Saturday, 8 January 2022

Presentation: Field Phenotyping of Vegetable Crops under Heat and Flooding Stress

Presenting author: Roland Schafleitner, World Vegetable Center
Session: Plant Phenotypes
Location: Pacific D
Time: 9:15 AM
Duration: 18 minutes
Session type: Workshop
Link: PAG 2022

About: Dr. Roland Schafleitner and his team used 3D & Multispec in the field to measure the growth and health of vegetables under high heat and flooding stress. This experiment can only be accomplished during the hot and wet summer also known as “Typhoon Season”.

Evaluating plants during this experiment without being stuck in the mud was impossible, let alone measuring plant biomass non-destructively. In this talk Roland explains how they managed to measure the plants and what results they got.

Saturday, 9 January 2022

Digital Phenotyping for Plant Responses to Abiotic Stress

Presenting author: Grégoire Hummel
Session: Abiotic Stress
Location: Pacific A
Time: 11:50 AM
Duration: 20 minutes
Session type: Workshop
Link: PAG 2022

About: Dr. Grégoire Hummel presents automated digital phenotyping methods that enables researchers to quantify abiotic stress in high quality & throughput, non-destructive. 

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

A Rapid, Transgene-Free Approach to Create CRISPR-Edited Plants

Speaker: Erik Slootweg, Hudson River Technology
Session: Genome Editing for Food Security and Environmental Sustainability (GEFSES)
Location: Pacific F-G (2nd Floor)
Time: 12:15 PM
Duration: 20 minutes
Session type: Workshop
Link: PAG 2022

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Current Trends in high-throughput genotyping: how do we deal with increasing genotyping demand?

Speaker: Ralf Hooiveld, Bejo Seeds
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Duration: 30 minutes
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About: Over the past few years, the demand for genotyping in plant breeding has rapidly increased. Automation in both genotyping hardware and software has become essential to deal with demand increase and process at high throughput while ensuring quality, project turnaround times and resource efficiency. This talk gives a view on the hurdles and challenges and how the Marker Technology and Genomics group addresses them.

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

qPCR in seed health: a QC-driven approach

Speaker: Eliana De Sousa, UgenTec
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Duration: 30 minutes
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About: Xanthomonas campestris is a bacterial species that causes a variety of plant diseases of cruciferous crops and can result in devastating losses of yield and quality.

In order to rapidly identify if a Brassica seed lot is infected with the seed pathogens Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris or Xanthomonas campestris pv. raphani rapid automated screening needs to be put in place. With a qPCR based workflow, automation is required to allow for rapid throughput. AI-based software can automatically call the curves, calculate the Cq-values and determine the seed lot quality – combined with quality control registration of the multiplex PCR.

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Accelerating high-throughput genotyping with AI

Speaker: Herlien Declerck, UgenTec
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Duration: 30 minutes
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About: In this brief overview, UgenTec will introduce their FastFinder Genotyper software. Genotyper allows plant and animal breeding studies to automate their qPCR and end-point PCR programs, standardizing calling and interpretation, ensuring traceability, and optimizing accuracy of genotype calls while minimizing manual intervention and data review.