Monday, July 25, 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
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Professor Dr. Achim Dobermann

Director & Chief Executive, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2JQ, UK

Title of Speech: Accelerating innovation in agricultureRead More...

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
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Prof. Dr. Bilquees Gul

Director, Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization Member, Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Professor University of Karachi

Title of Speech: Halophytes: Crops for the thirsty and saline world
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Dr. Shahid Mansoor

Director, National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Sitara-e-Imtiaz, HEC Distinguished National Professor, Fulbright Alumnus, Deputy Chief Scientist

Title of Speech: use of RNA interference and genome editing for creating novel traits in pants
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Dr. Rajeev K Varshney

Research Program Director- Genetic Gains, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi- Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

Title of Speech: Harnessing genomics tools and diversity for chickpea improvement
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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
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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 populations and their implications in plant breeding to cope with climate change and agricultural challenges
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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
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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: Enhancing and stabilizing rice productivity in rainfed stress-prone areas in South Asia: Climate resilient rice varieties and their management
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Dr. A. Ashok Kumar

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

Title of Speech: Recent advances in sorghum improvement research and its implications for global food, feed, fodder and fuel security
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Dr. SK GUPTA

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
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Prof. Dr. M. Ajmal Khan

Distinguished National Professor, Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization, University of Karachi, Pakistan

Title of Speech: Desmostachyabipinnata: a promising candidate for fodder production on saline lands
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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: TBA
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Professor Dr. Makoto Kawase

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

Title of Speech: TBA
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Professor Dr. Kazuhiro Sato

Professor, Institute of Plant Science and Resources, Okayama University, Japan

Title of Speech: TBA
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Dr. Satoshi Nimura

President, Nimura Genetic Solution Co., Japan

Title of Speech: Business collaboration and development on genetic resources and its research results
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Dr. S.K. Kamra

Fellow (NAAS, INAE, Alexander von Humboldt), Principal Scientist, Division of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, India

Title of Speech: Engineering Technologies for Management of Saline Groundwater in India
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Dr. Parvender Sheoran

Senior Scientist (Agronomy), ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, India

Title of Speech: Sustaining farm productivity with continuous use of alkali waters in rice-wheat production system in Indo-Gangetic plains of India
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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
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