Plant Genetics & Breeding Technologies IV

 (July 12-13, 2018, Vienna, Austria)

July 12 (Thursday)
08.00 – 17.00 Registration
09.00 – 09.20 Opening
Welcome address by Alisher Touraev (Local Chair, VISCEA, Austria)
Welcome address by Roberto Tuberosa (Co-Chair, Italy)  
09.20 – 10.20 (+10) Chair of Key Note Lecture: Richard Visser (Germany):
Keynote Lecture: Wolfram Weckwerth (Austria):
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 Session I: Plant Genetic Resources & Natural Diversity
Chairs To Be Announced
11.00 – 11.20 (+5) Ben Vosman (The Netherlands):  Enhancing Crop Genepool Use: Capturing Wild Relative and Landrace Diversity for Crop Improvement 
11.25 – 11.45 (+5) Roberto Papa (Italy):
11.50 – 12.10 (+5) Selected talk from the abstracts
12.15 – 12.25 (+5) Selected talk from the abstracts
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch + Poster Session (all numbers)
14.00 – 15.30 Session II:   Plant “OMICS”
Chairs To Be Announced
14.00 – 14.20 (+5) Richard Finkers (The Netherlands): Using Phenomics and Genomics to Unlock Landrace and Wild Relative Diversity for Crop Improvement
14.25 – 14.45 (+5) Maria Luisa Chiusano (Italy): Bioinformatics Resources for Plant Genomics: Opportunities and Bottlenecks in The -omics Era  
14.50 – 15.05(+5) Selected talk from the abstracts
15.10 – 15.25 (+5) Selected talk from the abstracts
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 -17.30 Session III: Markers, Mapping & Map Based Cloning
Chairs To Be Announced
16.00 – 16.20 (+5) Soren K. Rasmussen (Denmark): Association Mapping in Scandinavian Winter Wheat To Be Confirmed 
16.25 – 16.45 (+5) Uga Yusaku (Japan): Development of Climate-Resilient Rice Using Qtls for Root System Architecture  
16.50 – 17.05 (+5) Selected talk from the abstracts
17.10 – 17.25 (+5) Selected talk from the abstracts
17.30 – 19.00 Poster Session (all numbers)
19.00 – 22.00 Conference Dinner Party
-Traditional Austrian food and wine, located in one of Vienna’s famous Restaurants
-Cost: 50,- EUR
July 13 (Friday)
08.00 – 17.00 Registration
09.00 – 10.30 Session IV: Genomic Selection & Molecular Breeding
Chairs To Be Announced
09.00 – 09.20 (+5) Yong-Bi Fu (Canada): Searching for an Accurate Marker-Based Prediction of an Individual Quantitative Trait in Molecular Plant Breeding 
09.25 – 09.45 (+5) Roberto Tuberosa (Italy): 
09.50 – 10.05 (+5) Selected talk from the abstracts
10.10 – 10.25 (+5) Selected talk from the abstracts
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 Session V:  Genetics & Breeding of QTL and Useful Traits
Chairs To Be Announced
11.00 – 11.20 (+5) Silvio Salvi (Italy):  From Field Traits and QTLs to Genic Mutations: Protocols and Approaches in Maize and Barley
11.25 – 11.40 (+5) Selected talk from the abstracts
11.45 – 12.00 (+5) Selected talk from the abstracts
12.05 – 12.20 (+5) Selected talk from the abstracts
12.25 – 14.00 Lunch + Poster Session (all numbers)
14.00 – 15.30 Session VI: Genome Sequencing in Plant Breeding
Chairs To Be Announced
14.00 – 14.20 (+5) Gil Ronen (Israel):  
14.25 – 14.45 (+5) Michele Morgante (France):  
14.50 – 15.05 (+5) Selected talk from the abstracts
15.10 – 15.25 (+5) Selected talk from the abstracts
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 Session VII:  Genome Editing & Biotechnology in Plant Breeding
Chairs To Be Announced
16.00 – 16.20 (+5) Richard G. F. Visser (The Netherlands): Future-Proof Crops: Challenges and Strategies for Climate Resilience Improvement.  Current Opinion in Plant Biology
16.25 – 16.40 (+5) Selected talk from the abstract
16.45 – 17.00 (+5) Selected talk from the abstract
17.05 – 17.20 (+5) Selected talk from the abstracts
17.30 – 19.00 Closing Ceremony, Conference Photo