ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE DEI LINCEI
 

PROGRAMME

 

Thursday, 5 November

8.00 Registration and Poster set-up

9.00 Welcome addresses and introduction to the workshop

10.00 Session 1 – Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Chair: Gian Tommaso SCARASCIA MUGNOZZA

Alvaro TOLEDO (FAO, Rome, Italy), Plant genetic resources: their strategic role in achieving global food security and sustainable agriculture

Shakeel BHATTI (ITPGRFA Secretary, FAO, Rome, Italy), The international Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA): Inter-dependence of countries

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break

Emile FRISON (Bioversity International, Rome, Italy), The multiple contributions of agrobiodiversity to food and nutrition security and to sustainable agriculture

Jozef TUROK (Bioversity International, Rome, Italy), The European Cooperative Programme on plant genetic resources

Timothy HALL (DG Research, EU Commission, Brussels, Belgium), EU activities on agro-biodiversity research

Discussion

13.00 End of the morning session

14.30 Session 2 – Opportunities for research

Chair: Antonio GRANITI

Wayne POWELL (University of Aberystwyth, United Kingdom), A new era for plant genetic resources based on emerging genome approaches

Peter STAMP (ETH, Zürich, Switzerland), Swiss maize landraces - a discovery and rediscovery

Andreas KARAMANOS (Biomedical Research Foundation, Athens, and Faculty of Crop Science, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece), Drought resistance potentialities of Greek bread and durum wheat landraces

16.00 - 16.30 Coffee break

Andreas GRANER (IPK Gatersleben, Germany), Utilization of plant genetic resources: opportunities and constraints

Beat KELLER (University of Zürich, Switzerland), Unlocking genetic diversity from the gene pools of wheat and its relatives

Paola BONFANTE (IPP - CNR, Turin, Italy), Plants and mycorrhizal fungi: an ancient ally for today’s agriculture and food

 

Friday, 6 November

9.00 Session 2 – Opportunities for research (continuation)

Chair: Alessandro PIGNATTI

Maarten KOORNNEEF (University of Wageningen, The Netherlands), Arabidopsis natural variation as model for biodiversity research

Michele MORGANTE (University of Udine, Italy), A genome based view of plant biodiversity

Maud TENAILLON (INRA, Moulon, France), Tracking adaptive changes, application for the management of genetic resources

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break

Peter M. A. TIGERSTEDT (Prof. emeritus, University of Helsinki - Tigerstedt Consulting Ltd), Pre-breeding and the epi-genetics issue

Roland VON BOTHMER (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden), Diversity in cultivated and wild barley

Francesco SALAMINI (Parco Tecnologico Padano, Lodi, Italy), Use of molecular genetic variability in plant breeding

Discussion

13.00 End of the morning session

14.30 Session 3 – Contents of the Meeting Report. Discussion

Chair: Enrico PORCEDDU

Toby HODGKIN (Bioversity International, Rome, Italy), Points for the Meeting Report

17.30 Sergio CARRA' (Politecnico di Milano, Lincei representative at EASAC), Conclusions

 

In collaboration with:

ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE DELLE SCIENZE DETTA DEI XL
ISTITUTO DI GENETICA VEGETALE (IGV), CNR
SOCIETÀ ITALIANA DI GENETICA AGRARIA (SIGA)
ASSOCIAZIONE AMICI DELL'ACCADEMIA DEI LINCEI
BIOVERSITY INTERNATIONAL