICRISAT, India)

High temperature tolerance in grain legumes

11:30 - 11:45    

Phil Davies (SARDI, Adelaide, Australia)

Selecting pulses tolerant to temperature extremes: frost and heat stress tolerance in field pea and faba bean

11:45 - 12:00   

Rosalind Bueckert (University of Saskatchewan)

Cool leaf traits to reduce heat stress in pea

12:00 - 12:15   

Maryse Bourgault (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Field Pea growth and yield response to elevated CO2 in the Australian Grains Free Air CO2 enrichment facility (AGFACE)

12:15 - 12:30   

Janine Croser (University of Western Australia)

Recombinant inbred line populations in less than a year? A novel system for combining accelerated breeding with screening for abiotic stress in grain legumes.

12:30 - 12:45

Closing Remarks

12:45 - 14:00

Lunch Break (Grand Salon - Upper Level)

 
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