Bridging the Gap: Using Functional Genomics to Unlock Yield Potential

The students of the WheatCAP are proud to announce the 2019 WheatCAP Plant Science Symposium entitled: “Bridging the Gap: Using Functional Genomics to Unlock Yield Potential”. This event is sponsored by Corteva Agrisciences as part of the Corteva Plant Sciences Symposia Series (

This event has been planned and coordinated by a subset of the WheatCAP student cohort. The purpose of this event is to allow students of the WheatCAP to expand their education, soft skills training and networking skills. This symposium will provide students the means of presenting research, connecting with prominent individuals in the plant science community and most importantly expanding their understanding of yield and functional genomics. The planning committee would like to extend an enthusiastic invitation for the WheatCAP group as a whole (Directors, PIs, Students, etc) to participate in this event.

The symposium will be held on Friday January 11th, 2019 prior to the start of the multi-system genomics conference, PAG XXVII and hosted at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union on the campus of San Diego State University. Registration for the symposium is open now and FREE. Registration includes talks from four keynote speakers, four student led break-out sessions with emphasis on personal research, lunch, and a social/net-working hour.

List of Keynote speakers:

Dr. Ronan O'Malley -

Dr. Scott Boden -

Dr. Scott Jackson -

Pioneer speaker – yet to be determined but will likely be focused on genomic selection.

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If you have any further questions or thoughts please direct all inquiries to the planning committee co-chair email:

We look forward to seeing you all at the event!


Jan 11 2019