Seed Biotechnology Center
Seed Biotechnology Center
Seed Biotechnology Center
University of California
Seed Biotechnology Center

Gene Flow Conference

The Science of Gene Flow in Agriculture and its Role in Co-existence

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Participants from the seed and plant production industries, the plant sciences community, and the government recently attended the The Science of Gene Flow in Agriculture and its Role in Co-existence in Washington DC, September 7-8, 2011. Experts from academia and industry discussed biology related to gene flow and persistence, as well as current and upcoming technologies to control gene flow. Given the introduction of new crops for biofuels, diverse traits, and production systems aimed to capture markets with high purity standards, a comprehensive understanding of gene flow biology and control is crucial for co-existence. There was a focus on current and future strategies, both transgenic and non-transgenic, to minimize gene flow and maintain seed purity in all sectors of the agricultural community.

For more information see:

Gene flow agenda 2011 (pdf)
Gene Flow Press release 2011 (pdf)
Gene Flow Proceedings 2011 (pdf)

Speakers included:
Catherine Woteki, USDA Chief Scientist, Under Secretary for REE
Marc Albertsen, DuPont/Pioneer Hi-Bred
Kent J. Bradford, University of California, Davis
Henry Daniell; University of Central Florida
Joe DiTomaso; University of California
Ric Dunkle; American Seed Trade Association
Matt Evans; Stanford University
Stephanie Greene, USDA/ARS
James Hagler; USDA/ARS
Ray Johnson; Top Notch Seed, Inc.
Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes; University of Missouri
Mark Lipson; Office of the Secretary of Agriculture
Zhongchi Liu; University of Maryland
Mike Portereiko, Ceres, Inc.
Carol Mallory-Smith, Oregon State University
Alison Snow; The Ohio State University
Neal Stewart; University of Tennessee
Steve Strauss; Oregon State University
Larry Teuber; University of California
Rene Van Acker; University of Guelph
Allen Van Deynze, University of California, Davis

For questions contact Jeannette Martins, UC Davis program coordinator.

This workshop is sponsored by the USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact Information:

Kari Perez USDA-NIFA
Phone: 202-401-6188



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