18/11/21 – Biotechnological Approaches in Asexually Reproduced Crops
The ciopora Breeding academY 2021:
Biotechnological Approaches in Asexually Reproduced Crops
Date & Sessions
Average session duration: ca. 75 min
What will i learn?
Dr. Martina JuranićSenior Researcher at Plant Breeding, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands
Dr. Martina Juranić
Dr. Martina Juranić has started her scientific career at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, where she obtained her Ph.D. in 2013, followed by a postdoctoral training and Researcher position at CSIRO, Australia. In 2020, she joined the Ornamentals, Tissue Culture and Gene Technology group at Plant Breeding, WUR, Netherlands. Her research expertise comes from the field of sexual and asexual plant reproduction of different plant species, with the ultimate goal of utilizing this knowledge to advance breeding of crop plants. Currently, she is working to develop and implement new plant breeding techniques and related technologies in tissue culture, as well as to advance general tools specific for ornamentals.
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: Plant biotechnology can be defined in many ways but in this webinar, the emphasis will be on plant tissue culture and transformation techniques.
The tissue culture technique enables the growth and maintenance of plant cells, tissues, organs, embryos, protoplasts, or seeds in a sterile and controlled environment. It has been in practical use since the 1970s and allows rapid production of many identical offspring (clones) of one plant, also called micropropagation. This type of asexual propagation is of importance for a large number of ornamental plants and trees like navel oranges, which were obtained by mutagenesis or are unable to reproduce sexually through seeds. This webinar will also provide an overview of other applications of tissue culture for the breeding of horticulture plants, such as disease elimination; anther/pollen culture for the production of haploid plants; protoplast isolation for hybrid production; embryo culture, and synthetic seed production. In the era of genome editing, transformation techniques beyond the widely-applied Agrobacterium-based protocols will also be discussed.
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EUR 99.00/199.00 (member/guest)
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Breeding Academy Webinar Series:
EUR 169.00/339.00 (member/guest).
The offer expires on November 11.
Webinar user manual
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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.