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Drought-tolerant Plants Conference 2015

Recent progress in drought tolerance

from genetics to modelling

8 & 9 June 2015 Montpellier, France

Plenary sessions at  Einstein Auditorium, Posters sessions: Antigone Room

Recent progress in drought tolerance_PROGRAM.pdf
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 (pdf format)

Monday 08 June 2015

8:00 am - 9:15 am : Registration

All attendants are invited to show their confirmation of registration.  No late registrations are possible

9:15 am - 10:40 am : Session 1 : Coping with drought in crop improvement : a global perspective

- The nature and patterns of drought in Europe - Elias Fereres, Universidad de Cordoba, Spain

- A multi scale multi environment approach - François Tardieu, INRA, France

10:40 am - 11:10 am : Coffee break - Antigone Room


11:10 am - 12:55 pm : Session 2: Traits-base strategies for dealing with drought (1)

- Roots traits beyond architecture, X. Draye, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

  • Quantitative imaging of root water uptake, M. Zarebanadkouki, Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany
  • Linkage mapping for root system architecture in durum wheat, N. Ghasemali, Islamic Azad University, Iran

- Control of expansive growth in water deficit: from phenotyping to field simulations, B. Parent, INRA, France

  • Using modelling and GWAS to support the genetic and physiological dissection of a complex trait, toward ideotype exploration - Case of rice early vigor response to drought, D. Luquet, CIRAD, France

12:55 pm - 2:30 pm : Lunch Time

2:30 pm - 4:15 pm : Session 2: Traits-base strategies for dealing with drought (2)

- Modeling kernel abortion in maize, CH. Messina, Pioneer, USA

  • Grain abortion and yield stability under drought: a key role for growth processes in reproductive organs, O. Turc, INRA, France
  • Predicting maize kernel number using genetic information, A. Amelong, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina

- Genotypic variation in water use efficiency and related physiological traits, WJ. Davies, Lancaster University, England

  • High resolution mapping of traits related to whole-plant transpiration under increasing evaporative demand in wheat, W. Sadok, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm : Coffee-break - Antigone Room

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm : Session 2: Traits-base strategies for dealing with drought (3)

- Aquaporins: physiological roles and variability, F. Chaumont, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

- Investigating drought resistance using metabolic phenotyping, Y. Gibon, INRA, France

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm : Poster session 3: Variation for target traits and phenotyping methods

Short talks (1 min presentation of selected posters) at the Einsten Auditorium then interactive exhibit at the Antigone Room

List of posters - session 3.pdf
pdf - 425.72 kB

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm : Cocktail

Tuesday 09 June 2015

8:45 am - 9:00 am : Message of welcome

9:00 am - 10:30 am : Session 4: Dealing with Genotype x Environment interaction (1)

- Analysis of GxE in maize by multi-environment GWAS and genomic selection, F. van Eeuwijk, Wageningen Universiteit, Netherlands

- Investigating the unstability of yield-related QTL in wheat D. Fleury, ACPFG, Australia

  • Genetic variability of the sensitivity of grain number to drought and high temperature in maize, E. Millet, INRA, France
  • Genetic and ecophysiological dissection of tolerance to drought and heat stress in bread wheat: from environmental characterization to QTL detection, B. Bouffier, Limagrain Europe, France

10:30 am - 11:00 am : Coffee-break

11:00 am - 11:45 am : Session 4: Dealing with Genotype x Environment interaction (2)

- Modelling G x E x M with explicit genotypic information G. Hammer, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
• Precision agriculture for SAT – near future or unrealistic effort?, J. Kholova, ICRISAT, India

11:45 am - 1:00 pm : Poster session 5: QTL, functional genomics, allelic diversity and breeding application

Short talks (1 min presentation of selected posters) at the Einsten Auditorium then interactive exhibit at the Antigone Room

List of posters - session 5.pdf
pdf - 337.97 kB

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm : Lunch time

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm : Session 6: Breeding for drought, strategies, choices

- Genomics-assisted breeding to enhance drought resistance in cereals R. Tuberosa, Università di Bologna, Italy

  • Genetics and breeding for rice that use less water, A.H. Price, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Extending the phenotype – crop modeling to estimate the ‘unobservable,  S. Chapman, CSIRO, Australia
  • Breeding for drought: Outputs and lessons learnt from the GCP experience, J. M. Ribaut, CGIAR, Mexico
  • 100 years of wheat selection in Switzerland decreased rooting depth but increased plasticity in response to drought, A. Hund, Institute of Agricultural Science, Switzerland

4:20 pm - 4:50 pm : Coffee break

5:00 pm - 6:10 pm : Panel of discussion: Designing new variety for drought-prone environments

  • A. Murigneux, Limagrain Europe, France
  • J. Betran, Syngenta, France
  • M. Cooper, Pioneer, USA
  • D. Jordan, University of Queensland, Australia
  • B. Usadel, University Aachen, Germany

6:10 pm - 6:30 pm : Closing summary and remarks

Closing summary: Claude Welcker, INRA, Chair of the Conference

Closing remarks:

  • Domagoj Simic, Agricultural Institute Osijek, Chair of the maize and sorghum section of Eucarpia
  • François Tardieu, INRA, Chair of Interdrought

Friday 12 June 2015

9:00 am - 1:00 pm : Conference extension

 Technical session: Phenotyping for the responses to environmental conditions (specific registration

ProgramTechnical sessionPheno (2).pdf
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