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9th Applying Genomics to Canola Improvement Workshop
December 6, 2012
Teachers Credit Union Place, Saskatoon SK


8:45 AM - 8:50 AM

Opening Remarks

 8:50 AM - 9:30 AM

Ian Bancroft, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
 “Associative Transcriptomics in Brassica napus

9:30 AM - 10:10 AM

Yafan Huang, Performance Plants, Kingston, ON
“Increasing canola yield under climate variability through genetic engineering of drought and heat stress tolerance”

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM


10:40 AM - 11:20 AM

Nicholas Larkan, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon, SK
“Map based cloning of the blackleg resistance gene, LepR3

 11:20 AM - 11:45 AM

Francois Eudes, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge, AB
Nanocarriers-cargoes technology for engineering nucleus and organelle genomes”

11:45 AM - 12:10 PM

Patricia Polowick, National Research Council, Saskatoon, SK
“Microspore transfection and the production of transgenic doubled haploid Brassica through macroinjection of nanocarrier:DNA complexes into immature floral buds”

12:10 PM- 1:30 PM


1:30 PM- 2:00 PM

Patti Miller, Canola Council of Canada, Winnipeg, MB
“Canola: 2015 and Beyond”

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

Habibur Rahman, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
“Complex Brassica napus genome: Can it be better improved through understanding of its component genomes?”

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM

3:10 PM – 3:50 PM

Andrew Sharpe, National Research Council, Saskatoon, SK
“New molecular markers platforms for analysis of phenotypic traits in Brassicas”

3:50 PM – 4:30 PM

Peter Doermann, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
“Factors affecting oil accumulation in Arabidopsis”

4:30 PM
Closing remarks





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