NAPB 2021 Program

SUNDAY AUGUST 15

TIME

WHAT

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Professional Development- Corteva and Bayer

Your Development for the Next Normal: Join us for an exciting professional development session focused on building your network, relationship mapping and effective communication skills in with particular emphasis on adapting to the Next Normal in a virtual environment. In this session you will practice leadership skills, prepare for specific work situations, and learn skills to enhance your professional development goals. As a part of our continued focus to support student development, we are pleased to bring this opportunity to you as co-sponsored by Bayer and Corteva. 4) Please add this affiliation to Moderator Johannes Rossouw: Head of Vegetables Research & Development at Bayer Crop Science.

Moderated by J.D Roussow

MONDAY, AUGUST 16

TIME

WHAT

9:30 – 10:00 am

Opening Talk / Meeting Kick Off

Moderated by Mark Sorrells
Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science Plant Breeding and Genetics Section, Cornell University

10 am – Noon

Session 1: High Throughout Phenotyping & GxE

Moderated by: Kelly Robbins
Assistant Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science, Plant Breeding and Genetics Section, Cornell University”
& Virginia Moore
Assistant Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science Plant Breeding and Genetics Section, Cornell University

  • Michael Gore, Professor and Chair, School of Integrative Plant Science, Plant Breeding and Genetics Section, Cornell University
  • Nick Wiering, Nick is currently a discovery breeder with Syngenta. He received his MS and PhD in plant breeding and genetics from the University of Minnesota. As a graduate student and as a post-doc in the Stupar lab at UMN, he focused on the improvement of legume cover crops for northern US cropping systems.
  • Jeffrey Dunne, Assistant Professor, Crop and Soil Sciences, North Carolina State University
  • Katy Martin Rainey, Associate Professor of Agronomy, Purdue University
12:00 – 1 pm Lunch Break
12:00-12:55pm Annual PBCC Meeting
1 – 3:00pm

Session 2: CRISPRing Crops for Climate Change

Moderated by Sarah Evanega
Research Professor and Director, Cornell Alliance for Science, Department of Global Development, Cornell University

  • Nicholas Karavolias, Graduate Student, University of California, Berkeley; Innovative Genomics Institute
  • Redeat Tibebu, Graduate Student, University of Minnesota
  • Chunquan Zhang, Assistant Professor, Alcorn University
  • Melinda Kliegman, Director of Public Impact, Innovative Genomics Institute
3:00 – 3:30 pm Break
3:00 – 3:30 pm

NAPB Diversity Enhancement Award Mentee – Mentor Networking Session

Moderated by Juan M. Gonzalez

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Poster Session 1

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Virtual Happy Hour

Virtual Happy Hour- Hosted by the Society of Organic Seed Professionals (SOSP), this will be a fun, low-key opportunity to connect with plant breeders and seed industry professionals interested in breeding for organic and sustainable cropping systems.

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Sustainability – Industry focus and the role we can play as plant breeders and scientist

Moderated by

Andrew W. “Andy” LaVigne,
President and CEO of the American Seed Trade Association

  • David Meyers, Corteva
  • Alejandra Sanchez, Agricultural Development and Corporate Sustainability Professional with Driscoll’s
  • Mark Mason, PCA/CCA Input Manager at Huntington Farms
  • John Zwonitzer, Olam, Principle Research Scientist

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 17

TIME

WHAT

10:00 – 12:05 pm

Session 3: Horticultural Plant Breeding

Moderated by Bruce Reisch
Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science Horticulture Section Plant Breeding and Genetics Section Cornell AgriTech, Cornell University

  • Ksenija Gasic, Professor of Horticulture Peach Genetics and Breeding, Clemson University
  • Moira Sheehan, Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science, Plant Biology Section, Cornell University
  • Martha Mutschler, Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science, Plant Breeding and Genetics Section, Cornell University
  • Phillip Griffiths, Associate Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science, Horticulture Section, Cornell AgriTech, Cornell University
  • Susan Brown, Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science Horticulture Section Cornell AgriTech, Cornell University
  • Mark Bridgen, Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science Horticulture Section Plant Breeding and Genetics Section, Cornell University
12:05 – 12:45 pm Lunch break
12:05 – 12:45 pm

GSWG Diversity Enhancement Mentor/Mentee Virtual Luncheon

Moderated by Juan Gonzalez

12:45 – 2:30 pm

Session 4: Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement (ILCI): Vision and Current Activities

Moderated by Stephen Kresovich,
Professor and Director, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement, Department of Global Development, Cornell University

