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Seminar: PB Division

Wednesday, September 07, 2016, 02:00pm - 03:00pm


Overview of rice research in the USA

Michael Thomson
Professor, Soil and Crop Sciences and H.M. Beachell Rice Chair
Texas A&M University

1400-1500H, Wednesday, 07 September 2016
Room A, Umali Building

A vibrant plant research community in the US has made great strides in developing genomics tools and advancing basic research across major crop species, including rice. In addition to structural and functional genomics activities, future efforts will include initiatives in genome editing, digital phenotyping and phenomics, “big data” analytics, and exploring the plant microbiome. As a land-grant university in a rice-producing state, Texas A&M has a long history of contributing to rice science, with an active research program aiming to translate basic research to applications in rice improvement. This seminar will provide an overview of rice research and breeding programs in Texas and the US, and explore opportunities for closer interactions between IRRI and TAMU to accelerate the application of genomics tools for international rice improvement.


Rm A, DL Umali Bldg.