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XXVth EUCARPIA Maize and Sorghum Conference - Current Challenges and New Methods for Maize and Sorghum Breeding -

May 30th – June 2nd, 2022 Belgrade – Serbia

Monday, May 30th, 2022

12:00 – 15:00 – Registration

15:00 – 15:30 – Welcome and opening address

  • Andreas Börner, EUCARPIA Executive Committee, President
  • Marina SokovićAssistant Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia
  • Nenad Delić, Director of R&D, Maize Reserah Institute Zemun Polje
  • Alain Charcosset, Chairman of the EUCARPIA Maize and Sorghum Section
  • Violeta Anđelković, Chair of the Scientific Committee

15:30 – 16:30 – Coctail

OPENING LECTURES

Chairs: Alain Charcosset, Violeta Anđelković

16:30 – 17:00 – Jose Crossa
Can machine learning models and methods enhance genome and phenome prediction accuracy in plant breeding?  

17:00 – 17:30 – Sherry Flint Garcia
The genetics and consequences of maize domestication and breeding: can we make a better tasting corn?

17:30 – 18:00 – Ed Buckler
Tackling maize’s contributions to climate change by learning from all plant genomic diversity

18:00 – 18:30 – William F. Tracy 
Experimental evolution: two divergent selection studies, 16 cycles for vegetative phase change and 7 cycles for endosperm starch synthesis

18:30 – 18:45 – Discussion

18:45 – 19:00 – SYNGENTA – sponsor presentation

Tuesday, May 31th, 2022

Chairs: Carlotta Balconi, Jean-Francois Rami

9:00 – 9:30 – Antoine Allier
Genetic diversity management and broadening in maize breeding programs using genomic selection

9:30 – 10:00 – Jose Luis Araus
Maize and sorghum phenotyping in a context of global change: what to measure and how to do it

10:00 – 10:30 – Claude Welcker
Novel maize breeding strategies are needed to face climate change

10:30 – 11:00 – Pedro Revilla
Breeding maize for stress tolerance

11:00 – 11:15 – Discussion

11:15 – 11:45 – Coffee break and poster presentations 

11:45 – 11:55 – Manfred Mayer
Theoretical and experimental assessment of genome-based prediction in landraces

11:55 – 12:05 – Stéphane Nicolas
Presence/absence variation contributes to adaptation, agronomic traits variation and hybrid performances in maize

12:05 – 12:15 – Sandra Goritschnig 
EVA – European evaluation network harnessing maize genetic diversity present in European genebanks

12:15 – 12:30 – Alain Murigneux 
PROMAIS, fifty five years of collaborative research with INRAE

12:30 – 12:40 – Simona Jaćimović
Diversity of nutritional quality in IFVCNS grain sorghum collection

12:40 – 12:50 – Jan Bartoš
The sequence and geographical distribution of the mysterious B chromosome in maize

12:50 – 13:00 – Randall J. Wisser 
Deconstructing maladaptation to mine diversity in maize

13:00 – 13:10 – Daljit Virk 
Maintaining and broadening the genetic diversity of sorghum through novel pollination control bags

13:10 – 13:25 – Discussion

13:25 – 14:30 – Lunch

Chairs: Alain Murigneux, Silvio Salvi

14:30 – 15:00 – Viktoriya Avramova
Modulation of water use efficiency and carbon isotope discrimination in maize

15:00 – 15:30 – Jurandir Magalhaes
Enduring stress: translational approaches to sorghum adaptation to tropical soils

15:30 – 16:00 – Antonio Logrieco
From MYCO-KEY to MYCO-TWIN: mycotoxin management along food/feed chain

16:00 – 16:10 – Manja Božić
circRNAs involved in chilling stress response during early developmental stages in maize

16:10 – 16:20 – Yacine Djabali
Drought response QTLs detected on phenotypic ratios contribute to the genotype x environment interaction

16:20 – 16:35 – Discussion

16:35 – 17:05 – Coffee break and poster presentations

17:05 – 17:35 – Pedro Mendes-Moreira
The programme VASO: A long-term participatory maize breeding for maize bread

17:35 – 18:05 – Natalia de Leon Gati
Maize endosperm vitreousness: genetic analysis and the impact in starch bioavailability during ensiling

18:05 – 18:15 – Ana López-Malvar
Genomic  regions  for  maize  cell  wall hydroxycinnamates using a magic approach and their relationship with maize usages 

