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2013 Poster Session

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2013 Poster viewing session


Public vote and performance awards | Abstracts and Posters

Participants at the 2013 GRM were invited to present a poster on GCP work, or on work related to GCP’s mission for non-GCP scientists.

Posters were grouped by the ten themes listed further below in the 'Poster PDFs' section. The idea was for communication and fun whilst sharing information. The scope of the posters was to be exciting results from GCP projects, or non-GCP work which is however related to GCP’s mission. Striking concepts and methodologies were also welcome.

In line with the previous GRM and ARM poster sessions, presenters were faced with the challenge of engaging the audience and employing the necessary powers of persuasion to 'sell' their respective posters as the best of the bunch  and all in Powerpoint-barred presentations of 60 seconds or less! Besides a ticking clock, poster presenters were also restricted to using only  their presentation-making skills, charm, wit and creativity. Unlike in previous years, transparencies were not allowed, though other, more ‘unusual’ visual aids were encouraged. Besides time and material limitations, presenters were encouraged to let their imagination, creativity, and all-important sense of humour roam free!

As in previous years, the poster presentations were followed by poster viewing sessions, in which our GRM audience were asked to cast votes for their favourite posters within each of the four themes.  The winning posters are announced in the poster winners gallery below.

Public vote and performance awards

There were two categories of awards to certify and celebrate the posters presented.

  • A public vote for the winning poster for each of the four themes (and therefore objective and based on indisputable metrics), and,
  • Performance awards, mostly for creativity and prowess when 'selling' the poster during the 60-second sizzle at plenary (zero metrics, and completely subjective, based purely on the perception of the poster session organisers).

Gallery of poster award winners

Public vote awards

Poster Session 1 Winner
Poster Session 1 WinnerPawan Khera

Poster Session 1 Winner
Poster Session 2 Winner (tied)
Poster Session 2 Winner (tied)

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Performance awards

Poster Session 1: The Naughtiest Boy in the Classroom Award
Poster Session 1: The Naughtiest Boy in the Classroom AwardRajeev Varshney

Poster Session 1: The Naughtiest Boy in the Classroom Award
Poster Session 1: The Shakespeare meets Freud Award
Poster Session 1: The Romancing the Peanut Award
Poster Session 1: The Award for a Health Nut
Poster Session 1: The Lost and Found Award
Poster Session 1: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Award
Poster Session 1: The Boom Award
Poster Session 1: The Return to OryZa Award
Poster Session 1: The Votes, Volts and Vaults Award
Poster Session 2: The Rhyming Reason Award
Poster Session 2: The Globe Trotter Award
Poster Session 2: The Matryoshka Award
Poster Session 2: The 31 Flavours Award
Poster Session 2: The Charlie Chaplin Award
Poster Session 2: The Sweet and Striking Award

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Abstracts and Posters

Cassava | Legumes: BeansChickpeasCowpeasGroundnuts – Other legumes/crosscutting | Maize | Rice | Sorghum | Wheat | Comparative Genomics | Integrated Breeding Platform | Capacity building | Other

Poster-abstracts-2013-100 icon Poster abstracts 2013 (460.76 kB)

