“LATEST TECHNOLOGIES FOR CROP IMPROVEMENT” WORKSHOP PROGRAM
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2015
16 00 - 17 30 REGISTRATION
17 30 - 18 30 WELCOME COCKTAIL
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
8 30 9 30
Registration
9 30 10 45
Opening Talk:
Prof Dr. Mahmut TÖR (University of Worcester)
45
30
9 10
Key Note Speaker: Prof Ian Crute
Challenges and opportunities for technology transfer for plant production-British
perspective- Session Chair: Prof Eric Holub (University of Warwick)
30
00
10 11
Coffee break
00
00
11 13
1st Session: Speed Networking
Participants each spend 5min with one other before moving to a new partner. This will
introduce them to each other and enable them to learn about each other’s work.
00
00
13 14
Lunch
2nd Session: Bioinformatics-Next generation genomics
Session Chair : Assoc. Prof Yalçın Kaya (Trakya University)
1400 1420
Tool kits for breeders-Next generation sequencing: Dr. Bala Akpinar (Sabanci University)
20
40
14 14
SNP discovery and subsequent use Dr. Stuart Lucas (Sabanci University)
40
00
14 15
miRNA discovery and subsequent use Dr. Melda Kantar (Sabanci University)
1500 1520
A pipeline for effectors discovery using NGS and it’s application in marker-assisted
breeding - Dr. Richard Harrison (East Malling Research Station)
30
00
15 16
Coffee Break
00
00
16 18
Poster Session
1900
Dinner
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
0915 1000
Key Note Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Masum Burak, Director General, GDAR-Turkey
Challenges and opportunities for technology transfer for plant production-Turkish
perspective Session Chair: Prof Dr. Mahmut TÖR (University of Worcester)
3rd Session: New genetic tools for plant breeding
Session Chair: Prof Hikmet Budak (Sabancı University)
00
30
10 10
Crop improvement using TAL effectors - History, mechanism and applications for plant
genome editing.
Dr Sebastian Schornack (Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge)
30
00
10 11
Coffee break
1100 1130
1130 1200
1200 1230
CRISPR system and Genome Editing-application in plant breeding
Dr Yasin Dağdaş (Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich)
Utilization of association mapping in plants
Dr Muhammed Sakiroglu (Kafkas University)
Resistance gene enrichment sequencing technique and its applications in R gene
identification in crop and model species.
Dr Oliver Furzer (Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich)
1230 1430
1430 1450
1450 1510
1510 1530
1530 1600
1600 1620
1620 1640
1640 1700
1700 1830
1900
Lunch and Networking
4th Session: Case studies: application of technologies
Session Chair: Dr Ufuk Demirel (Niğde University)
Future-proofing potato – protecting tuberization from environmental stress:
Dr Wayne Morris (James Hutton Institute)
Vernalisation - a cold-induced epigenetic switch
Dr Jie Song (Imperial College)
Screening plants for resistance sources using pathogen effectors
Dr Tolga Bozkurt (Imperial College)
Coffee Break
5th Session: Case studies: application of technologies (Continued)
Session Chair: Dr Ahmet Tek (Harran University)
Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) mapping for crop improvement
Dr Peter Walley (University of Warwick)
Current statues of phenomics and its application for crop improvement
Dr Özlem Yilmaz (Sabancı University)
Water-use efficiency in vegetable crops:
Dr Sajjad Awan (University of Warwick)
Poster Session
Dinner
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015
6th Session: Research Funding
0900 - 0930 National and International Funding Programs in TÜBİTAK:
Çınar Adalı Öner (TÜBİTAK)
30
00
09 10
TÜBİTAK Bilateral Co-operations:
00
30
10 10
British Council and other UK opportunities
30
00
10 11
Coffee break
1100 1300 7th session: Mentor-led discussion
-Major Challenges in crop improvement - Profs Ian Crute, Mahmut Tör & Necmi Beşer
-Knowledge Transfer from institute to farmers - Profs Hikmet Budak, Yalçın Kaya & Eric
Holub
00
00
13 14
Lunch
00
30
14 15
8th Session: Networking possible areas of collaboration
Session Chair: Prof Necmi Beşer
1500 1530 Information feedback from putative collaboration
1530 1600 Coffee break
1600-1730 9th session. Future directions
Prof Hikmet Budak (Sabancı University)
00 00 Workshop Dinner & GALA NIGHT
19 -20
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
0900 - 1730 Technical Trip and Excursion in Antalya
1800 1900 Closing Ceromony
1900Dinner
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
Checking out of Hotel
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