Plant Breeders Program
Plant Breeders Program
Sathguru is a global research and consulting organization engaged in life science strategy advisory, research management advisory, intellectual property management guidance and public policy advisory. Sathguru pursues research and advisory for the seed sector in accessing technologies for contemporary trait needs, regulatory adherence and market access. Sathguru has developed frameworks for number of countries in areas such as biotechnology and intellectual property management regulations.
The Tucson Plant Breeding Institute (TPBI) offers state-of-the-art instruction and training in modern plant breeding tools such as statistics, molecular breeding, and computation. The mission of the institute is to transfer current technologies to a wide audience of users, be they commercial breeders or academics interested in plant science improvement.
Plant breeding innovations have contributed significantly to addressing global food production needs. However, the challenge of improved food production to meet the food demand of 2050 would require the application of new breeding techniques and precision breeding techniques with a deeper understanding of plant physiology and molecular biology in an environment of rapid computational tools. Plant breeders are challenged to develop improved varieties that sustain yields in a highly challenging climate change environment and to meet the nutrition needs of the global population.
The advanced plant breeding course will provide plant breeders from the seed industry and academic research institutions exposure to contemporary tools and techniques needed for strategic deployment in creating competitive varieties and traits. Mid and senior-level plant breeding professionals will converge from different regions for a residential course in Hyderabad to gain exposure to world-renowned faculty. Exposure to contemporary breeding techniques, advancements in quantitative genetics, predictive modeling, and newer tools such as gene editing will provide plant breeders the opportunity to deploy solutions for rapid generation of competitive varieties and traits in their own enterprises.
The program is designed for geneticists and molecular biologists engaged in crop improvement program.
Cross-cultural and Cross-enterprise Learning:
The participants will have an opportunity to interact with people working in the same sector from different geographical locations
Interaction with the Faculty:
The participants get to access the world’s best faculty in the field of agriculture and life sciences
Lectures & Group Exercises:
The course will engage the participants in practical discussions, lectures, group exercises and case discussions focused on strategic decision approaches .
Prof. Bruce Walsh, Depts. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Plant Science, Animal Science, Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of Arizona. His interests are broadly in using mathematical models to explore the interface of genetics and evolution, with particular focus on two areas: the evolution of genome structure and the analysis of complex genetic characters (aka quantitative genetics)
Dr. Michael Gore, Associate Professor of Molecular Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University. His expertise is in the field of quantitative genetics and genomics, especially the genetic dissection of metabolic traits. He has also contributed to the development and application of field-based, high-throughput phenotyping tools for plant breeding and genetics research. He serves on the editorial boards of Crop Science and Theoretical and Applied Genetics.
Prof. Lucia Gutierrez, Facultad de Agronomia, Universidad de la Republica Montevideo, Uruguay. She develops statistical methods to analyze marker data to improve decision making in plant breeding. Specifically, she works on QTL mapping through GWAS and classical bi-parental populations as well as Genomic Selection on Barley, Wheat and Rice incorporating best field-experimental practices as well as genotype-by environment and QTL-by-environment strategies.
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