112 Symposium--Progress, Opportunities and Considerations Gleaning Useful Diversity From Expired Patented Germplasm and Transgenic Traits for Enhanced Crop Performance

Oral Session
C08 Plant Genetic Resources This symposium will increase understanding of considerations that impact germplasm access, utilization, and deployment, and progress in development of transgenic traits for improved crop performance. Use of expired-patent germplasm will be explored.

Cosponsor(s):

C01 Crop Breeding & Genetics, C02 Crop Physiology and Metabolism, C07 Genomics, Molecular Genetics & Biotechnology, C08 Plant Genetic Resources
Monday, October 17, 2011: 1:00 PM-4:40 PM
Henry Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 206B

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Organizers:
Candice Gardner , Daria Schmidt and Maria Balota
Presiders:
Daria Schmidt and David Ellis
1:40 PM
Germplasm Intellectual Property Options and Considerations In the Current Landscape.
Daria Schmidt, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.; Bradley Kurtz, Pioneer Hi-Bred Internations, Inc; Steven Callistein, Pioneer Hi-Bred Internations, Inc
2:00 PM
Smooth Transition from Proprietary to Generic Biotech Events.
Andrew LaVigne, American Seed Trade Association (ASTA); Bernice Slutsky, American Seed Trade Association (ASTA)
2:30 PM
Post Patent Biotech Traits: The Time Is near.
Dana Rewoldt, Syngenta Seeds Inc.
2:50 PM
Usage and Availability of off-Patent Germplasm and Traits.
Ty Witten, Monsanto; Raymond C. Dobert, Monsanto; Stevan Madjarac, Monsanto; Chunping Li, Monsanto; Donn P. Cummings, Monsanto Company - USA
3:10 PM
3:30 PM
Issues to Consider in Using and Preserving Transgenic Cotton Germplasm After Intellectual Property Protection Expires.
Donald Jones, Cotton Incorporated; B. Todd Campbell, USDA-ARS; Richard Percy, USDA-ARS
3:50 PM
The Social Value of Germplasm and Trends in US Maize Genetic Diversity.
Stephen Smith, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.; Mark A. Mikel, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign; Barry Nelson, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.
4:10 PM
4:40 PM