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Sunday, June 26th

Registration opens at 2:00 PM at the Commons Hotel
Opening Reception at the McNamara Center
Appetizers and Refreshments 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Monday, June 27th

Success Stories in Barley Breeding and Genetics
  Presider: Duane Falk
Barley: a research model for the temperate grasses
Robbie Waugh
Imidazolinone tolerant barley: an Australian barley breeding success story
David Moody
From MAS to GS - strong support for modern barley breeding
Viktor Korzun
Detection of Rpt5 region from CIho 5791 in a breeding population thorough phenotyping with multiple pathotypes of Pyrenophora teres f. teres
Ryan Fowler
Barley Morphology and Devleopment
  Presider: Jerry Franchowiak
Identification of genes defining culm length in barley
Mats Hansson
Story of barley domestication
Mohammad Pourkheirandish
Global transcriptome profiling of developing leaf and shoot apicies reveals distinct genetic and environmental control of floral transistion and inflorescence development in barley
Maria von Korff Shmising
Genome-wide association mapping of root extension in a collection of European winter barley cultivars
Alessandro Tondelli
Resources I: Genome
  Presider: Gary Muehlbauer
The barley genome
Nils Stein
Genetic diversity in the genome era: a fine-scale map of sequence variation in the barley genome
Martin Mascher
We are the 80%! Transposable elements and genome dynamics in barley.
Alan H. Schulman
Genome-wide diversity analysis focused on flowering-related loci sheds light on the history of barley domesitcation
Artem Pankin
Resources II: Germplasm and Populations
  Presider: Peter Morrell
Modelling the genetic architecture of plant development through nested associated mapping
Klaus Pillen
Barley composite crosses: past and future value in barley breeding and research
Cal Qualset
The molecular basis of self-incompatibility in Hordeum bulbosum
Katsuyuki Kakeda
A pipeline for rapid development of mapping populations relevant to breeding
Laura Ziems
Evening Workshop
  Organizer: Alan Schulman Climbar

Tuesday, June 28th

Abiotic Stresses
  Presider: Brian Steffenson
Genetic characterization of salinity tolerance traits to increase salinity tolerance of crops
Mark Tester
Genetic resources for climate change: wild barley genes for tolerance to waterlogging
Anna Westerbergh
Genetic solution for phosphorus use efficiency (PUE) in barley through candidate genes
Xue Gong
Influence of temperature on recombination in barley
Mikel Arieta
Biotic Stresses
  Presider: Ruth Dill-Macky
Gene-based approaches to durable disease resistance in Triticeae cereals
Patrick Schweizer
Proteomic comparison of near-isogenic barley germplasm differing in allelic state of major senescence QTL identifies numerous proteins involved in plant pathogen defense
Andreas Fischer
The barley 'nibblerome': defining the set of NB-LRR-type R-genes from a diverse collection of barley
William Jackson
Modulation of integrated decoy R-genes/transcription factor assembly elicits wheat stem rust resistance responses in barley: rpg4/Rpg5-mediated Ug99 resistance
Shyam Solanki
Grand Challenges Discussions
Topic I: Pathways
Topic II: Pinnacle
Topic III: Meridian
Evening Workshop
  Organizer: Antonio Michele Stanca and Udda Lundqvist
Developmental Mutants in Barley: Characterization and Use

Wednesday, June 29th

Breeding Methodologies: Current Approaches and Future Prospects
  Presider: Pat Hayes
Current breeding methodologies and future prospects
Bill Thomas
New tools to breed and old crop
Anne-Marie Bochard
Genome engineering in barley using customizeable endonucleases
Jochen Kumlen
Marker-based breeding tools inform early generation seletion and crossing block decisions
Tyler Tiede
Barley End Use: Malting and Brewing
  Presider: Mike Davis
The North American Malting Barley Industry
Chris Swersey
Genome Editing to Validate Genes Putatively Contributing to Grain (1,3:1,4)-β-glucan Content
Kelly Houston
Identification of Two Key Genes Controlling chill haze stability of beer in barley
Lingzhen Ye
Barley contributions to beer flavor I: impact assesment of variety, location, and genotype x environment
Dustin Herb
Barley End Use: Food and Feed
  Presider: Madeline Smith
Molecular genetic characterization of key genes for utilization of barley as human food and animal feed
Shin Taketa
Effects of agronomic practicies, soil, and climatic zones on the content and molecular structure of dietary fiber consituents in food barley genotypes
Marta Izydorczyk
Regulation of plant development by miRNA-targeted transcription factor families
Marcel Lafos
Brigid Meints
Plant Breeding and Genetics Education
  Presider: Flavio Capettini
Plant Breeder Training Network: Collaborative approach to training
Jamie Sherman
Barley Breeding in the Public Interest: Perspectives on Integrating Research, Variety Development, Teaching, and Extension in a US Land Grant University
Patrick Hayes
Connecting Genotype to Phenotype in 7-12 Classrooms with iTAG Barley
Roger Wise
Genetic basis of barley adaptation to the southern cone of South America: using GWAS to analyze phenology in a wide populaition
Andres Locatelli

Thursday, June 30th

Barley Genetics Research in the Field   University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus
  • Field Plot Presentations
  • Interactive Demonstrations
  • Lunch and Refreshments
  • Scintillating Discussions