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End-of-project meeting for SP1 project 2005-07: Whole plant physiology modelling



The PI and Co-PIs of SP1 project 2005-07, ‘Whole plant modeling of drought response in cereals’ are now pleased to announce that the end-of-project meeting will be held on 4-7 February 2008 in Johnston, Iowa, USA.

Background to the project
The project was largely methodological and exploratory, and aimed at applying and improving the role of plant/crop modelling to assist plant breeding and genetic/genomic research in the area of drought tolerance of cereals.

Goals of the workshop
The workshop, to be hosted by Pioneer, will address model-assisted characterisation of target environments for breeding, model-assisted phenotyping of complex traits (including the issue how to achieve high throughput), model-assisted trait characterisation and integration and ideotype definition.

During this 3.5-day meeting, project results, keynotes by three excellent invited speakers and presentations by colleagues of Pioneer will be presented and discussed. A debate will be organised at the end of each session and at the end of the workshop to further explore and follow up these scientific challenges, including discussions on new projects and partnerships to be pursued.

For more details on this SP1 project, please see page 92 of 2007 Project mid-year and final reports: Competitive and commissioned projects.

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