Plenary Speakers

Fan Shenggen Director general, IFPRI
Session time:
Monday, August 15, 2016
10:00-10:30
A new food system for sustainable development: the role of science and technology



Antonio Costa de Oliveira President, International Crop Science Society
Session time:
Monday, August 15, 2016
10:30-11:00
Crop genomics and breeding in Brazil




Li Jiayang Vice Minister, MOA; President, CAAS
Session time:
Monday, August 15, 2016
11:00-11:30
TBD




P.Stephen Baenziger, Professor of University of Nebraska
Session time:
Monday, August 15, 2016
11:30-12:00
The future of wheat breeding and the importance of international collaboration: a perspective from the USA



Matthew Kennedy Morell Director General, IRRI
Session time:
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
08:00-08:30
The role of grain quality in improving the quality of life of rice farmers and consumers



Hans-Joachim Braun Director, CIMMYT’s Global Wheat Program
Session time:
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
08:30-09:00
International cooperation: Paramount to meet global challenges for wheat improvement




Achim Dobermann Director & Chief Executive, Rothamsted Research
Session time:
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
09:00-09:30
Accelerating innovation in crop science





Zhu Yingguo Professor, Wuhan University
Session time:
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
09:30-10:00
Application studies and genetic mechanism on Honglian-type hybrid rice




Zhang Qifa Professor, Huazhong Agricultural University
Session time:
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
10:15-10:45
The genomic basis of heterosis in an elite rice hybrid




Graeme Hammer Professor, The University of Queensland
Session time:
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
10:45-11:15
Adapting field crops to drought and heat – the case of sorghum in Australia




Masahiro Yano Director General, NARO Institute of Crop Science
Session time:
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
11:15-11:45
Changing landscape of rice breeding: Integration of genomics approaches to modern rice breeding


Gao Caixia Professor, CAS
Session time:
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
11:45-12:15
Genome editing: drawing a bright future for precision plant breeding




Suk-ha Lee Professor, Seoul, National University
Session time:
Friday, August 19, 2016
08:00-08:30
Integration of crop science for food security to combat world hunger




Suthad Setboonsarng Board member, Trustee of IRRI
Session time:
Friday, August 19, 2016
08:30-09:00
Dynamics of international rice market




Michael Purugganan Professor, New York University
Session time:
Friday, August 19, 2016
09:00-09:30
Evolutionary genomics of crop domesticatiom




Lai Jinsheng Professor, China Agricultural University
Session time:
Friday, August 19, 2016
09:30-10:00
The genomics of maize breeding




Li Zhikang Professor, CAAS
Session time:
Friday, August 19, 2016
10:15-10:45
Harnessing the genomic diversity of Asian cultivated rice (Oryza sativa L.): SNPs, pan genomes and structural variation



Jane Ininda Associate Program, Director, AGRA
Session time:
Friday, August 19, 2016
10:45-11:15
A model for increased access to quality seed supply in Africa (2007-2016)




Bao Xiaoming Deputy General Manager,Da Bei Nong Group
Session time:
Friday, August 19, 2016
11:15-11:45 
Biotechnology and Crop Productivity in China