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Brassica 2016


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Monday 3 October 2016

5.00 – 7.00Welcome reception

Tuesday 4 October 2016

8.30 – 8.40Welcome
8.40 – 9.10Keynote: Professor Rod SnowdonGenome jigsaws generate adaptive and agronomic variation in Brassica napus
9.10 – 10.30Session 1: Genomic and Phenotypic diversity and Evolution Presentations
9.10 – 9.25Genetic structure and diversification of Brassica rapa and Brassica napusHong An
9.25 – 9.40Domestication of turnips: identification of early events in tuber formation in B. rapa ssp rapa Guusje Bonnema
9.40 – 9.55 Generating novel quantitative phenotypic variation through epigenetic modification Steve Robinson
9.55 – 10.10Bioinformatic and molecular approaches to understand resistance against extracellular pathogens Henrik Stotz
10.10 – 10.40Keynote: Professor Xiaowu WangSubgenome Parallel Selection Drives Morphotype Diversification and Convergent Crop Domestication in Brassica rapa and Brassica oleracea
10.40 – 11.10Morning Tea
11.10 – 12.40Session 2: Genomic and Phenotypic diversity and Evolution Presentations
11.10 – 11.25Building a pangenome for canolaBhavna Hurgobin
11.25 – 11.40Investigation and improvement of the genome stability and genetic diversity of advanced allohexaploids derived from different interspecific cross originsJun Zou
11.40 – 11.55A comparative study on the seed structure between resynthesized Brassica napus and their diploid parentsJinjin Jiang
11.55 – 12.10Variation in levels of homoeologous recombination in Brassica napusIsobel Parkin
12.10 – 12.25Genome-wide histone map of the blackleg fungus Leptosphaeria maculansJessica Soyer
12.25 – 12.40Resequencing and association analysis of 201 accession of Chinese cabbage and non-Chinese cabbages reveals the significant genes that associating to morphological and glucosinolate traitsYong Pyo Lim
12.40 – 1.40Lunch
1.40 – 2.10Keynote: Professor Tae-Jin YangQTLs and genome evolution revealed by GBS and resequencing data of B. oleracea accessions
2.10 – 3.25Session 3: GM and gene editing and new technologies Presentations
2.10 – 2.25Large scale SNP genotyping with optimized molecular marker sets for cost-efficient plant breeding in the Brassica species (B. napus, B. oleracea and B. rapa)Martin Ganal
2.25 – 2.40Introducing the Brassica Information Portal: Towards integrating genotypic and phenotypic Brassica crop data Wiktor Jurkowski
2.40 – 2.55Rapid-cycling Brassica napus as a trait-testing platform for canolaAruni Alahakoon
2.55 – 3.10Phenometrics for Crops: Leveraging the Power of Precision Digital Phenotyping and GenomicsAndrew Sharpe
3.10 – 3.25Differential alternative splicing genes in response to low boron in Brassica napusLei Shi
3.25 – 3.55Afternoon tea
3.55 – 4.55Session 4: Disease Presentations
3.55 – 4.10Pterostilbene is a Potential Candidate for Control of Blackleg in CanolaJoshua Koh
4.10 – 4.25Secondary metabolites and their biocontrol activities of Bacillus subtilis XF-1, a clubroot disease biocontrol agentYueqiu He
4.25 – 4.40A genome-wide association study reveals new loci for resistance on clubroot in Brassica napusXiaoming Wu
4.40 – 4.55Sterol Interference: Modifying plant sterol metabolism to control insect pests Jing Li
4.55 – 5.55Rapid fire poster introductions
EveningPoster session

