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Agricultural Biotechnology Resources

Welcome to the Agricultural Biotechnology resources page: a curated list of presentation videos, slide decks, reports and posters.

These resources were produced from our Agricultural Biotechnology series of events.

Presentation Videos and Webinars

Does the soil microbiome facilitate Tylosema esculentum’s (marama bean) growth in poor environments?

Christopher Cullis, Francis Hobart Herrick Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, Director, Case Western Reserve University

Expression of species-specific genes induced by iron deficiency in Sorghum bicolor

Elizabeth Cooper, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

How plants use endophytic microbes to obtain nutrients

James White Professor, Department of Plant Biology School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

DNA methylation signatures of duplicate gene evolution in angiosperms

Sunil K Kenchanmane Raju, Michigan State University

Managing Microbes for Nitrogen Cycle Sustainability

Jeanette M. Norton, Professor, Utah State University

Boost Biomes: Understanding Microbiome Interactions to Reveal Synergistic Microbials

James Pearce, CSO, Boost Biomes

Engineering disease resistance through basic research

Xinnian Dong, HHMI Investigator, Arts & Sciences Professor of Biology, Duke University

The communications challenge for gene editing

Jon Entine,Founder, Genetic Literacy Project

Improving Performance and Cost of Microbial Biologicals through Distributed Fermentation

Jane Fife, Chief Technology Officer, 3Bar Biologics

Next-generation sequencing & high-throughput genotyping for climate resilient & higher nutrition crop varieties in legumes

Rajeev Varshney, Professor & Research Program Director, Center of Excellence in Genomics and System Biology, ICRISAT

Sustainably Improving Crop Yield/Composition with Enhanced Photosynthesis

Greg Bryan, CTO, ZeaKal, USA

Elephants in the Room – State Regulatory Perspectives on 25(b), Hemp & Biostimulants

Sarah Caffery, Pesticide Product Registration Specialist at the Office of Indiana State Chemist, Purdue University.

Federal Regulatory Update: Plant Biostimulants

Keith Matthews, Attorney at Law with Wiley Rein LLP.

Developing Collaborative Strategies to Enhance Credibility of the Plant Biostimulant Industry

Terry Stone, Principal at Stone Solutions.

Assessment of the European Court of Justice ruling on gene editing

Nigel Halford, Senior Research Scientist, Rothamsted University

Developments in biotechnology regulation: a global perspective

Ana Atanassova, Global Regulatory Policy Manager, BASF Agricultural Solutions

Ecological Considerations and Functioning of Microbial Endophytes

Angela Sessitsch, Head of Competence Unit, AIT

Engineering the Rhizosphere Microbiome with Multispecies Probiotic Consortia

Alexandre Jousset, Assistant Professor, Utrecht University

Toward a Better Understanding of Plant Genomes Structure: Combining NGS, Optical Mapping Technology and CRISPR-Catch Approach

Hélène Bergès, Director, French Plant Genomic Center

Plant Genome Editing: Application, Risk Assessment and Regulation

Joachim Schiemann, Director, Institute for Biosafety in Plant Biotechnology

Positional Cloning and Verification of Yr15

Alan Schulman, Professor of Plant Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, Finland

Genome Editing for Low-Acrylamide Wheat

Sarah Raffan, PhD Student, Rothamsted Research`

Increasing Shelf Life of Perishable Produce Using Patented Gene Technology

Jerry Feitelson, CEO, Co-Founder, Agribody Technologies

Drought Tolerance in Pearl Millet

Ambika Dudhate PhD Researcher, The University of Tokyo

Reports and Investor Spreadsheets

Advances in Plant Genomics Research and Technology: Developing Future Systems for Sustainable Production of Food, Fuel and Medicines

Biopesticides: A Quick Guide to Developing Your Product For Distribution

119 AgTech Companies and Investors

Poster Presentations

Discovery of novel genetic features and molecular pathways for Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD) and Dry Matter Content (DMC) using genome genome-wide combinatorial network analyses

