Program at a Glance

The International Organizing Committee is happy to announce the 1st International Wheat Congress program!

The program reflects six themes of interest:

  • Wheat Diversity, Evolution, and Genetic Resources
  • Structural and Functional Genomics of Wheat and Wheat Relatives
  • Wheat Improvement: Breeding, Physiology, and Enabling technologies
  • Wheat Production Systems: Environment, Sustainability, and Management
  • Protecting Yield: Resistance to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses
  • Wheat Uses: Functionality, Nutrition, Safety and Human Health.

 

 

Click on each day below to see what is on the program!

IWC 2019 program

Welcome Reception

Location: TCU Place
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

08:50-09:30
OPENING CEREMONY
09:30-10:30
OPENING LECTURE
10:30-11:20
PLENARY LECTURE
Creating a Sustainable Food Future
Timothy D. Searchinger Senior Fellow
World Resources Institute
11:20-11:50
COFFEE BREAK
11:50-12:20
1 GENOMIC DISSECTION OF ABIOTIC STRESSES
(Australia)
12:20-12:40
2 MAPPING THE HIGH TEMPERATURE-REGULATED WHEAT PHOSPHOPROTEOME AS A SOURCE FOR NOVEL BREEDING MARKERS
(Belgium)
12:40-13:40
LUNCH
13:40-14:00
3 EVALUATION AND ASSOCIATION MAPPING OF A COMBINED HEAT-SALINITY STRESS TOLERANCE IN A WHEAT MULTIPLE SYNTHETIC DERIVATIVES POPULATION
(Japan)
14:00-14:20
4 POSITIONAL CLONING OF A LOCUS INCREASING BIOMASS AND YIELD IN WHEAT IN HOT CONDITIONS
(Australia)
14:20-14:40
5 THE HEAT AND DROUGHT WHEAT IMPROVEMENT CONSORTIUM (HEDWIC)
(Mexico)
14:40-15:00
6 APPLICATION OF NEXT-GENERATION GENOMICS AND PHENOMICS TOOLS TO IDENTIFY CANDIDATE GENES FOR WINTER-SURVIVAL IN WINTER WHEAT
(Canada) (S)
15:00-15:20
7 FROST DAMAGE ON GRAIN NUMBER IN WHEAT AT DIFFERENT SPIKE DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES AND ITS MODELLING
(Argentina) (S)
15:20-15:50
COFFEE BREAK
15:50-16:20
JOINT SESSION: WHEAT AND HUMAN HEALTH:
8 PROGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION FOR ENHANCING WHEAT QUALITY FOR PROCESSING AND HEALTH
(Japan) (S)
16:20-17:00
9 ASPARAGINE CONTENT OF CANADIAN WHEAT: COUNTERACTING A COMMERCIAL THREAT
(Canada)
17:00-17:20
10 CHARACTERIZATION OF BIOFORTIFIED HARVESTPLUS WHEAT GENOTYPES FOR ROOT UPTAKE, SHOOT TRANSLOCATION, FOLIAR ABSORPTION, RE-MOBILIZATION AND SEED DEPOSITION OF ZN
(Turkey)(S)
17:20-17:40
11 TAILORING NON-IMMUNOGENIC WHEAT GENOTYPES FOR GLUTEN-SENSITIVE INDIVIDUALS
(USA)
17:40-19:30
REMAI MODERN EVENING NETWORKING RECEPTION
Remai Modern Museum
08:40-09:10
JOINT PLENARY: WHEAT EVOLUTION, DIVERSITY, AND GENETIC RESOURCES
