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Monday, October 7, 2019

12:00 Registration, Lunch
13:30 Welcome
Session: Characterize, maintain and broaden genetic diversity
14:00 Matthew Hufford, Iowa State University
Genome assembly and comparative analysis of the maize NAM founder lines
14:30 Georg Haberer, Helmholtz Center Munich
European flint genomes complementing the maize pan- and core-genome
14:40 Cinta Romay, Cornell University
Unraveling diversity for genomics and breeding
15:20 Armin Hölker, Technical University of Munich
Maize doubled haploid libraries derived from landraces make native diversity accessible
15:40 Manfred Mayer, Technical University of Munich
Identification of novel alleles for elite germplasm improvement
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Ana Galiano, University of Hohenheim
Harnessing Brazilian germplasm for the improvement of resistance to NCLB in European maize programs
16:50 Mihai Miclăuș, Romanian National Research and Development Institute for Biological Sciences
Uncovering the genetic structure of SE European maize through a GBS approach on 2,236 inbred lines
17:00 Mon-Ray Shao, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
High-resolution 3D phenotyping of diverse maize root and sorghum inflorescence architectures
17:10 David Pot, CIRAD
A sorghum biomass quality genetic atlas
17:40 Paul Chege, Szent István University
Diversity analysis of some selected Hungarian and East African Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) genotypes using SSR markers
17:50 Matthieu Falque, INRA
Linkage-based detection of copy-number variants
18:20 Elise Tourrette, INRA
Using increased recombination to accelerate genomic selection programs
18:30 Michelle Stitzer, UC Davis
Using the genomic ecosystem of transposable elements to understand maize diversity

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Session: Genotype by environment interactions on different scales
09:00 Frank Hochholdinger, University of Bonn
Transcriptomic response of European maize to cold stress
09:30 Karina van der Linde, University of Regensburg
Small secreted proteins in male inflorescence development and pathogenicity
09:50 Caroline Gutjahr, Technical University of Munich
Understanding arbuscular mycorrhiza responsiveness in maize
10:20 Coffee break
11:00 Emilie Millet, Wageningen University
Dissecting GxE and QTLxE of maize yield in contrasting scenarios of light, heat and water deficit
11:30 Ioannis Tokatlidis, Democritus University of Thrace
Major reasons for maize breeding to advance crop stability via plant yield efficiency
11:50 Nadir Abu Samra Spencer, INRA
A common genetic gain for hybrid maize (1952-2015) across environmental scenarios
12:10 Italo Granato, INRA
Traits measured in a phenotyping platform disentangle the genetic yield maintenance in specific drought-prone environmental scenarios
12:30 Lunch
13:45 Pedro Revilla, CSIC
Genetic analysis of cold tolerance in maize
14:15 Stella Eggels, Technical University of Munich
The relationship between carbon isotope discrimination and stomatal properties in maize
14:25 Viktoriya Avramova, Technical University of Munich
Fine mapping of a genomic segment associated with the traits carbon isotope composition, water use efficiency and drought sensitivity in maize (Zea mays L.)
14:45 Jana Kholova, ICRISAT  
Cross-disciplinary efforts to improve crop production/resilience in complex SAT environments
15:15 Meeting EUCARPIA Maize and Sorghum section members
(Lecture Hall 17, Liesel-Beckmann-Str. 1/30 min.)
15:15 Poster session
Coffee break
(Foyer Liesel-Beckmann-Str. 2)
Session: New avenues in selection and breeding through integration of molecular tools
17:00 Aaron Lorenz, University of Minnesota
Broadening the scope of selection through genomic prediction
17:30 Marco Lopez-Cruz, Michigan State University
Penalized family and selection indices
17:50 Elaheh Vojgani, University of Goettingen
Accounting for epistasis improves genomic prediction of phenotypes within and across environments
18:10 Christina Lehermeier, RAGT
Improving genetic gain by marker-guided selection of crosses
19:00 Conference dinner

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Session: New avenues in selection and breeding through integration of molecular tools cont.
09:00 Laurence Moreau, INRA
Genomic prediction in early stages of a maize breeding program: comparison of testcross and factorial designs
09:30 Torsten Pook, University of Goettingen
MoBPS – Modular Breeding Program Simulator
09:50 Medhat Mahmoud, University of Goettingen
G-hat: an R package for identifying selection on complex traits
10:00 Antoine Allier, RAGT
Improving short and long term genetic gain by accounting for within family variance in optimal cross selection
10:10 Coffee break
10:50 Gustavo de los Campos, Michigan State University
Extracting genetically accurate phenotypes from high throughput phenotype data using  penalized selection indices
11:20 Emma Mace, University of Queensland
The road from sequence to consequence: extracting value from genomics for breeding
11:50 Fred van Eeuwijk, Wageningen University
Genomic evaluation of sorghum parental lines is enhanced by multi-trait analysis of progeny performance
12:10 Lunch
13:30 Randall Wisser, University of Delaware
From dissection to selection for environmental adaptation in maize: transforming exotic populations into future breeds
14:00 Stéphane Nicolas, INRA
Genotyping-by-sequencing and SNP arrays are complementary for detecting quantitative trait loci by tagging different haplotypes in association studies
14:20 Alain Charcosset, INRA 
Disentangling group specific QTL allele effects from genetic background epistasis using admixed individuals in GWAS: an application to maize flowering
14:40 Julie Fievet, INRA
The geometry of heterosis
15:00 Albrecht Melchinger, University of Hohenheim
Doubled-haploid lines from landraces are useful for maize breeding and genetic research
15:30 Discussion
16:00 End