When, Where and How will Tropical Root and Tuber Crops Lead the Next Agri-Food Revolution

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Tuesday, October 23 • 8:00am - 10:00am
DISCOVERY: How to sustain genetic gains in root and tuber crops: Is Next-Generation breeding approaches our next bet (breeding, genetics, cytogenetics, gene editing, genetic mapping, molecular techniques etc.)

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Chairs, Co-Chairs and Speakers
avatar for Ranjana Bhattacharjee

Ranjana Bhattacharjee

Molecular Geneticist, BioScience, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA

Adriana Bohorquez

Ph.D, International Center for Tropical Agriculture, CIAT
avatar for Hernán Ceballos

Hernán Ceballos

Cassava Breeder, CIAT
B.S. in Agronomy from National University of Córdoba (Argentina) and Ph.D. in Plant Breeding from Cornell University. Field breeding experiences for seven years in Maize (CIMMYT) and about 20 years in Cassava (CIAT). Taught Quantitative Genetics at National University of Colombia... Read More →
avatar for Luis Duque

Luis Duque

Assistant Research Professor, Penn State University

Chiedozie Egesi

Project Director, International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, IITA
avatar for Pim Lindhout

Pim Lindhout

Head of R&D, Solynta
Conversion of potato into hybrid breeding cropSolynta has developed a revolutionary breakthrough by establishing a diploid potato capable of inbreeding, thereby allowing the much faster development of new hybrid cultivars that are propagated by clean seeds. Good performing inbred... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Lyons

Jessica Lyons

Partnerships and Translation Manager, Innovative Genomics Institute