18:15-18:25 – Noemi Gesteiro
Genomic vs phenotypic selection for resistance and tolerance of maize to stem borers

18:25-18:35 – Jorge Del Cueto
Fortifying and enhancing resilience in C4 crops for current and future climate change adversities

18:35-18:45 – Tobias Lanzl
Contributions of linkage disequilibrium to the genetic variance in plant breeding populations

18:45-19:00 – Discussion

Wednsday, June 1st, 2022

8:00 – 15:00 – Excursion to Viminacium (Departure from hotel Falkensteiner)

15:00 – Arrival to Belgrade

15:30-16:00 – Coffee break and poster presentations

Chair: Pedro Revilla

16:00 – 16:30 – Antonio Moretti
Biodiversity of and diagnostic tools for toxigenic Aspergillus and Fusarium species on maize

16:30 – 17:00 – Florina Palada
From seed science to ISTA rules for seed testing

17:00 – 17:30 – Rex Bernardo
Should maize breeders routinely do recurrent selection?

17:30 – 17:45 – Discussion

17:45 – 18:00 – WINTERSTEIGER – sponsor presentation

18:00 – 18:30 – EUCARPIA meeting

19:30 – Conference dinner (Departure from hotel Falkensteiner to Yachting club “Kej”)

20:00 – 23:00 – Conference dinner on boat including cruise on Danube and Sava river

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

Chair: Domagoj Šimić

9:00 – 9:30 – Torbert Rochford
Transitioning from selection of maize grain for high provitaminA carotenoids for sub-Saharan Africa to selection for high macular and total carotenoids for USA

9:30 – 10:00 – Thomas Lübberstedt
Recent advances in maize doubled haploid technology

10:00 – 10:30 – Laurence Moreau
Improving genomic predictions with inbreeding and non-additive effects in two admixed maize hybrid populations in single and multi-environment contexts

10:30 – 10:45 – Discussion

10:45 – 11:15 – Coffee break and poster presentations

11:15 – 11:45 – Guillaume Paul Ramstein
Current  limitations  in  quantitative  genetics,  and potential solutions for robust genomic prediction and biological inference

11:45 – 11:55 – Silvio Salvi
QTL mapping identifies novel major loci for ear fasciation, ear prolificacy, and tillering in maize

11:55 – 12:05 – Vlatko Galić
Efficient  flowering  classification  based  on  deep learning and marker data in maize inbred lines

12:05 – 12:15 – Alizarine Lorenzi Genomic prediction of hybrid performance: comparison of the efficiency of factorial and tester designs used as training sets in a multiparental connected reciprocal design for maize silage

12:15 – 12:25 – Marko Mladenović
Identification of SNP markers associated with phenotypic traits in ZP elite maize inbred lines

12:25-12:35 – Aurelien Beugnot
Identifying QTLS involved in heterotic group complementarity: new GWAS models applied to a factorial and an ADMIXED diallel maize hybrid panel

12:35 – 12:50 – Discussion

12:50 – Closing remarks

SCHEDULE OF DIGITAL POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022, from 11:15 to 11:45

LCD 1

1.
11:15 – 11:25 –
Vojka Babić et al.
IDENTIFICATION OF NEW SOURCES FOR EARLINESS AND LOW GRAIN MOISTURE AT HARVEST THROUGH MAIZE LANDRACES TEST-CROSS PERFORMANCE

2.
11:25 – 11:35 – Carlotta Balconi et al.
CREA MAIZE GENEBANK: GERMPLASM ENRICHMENT AND INNOVATION THROUGH ITALY – BOLIVIA COOPERATION PROJECT

3.
11:25 – 11:35 – Anna Maria Mastrangelo et al.
GENETIC DIVERSITY WITHIN A COLLECTION OF ITALIAN MAIZE INBRED LINES: A RESOURCE FOR MAIZE GENOMICS AND BREEDING

LCD 2

4.
11:15 – 11:25 – Olivera Đorđević Melnik et al.
RECIPROCAL EFFECT ON GRAIN YIELD AND YIELD COMPONENTS IN SINGLE-CROSS MAIZE HYBRIDS

5.
11:35 – 11:45 – Nikola Grčić et al.
POPULATION STRUCTURE AND DIVERSITY IN FORMER ZP MAIZE BREEDING PROGRAM ASSESSED WITH SNP MARKERS

