Organic Plant Breeding Institute

Updates/Announcements

Going Organic - Seminar Series: Dr. Asha S. Karunaratne

July 27th, 2021 | 10:00 - 10:45 AM (EST)

Register Now! https://clemson.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IyFvoAtJRZOuCZ9ZVFtxmA


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Organic Plant Breeding Institute: June 7-10, 2021.

Please check the OPBI website for updates on registration and additional information.
For any questions or concerns, please contact us at opbi@clemson.edu

Focus: Cereal & Pulse Crops

The Organic Plant Breeding Institute will gather aspiring plant scientists and breeders for a four-day, intense, practical, virtual workshop for students and scholars interested in plant breeding and genetics; as it relates to organic production systems, crop biofortification, and human health.

Schedule

(Full Schedule)

Monday, June 7
1:00 - 4:00 PM (EST)

Presentation Session 1: Breeding for Organic Production Systems

Tuesday, June 8
1:45 - 4:00 PM (EST)

Presentation Session 2: Biofortification & Nutrition

Wednesday, June 9
1:00 - 4:00 PM (EST)

Training Session 3: Breeding Techniques, Molecular Mapping, and Genomic Prediction

Thursday, June 10
1:00 - 4:00 PM (EST)

Training Session 4: Pulse Breeding, Organic Management, and Nutritional Phenotyping

Workshop Topics

  • Organic Breeding
  • Biofortification
  • Genomics & Nutrigenomics
  • DNA Extraction, Quantification, & Phenotyping Techniques
  • Organic Production, Management & Processing
  • Guest Lectures from Nationally and Internationally Renowned Breeders & Scientists
  • Virtual field & lab experiential learning

Confirmed Guest Speakers

  • Mark Sorrells – Cornell Univ.
  • Stephen Jones – Washington State Univ.
  • Julie Dawson – Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Charlie Brummer – Univ. of California-Davis
  • Casey Johnson – Mayo Clinic
  • Davina Rhodes – Colorado State Univ.
  • Tom Warkentin – Univ. of Saskatchewan
  • Shiv Kumar – ICARDA, Morocco
  • Rebecca McGee – USDA-ARS
  • And More!