Scientific Programme

DAY 2 – TUESDAY, 10 APRIL 2018

DAY 1 – MONDAY, 9 APRIL 2018    |    DAY 2 – TUESDAY, 10 APRIL 2018    |    DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY, 11 APRIL 2018    |    DAY 4 – THURSDAY, 12 APRIL 2018

07:30 – 18:00 Registration
Registration Foyer
08.30 – 10:00 Plenary Presentations
Hall A & B
08:30 – 09:15 O357
Sorghum breeding in the 21st century
Prof. David Jordan
University of Queensland, Australia
09:15 – 10:00 O568
Improving productivity and increasing profitability to expand opportunities across global markets
Prof. Timothy J. Dalton
Kansas State University & SMIL, USA
10:00 – 10:30 Tea / Coffee Break
Exhibition Area / Hall D
10:30 – 12:30 Symposium 2
A Driver for Change: Sorghum’s Role in Global Markets
Phenomics Abiotic Stress 2 Genetic Modification, Editing and Mutants
  Hall A
sponsored by OZ Sorghum
Hall B
sponsored by OZ Sorghum
Hall C
sponsored by United Sorghum
Checkoff Programme
Meeting Room 11
  Chairperson: Timothy J. Dalton Chairperson: Mitch Tuinstra Chairperson: Graeme Hammer Chairperson: Hai-Chun Jing
10:30 O279
Current and future trends in human consumption uses of Australian sorghum
Chris Blanchard
Charles Sturt University, Australia
Consortium for advanced sorghum phenomics (CASP)
Jeff Dahlberg
Proteomics as a tool in sorghum and cereal quality and abiotic stress tolerance breeding
Maryke Labuschagne
University of the Free State, South Africa
Genomics-informed GM and gene edited sorghum for improved grain quality and plant architecture
Ian Godwin
The University of Queensland, Australia
10:50 Use of sorghum in global food assistance and food security programmes
Sajid Alavi
Kansas State University, USA
Phenomics at scale: driving advances in sorghum breeding with insights from diverse sensor platforms
Nadia Shakoor
Purdue University, USA
Integrated strategies to enhance abiotic stress resilience in US sorghum
Krishna Jagadish
Kansas State University, USA
High throughput genetic transformation of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.)
Srinivas Belide
CSIRO, Australia
11:10 O567
Grain sorghum use in functional food and beverages
Earl Roemer
Nu Life Market, USA
Field phenotyping of sorghum breeding trials through proximal sensing technologies
Andries B. Potgieter
The University of Queensland, Australia
Underpinning the stay-green trait in sorghum: The role of PIN genes in drought adaptation
Andrew Borrell
The University of Queensland, Australia
Utilization of mutants and diverse germplasm in an applied sorghum breeding program
Chad Hayes
11:30 O130
Hub-and-spoke food innovation model empowers rural women to drive markets and improve nutrition in West Africa
Bruce Hamaker
Purdue University, USA
Utilising crop simulation models to augment high-throughput phenotyping and selection in biomass sorghums
Scott Chapman
The University of Queensland, Australia
Enhancing dryland rainy season sorghum climate resilience and abiotic stress tolerance under Indian semi-arid tropical condition
Vara Prasad
Kansas State University, USA
More than defence: identifying primary roles for dhurrin using EMS mutants
Ros Gleadow
Monash University, Australia
11:50 Commercialising non-alcoholic sorghum beverages from age-old traditional recipes
Grahame Osler
Denmar Estates, South Africa
Validation and implementation of unmanned aerial systems in a sorghum breeding program
Nicholas Pugh
Texas A&M University, USA
Agronomic factors affecting dryland grain sorghum maturity and yield in the western great plains USA
Sally Jones
Colorado State University, USA
Sequence-Indexed Mutants for Functional Genomics and Crop Improvement of Sorghum
Mitchell Tuinstra
Purdue University, USA
12:10 Panel Discussion O4
Disruptive chemical fingerprinting methodologies for precision sorghum agriculture
Sophie Minori Uchimiya
Shrub intercropping in the sahel: a novel resource for bioirrigation and beneficial microorganisms to resist drought and optimize yields
Richard Dick
Ohio State University, USA
The Alkali Spreading Phenotype in Sorghum: Genes, Alleles, Starch Gelatinization Temperature, and Starch Structure
Stefanie Griebel
Purdue University, USA
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break & Poster Session
Exhibition Area / Hall D
14:00 – 15:30 Symposium 2
A Driver for Change: Sorghum’s Role in Global Markets
Genomics 1 Abiotic Stress 3 Food Uses 2
  Hall A
sponsored by OZ Sorghum 
Hall B
sponsored by OZ Sorghum
Hall C
sponsored by United Sorghum
Checkoff Programme
Meeting Room 11
  Chairperson: Timothy J. Dalton Chairperson: Ian Godwin Chairperson: Vara Prasad Chairperson: Lewis Ezeogu
14:00 O304
Sorghum: A potential climate smart and resilient feed ingredient in broiler diets in Malawi
Andrew Safalaoh
Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi
Exploring the sorghum pan genome
Todd Mockler
Donald Danforth Institute, USA
Genome wide association study for photosynthesis and chlorophyll fluorescence traits in sorghum under cold and drought stress
Diego Ortiz
INTA, Argentina
Functional properties and sensory acceptance of extruded sorghum genotypes drink powders
