Events

 

“Next Generation Wheat Breeders Workshop”

Workshop for early career scientists and breeders

20- 21 July 2019

University of Saskatchewan, Canada

 

TOPICS

   Rapid cycling

Hybrids

 Predictive breeding

Pre-breeding advances

Gene cloning and editing

Phenotyping and GxE

 

How to apply:

Submit a 1 page statement on your wheat research interest and why you would like to attend via email: ng.wheat@usask.ca

Successful applicants will be informed by 15th February to allow for travel planning.

Participants will be expected to attend the full workshop and field visit and

also be willing to give a short presentation on their current research.

 

 

PAST EVENTS

Wheat Breeding Technology Workshop

20- 25 September 2015

at the Sydney Four Seasons Hotel

same venue as the BGRI Workshop and the International Wheat Conference.

 

Session times:

20 September (Sunday) 8:30am - 5:30pm

23 September (Wednesday) 1pm - 5:30pm

25 September (Friday) 1pm - 5:30pm

 

Please note that there is a limited amount of places available to attend this workshop.  During the registration process select this session and answer a few questions about your career and research. Participants will be selected based on their answers to the registrations questions, all participation is invite-only. Participants must commit to attending all three sessions.

For more information, contact Dr. Lee Hickey or Dr. Jessica Rutkoski

 

Travel Awards

The Crawford Fund has available a limited number of grants for suitably qualified candidates to facilitate their participation in the International Wheat Conference and the Wheat Breeding Technology Workshop. Applicants should be early to mid-career scientists from a developing country actively engaged in wheat and or barley research.

These grants are part of the Crawford Fund’s activities to increase engagement in international agricultural research and in particular to foster cooperation with scientists from the developing countries. Attending the International Wheat Conference and the Wheat Breeding Technology Workshop will afford the opportunity for developing country scientists with a demonstrated professional interest in wheat breeding to benefit from discovering emerging science on cereal research in Australia and globally.

 

Objectives

Taking place in three sessions from 20 September to 25 September, the Wheat Breeding Technology Workshop is for early career breeders and geneticists. The objectives of this workshop are to

  1. impart participants with the background knowledge and practical skills required to implement crop modelling, high-throughput phenotyping, genomic selection, and speed breeding in an applied breeding program, and
  2. enable participants to think critically and collaboratively to develop improved breeding strategies that take advantages of these technologies. Participants will learn through lectures and interactive hands-on learning sessions lead by expert speakers. The final workshop session will consist of group discussions and brainstorming to generate innovative ideas about how to integrate diverse breeding technologies to accelerate rates of genetic gain.

If you missed this event, you can view the presentations here

 

Next-Gen-Wheat-Breeders-Workshop-Flyer 

 

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 for this workshop to distribute

Only 40 Places Available

Deadline for registering is 8 Feb 2019

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