Wednesday 5 October 2016

8.00 – 8.30Keynote: Dr Regine DelourmeEffect of Brassicaceae resistance factors to clubroot are modulated by nitrogen limitation and waterlogging
8.30 – 10.00Session 5: Plant Breeding Presentations
8.30 – 8.45Characterization of early developmental and yield heterosis in Chinese cabbageRyo Fujimoto
8.45 – 9.00Novel brassica allohexaploids reveal ongoing segregation for fertility as genotype influences fertility and meiotic stabilityMargaret Mwathi
9.00 – 9.15Comparison of three genetically distinct inbred populations for heterosis in spring Brassica napus canolaHabibur Rahman
9.15 – 9.30Understanding the restorer lines of the Ogura CMS system in Brassica napusGregg Buzza
9.30 – 9.45Dissection of genetic transfer of important agronomic traits in selection breeding of oilseed rape in European countries and ChinaXiaohua Wang
9.45 – 10.00Genome-wide association study of high temperature stress induced phenotypes in rapeseed/canola (Brassica napus L.) Mukhlesur Rahman
10.00 – 10.30Morning tea
10.30 – 11.00Keynote: Professor Dave EdwardsThe pangenome of Brassica oleracea
11.00 – 12.15Session 6: Genetic Improvement of product quality Presentations
11.00 – 11.15Seed quality development in Brassica napusRobert Duncan
11.15 – 11.30Asymmetrical evolution of polyploid genomes: from epigenetics to traits in Brassica napusShengyi Liu
11.30 – 11.45A single amino acid change in Auxin Response Factors 3-1 and 4-1play a major role in heading of  Chinese cabbage in B. rapaXiaoxue Sun
11.45 – 12.00QTL mapping for stem swelling trait of Kohlrabi (Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes)Mozammel Hoque
12.00 – 12.15Genome-Wide Association Study of Biofuel-Related Seed Quality Traits in Brassica napus L.Hussein Abdel-Haleem
12.15 – 1.15Lunch
1.15 – 1.45Keynote: Dr Dilantha FernandoAdvancements made in host-pathogen interactions research in canola in Canada: A look through successes and challenges
1.45 – 3.00Session 7: Diseases Presentations
1.45 – 2.00Dynamics of the Leptosphaeria maculans Avr-gene profile and canola cultivar resistance to blackleg in western CanadaGary Peng
2.00 – 2.15Understanding phoma stem canker epidemics caused by Leptosphaeria biglobosa in the UK and ChinaYongju Huang
2.15 – 2.30Elucidating the roles of  Sirodesmin PL and Phomenoic acid in stem canker formation and niche protectionCandace Elliott
2.30 – 2.45The Emergence of New Strains of the Clubroot Pathogen in Canada and Methods to Manage the DiseaseSheau-Fang Hwang
2.45 – 3.00Transmission of epidemics from a cropping season to the following one: how many Leptosphaeria maculans spores to be dispersed?Lydia Bousset
3.00 – 3.30Afternoon tea
3.30 – 4.00Keynote: Dr Angela Van de WouwA ‘genome to paddock’ approach to blackleg control in Australia
4.00 – 5.30Diseases Presentations
4.00 – 4.20Life, death and rebirth of avirulence effectors in Leptosphaeria maculansThierry Rouxel
4.20 – 4.40Observations of altered infection patterns of blackleg (Leptosphaeria maculans) in relation to a changing farming system and climate in AustraliaSteve Marcroft
4.40 – 5.00Sclerotinia stem rot disease development at different canola bloom stagesAudrey Leo
5.00 – 5.15Pest challenges to winter canolaMichael Nash
5.15 – 5.30Fine mapping of a major gene locus for resistance against Pyrenopeziza brassicae (light leaf spot) in Brassica napusChinthani Karandeni Dewage

