18/11/21 – Biotechnological Approaches in Asexually Reproduced Crops

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

Recommended for participants from Europe, Africa, Middle-East, Asia, Australia, New Zealand

8 am London
9 am CET/Europe (Speaker’s time zone)
4 pm Beijing, CN
7 pm Sydney, AUS
9 pm Wellington, NZ


Recommended for participants from Europe, Africa and the Americas

9 am US Pacific
11 am US Central
12 pm US Eastern
6 pm CET/Europe (Speaker’s time zone)


What will i learn?

Dr. Martina Juranić

Dr. Martina Juranić

Senior Researcher at Plant Breeding, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

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.


Our flexible single-webinar registration option:

EUR 99.00/199.00 (member/

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.

By registering you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions (Sept 2020).

We are maintaining the reduced CIOPORA Academy webinar rates as a part of our commitment to providing continued education opportunities to horticulturalists in 2021! 

Webinar user manual

For your convenience, we have compiled a Webinar User Manual to help you prepare for the webinar participation.

Download The Webinar manual

Please download and read this document carefully prior to participation in the webinar.

Our webinar platform Livestorm does not require any prior installation. Instead, it enables you to join the webinar via browser. Use one of the following for the best webinar experience:


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.

Contact us

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to:
Katrin Huhnholz, the CIOPORA Academy Program Manager