Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau

Ames Visitors Guide

Plant Breeding Lecture Series

iPlant: Addressing the Grand Challenge of Understanding Genotypes to Phenotypes
May 13-14, 2010

Iowa State University
Iowa State Center
Scheman Building
Room 167
Ames, Iowa

Some presentations are linked below

May 13, 2010
Thursday Afternoon
and Evening
Iowa State Center
Scheman Building
Room 167

1:15 PM Welcome, Thomas Lubberstedt

1:30 Steve Goff, University of Arizona
An introduction to the iPlant Collaborative and its role in enabling plant breeding in the next century (2 MB)

2:30 Dan Stanzione, University of Texas, Austin
Development of public cyber infrastructure to support plant science

3:30 Break

4:00 Chris Winkler, Pioneer Hi-Bred, International
A history of computing infrastructure to support plant breeding in the commercial sector

5:30 Dinner
Scheman Building, Room 190 Stagedoor

7:00 Matt Vaughn, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
The Grand Challenge of understanding the relationships between genotype and phenotype

8:00-9:00 Poster Session



May 14, 2010
Friday Morning

Iowa State Center
Scheman Building
Room 167

8:45 AM Announcements

9:00 Steve Welch, Kansas State University
Genotype to phenotype-Modeling and statistical analysis challenges

9:45 Break

10:15 Damian Gessler, University of Arizona
Technological solutions to enable communication among information resources

11:00 Sheldon McKay, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Challenges to building interdisciplinary collaborations

11:45 iPlant Speakers
Panel Discussion

12:15 PM Adjourn

The iPlant Collaborative, begun in 2008, was established to foster the growth of a multi-disciplinary community that would address Grand Challenges in plant biology through the development of cyberinfrastructure. This year's Plant Breeding Lecture Series will focus on the iPlant Genotype-to-Phenotype (iPG2P) Grand Challenge.

Sponsored by
The Raymond F. Baker Center for Plant Breeding
The iPlant Collaborative
The Plant Sciences Institute