Thursday 6 October 2016

8.00 – 8.30Keynote: Dr John KirkegaardInitiating breakthroughs: benefits of phenological insights for canola productivity
8.30 – 10.00Session 9: Agronomy Presentations
8.30 – 8.50Assessing seed colour change for improved harvest decisions in canola: include branches with the main stemRick Graham
8.50 – 9.10Processing technique and cultivar affect protein bioavailablity for ruminant nutrition in Brassica napus seed mealRebecca Heim
9.10 – 9.30Profitability of canola in contemporary farming systems in southern NSWTony Swan
9.30 – 9.45Matching canola varietal selection to sowing time in South AustraliaAndrew Ware
9.45 – 10.00Yield, gas exchange and water use of dry-land canola on different soils under Free-Air CO2 Enrichment (SoilFACE)Shihab Uddin
10.00 – 10.15The effect of day and night temperature difference after flowering on seed oil content in oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.)Lixi Jiang
10.15 – 10.45Morning tea
10.45 – 12.00Session 10: Plant Breeding Presentations
10.45 – 11.00Pre-breeding Brassica with the animal modelWallace Cowling
11.00 – 11.15Application of Illumina’s Discovery, Development and Deployment tools in Brassica Genomics Assisted Breeding ProgramsVenkatramana Pegadaraju
11.15 – 11.30Identification of the Fusarium yellows resistance genes; its application for marker-assisted selection in Brassica rapaNaomi Miyaji
11.30 – 11.45Influence of genotype and culture medium on androgenic callus induction in tropical Indian cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var botrytis L.)Chandan Roy
11.45 – 12.00Brassica oleracea accessions show resistance at cotyledon level to Leptosphaeria maculans, the causative agent of blacklegDenise Barbulescu
12.00 – 1.00Lunch
1.00 – 1.30Keynote: Dr Allan GreenThe next oil boom – engineering plant oils for food, fuel and industrial use
1.30 – 3.15Session 11: Agronomy Presentations
1.30 – 1.45Biomass and grain yield relationships in canola – does biomass equal yield?Rohan Brill
1.45 – 2.00The effects of genotype and water supply on yield formation in canola in the High Rainfall Zone of southern AustraliaPenny Riffkin
2.00 – 2.15Optimising forage and grain yield of dual-purpose (graze and grain) canolaSusie Sprague
2.15 – 2.30Optimal flowering period for canola in eastern Australia Julianne Lilley
2.30 – 2.45Genetic improvement of nitrogen use efficiency in European winter oilseed rape: Assessing 25 years of breeding progressAndreas Stahl
2.45 – 3.00Yield and yield stability in canola (Brassica napus L.)Heping Zhang
3.00 – 3.15Genetic analysis for pod shatter resistance in Brassica napusQiong Hu
3.15 – 3.45Afternoon tea
3.45 – 4.45Session 12: Abiotic Stress and Nutrient Use Efficiency Presentations
3.45 – 4.00Matching canola phenology to the environment; understanding how cold, heat and daylength affect floweringJeremy Whish
4.00 – 4.15Genome-wide association analyses provide genomic insights into natural variation in heat tolerance of Brassica rapaSheng Chen
4.15 – 4.30Genetic improvement for resistance to pod shatter in canola Harsh Raman
4.30 – 4.45Identifying genes controlling nutrient uptake and use in oilseed rape (Brassica napus)Thomas Alcock
4.45 – 5.00Conference Wrap Up
5.00 – 6.00Round table discussion on blackleg related issues
6.00 – 8.00Multinational Brassica Genome project meeting (Room M1 and M2)

Friday 7 October

Field tour

8 amDepart Melbourne
10.00 amArrive Shelfford/BannockburnVisit Grazing canola farm (30 mins)
Visit TT variety strip trials (30 mins)
11.30 amDepart Shelford/Bannockburn
1.00 pmArrive WestmereLunch (30 mins)
20 mins concurrent sessions (repeated 3 x 60 mins total)
TOS trials
Backleg infection
Backleg management (Bayer)
2.30 pmDepart Westmere
3.30 pmArrive Skipton/BallaratVisit Cargill speciality oils farmer (30 mins)
4.00 pmDepart Skipton/Ballarat
6.00 pmArrive Melbourne