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Cornell Plant Breeding Symposium Webinar

Webinar Announcement: Wild and Forgotten: Conservation, Characterization, and Utilization of Orphan Crops and Wild Relatives.

1st Annual Cornell University Graduate Student Plant Breeding Symposium

To be held: Friday April 13, 2012, starting 8:30 AM ET

Please register for the webinar at:


  • David Bonnett, Senior Scientist in Germplasm Resources at CIMMYT in Texcoco, Mexico:Harnessing Diversity for wheat improvement”
  • Paul Gepts, Professor of Plant Sciences at University of California in Davis, CA:Closing the domestication triangle: The role of humans in the on-farm management of crop biodiversity”
  •  Jeff Maughan, Professor of Genetics and Genomics at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT:“Genetic resources for orphaned crops of Central and South America”
  •  Susan McCouch, Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY:“Capturing positive transgressive variation in rice from wild and exotic germplasm”
  •  Susan Brown, Professor of Horticulture and Plant Breeding at Cornell University in Geneva, NY: Apples: From Johnny Appleseed to Genomics
  • Dean Podlich, Research Scientist at Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. in Johnston, Iowa:Insights into Pioneer’s corn germplasm pipline”
  • Luis Verde, Research Scientist at Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. “Introductory remarks”

Sponsored by:

Pioneer Hi Bred a Dupont Business
Cornell University Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics

Please contact Lindsay Wyatt (lew67@cornell.edu) if you have any questions.

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