Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Inaugural Session        Session photos
WelcomeVideoRajeev Varshney
Research Program Director-Genetic Gains, ICRISAT
Introduction & WelcomeVideoAnu Chitikineni
Senior Manager-CEG, ICRISAT
Opening addressVideoDavid Bergvinson
Director General, ICRISAT
Agricultural science perspectivesVideoPanjab Singh
President, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Address by Chief GuestVideoMr Y.S.Chowdary
Hon'ble Minister of State for Ministry of Science & Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt of India
Inaugural Lecture: Genomics-based approaches to elevating crop disease resistanceVideoJonathan Jones
Fellow of Royal Society, The Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Session I: Advances in genomics & biotechnology
Co-chairs: Swapan Datta, Visva-Bharati University, India
                   Mike Olsen, CIMMYT-Kenya, Kenya
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A 3D code in the human genomeVideoErez Aiden
Baylor College of Medicine
USA
Progress in wheat genomicsVideoMike Bevan
John Innes Centre
UK
Advances in chloroplast genomes and biotechnologyVideoHenry Daniell
University of Pennsylvania
USA
Green systems biology-the need for ecological thinking in modern biologyVideoWolfram Weckwerth
University of Vienna
Austria
Session II: Genome & germplasm diversity
Co-chairs: Kadambot Siddique, Uni of Western Australia,
                  Australia

                   Kuldeep Singh, ICAR-NBPGR, India
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High resolution genome sequence of mungbean using long read assembly and its utilizationVideoSuk-Ha Lee
Seoul National University
Korea
Genomics driven activation of germplasm collectionsVideoAndreas Graner
IPK-Gatersleben
Germany
Genome harvest: deciphering mosaic genome diversity patterns as pathways to crop improvementVideoJC Glaszmann
CIRAD, the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development
France
Reaching back through the domestication bottleneck to feed a hot and crowded planetVideoBenjamin Kilian
The Crop Trust
Germany
Session III: Sequencing based trait mapping
Co-chairs: Deepak Pental, University of Delhi, India
                   Baozhu Guo, University of Georgia, USA
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Flowering time regulation in a vegetative crop and application in breedingVideoChristian Jung
University of Kiel
Germany
Genomics based valorization of genetic resources for improving disease resistance in cereals VideoFrank Ordon
Julius Kuhn-Institut (JKI)
Germany
Using genomics to boost wheat grain yieldVideoJochen Reif
IPK-Gatersleben
Germany
Accessing genetic variation outside the primary gene poolVideoScott Jackson
University of Georgia
USA
Panel session: Writing a high quality science paper
Co-chairs: PK Gupta, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, India
                   Hon-Ming Lam, The Chinese University of Hong                    Kong, Hong Kong
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Susan Jones
Nature Biotechnology
UK
Video
Henry Daniell
University of Pennsylvania
USA
Video
Albrecht Melchinger
University of Hohenheim
Germany
Video
Frank Ordon
Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI)
Germany
Video
Friday, December 8, 2017
Session IV: Genomics-assisted breeding
Co-chairs: Arvind Kumar, IRRI-Philippines, Philippines
                   CLL Gowda, Ex DDG-R, ICRISAT
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Unlocking genetic basis of complex traits and heterosis in riceVideoBin Han
Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences
China
Libraries of doubled-haploid lines from landraces: a new tool for maize breeding and genomic researchVideoAlbrecht Melchinger
University of Hohenheim
Germany
BGI's efforts on crop breeding towards precision nutritionVideoShancen Zhao
BGI Institute of Applied Agriculture
China
Challenge to genomic, genetic analysis and molecular breeding in allo-octoploid species, strawberryVideoSachiko Isobe
Kazusa DNA Research Institute
Japan
Session V: Decision Support tools and databases
Co-chairs: Ivo Grosse, Martin Luther University Halle
                   -Wittenberg, Germany

                   BM Prasanna, CIMMYT-Kenya, Kenya
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Genomics and bioinformatics requirements for future crop breedingVideoDave Edwards
University of Western Australia
Australia
Computational tools for better cropsVideoMario Caccamo
NIAB
UK
Exploiting comparative genomicsVideoDavid Marshall
The James Hutton Institute
UK
Unity through diversity: Building a legume federation with legume information system and friendsVideoAndrew Framer
National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR)
USA
Panel session: Genomics applications perspective
Co-chairs: R B Singh, Central University, Imphal
                   Eric Danquah, University of Ghana, Ghana
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NP Singh, IIPR, India
Liao Boshou, Oil Crops Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, USA
Paul Kimurto, Egerton University, Kenya

Khaled Amiri, Khalifa Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, UAE
Chikelu Mba, Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), Italy
Victor Nwosu, MARS Inc., USA
Arabinda K Padhee, ICRISAT, India
Oscar Rierra-Lizarazu, Dow AgroSciences, USA
Mike Butterfield, CTC, Brazil
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Closing Session        Session photos
Genomics to Address Sustainable Development GoalsVideoRS Paroda
Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences
India
Inspirational AddressVideoShobhana K Pattanayak
Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt of India
India
Way ForwardVideoDavid Bergvinson
Director General, ICRISAT
India
Closing remarksVideoPeter Carberry
Deputy Director General - Research, ICRISAT
India
Vote of ThanksVideoRajeev Varshney
Research Program Director-Genetic Gains, ICRISAT
India