PROGRAMME OF INVITED SPEAKERS
16 June - Morning Session: Improving Photosynthesis to Enhance Yield
Session Chairs Christine Foyer (University of Leeds, UK) and Nigel Halford (Rothamsted Research, UK)
1. Don Ort (USA)
2. Marta Da Silva Lopez (CIMMYT, Turkey)
16 June - Afternoon Session: Crop production in the face of climate change
3. Mikhail Semenov (UK)
4. Pierre Martre (France)
5. Christine Raines (UK)
After Dinner Speaker: Nigel Halford (Rothamsted Research, UK)
17 June Morning Session: Genome Plasticity in Relation to Biotic and
Abiotic Stress Responses
Session chairs Robert Edwards (University of Newcastle) and Alison Baker (University of Leeds)
6. Robert Edwards (UK): Introduction.
7. Julia Bailey Seres (USA)
8. Michael Thomashow (USA)
9. Peter Meyer (UK)
17 June Afternoon Session: Responses of crops to climate change
10. Reimund Rötter (Finland)
11. Graham Farquhar (Australia)
After Dinner Speaker: David Howlett (DIFID, UK)
18 June Morning Session I: Pathways to Innovation
Session chairs: Bryan McKersie (USA) and Paul Knox (University of Leeds)
12. Bryan McKersie (USA): Introduction
13. Matthew Hannah (UK)
14. Paul Loida (USA)
18 June Morning Session II: Breeding Plants to Cope with Climate Change
15. Peter Langridge (Australia)
16 Christoph Dockter (Denmark)
18 June Afternoon Session: Climate change models and their applications: Targeting climate information for crop breeding
Session chairs: Andy Challinor (University of Leeds) and Ann Koehler (University of Leeds)
Andy Challinor (UK) "Climate change and crops: a view from the IPCC"
Ann Koehler (UK) "Climate model analysis for plant breeding"
Senthold Asseng (USA) "Using climate information and crop modeling for crop breeding"
Jill Cairns (CIMMYT) "Breeding maize for climate change"
Alexandre Bryan Heinemann (EMBRAPA) "Environmental Groups for Upland Rice Target Population; Environments in Brazil: Drought Profile and Yield Trend"
Organised by Africa College, MACSUR CropM and CCAFS