12 THE ORIGIN OF DOMESTICATED WHEAT IN LIGHT OF HAPLOTYPE ANALYSES OF THE BRITTLE RACHIS 1 GENES (BTR1-A AND BTR1-B)
(Israel)
09:10-09:40
JOINT PLENARY: WHEAT FUNTIONALITY: 13 EXPLOITING GENETIC DIVERSITY TO IMPROVE FIBRE AND OTHER BIOACTIVE COMPONENTS
(UK)
09:40-10:00
14a EXOME SEQUENCING HIGHLIGHTS THE ROLE OF HISTORIC WILD RELATIVE INTROGRESSION IN BROADENING THE ADAPTIVE POTENTIAL OF MODERN BREAD WHEAT
(USA)
09:40-10:00
14b DIVERSIFICATION OF DURUM WHEAT INDUSTRIAL END-USES THROUGH THE GENETIC MODIFICATION OF ITS GLUTENIN COMPOSITION AND GRAIN TEXTURE
(Mexico)
10:00-10:20
15a CHROMOSOME ENGINEERING OF WHEAT- AGROPYRON CRISTATUM AND GENE MINING OF THE NOVEL GERMPLASM
(China)
10:00-10:20
15b WHAT’S XAT? MOVING A GENE FROM THE D GENOME TO THE A GENOME
(Australia)
10:20-10:40
16a ANALYSIS OF THE RECOMBINATION LANDSCAPE OF HEXAPLOID BREAD WHEAT REVEALS GENES CONTROLLING RECOMBINATION AND GENE CONVERSION FREQUENCY
(UK)
10:20-10:40
16b DATA INTEGRATION TO IDENTIFY KEY METABOLIC PROTEINS INVOLVED IN WHEAT STORAGE PROTEIN SYNTHESIS
(France)
10:40-11:10
COFFEE BREAK
11:10-11:30
17a CANADIAN WHEAT – NAM: A POWEFUL RESOURCE
(Canada)
11:10-11:30
17b GLUTENIN SUBUNIT COMPOSITION AND AMINO ACID DEPOSITION OF LANDRACES AND MODERN DURUM WHEAT CULTIVARS WITH CONTRASTING GLUTEN
(Chile)
11:30-11:50
18a IMPROVING FLORET FERTILITY THROUGH THE MUTATION OF A HOMEOBOX GENE DURING WHEAT EVOLUTION UNDER DOMESTICATION
(Japan)
11:30-11:50
18b UNVEILING THE IMPACT OF PROTEIN QUANTITY AND QUALITY ON TEXTURAL PROPERTIES
(Canada)
11:50-12:10
19a SELECTION SIGNATURES IN CIMMYT’S INTERNATIONAL ELITE SPRING AND SEMI-ARID WHEAT YIELD TRIALS
(Germany) (S)
11:50-12:10
19b WHEAT QUALITY: THE IMPACT OF GENOTYPE, ENVIRONMENT, AND PROCESSING ON FUNCTIONALITY AND NUTRITION IN VARIOUS APPLICATIONS
(Sweden)
12:10-12:30
20a SVEVO DURUM WHEAT GENOME SEQUENCE AS A FRAMEWORK TO INVESTIGATE TETRAPLOID WHEAT (TRITICUM TURGIDUM SSPS.) EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY
(Italy)
12:10-12:30
20b MOLECULAR MARKER DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION FOR IMPROVING QUALITIES IN BREAD WHEAT
(China)
12:30-13:30
LUNCH
13:30-13:50
21a GERMPLASM EXCHANGE UNDER THE CONVENTION FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY: IMPLICATIONS FOR WHEAT RESEARCH
(USA)
13:30-13:50
21b VARIABILITY IN MONO- AND POLYMERIC PROTEINS IN A WORLDWIDE COLLECTION OF COMMERCIAL DURUM WHEAT CULTIVARS AND CORRELATIONS WITH ALVEOGRAPH W AND P/L
(South Africa)
13:50-14:10
22a WILD EMMER WHEAT ALLELES PROMOTE DROUGHT ADAPTATION MECHANISMS FOR CHANGING CLIMATE
(Israel) (S)
13:50-14:10
22b DEVELOPMENT OF CAROTENOID PIGMENT ENRICHED BREAD WHEAT THROUGH MARKER ASSISTED SELECTION
(India)

