12/11/2020 – Application of Genomic Tools and NBT in the Fruit Improvement Sector
The ciopora breeding academy 2020
Webinar 2. Application of Genomic Tools and NBT in the Fruit Improvement Sector
Date & Sessions
Average session duration: ca. 75 min
Recommended for participants from Europe, Middle-East, Asia, Australia, New Zealand
8:00 am London
9:00 am CET/Europe (Speaker)
10:00 am Jerusalem
11:00 am Moscow, RU
4:00 pm Beijing, CN
7:00 pm Sydney, AUS
9:00 pm Wellington, NZ
Check the FULL LIST OF TIME ZONES for the Session 1.
What will I learn?
The CIOPORA Breeding Academy is a new education program designed specifically for plant breeders and R&D departments of the commercial breeding companies. It provides advanced training in the latest breeding technologies, including New Breeding Techniques (NBT), and the related regulatory aspects.
The current knowledge on the genomics of rosaceous temperate fruits: pipfruit (apple and pear) and stone fruit (peach, cherry, almond and apricot) will be presented, with special emphasis on peach and other Prunus, including information on their variability and domestication process, and the genetics of the main valuable traits.
The impact of this information on traditional breeding is increasing and marker-assisted selection has become routine. Two new marker-based methods, adapted to clonally-reproducing species with long intergeneration periods will be discussed, one for mining and introgressing variability from exotic materials (marker-assisted introgression or MAI) and the other (resynthesis) to produce, with conventional approaches, lines that are similar to a top cultivar and integrate other valuable characters.
The Spanish experience on the use of new genomic tools for breeder’s rights protection and possible whole-genome approaches for EDV characterization and IP management will be proposed.
MEET THE SPEAKER
Dr. Pere Arús
Dr. Pere Arús is agricultural engineer (Universitat de València, 1974) and PhD in Genetics (University of California, Davis, 1984). His areas of expertise include population genetics, crop evolution and plant breeding, and he has specialized in the use of molecular markers and other genomics tools in plant genetics and breeding. His current main interests are in four crops: peach, almond, strawberry and melon, where he works on the genetics and genomics of characters related with fruit quality and disease resistance, and in the development of marker-based breeding methods that allow to circumvent some of the limitations of breeding in clonally-reproduced tree crops. Dr. Arús is autor of more than 200 scientific publications and has had various management-related activities at IRTA: director of the Center of Cabrils (2007-2009) and Chief Scientist (2009-2015). He is one of the initiators of the Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) and was its deputy director (2003-2018).
REDUCED WEBINAR RATES: We at the CIOPORA Academy are committed to providing continued education opportunities to the green sector. In view of the operational and financial constraints businesses and individuals around the globe are facing currently, we have reduced our webinar rates from EUR 149,00 to EUR 99,00 (Member) and EUR 299,00 to EUR 199,00 (Guest). Additional 15% savings are provided in the Webinar Package, including three webinars in November 2020.
Join the Webinar 2 in the CIOPORA Breeding Academy series by opting for our flexible single webinar registration at the following CIOPORA Member/Guest rates:
- CIOPORA Member: EUR 99,00
- Guest: EUR 199,00
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Save 15% and join all three webinars in the CIOPORA Breeding Academy series, including:
- Nov 5 – Webinar 1: Ornamental Breeding: How to Implement New Breeding Techniques within the IP and Biotech Regulatory Framework. Learn more
- Nov 12 – Webinar 2: Application of Genomic Tools and NBT in the Fruit Improvement Sector
- Nov 19 –Webinar 3: Advanced Introduction to NBT and other Molecular Breeding Technologies Leading to Potential EDVs. Learn more
Webinar savings package:
- CIOPORA Member: 249,00 EUR
- Guest: 499,00 EUR
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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.