Friday, August 26, 2016

Second International & Fourteenth National Iranian Crop Science Congress

Crop Science Society of Iran (CSSI) is honored to announce that the “2nd International and 14th National Iranian Crop Science Congress” will be held from August 30 to September 1, 2016 at the University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran. This is the most important gathering of crop plants specialists in Iran which is expected more than 2000 scientists, researchers, policy makers, academia, university professors and students attend in this meeting. Read More...


Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Per Pinstrup-Andersen

Dr. Per Pinstrup-Andersen was most recently the H. E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy, the J. Thomas Clark Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Professor of Applied Economics at Cornell University and Adjunct Professor, Copenhagen University.

Title of Speech: The Global Food Situation and the Role of Crop Sciences

Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Solh

Director General, International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Title of Speech: Innovative Research to Enhance Pulses Production for Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Nutritional Security in Dry Areas

Professor Dr. Ismail Dweikat

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Sorghum and Millet Genetics

Title of Speech: Sorghum and pearl millet: two crops to combat climate change

Dr. RK Singh

Senior Scientist, Rice Breeder for Problem Soils and Rainfed Lowlands of SE Asia, Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology Division, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines

Title of Speech: MAGIC: Novel Genetic Resource for Multiple Trait Improvement and QTL Discovery in Rice

Dr. Sudhanshu Singh

Scientist, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), New Delhi, India

Title of Speech: Enhancing and stabilizing rice productivity in rainfed stress-prone areas in South Asia: Climate resilient rice varieties and their management

Dr. U. S. Singh

Senior Scientist (II), Division of Plant Breeding, Genetics & Biotechnology, South Asia Regional Project Coordinator – STRASA, CoP, USAID-ASTV project for Nepal and Cambodia, & Country representative of IRRI for India and Nepal International Rice Research Institute, India office

Title of Speech: Ushering second green revolution in South Asia through climate resilient high yielding rice varieties


Senior Scientist (Pearl millet Breeding), International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

Title of Speech: Pearl Millet crop improvement research at ICRISAT: towards climate resilience and eliminating hunger and malnutrition

Professor Dr. Kazuo Watanabe

Plant Genetic Diversity, Environmental Biosafety and Bioethics, Gene Research Center & Graduate School for Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Title of Speech: “New Breeding Techniques and ELSI (Ethics, Legal and Social Implication)” 

Professor Dr. Makoto Kawase

Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Title of Speech: International Cooperation on Plant Genetic Resources by NARO Genetic Resources Center and University of Tsukuba in Japan

Dr. Satoshi Nimura

President, Nimura Genetic Solution Co., Japan

Title of Speech: Business collaboration and development on genetic resources and its research results

Dr. Naser Poursarebani

Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany

Title of Speech: Title: A genetic regulator of inflorescence form in Triticeae as a novel target for engineering spike architecture in order to enhance yield potential in bread wheat

Dr. Mohammad Ashraf

Pakistan Science Foundation, Islamabad

Title of Speech: Title: A Crop salt tolerance improvement – some enigmas and attainments


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