  • Deborah Rubin, Co-Director at Cultural Practice LLC
  • Mathew Abraham, Assistant Director of TCI, Cornell University
  • Kelly Robbins, Assistant Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science, Plant Breeding and Genetics Section, Cornell University
  • Ndjido Kane, Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles (ISRA) Centre d’Étude Régional pour l’Amélioration de l’adpatation à la Sécheresse (CERAAS) Thiès – SENEGAL
2 :30 – 3 :00 pm  BREAK
3 :00 – 4 :00 pm

POSTER SESSION 2

4 :00 – 5 :00 PM

VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR

Moderated by Karl Kunze
Graduate Student, School of Integrative Plant Science Plant Breeding and Genetics Section, Cornell University
& Zara York
Graduate Student, Washington State University

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18

TIME

WHAT

10 :00 – Noon

Session 5: Genomic Selection

Moderated by Elizabeth Jones,
Global development and Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University

  • Emily Ziemke, North American Corn Technology Lead for Corteva Agriscience
  • Adam Famoso, Associate Professor, Rice Research Station, LSU AgCenter
  • Lucia Gutierrez, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Jessica Rutkoski, Assistant Professor, Small grains breeding, University of Illinois
  • Sikiru Atanda, Postdoctoral Researcher, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico
  • Lauren Brzozowski, Postdoctoral Associate, School of Integrative Plant Science Plant Breeding and Genetics Section, Cornell University
  • Mao Huang, Research Associate, School of Integrative Plant Science Plant Breeding and Genetics Section, Cornell University
12:00 – 1:00 pm LUNCH BREAK
12:00 – 12:55 pm

NAPB Early Career Working Group

Early Career Working Group – Meeting and Networking Event Moderated by Deb Menicos, Driscoll’s Self-defined Early Career professionals are invited to join this lunch break to network and learn more about our working group. The Early Career Working Group (ECWG) meets monthly and organizes webinars, leads mentoring programs, and foster space to connect among early career plant breeders.

Moderated by Liana Nice
Early Career Working Group – Meeting and Networking Event Moderated by Deb Menicos,

Driscoll’s Self-defined Early Career professionals are invited to join this lunch break to network and learn more about our working group. The Early Career Working Group (ECWG) meets monthly and organizes webinars, leads mentoring programs, and foster space to connect among early career plant breeders.

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Session 6: Plant Breeding for Equitable Futures

Moderated by Hale Tufan
Research Professor and Project Director: GREAT, AWARE, NextGen Cassava, and Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement, Department of Global Development and Plant Breeding and Genetics Section, Cornell University

  • Jenny Kao-Kniffin, Associate Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science, Horticulture Section Associate Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cornell University
  • Qiana Mickie
  • Kristyn Leach
2:30 – 3:00 pm BREAK
3:00 – 5:00 pm

Session 7: In Vitro Breeding Techniques

Moderated by Mark Bridgen, Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science Horticulture Section Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

  • Joyce Van Eck, Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science, Plant Breeding and Genetics Section, Cornell University
  • Ockert Greyvenstein, Senior Plant Breeder, Ball Horticultural Company
  • Zhannao Deng, Professor of Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida
  • Darren Touchell, Research Scholar, North Carolina State University

Moderated by Mark Bridgen,
Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science Horticulture Section Plant Breeding and Genetics Section, Cornell University

THURSDAY, AUGUST 19

TIME

WHAT

10:00 – 11:00 am


Graduate Student Presentation

Tanner Cook, Establishing a System for High-Throughput Screening of Factors Affecting Meiosis
Nicolas Morales, Detecting genetic and local environmental effects using high-throughput aerial imagery

 

11:00 am – 02:00 pm

Session 8: Historical Perspectives: Awardee talks, Award Presentations

Moderated by David Bubeck
Corteva Agriscience and NAPB President

  • Diego Jarquin, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Fredrick A. Bliss, UC Davis – Retired
  • Thomas C. Osborn, Bayer Crop Science
  • Kendall R. Lamkey, Professor and Chair, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University
  • Donn Cummings, National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) & Agronomic Science Foundation (ASF)
  • Borlaug Scholar Awards, presented by Don Jones
  • Diversity Awards, presented by Juan M. Gonzalez

A Look Forward to NAPB Meeting in Iowa in 2022,
Presented by Thomas Lubberstedt

02:00 – 02:30 pm LUNCH BREAK
02:30 – 04:00 pm

NAPB EC Business Meeting + Committee Meetings

Moderated by David Bubeck
Corteva Agriscience and NAPB President