Seminars and Events

Breeding the next generation cassava varieties for Africa: Approaches to enhanced productivity and nutritional traits

Feb 28 | 12:20 pm

Cassava (Manihot esculenta L.) produces large, edible, starchy roots that are a source of low-cost carbohydrates for more than 500 million smallholders in Africa. These farmers account for more...

Location: Emerson Hall  | Event type: Seminar

Techniques for breeding ornamental plants

Mar 7 | 12:20 pm

Dr. Bridgen has been breeding ornamental plants since the 1980’s; he will discuss his experiences collecting plants in Chile and Brazil and using in vitro plant tissue culture techniques such as...

Location: Emerson Hall  | Event type: Seminar

Strategies to replace pesticides with biodeterrence: Modification of acylsugar chemistry to optimize natural pest control

Mar 14 | 12:20 pm

Tomatoes are attacked by many pests, causing losses directly through feeding damage and indirectly through virus transmission. The control of insects relies heavily on pesticides, a practice that...

Location: Emerson Hall  | Event type: Seminar

Connecting the dots: From genetics to food and nutrition security

Mar 21 | 12:20 pm

My career in plant breeding started at Cornell and led me to the perfect playground for potato. Inter-disciplinary, cross-cultural, visionary, pioneering and practical people and results are some...

Location: Emerson Hall  | Event type: Seminar

Pulses as whole food solution to global health challenges

Mar 28 | 12:20 pm

Millions of global populations are suffering from food caused health issues. Approximately 40% of the world’s population is facing with hidden hunger due to lack of essential micronutrients in...

Location: Emerson Hall  | Event type: Seminar

Characterizing and improving crop stress tolerance: Phenomics, genomics, and the environment

Apr 11 | 12:20 pm

Prior to joining Cornell University, I was a senior scientist at International Potato Center (CIP), in Lima, Peru where my research focused on genetics of adaptation and abiotic stress tolerance in...

Location: Emerson Hall  | Event type: Seminar

The development of transgenesis protocols for previously untransformed Oryza spp. inbred lines

Apr 18 | 12:20 pm

Oryza sativa (Asian rice) was first transformed in 1988, five years after publications of the first transgenic plants. These initial protocols for making transgenic rice were protoplast-based, and...

Location: Emerson Hall  | Event type: Seminar

Breeding climate-resilient tomatoes: New approaches and challenges

Apr 25 | 12:20 pm

A changing climate requires breeding for crop productivity under increasingly variable environments, including limited fresh water supplies in arid agricultural regions. Breeding crops for...

Location: Emerson Hall  | Event type: Seminar