Workshop on phenomics and genomics for crop improvement, November 15-19, 2015 Golm, Germany

Workshop on phenomics and genomics for crop improvement, November 15-19, 2015 Golm, Germany

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The International Potato Center (CIP) and Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology (MPI-MP), with the financial support of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany, are organizing a theoretical and practical workshop on phenomics and genomics for crop improvement for National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) researchers involved in the current GIZ-BMZ project “Accelerating the Development of Early-Maturing-Agile Potato for Food Security through a Trait Observation and Discovery Network “.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide updates and exchange information and progress on discuss updated breeding methods and selection of superior genotypes and parental lines based on genetic and genomic information coupled with phenotypic features and multi-environmental trials.

The target audience will be breeders and agronomists from NARS partners in Ethiopia and China who are engaged and interested in developing or exploiting genomic or marker-based selection systems for abiotic and biotic stress tolerance in potatoes.

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Tentative schedule (updated September 4, 2015):

Date Topic

November 15,


Arrival and Registration

Welcome dinner

November 16,


Keynote lecture:

Dr. Wolfgang  Busch, Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology GmbH, Austria

“ High throughput imaging at the cellular and organ level as an enabling technology for systems genetics in plants”



Dr.  Astrid Junker/Prof. Thomas Altmann, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)

GWAS and genomic selection

Metabolic markers, smart breeding

Dr. Alistair Fernie/ Dr. T. Tohge, MP-IMP


Dr. Corina Fusari, MPIMP

Introduction to the phenotyper system

Dr. Karin Köhl/Dr. Jürgen Gremmels, MP-IMP

Designing a field experiment
Data management systems

November 17,


Practical sessions:

·         Sampling of material for metabolic and transcript markers

·         Use of controlled vocabulary-based manual phenotyping with smart phones

·         Management and evaluation of phenotyping data

November 18,


Practical sessions:

·         identification of marker-trait associations

·         marker-assisted selection and genomic selection

·         using Datacollector

Discussion: Identify  constraints that limit adoption of marker-based selection and high-throughput phenotyping in potato

General discussion and course evaluation

Farewell dinner.

November 19, Thursday Departure


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