Ryan Morrison, Victor Carmelo, Tobias Røikjer and Haja N. Kadarmideen Kadarmideen* Synomics Ltd, Hanborough Business Park, Long Hanborough , OX29 8LJ, UK

Plant stress tolerance: Realising the global sustainable development goals

Salme Timmusk*, Julian Conrad, Ylo Niinemets, Eviatar Nevo, Lawrence Behers, Leonid Brodsky, Jonas Bergquist and Steffen Noe

Genome editing in wheat microspores and haploid embryos mediated by delivery of ZFN proteins and cell penetrating peptide complexes

Bilichak, A.*, Sastry-Dent, L., Sriram, S., Simpson, M., Samuel, P., Webb, S., Jiang, F. and Eudes, F.

Detection of Quantitative Trait Loci (Qtl) Associated with the Elongated and Pear-shaped Tomato Fruit in an Intra-specific Tomato Population

Dilip R. Panthee, Pragya Adhikari, and James McNellie

Bacterial Endophytes have the potential to confer tolerance to tobacco black shank and rice sheath blight

Sajeewa Amaradasa, Ph.D

Suspension cell genome editing in carrot using CRISPR/Cas9

Nathaniel M. Butler, Philip W. Simon

Rhizobacteria-Vertical transmitted endophyte Signalling in Plant Growth Promotion

Victor Irimiya Danladi, A.M.R Gatehouse, J Stach, M Edwards

High-density mapping of QTL for domestication related traits in field cress

Cecilia Gustafsson, Ganapathi Varma Saripella, Mulatu Geleta

Genome-editing by CRISPR/Cas9 in Sorghum Through Biolistic Bombardment

Guoquan Liu, Karen Massel, and Ian D. Godwin

Use of the pre-assembled ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complex for gene editing of wheat and poplar

Caroline Sparks, Sergio Cerezo-Medina, Sarah Raffan, Florian Hahn

Genomics-led radiation mutagenesis in rapeseed

Lenka Havlickova, Zhesi He, Ian Bancroft

Validation of CIPK7 gene expression under low temperature conditions in different maize inbred lines

Ana Nikolić, Manja Božić, Dragana Dudić, Jelena Samardžić, Dragana Ignjatović Micić, Jelena Vančetović, Bojana Banović Djeri

Unraveling the regulatory pathways in plants using the universal plant ChIP-seq kit

Wassim Lakhal, Agnieszka Zelisko-Schmidt, Miklos Laczik, Stéphanie Bosch, Geoffrey Berguet and Céline Sabatel

Impact of Colorado Potato Beetle Gut Microbiome in the Adaptation of Plants to Drought and Heat Stresses Associated to Climate Change

Carolina Rausell, Inmaculada García-Robles, M. José López-Galiano, et al., Department of Genetics, University of Valencia, Burjassot

Towards the Breeding of a New Generation of Rice Cultivars Adapted to the Use of Biostimulants

Matthew Breil, Fabrice Varoquaux, Clément Leonard, et al., CIRAD, UMR AGAP

Novel Crosstalk Between Ethylene and Salicylic acid Signalling in Potato Unravelled by Network Analysis

Špela Baebler, Anna Coll, Živa Ramšak, et al., National Institute of Biology, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Integration of fungal endophytes into crop plants to improve productivity

Blake Cleckler and Mustafa Morsy, Department of Biology, University of West Alabama

Annotation of Small RNA Loci in Economically Important Crop Species

Alice Lunardon, Nathan Johnson, Michael J. Axtell, Department of Biology and Huck Institutes of Life Sciences, Penn State University

Enabling the RNA revolution; Cell-free dsRNA production and control of Colorado potato beetle

Bridey Maxwell, Doug Boyes, Jo Tang, Thais Rodrigues, Suresh Desai, Drew Cunningham, Karthikeyan Ramachandriya, James Abshire and Carole Cobb. GreenLight Biosciences @ Medford MA, St Louis MO, and RTP NC

