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Oct. 18th, 2013


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Applied Vegetable Genomics

The importance of vegetables cannot be overemphasized, since they should ideally be included in basically every health-related diet. Thus, vegetables play a vital role on food front as they are cheapest-sources of natural foods and can admirably supplement the main cereals. Key challenges in vegetable breeding are a) To assure the continued development of improved vegetable breeding lines and varieties to meet future needs of the vegetable industry and the general public and b) To encourage the transition of basic and applied research findings into usable germplasm and methodologies for use by private sector plant breeders. Genomes of several vegetable crops are being sequenced, a large number of DNA markers are discovered, high throughput genotyping and phenotyping platforms are established and new tools – linkage mapping, association mapping, family based QTL mapping, functional genomics etc. are upcoming, and integration of genomics in plant breeding is the way forward.
The International Conference “Applied Vegetable Genomics“ will cover the following research topics:

•  Model Systems in Vegetables
•  Epigenetics and Evolution of Vegetable Genome
•  Natural Resources & Genetic Variation
•  Vegetable “Omics” (Genomics, Proteomics & Metabolomics etc)
•  Sequencing & Bioinformatics of Vegetable Genome
•  Genetics & Molecular Mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci
•  Molecular Markers, Marker Assisted Selection
•  Genomic Selection & Molecular Breeding
•  Mutant Resources (TILLING, ECOTILLING, DART etc.)
•  Vegetable Doubled Haploids
•  Heterosis and Genomic Breeding
•  Genomics & Breeding for Abiotic and Biotic Stress Tolerance
•  Genomics & Breeding for Flavor Improvement
•  Genomics & Breeding for Nutritional, Dietetic and Nutraceutical Value


Plant Gene Discovery & “Omics” Technologies

Gene Discovery and “Omics” Technologies became the new mantra of modern biology. “Omics” technologies include genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, phenomics and other “omics”. The “-omic-” technologies are high-throughput technologies for non-targeted identification of all gene products (transcripts, proteins, and metabolites) present in a specific biological sample. The powerful modern gene discovery and “omics” technologies have opened new avenues in plant biology
and crop improvement.

International Conference “Gene Discovery & “Omics” Technologies” will discuss wide range of modern technologies to discover plant gene, its function and gene products.
The International Conference “Plant Gene Discovery & “Omics” Technologies“ will cover the following research topics:

•  Spontaneous and Induced Mutagenesis
•  Insertion Mutagenesis and Mutant Populations
•  Plant Gene Expression
•  Genome, Protein, RNA Sequencing
•  Bioinformatics
•  Genome Annotation & Data Mining
•  Genomics
•  Proteomics
•  Metabolomics
•  Phenomics
•  Microarrays
•  Systems Biology & Network Discovery


Plant Transformation Technologies III

Plant transformation is now a core research tool to fight against hunger, to open up the new avenues of science, to evolve the crop varieties which are multipurpose, producing high harvests under normal and natural stressful conditions to make Earth green and prosperous. The major technical challenge facing plant transformation is the development of methods and constructs to produce a high proportion of plants showing predictable transgene expression without collateral genetic damage. Current key objectives of the plant transformation technologies are understanding and control of transgene integration, expression and stability in plants, to provide improved transformation systems, address biosafety considerations and to develop GM crops for the benefit of developing countries.
International Conference “Plant Transformation Technologies III“ will discuss the criteria to verify plant transformation; the biological and practical requirements for transformation systems; the integration of tissue culture, gene transfer, selection, and transgene expression strategies to achieve transformation in recalcitrant pieces; and other constraints to plant transformation.
The International Conference “Plant Transformation Technologies III“ will cover the following research topics:

• Recent Advances in in Plant Transformation
• Agrobacterium Mediated Plant Transformation
• Non Agrobacterium Plant Transformation Methods: Microinjection, Electroporation and Others
• Biolistic Particle Bombardment Mediated Gene Transfer into Plants
• Transformation of Agronomic Important Crops
• Plant Transformation Vectors
• Plant Promoters for Transformation
• Selectable & Screenable Markers for Plant Transformation
• Genome Stability in Transgenic Plants
• Methods to Produce Marker-free Transgenic Plants
• Gene targeting in Plants (ZFNs, TALEN, Homologous Recombination)
• Transplastomic Plants and Plastid biotechnology
• Transgenic Plants as BioFactories

• Ethical and Social Aspects of Plant Transformation


Translational Cereal Genomics

Cereals are extremely important crops for human consumption. They account for over 50% of human energy and protein needs, and cereal plants occupy two-thirds of all cultivated land. Although cereals breeding have been very successful in developing improved varieties using conventional tools and methods in the past, recent advances in cereal genomics have made it possible to analyze the architecture of cereal genomes, leading to an increase in our knowledge of the genes that are linked to key agronomic important traits. Nowadays most research efforts focus on understanding the genetic basis of traits of agronomic relevance and the application of genomics tools for the improvement of cereals.

The International Conference “Translational Cereal Genomics“ will cover the following research topics:

Model Systems in Cereals
Epigenetics and Evolution of Cereal Genome
Genetic Resources, Natural Variation of Cereals
Cereal “Omics” (Genomics, Proteomics & Metabolomics, etc.)
Genetics & Molecular Mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci
Application of Genomics in Cereal Breeding
Sequencing and Bioinformatics of Cereal Genome
Molecular Markers, Marker Assisted Selection & Molecular Breeding in Cereals
Mutant Resources (TILLING, ECOTILLING, DART etc.) for Cereal Gene Discovery
Cereal Doubled Haploids
Heterosis and Hybrid Breeding of Cereals
Breeding for Grain Quality, Processing, Nutritional and Aroma Traits
Breeding of Cereals for Abiotic and Biotic Stress Tolerance

Genetic Transformation of Cereals and Cereal Biotechnology


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