Davy William Hidalgo Chávez
Embrapa Food Technology, Brazil
14:30 O249
Are millet and sorghum good alternatives to maize in layer’s feeds in Niger, West Africa
Salissou Issa
INRAN, Niger
Sweet sorghum genomics and molecular breeding in China
Hai-Chun Jing
Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Cold stress resilience at early seedling in sorghum determined by integrating aerial imagery and destructive phenotyping
Anuj Chiluwal
Kansas State University, USA
Sorghum as a pilot crop to rethink bioeconomy towards an inclusive multi-knowledge sustainable model
Sophia Alami
CIRAD, France
14:50 O382
Opportunities and challenges in using sorghum forage to improve ruminant livestock productivity
Adegbola Adesogan
University of Florida, USA
Improving sorghum adaptation in West Africa with genomics-enabled breeding
Geoffrey Morris
Kansas State University, USA
Early Planting and Cold Resiliency in Sorghum: From Seed to Seed
Yves Emendack
Comparative functional properties of kafirin and zein visco-elastic “doughs” formed by simple coacervation at different acetic acid and protein concentrations
Segun Oguntoyinbo
University of Pretoria, South Africa
15:10 Panel Discussion O437
Sorghum mini core collection: a source of multi-trait variation to meet challenge of climate change and for enhanced genetic gains
Hari Upadhyaya
Analysis of heterosis and combining ability over environments for cold tolerance in sorghum
Ramsamy Perumal
Kansas State University, USA
An industrial perspective of breeding in sorghum- The need of the hour
Vilas Tonapi
ICAR-Indian Institute of Millets Research, India
15:30 – 16:00 Tea / Coffee Break
Exhibition Area / Hall D
16:00 – 17:00 3MT Finals
Meeting Room 8 + 9
Sponsored by OZ Sorghum
16:00 – 17:30 Symposium 2
A Driver for Change: Sorghum’s Role in Global Markets
Genomics 2 Agronomy and Systems Food Uses 3
  Hall A
sponsored by OZ Sorghum
Hall B
sponsored by OZ Sorghum
Hall C
sponsored by United Sorghum
Checkoff Programme
Meeting Room 11
  Chairperson: Timothy J. Dalton Chairperson: Jurandir Magalhaes Chairperson: Daniel Rodriguez Chairperson: Gyebi Duodu
16:00 O255
Strengthening sorghum seed systems in Sub-Saharan Africa: Cases of Kenya and Mali
Fred Rattunde
TWECA Consulting, Germany
Eva Weltzein
Seeds and Diversity, Germany
Mining the sorghum QTL landscape for complex trait dissection
Emma Mace
University of Queensland, Australia
Use of agroecological techniques by smallholder farmers to improve sorghum productivity in Burkina Faso
Georges Zomboudre
Institute of Environment and Agricultural Research, Burkina Faso
Comparison of bioactive phytochemical compositions, antioxidant capacity and glucose release inhibitory effects of white sorghums and several important grains
Glen Fox
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture & Food Innovation, Australia
16:30 Global common practices uniting the seed industry
Jim Gaffney
Dow DuPont Pioneer, USA
Ethiopian sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) genetic diversity and genome-wide association study (gwas) for agriculturally important traits
Habte Nida Chikssa
Purdue University, Ethiopia
Genotype interaction with farmers’ management practices contributes to the resilience of sorghum-based agrosystems in Lake Chad basin: experimental evidences from multilocal participatory trials in flooded recession sorghum crop from northern Cameroon
Abdoul-Aziz Saidou
Université Dan Dicko Dankoulodo de Maradi, Niger
Doubling grain Fe and Zn concentration in sorghum to combat the micronutrient malnutrition in predominantly sorghum eating populations
Ashok Kumar Are
16:50 Sorghum seed, cultivar development, supply and farmers awareness: Sudan Case
Zubeir Ibrahim
Nile Sun Seeds, Sudan
The genetic architecture of seed size in Sorghum bicolour (L.) Moench
Yongfu Tao
The University of Queensland, Australia
The advantage of fertilization strategies based on climate information to enhance sorghum production in Sahelian conditions
Myriam Adam / Komla Ganyo
CIRAD, France
Tailored bioprocessing to enhance the quality of whole grain millet and sorghum products
Ndegwa Maina
University of Helsinki, Finland
17:10 Perspectives from a farmers’ cooperative in Niger
Ali Aminou
Fuma Gaskiya, Niger 
Recombination bin map(s) in Sorghum bicolor using multiple Recombinant Inbred Line populations
Santosh Deshpande
Farmers’ perceptions of sorghum production constraints and Striga control practices in semi-arid areas of Tanzania
Emmanuel Justine Mrema
Tumbi Agriculture Research Institute, Tanzania
 From innovation to commercialisation – sorghum flaked breakfast cereal
Stuart Johnson
Curtin University, Australia
17:30 Sorghum European Perspectives:  Building an efficient organisation: Innovation – collect – trading – processors – end users
Frederic Guedj
17:40 Panel Discussion  
17:45 – 18:45 Student Meet and Greet
Meeting Room 8 + 9
18:45 for 19:00
NB the audience must be seated by 18:50
South African National Research Foundation – Science for Society Lecture and Panel Discussion
Hall B

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