2017 Synapsis Symposium

Seed to Start-Up

6th Annual Cornell University Graduate Student Plant Breeding Symposium

When: Friday, March 10th, 2017; 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: 135 Emerson Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY or via Zoom webinar

We are pleased to invite all of you to join us at "Seed to Start-Up", the 6th Annual Cornell University Graduate Student Plant Breeding Symposium. The start-up business mentality is broadly characterized by small size, risk taking, and innovative thinking, and may be beneficial to plant breeding efforts. This symposium features speakers addressing how small plant breeding companies start and find success in a marketplace dominated by larger breeding companies, how large companies evaluate, acquire, and collaborate with start-ups, and how researchers start work on largely unknown and novel crops. 


Lunch will be provided to registered attendees in 135 Emerson Hall. 


Dr. Steven Cannon, Iowa State University - Applying modern breeding approaches to the North American “potato bean” (Apios americana), and other underutilized crops
Dr. Allen Van Deynze, The Seed Biotechnology Center and the Plant Breeding Center, University of California Davis - Common goals and uncommon collaborations
Dr. Richard Grazzini, Pennsylvania State University, GardenGenetics - Entrepreneurship and plant breeding
Dr. Neil Hausmann, DuPont Pioneer - In pursuit of predictive ag: A DuPont Pioneer perspective
Dr. Charles Yarish, University of Connecticut - Seaweed aquaculture in Northeast U.S.A. for production, ecosystem services and strain development
Matthew Goldfarb, Fruition Seeds

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