Scientific Program

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9:00 AM : Welcoming of participants


9:30 AM : Opening session


Session 1 - Chairman : Jacqueline Grima-Pettenati

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

Francis Quétier

"From Arabidopsis to the 3B chromosome of the hexaploid wheat : evolution of technologies , strategies and consortium managements in plant genome sequencing"

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM

Jane Rogers

"Genomics for biology"

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM

Rod Wing

"BAC to the Future – From Gene Assembly Space to Platinum Standard Genomes"


11:10 AM : Break


Session 2 - Chairman : Camille Rustenholz

11:40 AM - 12:10 AM

Nevin Young

"Exploring Genome Variation, Nodulation and Complex Gene Families with Association Mapping in Medicago truncatula"

12:10 AM - 12:40 AM

Nils Stein

"Next Generation Barley Genomics"

12:40 AM - 1:10 PM

Frédéric Choulet

"The IWGSC: Strategies and Activities to Sequence the Bread Wheat Genome"


1:10 PM : Lunch break


Session 3 - Chairman : Nicolas Langlade

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Christophe Plomion

"Forest tree genetics in the age of genomics"

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Rajeev Varshney

"Genomics strides in grain legumes"

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Cristobal Uauy

"Moving genomics into the field"


4:00 PM : Break


Session 4 - Chairman : Olivier Panaud

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Patrick Schnable

"Identification and Cross-validation of Trait-associated SNPs Provide Insights into Heterosis"

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Michele Morgante

"From one to the many genomes of a plant: the evolution of the grapevine pan-genome"

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Vincent Colot

"Epigenetic Recombinant Inbred Lines: Demythifying Epigenetic Inheritance"


6:00 PM - 6:10 PM : Closing session


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During this Plant Genomes' Day, scientists who played a major role in the development of plant genomics will present several major projects and share their points of view regarding the future and expectations. In addition to the opportunity to attend fascinating conferences, we will also take time to exchange


Frederic Choulet

Dr. Frédéric Choulet - INRA - France

Research Scientist
INRA GDEC (Genetics Diversity and Ecophysiology of Cereals)

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Dr. Vincent Colot - CNRS - France

Group Leader at CNRS France
Arabidopsis Epigenetics and Epigenomics
Institut de Biologie de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure (IBENS)

Michele Morgante

Dr. Michele Morgante – IGA - Italy

PhD., University of Udine, Italy
Scientific Director of Istituto di Genomica Applicata.

Christophe Plomion

Dr. Christophe Plomion  - INRA - France

Scientist director, UMR BIOGECO, unit "Biodiversity Gene and Community”

Francis Quetier

Pr. Francis Quétier  - University of Evry – France

Professor at the University  Evry Val d’Essonne.

Policy officer at Genopole Evry.

Jane Rogers

Dr. Jane Rogers - IWGSC - UK

Former Director of the TGAC (The Genome Analysis Centre)

Patrick Schnable

Dr. Patrick S. Schnable - Iowa State University - USA

C.F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor and Iowa Corn Promotion Board Endowed Chair in Genetics
Director Center for Plant Genomics - Center for Carbon Capturing Crops

Professor Department of Agronomy - Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology

Nils Stein

Dr. Nils Stein - IPK - Germany

PhD., Researcher and leader of the research group Genome Diversity at the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany.

Christobal Uauy

Dr. Cristobal Uauy – John Innes Centre - UK

Project Leader, Department of Crop Genetics

Rajeev Varshney

Dr. Rajeev Varshney – ICRISAT - India

Director of the Centre of Excellence in Genomics at ICRISAT.
Leader of Comparative and Applied Genomics Theme of CGIAR Generation Challenge Programe (GCP)

Rod Wing

Pr. Rod A. Wing – AGI – USA

Director of Arizona Genomics Institute
Bud Antle Endowed Chair Professor - The School of Plant Sciences, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Nevin Young

Pr. Nevin D Young – University of Minnesota – USA

Distinguished McKnight University Professor
College of Food, Agricultural & Natural Resource Sciences, Plant Pathology




Jacqueline Grima-Pettenati

Session 1

Dr. Jacqueline Grima-Pettenati


Research Director CNRS (DR2), Team leader at the LRSV (CNRS/UPS, Toulouse).
Jacqueline Grima-Pettenati has a long-standing experience in functional genomics of secondary cell wall biosynthesis both in model plants and in trees (75 papers in peer-reviewed journals). Her team participated to the assembly and annotation of the Eucalyptus genome (Myburg et al, Nature, 2014). She is currently coordinating a Plant KBBE project « Tree for Joules » (13 partners, 4 countries) aiming at improving poplar and Eucalyptus wood properties for second-generation biofuels.

Camille Rustenholz

Session 2

Dr. Camille Rustenholz


Assistant professor since 2012 at INRA SVQV (Colmar) working on grapevine genomics project.
Postdoc (18 months) 2011-2012 at Iowa State University in Pat Schnable group working on structural genomic in maize. PhD 2007-2010 at INRA GDEC (Clermont-Ferrand) in genomic and transciptomic in wheat.

Nicolas Langlade

Session 3

Dr. Nicolas Langlade


After his PhD at University of Neuchatel and a post-doc at the John Innes Centre, Norwich, Dr. Nicolas Langlade joined the INRA in 2006 as a post-doc in the laboratory of plant reproduction and development with Peter Rogowsky (Ecole Normale Superieure, Lyon) where he worked on maize kernel development. He moved to the INRA Toulouse in 2007 as senior researcher, where he’s developing a research program aiming at identifying the molecular and genetic basis of sunflower adaptation to abiotic stresses.

Olivier Panaud

Session 4

Pr. Olivier Panaud


Since 2003: Professor at the University of Perpignan Via Domitia. Team leader at the Plant Genome and Development Laboratory (LGDP).
The LGDP is involved in research and study on plant genome organization and gene regulation, particularly their role in plant development and adaptation to biotic and abiotic stresses. Pr Olivier Panaud is involved in genome analysis and evolution and he’s an expert in Transposable Elements.
2008-2012 Vice-President for Research of the University of Perpignan.