Number Title Lead author
Poster presenter
1. Cassava
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1.1 Analysis of inbreeding depression in five S1 cassava families of African varieties Emmanuel Okogbenin Emmanuel Okogbenin
1.2 Genetic variability of six cassava traits across three locations in Ghana Bright Boakye Peprah Bright Boakye Peprah
2. Legumes
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              2.2 Beans   
2.2.1 SNP marker development to improve marker assisted selection at CIAT bean breeding program    
Bodo Raatz Bodo Raatz
              2.3 Chickpeas
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2.3.1 Improve chickpea productivity for marginal environments in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia- Phase II Mahendar Thudi Mahendar Thudi
2.3.2 Harnessing the potential of multi parent advanced generation inter cross (MAGIC) populations for gene discovery and breeding applications in chickpeas Pooran Gaur Mahendar Thudi
2.3.3 Use of marker-assisted breeding to improve drought tolerance in chickpea Paul Kimurto
            2.4 Cowpeas
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2.4.1 Cowpea diversity for modern breeding in sub-Saharan Africa   
Bao Lam Huynh
Bao Lam Huynh
2.4.2 –
Development of Maruca and Striga resistances in cowpea using quick ELISA test and MAS in back-crossed populations BC1F1S Jean-Baptiste Tignegre Jean-Baptiste Tignegre
            2.5 Groundnuts
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2.5.1 Three elite peanut cultivars improved for rust resistance by introgressing a QTL genomic region through marker-assisted backcrossing (MABC) approach   
Rajeev K Varshney
Rajeev K Varshney
2.5.2 Development and application of cost-effective genotyping assays for genetic diversity analysis in the reference set of peanut (Arachis spp.)
Pawan Khera Pawan Khera
2.5.3 Widening the gene pool of cultivated peanut using wild relatives: AB-QTL and CSSL development Daniel Fonceka
Daniel Fonceka
Identification of Quantitative Trait Loci for yield and yield related traits of peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) using a recombinant inbred lines population Issa Faye
Issa Faye
2.5.5 Improving groundnut productivity through resilience to the biotic and abiotic stresses: progress under TLI Phase II Patrick Okori
Patrick Okori
2.5.6 Groundnut improvement in Uganda David Kalule Okello David Kalule Okello
2.5.7 Marker assisted backcrossing (MABC) to improve oil quality in peanut Janila Pasupuleti
Janila Pasupuleti
            2.6 Other legumes/crosscutting
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2.6.1 Harnessing genome sequence information for pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan) improvement Rachit Saxena Rachit Saxena
2.6.2 Integrated agronomy, physiology, and crop modelling approaches to improve drought tolerance phenotyping across legumes in the semi-arid tropics 
Nouhoun Belko
2.6.3 Using mini core collection to identify new sources of variations for breeding and genomics of chickpea, groundnut, and pigeonpea
Hari Deo Upadhyaya
Hari Deo Upadhyaya
From fingerprinting to quality control in breeding programmes – Introduction and implementation of the forensic (QA/QC) project Chunlin He Chunlin He
3.         Maize
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3.1 Incorporation of maize streak virus resistance genes in a Mozambican adapted maize inbred line LP23, mediated by use of SSR and SNP markers John Derera John Derera
3.2 Combining genotypic with phenotypic selection gives higher genetic gains than phenotypic-only selection for drought tolerance in maize (Zea mays L.). BS Vivek
Girish Krishna
3.3 Breeding for drought tolerant maize in Indonesia M Azrai
M Azrai
The genetic diversity and aluminium toxicity tolerance of selected Kenyan maize breeding lines Thomas K Matonyei Sam Gudu
3.5 Initial results on application of the tropically adapted inducer lines in DH maize lines development in Vietnam  
Le Quy Kha Le Quy Kha
4.         Rice
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4.1 Rice root phenotyping of the Oryza SNP panel: associated genomic regions and environmental effects Amelia Henry Amelia Henry
4.2 Genotypic performance under various drought screening methods and multilocation trials in rainfed lowland rice in Lao PDR Phetmanyseng Xangsayasane Jaquie Mitchell
Identification of novel QTL for salinity tolerance in rice from the landrace Kutipatnai Armin Bhuiya Armin Bhuiya
4.4 Molecular breeding for drought tolerance: is rice different from other cereals? Arvind Kumar
Arvind Kumar
4.5 MAGIC Rice: harnessing genetic recombination for trait improvement Hei Leung Hei Leung
4.6 Effect of water deficit on a bi-parental population derived from IR64 x Kogoni 91-1: agro-morpho-physiological evaluation and identification of QTLs involved in drought tolerance Jean-Rodrigue Sangare