14:10-16:00
POSTER SESSION
(POSTERS WILL BE DISPLAYED ALL WEEK)

Themes presented:

• Wheat Diversity, Evolution, and Genetic Resources
• Protecting Yield: Resistance to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses
• Wheat Uses: Functionality, Nutrition, Safety and Human Health

16:00-16:30
23 EVIDENCE FOR THE VALUE OF SYNTHETIC, LANDRACE AND INTROGRESSION TO IMPROVE ADAPTATION TO HEAT STRESS: NEW INSIGHTS RELATED WITH NIGHT TRANSPIRATION
(Mexico)
16:30-17:10
24 GENETIC RESOURCES FOR SPRING WHEAT BREEDING IN SIBERIA: SYNTHETICS, NORTH AMERICAN VARIETIES, KASIB NETWORK MATERIAL
(Russian Federation)
17:10-17:30
25 INTRODUCING NEW GENETIC DIVERSITY INTO WHEAT
(UK)
17:30-17:50
26 OZWHEAT: A NEW PLATFORM FOR ASSOCIATION GENETICS AND MARKER DEVELOPMENT
(Australia) (S)
17:50-18:10
27 GOBII TRANSFORMING BREEDING THROUGH INTEGRATED DATA MANAGEMENT AND GENOMIC-ASSISTED SELECTION
(USA)
18:10-19:10
WHEAT INITATIVE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
08:40-09:10
JOINT PLENARY: WHEAT IMPROVEMENT – STRATEGIES AND TECHNOLOGIES:
28 SPRING BREAD WHEAT BREEDING AT ICARDA: PROGRESS FOR YIELD, DROUGHT AND HEAT TOLERANCE TARGETING CWANA AND SSA REGIONS
(Morocco)
09:10-09:30
29 ON THE HOLISTIC INTEGRATION OF GENOMIC SELECTION WITHIN A COMMERCIAL WHEAT BREEDING PROGRAMME
(Australia)
09:30-09:50
30 BREAD-MAKING QUALITY PREDICTIONS: OPTIMIZATION OF MULTI-TRAIT ASSISTED GENOMIC SELECTION
(France) (S)
09:50-10:10
31 PROSPECTS OF HYBRID WHEAT BREEDING FOR A SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
(Germany)
10:10-10:30
32 ENABLING NEW WHEAT BREEDING SCHEMES – MERGING DOMINANT MALE STERILITY AND MARKER TECHNOLOGY
(USA)
10:30-11:00
COFFEE BREAK
11:00-11:20
33 HOW PPD-1 GENES AFFECT PHENOLOGY AND YIELD FORMATION OF DURUM WHEAT UNDER CONTRASTING LATITUDES
(Spain)
11:20-11:40
34 DELAYING OR DELIVERING? UNDERSTANDING WHEAT SENESCENCE
(UK) (S)
11:40-12:00
35 ARE IHT (INCREASED HEIGHT), NOT RHT (REDUCED HEIGHT), GENES IMPORTANT TO DEFINE BETTER WHEAT ADAPTATION TO EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS WITH CONSTANT DROUGHT AND HEAT?
(Kazakstan) (S)
12:00-12:20
36 THE BREEDER’S EXEMPTION AND ITS ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS ON WINTER WHEAT PRODUCTION IN
(Germany) (S)
12:20-12:40
37 ALLELIC DIVERSITY STUDY OF FUNCTIONAL GENES IN EAST AFRICA BREAD WHEAT GERMPLASM HIGHLIGHTS OPPORTUNITIES FOR GENETIC IMPROVEMENT
(Africa)
12:40-13:40
LUNCH
13:40-14:00
38 UAV-BASED HIGH-THROUGHPUT PHENOTYPING FOR WHEAT BREEDING AND PHYSIOLOGICAL PRE-BREEDING
