Welcome, ICRISAT’s Center of Excellence in Genomics and Systems Biology (CEGSB) organized a webinar on 14 May, 2020 with an objective of disseminating advances in genomics and their applications in crop improvement programs for food, health and nutrition in developing countries.

We had very eminent scientists as speakers, who delivered talk on topical issues on context of genomics for food, nutrition and  health 


Dr Lee Hickey
Plant breeder and crop geneticist
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, University of Queensland, Australia

Professor Bin Han
National Centre for Gene Research, and Director, Center of Excellence for Molecular Plant Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China

Dr Kerstin Neumann
Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany

Dr Dil Thavarajah
Associate Professor
College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Science, Clemson University, South Carolina, USA

Webinar Topics

Breeding crops to feed 10 billion


Speaker: Dr Lee Hickey

1000 hrs IST

How does a hybrid rice benefit for heterosis of grain yield from inbred parental varieties?

Speaker: Professor Bin Han

1130 hrs IST

Elucidating the genetic architecture of pre-anthesis drought tolerance in barley by invasive and non-invasive phenotyping

Speaker: Dr Kerstin Neumann

1500 hrs IST 

Pulse Nutritional-Phenomics to Combat Global Malnutrition and Obesity

Speaker: Dr Dil Thavarajah

1600 hrs IST 

Thank you for overwhelming response to register for this webinar. Please note, registration was on first come, first serve basis.


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