About the meeting:

4th international workshop on Next Generation Genomics and Integrated Breeding for Crop Improvement (NGGIBCI-2014) was organized at the ICRISAT headquarters from 19 – 21 February 2014. This workshop was the largest workshop in the series of our earlier workshops on next generation genome sequencing (NGS) data analysis organized in 2009, 2010 and 2012 and brought over 150 delegates from 20 countries. This workshop had a very rich scientific programme presenting high quality science with enormous impact on crop breeding. In total, 37 high quality presentations covering the use of next generation genomics for crop improvement across twelve scientific sessions covering next generation genomics, novel mapping approaches and QTLs, sequence to phenotype, genomics-assisted breeding, integrated breeding, breeding for target environments, genomic selection, decision support platforms for breeding, and new horizons for crop improvement during three days. 

ICRISAT’s Centre of Excellence in Genomics (CEG) organized this international workhop, as its activities of Critical Focus Area (CFA)-Molecular Breeding, in collaboration with CGIAR Generation Challenge Programme (GCP) and Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, and in partnership with CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Grain Legumes and CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Dryland Cereals.  

KSI-Connect helped organizers of this meeting to have the live telecast of the meeting. These presentations have been made available as recorded videos through YouTube.

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19 February, Wednesday Inaugural Session  
Welcome and Remarks
Rajeev Varshney
Remarks about Integrated Breeding
P K Gupta
Remarks about Modern Genomics
Swapan K Datta
Inaugural Address
William D Dar
Digital revolution of agriculture omics-based agricultural development
Wang Jun
Session I: Next Generation Genomics Co-Chairs: KK Narayanan & Manoj Prasad
Validating, improving and applying genome assemblies using NGS
Dave Edwards
Applications of genotyping-by-sequencing for wheat breeding and genetics
Jesse Poland
Integration of DArT and DArTseq genome profiling platforms with KDDart IT support for breeding and pre-breeding applications
Andrzej Kilian
Session II: Novel Mapping Approaches and QTLs Co-Chairs: Noel Ellis & Hari Upadhyaya
High density genotyping and phenotyping data: challenges of leveraging novel technologies for the valorization of PGRs
Andreas Graner
Dissection of complex traits in wheat using MAGIC
Colin Cavanagh
Functional mechanisms of drought tolerance identified in subtropical maize (Zea mays L.) using genome-wide association mapping and transcriptome approaches
T Nepolean
Genome sequence and QTL identification for major agronomic traits of mungbean (Vigna radiata)
Suk-Ha Lee
Session III: Sequence to Phenotype Co-Chairs: Kadambot HM Siddique & Philippe Ellul
Whole genome re-sequencing reveals agronomically important loci in rice using MutMap and QTL-seq
Ryohei Terauchi
Large-scale application of GbS in the Seeds of Discovery (SeeD) project: 'Rightsizing' of methods and initial results
Peter Wenzl
3000 rice genomes Update and plans
Kenneth McNally
20 February, Thursday 
Session IV: Genomics-Assisted Breeding Co-Chairs: Stefania Grando & Ramesh Aggarwal
Possibilities and limitations of plant genome sequences for plant sciences
Richard Visser
Genomics based marker development and breeding for resistance in barley
Frank Ordon
Whole genome strategies for marker-assisted plant breeding
Yunbi Xu
Session V: Integrated Breeding I Co-Chairs: Gengyun Zhang & JS Sandhu
The opportunity to improve wheat performance in low-yielding environment
Peter Langridge
Integrated breeding in dryland cereals at ICRISAT: present status and future opportunities
Stefania Grando
Identification of QTL controlling grain protein content, zinc and iron content in rice
Shailaja Hittalmani
Development and use of mutants induced by EMS in the background of upland variety Nagina22 for rice functional genomics
T Mohapatra
Session VI: Integrated Breeding Co-Chairs: RP Sharma & Shoba Sivasankar
Hybrid breeding in wheat
Jochen Reif
Integrated breeding in grain legumes: some examples in chickpea, pigeonpea and groundnut
Rajeev Varshney
The ten years (2004 to 2014): progress in peanut genetics and genomics
Baozhu Guo
Genomics based tools for omega-3 fatty acid rich oil seed crop, Linseed
Vidya Gupta
Session VII:Breeding for Target Environments Co-Chairs: HS Balyan & Narendra Tuteja
Genomics approaches to enhance durum wheat production
Roberto Tuberosa
Stress resilient and nutritionally enriched maize for the tropics - product development to seed delivery
BM Prasanna
21 February, Friday 
Session VIII: Genomic Selection Co-Chairs: Jeff Ehelrs & Pooran Gaur
What do we need to do to bring genomics tools into routine use in cultivar development?
Gary Atlin
Genomic prediction incorporating genotype x environment with pedigree, markers and environmental covariate
Jose Crossa
LPmerge: an R package for merging genetic maps by linear programming
Jeffrey Endelman
Session IX: Decision Support Platforms for Breeding Co-Chairs: Graham McLaren & Eric Y Danquah
Modelling GxE interaction prior to genomic prediction
Fred van Eeuwijk
Next generation genetic improvement
John Hickey
The effect of genetic relationships and other factors on genomic prediction accuracy in public plant breeding programs
Aaron Lorenz
An open platform approach for management and analysis of next-generation genotyping data by breeders and geneticists
Ramil Mauleon
Session X: New Horizons for Crop Improvement Co-Chairs: Jacqueline Batley & MV Rajam
Taking a walk on the wild side: prospecting for traits in the wild progenitor species of cultivated chickpea
Doug Cook
Functional genomics in common bean and soybean
Scott Jackson
Drought grain yield QTLs in rice
Arvind Kumar
Concluding Session
Introduction of speaker
Rajeev Varshney
Adoption of modern breeding tools in developing countries: Challenges and opportunities
Jean-Marcel Ribaut
Future perspectives on genomics
RS Paroda
Future perspectives on breeding
CLL Gowda
Vote of thanks Rajeev Varshney

For more details about the workshop, please visit http://www.icrisat.org/gt-bt/NGGIBCI/Home.htm  or send an email to Rajeev K. Varshney (r.k.varshney@cgiar.org).

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