(Mexico)
14:00-14:20
39 THE USE OF MAGIC AND NAM POPULATIONS IN WHEAT PRE-BREEDING
(Denmark)
14:20-14:40
40 CRISPR-BASED PRECISION BREEDING IN WHEAT
(USA) (S)
14:40-15:00
41 CHALLENGES OF TRAIT COMPLEXES IN SPRING WHEAT BREEDING
(Canada)
15:00-22:00
KERNEN FARM TOUR AND DINNER
Kernen Farm
08:30-09:00
JOINT PLENARY: STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS
42 MULTIPLE HIGH QUALITY WHEAT GENOME ASSEMBLIES REVEAL EXTENSIVE VARIATION IN THE PAN-GENOME OF ELITE CULTIVARS
(Germany, Canada)
09:00-09:30
JOINT PLENARY: 43 YIELD GAPS IN WHEAT: PATH TO ENHANCING PRODUCTIVITY
(USA)
09:30-09:50
CONCURRENT SESSION (Strucutral/Function):
44a PAN-TRANSCRIPTOME ANALYSIS OF ELITE DURUM WHEAT VARIETIES
(Italy) (S)
09:30-09:50
CONCURRENT SESSION: PATH TO YIELD POTENTIAL IN WHEAT
44b MATCHING GENOTYPE AND SOWING TIME TO OPTIMISE WHEAT FLOWERING TIME AND YIELD
(Australia)
09:50-10:10
45a IMPROVED REFERENCE GENOME ASSEMBLY OF CHINESE SPRING REVEALS STRUCTURAL CHANGES OF WHEAT A, B AND D SUBGENOMES COMPARED TO PROGENITOR GENOMES
(USA)
09:50-10:10
45b EXPLORING LONG-TERM VARIETY PERFORMANCE TRIALS TO IMPROVE G × E × M RECOMMENDATIONS: A CASE STUDY FOR WINTER WHEAT
(Brasil) (S)
10:10-10:30
46a A CONSOLIDATED GENE ANNOTATION FOR THE 10+ WHEAT GENOME PROJECT
(Germany)
10:10-10:30
46b SUSTAINABLE INTENSIFICATION OF WHEAT AGRONOMY WITH GXEXM PRINCIPLES
(Canada)
10:30-11:00
COFFEE BREAK
11:00-11:20
47a SEQUENCE BASED MAPPING IDENTIFIES AWNS1, A CANDIDATE TRANSCRIPTION REPRESSOR UNDERLYING AWN SUPPRESSION AT THE B1 LOCUS IN WHEAT
(USA) (S)
11:00-11:20
47b UNDERSTANDING WHEAT SPIKE DEVELOPMENT TO IMPROVE GRAIN YIELD POTENTIAL
(USA)
11:20-11:40
48a FINE-MAPPING OF THE FUSARIUM HEAD BLIGHT RESISTANCE QTL QFHS.IFA-5A IDENTIFIED TWO RESISTANCE QTL ASSOCIATED WITH ANTHER EXTRUSION
(Austria)
11:20-11:40
48b POST-ANTHESIS GREEN CANOPY DURATION CONTRIBUTES TO BREEDING PROGRESS OF GERMAN WINTER WHEAT
(Germany) (S)
11:40-12:00
49a THE WHEAT NAC TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR NAC-3 IS A POSITIVE REGULATOR OF SENESCENCE
(UK) (S)
11:40-12:00
49b GENETIC AND PHYSIOLOGICAL DETERMINANTS OF WHEAT NITROGEN RESPONSE
(UK)
12:00-12:30
JOINT PLENARY: PROTECTING YIELD AND QUALITY: BIOTIC STRESSES
50 A TALE OF THREE WHEAT GENES REVEALS THE ABILITY OF A NECROTROPHIC PATHOGEN TO BAMBOOZLE DIVERSE HOST TARGETS
(USA)
12:30-12:50
51 ELUCIDATING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YR7, YR5 AND YRSP: A BED-TIME STORY
(UK) (S)
12:50-13:50
LUNCH