4.7 Generation of a phenotyping strategy in the selection of tolerant rice to drought in rainfed lowland KA Konaté
Marie-Noelle Ndjiondjop
Exploitation of Oryza glaberrima lines for drought tolerance rice breeding in lowland ecosystem in Africa AA Shaibu AA Shaibu
4.9 Strengthening rice breeding in Mekong Region Jonaliza Lanceras-Siangliw Jonaliza Lanceras-Siangliw
5.         Sorghum
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5.1 Discovery and development of alleles contributing to sorghum drought tolerance Andy Paterson Andy Paterson
5.2 Multi-traits and multi-environments sorghum breeding in Mali through marker assisted recurrent selection Baptiste Guitton Baptiste Guitton
5.3 Evaluation of sorghum grain quality for QTL analysis and marker assisted recurrent selection (MARS) 
Diarah Guindo
5.4 QTL analysis of panicle architecture traits and yield components in sorghum
Dramane Sako Baptiste Guitton
5.5 Development and evaluation of drought-adapted sorghum germplasm for Africa and Australia – Phase II  
Andy Borrell
Andy Borrell
5.6 Selecting sorghum for adaptation to low phosphorus soils in West Africa Willmar Leiser Willmar Leiser
5.7 Enhancing sorghum grain yield and quality for the Sudano-Sahelian zone of West Africa using the Backcross Nested Association Mapping (BCNAM) approach
Niaba Témé Niaba Témé
6.         Wheat
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6.1 Exploiting AB genome diversity to create new hexaploid wheat germplasm with enhanced drought/heat tolerance SC Misra SC Misra
6.2 Assessment of the relative impact of key physiological traits on adaptation to drought in different mega-environments Fernanda Dreccer
Fernanda Dreccer
6.3 Breeding of new varieties with drought-resistant, high and stable yield of wheat using Cross Selecting method in irrigated and dry field Meirong Sun Ruilian Jing
6.4 High throughput assessment, favourable allele detection and pyramiding of stem water-soluble carbohydrates in wheat
Ruilian Jing Ruilian Jing
6.5 Molecular breeding for selecting drought-tolerant and high yield winter wheat Xiumin Chen Ruilian Jing
6.6 Breeding wheat for drought-resistance and heat-tolerance of higher yielding potentials with the ecological-adaptation-oriented selection strategy Xiurong Li
Ruilian Jing
6.7 Evaluating and phenotyping a set of CIMMYT nursery WPHYSGP and local varieties in two irrigation regimes in three years Yueqiang Zhang Ruilian Jing
6.8 MARS and MABC for improvement of drought tolerance in spring wheat GP Singh GP Singh
6.9 Transfer of drought tolerance QTL to elite Indian wheats through molecular breeding Parveen Chhuneja Parveen Chhuneja
6.10 Genetic analysis for screening high temperature and moisture stress tolerance traits in bread wheat PC Mishra PC Mishra
7.         Comparative Genomics
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7.1 Validation of ZmMATEs as genes underlying major Al tolerance QTLs in maize Claudia Guimarães Claudia Guimarães
7.2 Improving phosphorus efficiency in sorghum by the identification and validation of sorghum homologs for Pstol1, a major QTL underlying phosphorus uptake in rice (SorghumPup1) Jurandir Magalhães Jurandir Magalhães
8.         Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP)
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8.1 The Crop Ontology for annotation and interoperability of crop phenotypic data Elizabeth Arnaud
Elizabeth Arnaud
8.2 Towards enhancing ISMU pipeline with genomic slection modules for facilitating molecular breeding Rajeev K Varshney Abhishek Rathore
8.3 Genotyping services for crop improvement in developing countries Chunlin He Chunlin He
8.4 QTL IciMapping: Integrated software for building genetic linkage maps and mapping quantitative trait genes Jiankang Wang
8.5 Agricultural Genomics Network (AGN): a much needed platform for the genomics research! Rajeev K Varshney Manish Roorkiwal
8.6 Statistics, software and training for plant breeders working with multi-environment and multi-trait data Marcos Malosetti
Marcos Malosetti
9.         Capacity building
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9.1 Genotyping services and capacity building activities at ICRISAT to enhance adoption of molecular breeding in developing countries RK Varshney
Anu Chitikineni
10.       Other
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10.1 Molecular characterization of ripening-specific MADS-box genes and its application in varietal improvement for delayed ripening trait in Philippine bananas Eureka Ocampo
Eureka Ocampo
10.2 Development of molecular markers for the assessment of drought stress tolerance in eggplant Evelyn Delfin Eureka Ocampo

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