Introduction

Although heterosis has been recognized for well over a century, its molecular basis has remained a matter of debate and is surprisingly poorly understood. Recent progress has provided valuable information about the underpinnings of heterosis by comparing genetic experiment and sequence analyses in the hybrids and their parents. The conference will present recent genomic breakthroughs aiming to sharing advances of heterosis researches and its utilization in plant breeding for global food security. The conference will feature keynote speeches, plenary speeches by world-renowned experts in the field, and poster presentations contributed by the participants, to discuss the progress of modern genomics and accelerate the genetic improvement of crops heterosis.

The conference will feature keynote speeches, plenary speeches by world-renowned This conference will be dedicated to Professor Tingdong Fu in honor of his contribution to canola heterosis utilization and in recognition of his contribution to discover of polima cytoplasmic male sterility. A number of scientists in canola heterosis utilization will be welcomed.


Themes

Moden genomic researches may accelerate the genetic improvement of crops heterosis


Venue

Accomodation:


International Academic Exchanging Center (IAEC)
Huazhong Agricultural University, No.1, Shi Zi Shan Street, Wuhan, Hubei province, 430070, China

Conference venue:


Conference Hall, National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement (NKLCGI)
Huazhong Agricultural University, No.1, Shi Zi Shan Street, Wuhan, Hubei province, 430070, China


Chairs and Secretary

Chairman:
Qifa Zhang (Huazhong Agricultural University, China)

Honorary Chairman:
Tingdong Fu (Huazhong Agricultural University, China)

Secretary General:
Jinxing Tu (Huazhong Agricultural University, China)


Scientific Organizers

James A. Birchler (Division of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, USA)

Edward S Buckler (Cornell University, USA)

Z. Jeffrey Chen (Nanjing Agricultural University, China/ The University of Texas at Austin, USA)

Xingwang Deng (Peking University, China)

Elizabeth S. Dennis (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia)

Chunyun Guan (Hunan Agricultural University, China)

Bin Han (Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS, China)

Jinsheng Lai (China Agricultural University, China)

Yaoguang Liu (South China Agricultural University, China)

Lijun Luo (Shanghai Agrobiological Gene Center, China)

Albrecht E. Melchinger (Universität Hohenheim (University of Hohenheim), Germany)

Qixin Sun (Northwest A&F University, China)

Hanzhong Wang (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China)

Jianmimg Yu (Iowa State University, USA)

Dani Zamir (The Robert H. Smith Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)

Qifa Zhang (Huazhong Agricultural University, China)

Xianlong Zhang (Huazhong Agricultural University, China)