Meeting in Iceland August 24-28, 2015
Integrated AdapCAR and EVOLTREE Conference and summer school on ‘Global change and the evolutionary potential of forest trees’
Programme: There will be a 5-day program. The first 2 days will cover the topics on adaptation potential of tree
s species, epigenetics and assisted migration. For each topic there will be a key note presentation followed by voluntary presentation. The third day will be a full day field trip. The last 2 days will be devoted to a training workshop on how to assess and analyze adaptive traits based on common garden experiments and in situ assessments. The Conference will start 9 am Monday the 24th of August and end 17 pm the 25th of August. The summer school will start 10 am 27th of August and is expected to end 4 pm the 28th of August.
- Antoine Kremer, BIOGECO, INRA, France
- Andrea Harper, University of York, United Kingdom
- Igor A. Yakovlev, Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute, Norway
- Sally N. Aitken, University of British Columbia, Canada
For any questions, please contact Jon Kehlet Hansen (email@example.com).
Accommodation at Selfoss hotel 55 km from Reykjavik:
There will be a bus from airport to Selfoss leaving 19.00 the 23th of August. In case you arrive later you will be notified and an alternative transport will be offered.
A one-day workshop in Uppsala, on 19th May 2014 on the topic
Somatic embryogenesis for future forestry
– capturing the genetic gains from the breeding program and securing elite plant deployment for production and climate adaptability; status, implementation and expected results.
Seed and plants producers’ expectations & concerns
- Somatic embryogenesis for future forestry – Seed and plants producers’ expectations & concerns, Matti Kallio.
- Has the SE- technology any future in the family forestry? Göran Örlander
Genetic potential of Norway spruce forests
- Past, present and future factors influencing genetic variation in Swedish forests, Pär Ingvarsson
- Integration of SE in spruce breeding, Johan Westin
- SE propagation and genetic diversity- example from a practical case, Karl-Anders Högberg
- Somatic embryogenesis; temperature during proliferation and maturation regulates bud burst and bud set in regenerated young trees, Harald Kvaalen
Regulations for deployment of clonal forest materials
- SE-spruce in Sweden – regulations, risks and recommendations, Sanna Black
- Regulations for production of SE forest reproductive material in Finland, Kari Leinonen
Status SE research and applications in the Nordic countries and globally
- SE in the world and Sweden / SweTree, Mats Johnson
- State of SE program in Finland, Susanne Heiska
- SweTree Pilot Plant Presentation, Ulrika Egertsdotter
Download of presentations:
The workshop was organized jointly by Tuija Aronen, METLA, and Ulrika Egertsdotter, SweTree technologies and SLU, as part of the AdapCAR activities. If you have any questions, please contact Tuija Aronen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ulrika Egertsdotter (email@example.com) by email.
Combined Workshop/PhD course in genomics based breeding in forest trees.
Copenhagen 16-09-2013 – 19-09-2013
Day one was a workshop on genomics based breeding in trees, other plants and animals.
Day 2-4 (September 17-19 – only participants in the PhD course) were hands-on computer exercises mixed with presentations and introductions. Lecturers were Ross Whetten and Fikret Isik, both from North Carolina State University.
Presentations at the workshop 16. September
- Genotyping-by-sequencing and analysis of the resulting sequence data. Ross Whetten, NC State University. Link to presentation.
- Realized genomic relationship matrices and genomic BLUP. Fikret Isik, NC State University. Link to presentation.
- Linkage/Linkage disequilibrium (Association) Mapping of QTL, Genomic Selection and Breeding in Tree. Harry X. Wu, SLU, Umeå Plant Science Centre, Sweden.
- GenSAP: Strategic Research Center Genomic Selection in Animals and Plants. Mogens Sandø Lund, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics – Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics, Aarhus University.
- Genomics in animal breeding. Theo Meuwissen, Dept. of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway.
- Dissecting the genetic complexity of long-term, single trait selection in chicken. Örjan Carlborg, Department of Clinical Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
- Genome Wide Selection in Grasses – Perspectives and Challenges. Christian Sig Jensen, DLF Trifolium, Denmark.
- GWAS in barley or wheat. Søren K. Rasmussen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen.
- QTL hunt in hexaploid wheat. Sven Bode Andersen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen.
AdapCAR and IUFRO (WP 2.02.00) meeting 3-5 October 2012 in Riga, Latvia: Genetic aspects of adaptation and Mitigation: forest health, wood quality and biomass production.
First AdapCAR meeting March 15-16th 2011 at University of Copenhagen.
Download minutes from the meeting here.
Download presentations from the meeting here.