11/11/21 – Climate Change in the Ornamental Sector – A Breeder’s Perspective
The Ciopora Breeding Academy 2021:
Climate Change in the ornamental sector – A breeder’s perspective
Date & Sessions
Average session duration: ca. 75 min
What will i learn?
Dr. Robert BoehmHead of Molecular Breeding, Tissue Culture & Phytopathology at Klemm + Sohn GmbH & Co. KG/ Selecta One, Germany
Dr. Robert Boehm
After studying biology in Freiburg i. Breisgau (1988-1994), Robert Boehm obtained his Ph.D. at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology, the University of Tübingen (Prof. Dr. Lutz Heide, 1999). He wrote his dissertation on metabolic engineering approaches to plant-derived therapeutic substances. In 1999, he joined Prof. Heide Schnabl’s group at the Institute of Plant Molecular Physiology and Biotechnology, Bonn University, to develop duckweed as an expression system for recombinant therapeutic proteins (molecular farming). To expand his expertise in plant biotechnology, he then spent some time at the Institute of Glycobiology at Oxford University as well as at the Institute of Agricultural Genetics in Hanoi/Viet Nam. Dr. Boehm is an expert in plant transformation and in vitro-culture and has worked as a lecturer at the Universities of Bonn and Dortmund.
In 2007, Dr. Robert Boehm joined Ornamental Bioscience GmbH as an R&D Manager. The company aimed to develop genetically engineered ornamental plants with improved tolerances against biotic and abiotic stress. In 2012, the company was taken over by Klemm + Sohn GmbH, a part of the Selecta one group. Selecta one is a leading breeder, producer, and marketer of vegetatively propagated ornamental plants worldwide. Here, Robert Boehm is heading the group´s central laboratory facility in Stuttgart, which includes plant pathogen diagnostic, in vitro culture, and biotechnological research.
The CIOPORA Breeding Academy is an education program designed specifically for plant breeders and R&D departments of the breeding companies. It provides advanced training in the latest breeding technologies, including New Breeding Techniques (NBT).
Webinar Syllabus: Climate change has become a reality that impacts especially agriculture and the generation of food and feed. But also in the horticultural sector, there is a growing demand to prepare for the consequences of climate change.
This webinar will provide an overview of existing activities and future strategies to cope with climate change in the breeding of ornamentals. This encompasses not only the intensified breeding efforts for abiotic stress tolerance but also the development and selection of naturally stress-adapted plant species as new players on the market. In addition to crop adaptation to climate change, breeding companies can also contribute by implementing innovative technologies to reduce their CO2 footprint, finally becoming climate neutral.
Option 1: WEBINAR TICKET
Our flexible single-webinar registration option:
EUR 99.00/199.00 (member/guest)
Option 2: WEBINAR SAVINGS PACKAGE
Save 15% and join both webinars in the
Breeding Academy Webinar series:
EUR 169.00/339.00 (member/guest).
The offer expires on November 11.
Webinar user manual
For your convenience, we have compiled a Webinar User Manual to help you prepare for the webinar participation.
About the WEbinar program
In November 2019, the CIOPORA Academy education program on IP for plants was expanded with the distance learning offerings in form of Webinars. Each webinar is conducted in two sessions to cover all time zones, enabling participation from all locations worldwide.
All CIOPORA Academy Webinars are broadcasted live in Livestorm, an online webinar platform, which allows participation for registered persons via internet browser with no prior installation. Please see our User Manual for more information on the technical requirements.