Cereals are extremely important
crops for human consumption. They account for over 50% of human energy and
protein needs, and cereal plants occupy two-thirds of all cultivated land.
Although cereals breeding have been very successful in developing improved
varieties using conventional tools and methods in the past, recent advances in
cereal genomics have made it possible to analyze the architecture of cereal
genomes, leading to an increase in our knowledge of the genes that are linked
to key agronomic important traits. Nowadays most research efforts focus on
understanding the genetic basis of traits of agronomic relevance and the
application of genomics tools for the improvement of cereals. The International
Conference "Translational Cereal Genomics" will cover the following research
topics: Model Systems in Cereals Epigenetics and Evolution of Cereal Genome
Genetic Resources, Natural Variation of Cereals Cereal "Omics” (Genomics,
Proteomics & Metabolomics, etc.) Genetics & Molecular Mapping of
Quantitative Trait Loci Application of Genomics in Cereal Breeding Sequencing
and Bioinformatics of Cereal Genome Molecular Markers, Marker Assisted
Selection & Molecular Breeding in Cereals Mutant Resources (TILLING,
ECOTILLING, DART etc.) for Cereal Gene Discovery Cereal Doubled Haploids Heterosis
and Hybrid Breeding of Cereals Breeding for Grain Quality, Processing,
Nutritional and Aroma Traits Breeding of Cereals for Abiotic and Biotic Stress
Tolerance Genetic Transformation of Cereals and Cereal Biotechnology Amongst
the invited speakers are internationally known names such as: P. Langridge
(Australia), A. Charcosset (France), J. Jia (China), B. Mauch-Mani
(Switzerland), B. J. Till (Austria), N. M. Springer (USA), M. Parry: (UK), B.
Keller (Switzerland), M. Sorrells (USA), Q. Zhang (China), C. Schön (Germany),
M. Yano (Japan), J. Ross-Ibarra (USA), M. Morgante (Italy), O. N. Jensen
(Danmark), P. R. Shewry (UK), E. Guiderdoni (France), S. Varotto (Italy), A.
Price (UK), R. Terauchi (Japan), E. Bauer (Germany), F. Tardieu (France), C. F.
Longin (Germany), A. Graner (Germany), H. Lucas (France)