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Canola Innovation Day Program l December 7, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn Saskatoon, SK
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7:00 am
Registration Desk Opens
7:30 am - 8:15 am Breakfast
8:30 am – 10:00 am
Chair: Isobel Parkin
Genomic Technology
Kevin Rozwadowski, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, "CRISPR/Cas9 systems and applications for crop improvement"
Janine Braatz,  Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, "Improved shatter resistance of canola by CRISPR/Cas9 and EMS mutagenesis"
Mark Belmonte, University of Manitoba, "Protecting canola: Application of RNAi-based biocontrol against fungal pathogens"
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Coffee Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Chair: Curtis Rempel
Protein/Processes Panel
Curtis Rempel, Canola Council of Canada
Rex Newkirk, University of Saskatchewan: “Current and future opportunities for Canola meal in the livestock industry”
Martin Reaney, University of Saskatchewan, "The Ancient Art of Bioprocessing"
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Chair: Andrew Sharpe
Future Opportunities and Directions
Tim Sharbel
, Global institute for Food Security,  “Fixing complex genotypes in plants: Progress with apomixis in the Brassicaceae”
Kristi Snell, Yield10 Bioscience: "Technologies for Increasing Seed Yield and Oil Content in Oilseed Crops"
Rod Snowdon, Justus Liebig University, Germany: “Remnants of recent polyploidy shape complex trait variation in Brassica napus
2:30 pm – 2:50pm
Coffee Break
2:50 pm – 4:50 pm
Chair: Mark Smith
Leon Kochian, Global institute for Food Security, “Next-Generation Technologies for Tomorrow’s Crops: Getting to the Roots of Global Food Security”
Bobbi Helgason, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, “Shifting the shape of soil and plant microbiomes in modern agriculture”
David Yee, PAMI, 
"Star Wars and Star Trek: How technology may land on the farm of the future”
Trent Meyer, SeedMaster, "DOT Autonomous Power Platform: Farming Reimagined"
4:50 pm
Closing Remarks

 
 
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