Take2 – Science seminars


A Case Study on the Nutritional and Health Outcomes of Governmental Sanitation Campaigns in Dokur Village by Ms. Francine Barchett, World Food Prize Borlaug-Ruan intern, Markets, Institutions, Nutrition & Diversity, Innovation Systems for the Drylands Program, ICRISAT. 11 August 2016  
Use of markers in seed purity, IP and molecular breeding: perspectives from industry by Dr Elizabeth Jones, Project Manager, Genomic & Opensource Breeding Informatics Initiative – GOBII, Cornell University, USA.  27 July 2016
Construction of maize haplotype map, transition from single genome to pan-genome reference by Dr Qi Sun, Director, Computational Biology Service Unit, Life Sciences Core, Laboratories Center, Cornell University, USA.  25 July 2016

mAgri™ : Inclusive business development services to transform smallholder agriculture by Dr Daniel Annerose, CEO Manobi Corporation, Dakar, Senegal. 15 July 2016  
Spurring a transformation for agriculture through remote sensing- including landscape scale monitoring of smallholder crop response to fertilizer applications & MANOBI’s research & development strategy on digital agriculture by Dr Pierre C Sibiry Traore, Senior Scientist, Remote Sensing, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Bamako, Mali.  15 July 2016
Conservation agriculture and mechanisation for smallholder agriculture: a win-win for agriculture and the environment by Dr Richard Bell, Professor- School of Agricultural Sciences, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia.  29 June 2016
No Policy is an Island: Finance and Food Security in India by Dr Andre Butler, Research Fellow, Institute of Financial Management and Research (IFMR), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India (ICRISAT). 23 June 2016  
Fine mapping of QTL-hotspot for drought tolerance in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) by Ms Deepa Jaganathan, PhD Research Scholar, Center of Excellence in Genomics, Genetic Gains Program, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).  21 June 2016

Innovation systems research: where we came from and where we could go by Dr Andy Hall, Project leader-Food Systems Innovation, Agriculture Flagship, Commonwealth Scientific Industrial and Research- -Organization (CSIRO), Australia. 19 May 2016
Achieving self-sufficiency in pulse production in India by Pooran M Gaur, Theme Leader - Crop Improvement Asia Program, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). 04 May 2016  
Climate change impacts in Asia by Kesava Rao AVR, Scientist (Agroclimatology) ICRISAT Development Center, Asia Program International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). 04 May 2016
Water scarcity and low water use efficiency by Kaushal K Garg, Senior Scientist (Natural Resource Management), ICRISAT Development Center, Asia Program, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).  04 May 2016
Increasing land degradation by Girish Chander, Senior Scientist (Natural Resource Management), ICRISAT Development Center, Asia Program, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). 04 May 2016

Modernizing plant breeding programs to deliver higher rates of genetic gain in the developing world by Dr Gary Atlin, Senior Program Officer & Crop Productivity Functional Team Lead Agricultural Research and Development, Global Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA. 29 April 2016 
Reflections on Impact and Village Insights by Dr Ma Cynthia Bantilan, Consultant (former ICRISAT Research Program Director Markets, Institutions and Policies) . 29 March 2016 
Agricultural Applications of Remote Sensing: A World Tour by Dr Mutlu Ozdogan, Associate Professor, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, & Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. 22 March 2016
Phenotyping of Salt Tolerances using Physiological Traits in Crop Plants by Dr Kwon Taek Ryoun, Principal research scientist - Development of plant stress tolerance The National Institute of Agricultural Sciences Rural Development Administration (RDA), Republic of Korea. 05 April 2016
Sustainable production of fuels and chemicals from sorghum by Dr Wilfred Vermerris – Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida Genetics Institute, Gainesville, Florida, USA. 01 March 2016

The Peanut Foundation - Industry Funding of Genomic Research by Dr Steve Brown – Executive Director, The Peanut Foundation, Athens, Georgia, USA. 29 February 2016
An International Effort in Peanut Genetics and Genomics by Dr Baozhu Guo – Research Plant Pathologist, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Crop Protection & Management Research Unit, Georgia, USA. 26 February 2016.
Understanding plant response to growth under nitrogen limitation conditions to improve crop nitrogen use efficiency by Steven Rothstein – Professor and University Research Chair, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph, Canada 04 February 2016.
Wheat pre-breeding at NIAB: from germplasm to genomics by Dr Alison Bentley – Programme Leader – Trait Genetics, The John Bingham Laboratory, National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB), Cambridge, United Kingdom 22 February 2016.
Accelerating innovation: Rothamsted's Future Science Strategy by Dr Achim Dobermann – Director & Chief Executive, Rothamsted Research, United Kingdom 19 February 2016.

Global Futures and Strategic Foresight: Quantitative modeling to inform decision making in the CGIAR and its partners by Keith D. Wiebe – Senior Research Fellow, Environment & Production Technology Division, IFPRI, USA 01 February 2016.
Modifications of source-sink relationships lead to enhanced stress tolerance by Prof. Eduardo Blumwald, Professor of Cell Biology, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, DAVIS - USA 20 January 2016.
Government, corporate and philanthropic partnerships by Ms Alexandra Gartmann, FRRR 06 August 2015.
Can we breed for efficient root system for water and nutrient uptake in crops? by Prof. Kadambot H.M. Siddique – Hackett Professor of Agriculture Chair and Director, The UWA Institute of Agriculture, The University of Western Australia, Perth 05 January 2016.
What are we learning from genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in rice? by Prof Susan McCouch, Cornell University, 25 August 2015.

The Essential Roles of Agricultural Technology and International Trade in Future Food Security: Lessons for India by Dr Robert L Thompson, Johns Hopkins University, USA, 21 September 2015.
Systems genetics in crop breeding: applying an eQTL bioinformatics pipeline in Galaxy to the grey leaf spot-maize pathosystem by Dr Dave Berger, University of Pretoria, 06 October 2015.
Climate smart agriculture and commodity risk management by Michael Ferrari,aWhere 25 May 2015.
Developing a robust farming system in Australia by Dr Harm van Rees, Consulting Agronomist, Johns Hopkins University, USA 06 August 2015.
Next generation Mutagenesis (NextGem): Enabling endless opportunities for genetics, genomics and breeding by Professor Guri Johal, PU 24 June 2015.

Are we measuring what we think we are measuring? Results of two pilot studies using DNA fingerprinting for varietal identification by Mywish K Maredia, MSU 11 June 2015.
Integration of new tools for improving genetic gain for yield in water-limited environments by Dr Greg Rebetzke, CSIRO 09 June 2015.
Spatial data infrastructure for sustainable development: Putting information and communications technologies to work for nations and communities by Mark Sorenson, GCP Group 18 May 2015.
Global Choke point: water-energy-food confrontations in China, US and India by Dr Jennifer Turner, Woodrow Wilson Centre 14 May 2015.
Supporting the mission of ICRISAT using geospatial tools by Dr Murali Krishna Gumma, ICRISAT 13 May 2015.

Forward and reverse genetics for functional genomics and breeding by Dr Bradley Till, FAO/IAEA 24 April 2015.
The CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land & Ecosystems by Dr Andrew Noble, IWMI 30 March 2015.

Arthropods in agricultural landscapes: challenging and supporting food and fibre production by Dr Nancy Schellhorn, CSIRO 29 March 2015.


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