Using Genetics and Genomics to Improve Food Security

Pamela Ronald and Kan Wang will discuss how they enhance the yield and disease resistance of important crops.

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Thursday, April 29, 2021
2:30 - 4:00 PM, Eastern Time

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Agricultural production must scale-up to feed the growing population, while simultaneously maintaining current standards of safety. Genomic technologies such as next generation sequencing, genome-wide association studies, and CRISPR genomic engineering facilitate breakthroughs in crop development. In this webinar brought to you by The Scientist, Pamela Ronald and Kan Wang will explore some the latest advances in the field of crop genetics and genomics that enhance food security.

Topics to be covered

  • Improving food security with rice genetics
  • Crop genome editing with CRISPR
  • Comparing CRISPR with conventional breeding and GMO technologies

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Meet the Speakers:

Pamela Ronald, PhD
Distinguished Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center, University of California, Davis
Director, Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy, UC Davis
Key Scientist, Joint Bioenergy Institute, Emeryville, CA

Kan Wang, PhD
Global Professorship in Biotechnology, Department of Agronomy
Co-director, Crop Bioengineering Center
Iowa State University