Transcriptional Landscape of Sorghum Anthers

Kushagra Krishnan, Namrata Dhaka, Manu Kandpal, Manoj K. Sharma, Rita Sharma, School of Computational & Integrative Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, School of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Transcriptome Dynamics During Stem Elongation in Rice

Manu Kandpal, Chandrapal Vishwakarma, Viswanathan Chinnusamy, Manoj K. Sharma, Rita Sharma, School of Computational & Integrative Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Division of Plant Physiology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, School of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Transcriptomic Analysis on the Regulation of Tomato Ripening by the Ethylene Inhibitor

Yanhong Liu, Jamshed Bobokalonov, Tasnuva Shahrin, LinShu Liu, Molecular Characterization of Foodborne Pathogens Research Unit, Eastern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, USDA

Endophytic Colletotrichum fioriniae as a possible inoculum source for bitter rot of apple

Phillip Martin, Brian Lehman, Teresa Krawczyk, Kari A. Peter, Penn State University, Buckhout Lab, University Park, Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center

Green Biotechnologies to improve the Sustainability of Viticulture and Tackle Climate Change

Eleonora Paparelli, Giusi Zaina, Irena Jurman, Serena Foria, Elisa De Luca, Gabriele Di Gaspero, Michele Morgante, Federica Cattonaro

Fungal endophyte Acremonium alternatum helps to mitigate biotic and abiotic stress in plants

Susann Auer

Non-allelic gene reshuffling induced by CRISPR/cas9-mediated double strand breaks in a plant genome

Barbara Franco-Orozco, Bunello Fiamma, Felice Nicoletta, Zaina Giusi, Emanuele De Paoli

Presentation Slides

Global Regulatory Approaches for Gene Editing

Lisa Zannoni, Principal, Zannoni and Associates, USA

Regulatory Challenges Facing Biopesticides and Biostimulants in the United States

Keith Matthews, Counsel, Wiley Rein LLP

Potential of Pelargonic Acid for Row Crop Use

Arthur Yochim, Global Research Lead – Herbicides R&D, UPL

Applications of genome editing to crop improvement

Ian Jepson, Seeds Research Technology Lead and RTP Site Business Head, Syngenta, USA Jianping Xu, Syngenta Fellow, Technology Development, Syngenta, China

A Universal Genetic Switch for Increasing Product Shelf Life, Plant Yields and Stress Tolerance

Jerry Feitelson, Sr. Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer, Agribody Technologies, Inc

A Versatile CRISPR-Combo System to Boost Plant Genome Editing

Yiping Qi, Associate Professor, University of Maryland

Sweet Talkers – Role of below-ground benign microbes on aboveground responses in plants

Harsh Bais, Associate Professor of Plant and Soil Interface, University of Delaware

Genomics-led “traditional” approaches to crop genome engineering

Ian Bancroft, Professor, CNAP Chair of Plant Genomics, University of York, UK

Role of indigenous and inoculated Trichoderma spp. in managing soilborne fungal diseases in nonfumigated high-value crop production

David Butler, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee

Improving Crop Productivity and Sustainability by Enhancing Photosynthesis

Greg Bryan, CTO, ZeaKal, USA (NC)

The Elephants in the Room, State regulatory perspective on 25(b), hemp and biostimulants.

