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2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

247 Symposium--How Is Plant Breeding Evolving with Rapidly Emerging Data Sciences?

Oral Session
ASA Section: Biometry and Statistical Computing
The key goals in the current era are no different from the pre-big data era. For example, increasing genetic gain, developing biotic and abiotic resistant cultivars and superior hybrids. But, plant breeders and geneticists now have access to cutting-edge technologies unavailable in the past. In this symposium, we will hear from experts about the impact of big data, high-throughput genotyping and phenotyping, and new algorithms on various aspects of plant breeding. The speakers will also share their thoughts on the future of data sciences in plant breeding and skill sets important for students and early career researchers.

Bioinformatics in Crops and Soils Community

C01 Crop Breeding and Genetics
C07 Genomics, Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology

Tuesday, October 24, 2017: 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Marriott Tampa Waterside, Grand Ballroom H

Vikas Belamkar
Vikas Belamkar
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:34 PM
Plant Breeding in the Digital Era.
Jesse Munkvold, DowAgro Sciences
2:22 PM
Application of Genomics-Assisted Breeding in New and Specialty Crops, Kernza and Sweetpotato.
Xiaofei Zhang, North Carolina State University; Lee R. DeHaan, The Land Institute; James A. Anderson, University of Minnesota; G. Craig Yencho, North Carolina State University
3:06 PM
Big Data in Maize Breeding Research: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed.
Rex Bernardo, University of Minnesota; Nick Ames, University of Minnesota; Sofia Brandariz, University of Minnesota
3:30 PM
Call for Nominations
3:30 PM