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IIGB Seminar Speaker Dr. Ed Buckler - February 24, 2017 @ 12:10pm

Friday, February 24, 2017
12:101 p.m.


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Dear Faculty, Postdocs, Students, and Friends:

You are cordially invited to attend a special seminar  presented by the Institute for Integrative Genome Biology


Dr. Ed Buckler

Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University



“On the road to Breeding 4.0: Filtering through the good, the bad, and the boring of crop quantitative genomic variation”

DATE: Friday, February 24th, 2017

 LOCATION: Genomics Auditorium, RM 1102A

Time: 12:10 Pm


Host: Dr. Dan Koenig



As global population continues to grow and standards of living rise, the world food supply needs to almost double production. This needs to be accomplished on less land and with a more variable climate. One of the key tools to address this challenge is the quantitative genetics of our crops. The synergy of classical quantitative genetics with low-cost genome-wide genotyping is already laying the groundwork for how to respond with genomic selection (Breeding 3.0). While these models are extremely successful and useful, they fail to use the incredible wealth of quantitative genomic biology that is being discovered at the nucleotide level. We provide a route to cost effectively identify functional nucleotides by adding evolution, chromatin structure analysis, mRNA expression profiling, and environmental adaptation to standard quantitative genomics. This provides new opportunities to shift from rapid smart selection to the designing of crops to the world’s future needs.

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