Breeding for Bacon, Beer and Biofuels
16—17 April 2015
The Roslin Institute, Edinburgh
|The growing world population demands a sustainable intensification of agricultural production across the globe. At the same time there is competition for land use and we have to mitigate both the causes and consequences of climate change. This poses a range of challenges for plant and animal breeders who have to select the genotypes that are best suited to future production circumstances which are uncertain.
At the same time, technological and methodological advances provide breeders with a range of tools to accelerate genetic progress and enable ‘precision breeding’.
This meeting will bring together scientists from different disciplines related to artificial selection and highlight different aspects on how genetics continues to be a cornerstone of food production. The topics of the meeting will be across plant and animal species and range from domestication of new species for agriculture to genomic selection, genetic modification and novel phenotyping approaches.Organizers:Helen Sang, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
Alan Archibald, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
Ian MacKay, NIAB
DJ de Koning, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Kay Boulton, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh