Genomics and bioinformatics - Putting advanced genomic knowledge to work in novel cultivars

The past few years have seen an enormous progress in the development of molecular tools that help us understand the processes behind plant growth and crop yield formation. In order to use these tools and knowledge to achieve classical breeding goals more rapidly, or to make new breeding goals accessible to selection, they must be adopted to the specific properties of the crops in question. Which progress has been achieved in applied molecular breeding, and where are the bottlenecks that require more research to reach the objectives of a genomics based plant breeding program? How can genomic selection in plants hold its promises? More than ever, genomics and bioinformatics must collaborate and complement each other to move ahead.

Part 1 - Chair: Beat Keller - Monday, 29.08.2016, 10.45 - 12.30

Nils Stein (IPK Gatersleben, Germany):

"Big genomes, big data, big progress? What is the impact of access to reference genome sequences in barley, wheat and rye?"


Submitted oral presentations

Yonatan Elkind, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Genomic assisted selection and classical plant breeding – synergy or competition?

Coraline Praz, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Transcriptomics to understand host adaptation in cereals powdery mildews

Verena Knorst, Agroscope, Switzerland

Wisdom of crowds: pooled sequencing identifies genomic regions associated with disease resistance in ryegrass

Martin Mascher, IPK Gatersleben, Germany

BARLEX – the barley draft genome explorer

Part 2 - Chair: Bruno Studer - Monday, 29.08.2016, 13.45 - 15.30

Torben Asp (Aarhus University, Denmark):

"Towards genomic selection in an outbreeding crop, perennial ryegrass"


Submitted oral presentations

Daniela Bustos-Korts, Wageningen UR, The Netherlands

Integrating high-throughput phenotyping technologies in a multi-trait genomic prediction model

Vincent Garin, Wageningen UR, The Netherlands

QTL detection in multi-parent population using different types of QTL effects and cross specific residual terms models

Carine Rizzolatti, Syngenta, France

Molecular characterization of the cytoplasmic male sterility system underlying the breeding and production of hyvido hybrids in barley

Rianne Van Binsbergen, Wageningen UR, The Netherlands

Utilizing low-coverage sequence data in tomato recombinant inbred lines (S. lycopersicum x S. pimpinellifolium)