Sarah Caffrey, Pesticide Product Registration Specialist, Office of Indiana State Chemist, Purdue University

Biocontrol with nematode pheromones

Karl Cameron Schiller, COO, Pheronym

Targeted Breeding Applications of CRISPR-Cas

Doane Chilcoat, DuPont Pioneer, Dow DuPont

Development of PLANT X-TENDER, a toolbox for the assembly, delivery and expression of multigene constructs in plants

Anna Coll Ruis, Scientific Associate, NIB (National Institute of Biology), Slovenia

Harnessing the Power of the Plant Microbiome to Increase Crop Health, Growth, and Yield

Prof. Sharon L. Doty University of Washington, Seattle

Delivery of Biocontrols

Doug Eisner, CEO, AgroSpheres

Phenomics is an enhancer of Genetics

Marcos Egea-Cortines, Professor of Genetics, Director of the Plant Biotechnology Institute, University of Cartagena, Spain

From Simple to Complex – Phytobiomes and the 2050 Vision for Agriculture

Kellye Eversole, President, Eversole Associates

Phytobiomes Alliance: Convergent Research & Regulatory Science Activities

Kellye Eversole, Executive Director, International Alliance for Phytobiomes Research (Phytobiomes Alliance)

A Universal Genetic Switch for Increasing Plant Yields, Stress Tolerance and Perishable Product Shelf Life

Jerry Feitelson, CEO, Agribody Technologies, Inc.

Increasing Shelf Life of Perishable Produce Using Patented Gene Technology

Jerry Feitelson, Co-Founder & CEO, Agribody Technologies Inc

Targeted Breeding Applications of CRISPRCas technology for European Markets

Dr. Neal Gutterson, Vice President, R&D, DuPont

Assessment of the European Court of Justice ruling on gene editing for crop improvement, and Europe’s first and possibly last field trial of gene edited plants

Nigel Halford, Research Scientist, Rothamsted University, UK

The Pathogen-Host Interactions database: PHI-base

Kim Hammond-Kosack, Professor & Principal Investigator, Rothamsted Research, UK

Increased frequency of plant transformation through transient silencing of epigenetic machinery using VIGS

Igor Kovalchuk, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

2019 Regulatory Update – Biopesticides and Biostimulants

Keith Matthews, Attorney at Law, Wiley Rein LLP

Structural Variation in Maize: Discovery, Mechanism, and Impact

Patrick Monnahan Hirsch Lab University of Minnesota

Pathogen-assisted breeding in strawberry

Egem Ozbudak, PhD Student, Plant Pathology Department, University of Florida, USA

Using TALEN® to bring consumer-focused food ingredients to market

Chloe Pavely, Global Regulatory Directive, Calyxt inc.

Dissecting the chromosomal basis for selective rRNA gene silencing, the epigenetic phenomenon known as nucleolar dominance

Craig Pikkard, HHMI Investigator Distinguished Professor, Departments of Biology and Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry, Indiana University

Plant genomics & gene editing congress

Michiel Reesink, Global Key Account Manager, UgenTec

Developing Durable Disease Resistance

Lynne Reuber, Program Director, 2Blades Foundation, USA (CA)

Developing collaborative strategies to improve the credibility of the Biostimulant industry

Terry Stone, Principal, TB Stone Solutions, LLC

Long-term adaptation to biotic stress: involvement of epigenetic mechanisms and microbiomes

Jurriaan Ton, Professor, University of Sheffield, UK

Your Data – Your Most Valuable Asset

Lafayette “Fate” Thompson, President / Owner, iAdvantage Software, Inc. & Global Agricultural Development Corp

Automation and robotics for highthroughput phenotyping and precision horticulture

Rick Van De Zedde, Senior Scientist, Wageningen University

Machine learning based prediction and analysis of meiotic crossovers

Aalt-Jan Van Dijk, Assistant Professor, Plant Systems Biology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Exploring and Harnessing the Functional Diversity of Microbial Dark Matter

Axel Visel, Deputy Director of Science DOE Joint Genome Institute

Rhizophagy Symbiosis in Cereals: Bacterial Transport of Nutrients to Roots/Oxidative Extraction of Nutrients from Bacteria in Roots

James F. White Jr, Kathryn L. Kingsley, Satish K. Verma, Kurt Kowalski

Transgenerational response variation in maize: dissecting short-term gains for the long term

Randy Wisser, Department of Plant & Soil Sciences, University of Delaware