Biotechnologies for efficient and improved production of food crops and bioenergy

 

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) invite you to the 

 

FAPESP-JST JOINT 
WORKSHOP 2019

Biotechnologies for efficient and improved production of food crops and bioenergy 
November 5th, 2019
8h30 to 17h30 – FAPESP
 

 

This workshop aims to highlight scientific findings and technological advances in biotechnologies, and provide an opportunity to exchange the views on possible international collaboration in the future.

Crops provide us with food, animal feeds, energy and much more. Given that the global population continues to grow, increase in the capacity of crop production worldwide is much needed. However, sustainable crop production is threatened by problems such as degradation of agricultural land, outbreaks of pests, unstable temperature/rainfall, which can be accentuated by projected climate change. Advanced technologies including biotechnologies are highly expected to be applied to address these global challenges in crop production. 

 

Registration: www.fapesp.br/eventos/jst_registration  

Event free of charge | Limited seats | Venue with no parking 
Simultaneous translation will not be provided

 PROGRAM

8:30  Registration
9:00  Opening session and welcome address
 Marco Antonio Zago, FAPESP President
 Makie Kokubun, Program Officer, JST Download
 Carlos Américo Pacheco, FAPESP Executive Director
 Yasushi Noguchi, Consul General of Japan in São Paulo
 Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, Scientific Director
 Marie-Anne van Sluys, FAPESP Adjunt Panel – Life Sciences / University of São Paulo (USP)
 Session 1: GENETIC RESOURCES FOR BIOTECHNOLOGICAL APPLICATION
Chair: Tsukasa Nagamine
 9:30  Tsukasa Nagamine, Program Officer, JST
 Plant genetic resources to create novel crops for global warming adaptation and against population increase 
 10:00  Glaucia Mendes Souza, University of São Paulo (USP) / FAPESP Steering Committees for Special Programs (BIOEN Program) 
 Genomic resources for energy cane breeding in the post genomics era Download
 10:30  Anete de Souza, Center for Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering (CBMEG), University of Campinas (Unicamp)
 Plant Genetic Diversity: An integrated strategy for understanding, exploiting and conserving it Download
 11:00  Discussion
 11:15  Speakers group photo
 11:30  Lunch (restaurants around FAPESP)
 Session 2: MICROBIOLOGY FOR BIOTECHNOLOGICAL APPLICATION
Chair: Tsai Siu Mui Download
 13:00  Hiroko Kawasaki, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation
 Role of International Standardized Microbial Resource Center (Microbial Biobank) to promote research and development using microorganisms
 13:30  Chiaki Ogino, Kobe University
 Contribution of agricultural crop's waste material for bio-economy
 14:00  Tsai Siu Mui, Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture / University of São Paulo (USP)
 New strategies to harness the potential of Amazonian Dark Earth microbiomes Download 
 14:30  Discussion
 14:45  Coffee Break
 Session 3: APPLICATION OF BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR CROP IMPROVEMENT
Chair: Kazuo Nakashima
 15:15

 Kazuo Nakashima, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
 Development of technologies and crops for stable food production under adverse environments and changing climate conditions

 15:45  Paulo Arruda, University of Campinas (Unicamp)
 Discovery and assembling microbial synthetic commutes (SynCom) for improved stress tolerance in plants Download
 16:15  Marcos Machado, Instituto Agronômico de Campinas (IAC)
 Progress of plant biotechnology in Brazil: legislation and impact (TBC) Download
 16:45  Discussion
 17:00  Round-up
 Chairs: Marie-Anne van Sluys and Makie Kokubun
 17:30  Adjourn

 

 FAPESP – RUA PIO XI, 1500 – ALTO DA LAPA – SÃO PAULO/SP

 Parking suggestion: Rua Pio XI, 1650 | Rua Jorge Americano, 89 | Av. São Gualter, 151

 Information: 11.3838-4362 | eventos@fapesp.br

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