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January 2018

The Plant and Animal Genome XXVI Conference (PAG) – Sweetpotato and Yam Genomics

January 16, 2018
Pacific Salon 1, Town and Country Hotel

San Diego, California, USA
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PAG XXVI – Conference: Sweetpotato and Yam Genomics, San Diego, California, USA, 16th January 2018SynopsisRecent advancements in development of genomic resources and related tools for Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) and yam (Dioscorea spp.) to accelerate genome-assisted improvement will be presented and discussed. Presentations will focus on development of genomic resources, including genome sequencing efforts, bioinformatic pipelines, software for identification of marker-trait associations and MAS/genomic selection as methods to improve resilience to abiotic and biotic constraints, together with other consumer preference traits…

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OFSP Processing and Product Development

January 22, 2018 - January 26, 2018

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in partnership with CSIR-Crops Research Institute and the International Potato Center (CIP) is offering an intensive 5-day Training-of-Trainers course on “Orange fleshed sweetpotato processing and product development”, taking place from 22nd to 26th of January, 2018. This course has been derived from the course: “Everything you need to know about sweetpotato", developed and implemented by KNUST in collaboration with the International Potato Center and CSIR-Crops Research Institute for 2 years. The course…

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