March 2, 2024

TCAP Seminar Series

Upcoming Seminars

Webinars for Plant Breeding Training Network (PBTN) – All presentations are 3-4pm central time at

  • June 3, 2015 – Matthew Haas, University of Minnesota, Department of Plant Pathology.  The Utility of Wild Germplasm in Breeding for Disease Resistance.
  • June 10, 2015 – Andres Salcedo,   Identification of the Gene Sr39 that Confers Resistance Against Ug99 Stem Rust Race.
  • June 17, 2015 – Roshan Acharya,  Identification of QTLs for Stay-green and Other Agronomic Traits in Spring Wheat.
  • June 24, 2015 – Steven Carlsen,   Unraveling the Complexity of Spot Form Net Blotch Virulence.


For more information, and to view archived webinars, visit:

Link to register for seminars

Past Seminars:

  • February 23, 2012 – Stephen Baenzinger presented our first TCAP Seminar Series with  Understanding Grain Yield: It’s a journey, not a destination. 47 people attended the seminar.  If you were unable to attend you can view it on line at
  • March 15, 2012 – Deana Namuth-Covert presented: Cyberspace: New Frontiers in Learning and Networking
  • March 29, 2012 at 3:00 central – Eduard Akhunov – Usage of genome-wide genotyping approaches to understand the genetics of agronomically important traits in wheat
  • April 12, 2012 at 3:00 central – Jean-Luc Jannink, Vic Blake , Clay Birkett and Dave Matthews – Introduction to T3
  • April 26, 2012 at 3:00 central – Tyson Howell and Jorge Dubcovsky – CSR
  • May 3, 2012 at 3:00 central – Martin Matute – Plant Parasitic Nematodes-the Farmer’s Hidden Enemy
  • October 3, 2012  – Kent Eskridge, Field trial designs in plant breeding,*Note time change to 3:15 CST
  • October 17, 2012  – Paul Gepts Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis, In situ farmer management of genetic diversity as a complement to ex situ conservation
  • October 31, 2012  – Sally Clayshulte, Bayer CropScience, Round Table Discussion: What Industry Wants
  • November 14, 2012  – Jianli Chen Aberdeen Research & Extension U of Idaho, Molecular breeding for biotic and abiotic resistances in wheat
  • November 28, 2012  – Pat Hayes Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Oregon State University, Rapid response in breeding: the challenges and opportunities for shifting landscapes
  • December 12, 2012  – Gustavo de los Campos Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Factors affecting prediction accuracy of genome enabled prediction: Lessons learnt from empirical studies and impli- cations for breeding programs
  • September 25, 2013 – Dr.Shuyu Liu, Texas A&M, Detection of epistatis and QTL by environment interaction using QTLNetwork
  • October 23, 2013 – Dr. Rex Bernardo, University of Minnesota, Strategies for the Routine Use of Genomwide Selection in an Inbred Development Program
  • November 6, 2103 – Dr. Craig Morris, USDA-WWQL; Pullman, WA, Wheat Grain Composition: What It Is, How We Measure It and Why
  • November 20, 2013 – Dr. Michael Gore, Cornell University, Connecting Genotype to Phenotype: Progress with A Next-Generation Platform in Maize and Cotton
  • December 4 , 2013- Student Presentations, Two 20 Minute Presentations by TCAP Graduate Students
  • September 24, 2014 – Dr. Brian Arnall, Oklahoma State University, Nitrogen Use Efficiency.
  • October 8, 2014 – Dr. Stephen Baenziger, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NUE from a genetics perspective.
  • October 22, 2014 – Dr. Natalia de Leon, University of Wisconsin, Maize GWAS and train discovery.
  • November 5, 2014 – Dr. Carolyn Lawrence, Iowa State University, Maize genomic database.
  • November 12, 2014 – Dr. Pat Byrne, Colorado State University, Water use efficiency.
  • November 19, 2014 – Dr. Gina Brown-Guedira, North Carolina State University, Genotyping for breeding
  • May 6, 2015 – Ana Poets, University of Minnesota, The Genetic Provenance of Barley Domestication
  • May 13, 2015 – Austin Case, University of Minnesota, Genetics and Sources of Stem Rust Resistance in Barley
  • May 20, 2015 – Rui Wang, Identification of resistance to a new pathotype of Biopolaris sorokiniana in barley using association mapping and bi-parental mapping methods
  • May 27, 2015 – Sarah Grogan, Colorado State University, Heading date in winter wheat: How variable is heading date across environments, what is the extent of allelic diversity in flowering time genes in germplasm from the U.S. Great Plains, and how does plasticity of heading date affect breeding goals?