» 2011 International Symposium: Program
Day 1: 22 June, 8:30am
(Break services, lunch, evening reception—provided for registrants)
Session 1—Marker-Informed Program Management and Beyond
Plenary Speaker: David Neale*—University of California, Davis
"Genomics-based breeding in forest trees: Are we there yet?"
Glenn Howe*—Oregon State University/Pacific Northwest TIRC
"Marker-informed program management: Concepts, benefits, and examples"
Yousry El-Kassaby—University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC Canada
"Marker-based breeding: An alternative approach to conventional breeding"
Jeanne Romero-Severson—University of Notre Dame, South Bend Indiana
"From tree improvement programs to comparative genomics"
Session 2—Genotype Building and Marker-Informed Introgression
Plenary Speaker: Albert Abbott—Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina
"Genotyping technologies in fruit and forest trees: Merging two parallel universes"
Dudley Huber*—University of Florida/Cooperative Forest Genetics Research Program
"Selecting putative loblolly pine QTL for introgression into an elite slash pine population from a ((slashXloblolly)Xslash) pseudo-backcross family"
Dana Nelson*—US Forest Service, Southern Institute of Forest Genetics, Mississippi
"Molecular-assisted genotype building in American X Chinese chestnut backcross breeding"
Shawn Mehlenbacher—Oregon State University, Corvallis Oregon
"Hazelnut breeding in the genomics era"
Nicholas Wheeler*—Oregon State University, Corvallis Oregon
"Genomics in tree breeding and forest ecosystems--An on-line teaching tool"
Reception and Poster Session
Day 2: 23 June, 8:30am
(Break services, lunch, banquet—provided for registrants)
Session 3—Marker-Informed Breeding to Improve Selection Efficiency and Accuracy
Plenary Speaker: Mark Cooper—Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
"Corn molecular breeding: An industry perspective"
Allen van Deynze—Seed Biotechnology Center, University of California, Davis
"Allele diversity in the Solanaceae as measured by whole transcriptome sequencing"
Stephen DiFazio—West Virginia University, Morgantown West Virginia
"Prospects for marker-assisted breeding for heterosis in Populus" (MP4)
Jean Beaulieu—Canadian Forest Service, Quebec, Canada
"Association genetics of wood physical and growth traits in Canadian mature spruces" (MP4)
Phil Wilcox—Scion Research, Rotorua, New Zealand
"Conifer association genetics in the non-missing 'omics' era"
Session 4—Challenges to Implementation of Marker-Informed Breeding
Plenary Speaker: Steve Knapp—Monsanto, Inc.
"Challenges to implementing marker-informed breeding in an industrial setting"
Alvin Yanchuk—Scion (Forest Research Institute, New Zealand)
"Genetic markers, phenotyping and early selection: This time for sure" (MP4)
Tom Byram*—Texas A&M University/Texas Forest Service/Western Gulf TIP
"Evaluating alternative forest tree breeding strategies: A simulation approach" (MP4)
Fikret Isik*—North Carolina State University Cooperative TIP
"Genomic selection in tree breeding: Opportunities and challenges" (MP4)
Panel Discussion—Applied Breeding with Markers: Benefits and Challenges (MP4)
Moderator: David Neale; Panelists: Bert Abbott, Mark Cooper, Jack Dekker, and Steve Knapp
Day 3: 24 June, 8:30am
(Break service provided for registrants—Conclusion by mid day)
Session 5—Genomic Selection
Plenary Speaker: Jack Dekkers—Iowa State University, Ames Iowa
"Current status and prospects for genomic selection in livestock" (MP4)
Ross Whetten*—North Carolina State University Cooperative TIP
"A vision for genomic selection in loblolly pine in the North Carolina State University Cooperative Tree Improvement Programs" (MP4)
Matias Kirst—University of Florida, Gainesville Florida
"20 years in 5: Hyper-accelerating genetic gain and adaptation of conifers using genomic selection" (MP4)
Panel Discussion—Where to from here? (MP4)
Moderator: Alvin Yanchuk; Panelists: Tom Byram, Patrick Cumbie, Glenn Howe, Keith Jayawickrama, Matias Kirst, Steve McKeand, and Brian Stanton
*Participant: USDA-supported Conifer Translational Genomics Network Coordinated Agricultural Program