13:50-15:40
POSTER SESSION
(POSTERS WILL BE DISPLAYED ALL WEEK)

Themes presented:

• Structural and Functional Genomics of Wheat and Wheat Relatives
• Wheat Improvement: Breeding, Physiology, and Enabling technologies
• Wheat Production Systems: Environment, Sustainability, and Management

15:40-16:00
52 MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF THE DURABLE LR34 DISEASE RESISTANCE GENE
(Saudi)
16:00-16:20
53 ADULT PLANT STEM RUST STEM RUST RESISTANCE GENE SR2 REQUIRES A COMPLEX NETWORK OF GENES ON CHROMOSOME 3B AND 4B FOR RESISTANCE
(Australia)
16:20-17:00
54 UNCOVERING THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN YR15, YRH52, AND YRG303 – THREE STRIPE RUST RESISTANCE GENES ORIGINATED FROM WILD EMMER WHEAT
(Israel) (S)
17:00-17:20
55 WHEAT GENOME ASSEMBLIES PROVIDE NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE MAJOR STEM-SOLIDNESS LOCUS SST1
(Canada)
17:20-17:40
56 BREEDING WEED COMPETITIVE WHEATS
(Australia)
17:40-18:00
BUISNESS MEETING
 
19:00-22:00
GALA DINNER AND AWARD CEREMONY
TCU Place
09:10-09:40
JOINT PLENARY: BRIDGING THE YIELD GAP
57 THE INTERNATIONAL WHEAT YIELD PARTNERSHIP (IWYP) – AN EFFECTIVE MODEL FOR INTEGRATING WHEAT SCIENCE TO INCREASE YIELD POTENTIAL
(USA)
09:40-10:00
58 WARM NIGHTS DURING DIFFERENT PERIODS OF CROP CYCLE REDUCE YIELD AND ITS NUMERICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL COMPONENTS IN WHEAT AND BARLEY: FROM FIELD STUDIES TO MODELING
(Argentina)
10:00-10:20
59 DYNAMICS OF SPRING WHEAT YIELDS IN NORTH AMERICA AND EURASIA IN 1981-2015: EFFECT OF ENVIRONMENTS, CLIMATE CHANGE AND GERMPLASM ADAPTATION
(Turkey)
10:20-10:40
60 GLOBAL NETWORK OF PRECISION FIELD-BASED WHEAT PHENOTYPING PLATFORMS
(Mexico)
10:40-11:10
COFFEE BREAK
11:10-11:30
61 COMBINING ECO-PHYSIOLOGY, GENETICS AND CROP MODELING TO ENHANCE WHEAT YIELDS UNDER VARIABLE WATER AVAILABILITY REGIMES
(USA)
11:30-11:50
62 GENETIC DISSECTION OF DURUM WHEAT ROOT SYSTEM AND CANOPY MORPHOLOGICAL TRAITS BY MEAN OF HIGH-THROUGHPUT PHENOTYPING PLATFORM
(Italy)
11:50-12:10
63 SUSTAINABLE INTENSIFICATION OF WHEAT SYSTEMS IN WESTERN INDO-GANGETIC PLAINS OF SOUTH ASIA FOR IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY AND FARM PROFITABILITY
(India)
12:10-12:30
64 SUCCESSES AND FAILURES IN INTERNATIONAL WHEAT ROYALTY COLLECTION
(Canada)
12:30-13:40
LUNCH
13:40-14:00
65 TOWARDS SELF-SUFFICIENCY OF WHEAT PRODUCTION IN UGANDA: TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES
(Uganda)
14:00-14:20
66 SUSTAINABLE WHEAT PRODUCTION IN MEDITERRANEAN AREAS: CONSIDERING CROP DIVERSIFICATION AS NEW STRATEGY
(Spain)
14:20-14:50
CONGRESS CLOSING CEREMONY
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