6.
11:35 – 11:45 – Aleksandar Popović et al.
MOLECULAR VARIABILITY OF MAIZE LANDRACES ESTIMATED BY SSR MARKERS

LCD 3

7.
11:15 – 11:25 – Valentina Nikolić et al.
CHARACTERIZATION OF CHEMICAL AND BIOACTIVE PROPERTIES OF THE GRAIN OF NEW MAIZE INBRED LINES

8.
11:25 – 11:35 – Valentina Nikolić et al.
SUITABILITY OF MAIZE HYBRIDS FOR THE ENRICHMENT OF MARINATED BABY CORN WITH ANTHOCYANINS EXTRACTED FROM BLACK SOYBEAN

9.
11:35 – 11:45 – Marijana Simić et al.
POTENTIAL AND ADVANTAGES OF COLORED MAIZE HYBRIDS APPLICATION IN BAKERY PRODUCTS

LCD 4

10.
11:15 – 11:25 – Slađana Žilić et al.
ENCAPSULATION OF ANTHOCYANINS FROM BLUE MAIZE IN ORDER TO CREATE FUNCTIONAL CARRIERS WITH APPLICATION IN THE FOOD AND PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

11.
11:25 – 11:35 – Milan Brankov et al.
THE RESPONSE OF MAIZE LINES TO FOLIAR HERBICIDES

12.
11:35 – 11:45 – Dragana Branković-Radojčić et al.
NON-PARAMETRIC YIELD STABILITY ANALYSIS OF ZP MAIZE HYBRIDS IN SERBIA

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022, from 16:35 to 17:05

LCD 1

13.
16:35 – 16:45 – 
Marian Brestič et al.
MORPHOMETRIC AND COLOR ANALYSIS OF PLANTS IN RESPONSES TO DROUGHT USING HIGH-THROUGHPUT PHENOTYPING

14.
16:45 – 16:55 – Marek Živčák et al.
HIGH-THROUGHPUT ANALYSIS OF BIOMASS ACCUMULATION AND GEOMETRY TO ASSESS STRESS RESPONSES AND WATER USE EFFICIENCY OF SORGHUM GENOTYPES

15.
16:55 – 17:05 – Marek Kovár et al.
SALINITY-INDUCED RESPONSES OF PRIMARY PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS OF SWEET SORGHUM GENOTYPES

LCD 2

16.
16:35 – 16:45 – Ana Butrón et al.

INBRED SELECTION FOR INCREASED RESISTANCE TO KERNEL CONTAMINATION WITH FUMONISINS

17.
16:45 – 16:55 – Vesna Dragičević et al.
THE IMPACT OF CROP DENSITY ON GRAIN FILLING AND WATER RETENTION IN MAIZE GRAINS

18.
16:55 – 17:05 – Snežana Gošić-Dondo et al.
BIORESPONSE OF MAIZE GENOTYPES TO European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis Hbn) ATTACK AND INSECTICIDE TREATMENTS

LCD 3

19.
16:35 – 16:45 – 
Mima Ilchovska et al.
ECOLOGICAL STABILITY AND PLASTICITY ASSESSMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL MAIZE HYBRIDS

20.
16:45 – 16:55 – Aleksandar Kovačević et al.
STABILITY OF SOME ZP MAIZE HYBRIDS IN FAO MATURITY GROUP 700 BASED ON THE GENOTYPE × ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION

21.
16:55 – 17:05 – Natalja Kravcov et al.
SorgEnloS: SORGHUM FOR GRAIN USE IN HESSE: ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW, LOCALLY ADAPTED VARIETIES

LCD 4

22.
16:35 – 16:45 – 
Natalija Kravić et al.
DROUGHT-INDUCED ADJUSTMENT OF PRIMARY METABOLITES IN MAIZE HYBRIDS

23.
16:45 – 16:55 – Luisa Neitzert et al.
SOBINEN: INSECT FRIENDLY ENERGY CROPPING SYSTEMS: COMBINATION OF SORGHUM WITH FLOWERING UNDERSOWN CROPS

24.
16:55 – 17:05 – Ana Nikolić et al.
TRANSCRIPTOME PROFILING OF MAIZE SEEDLINGS RESPONSE TO LOW TEMPERATURES

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022, from 15:30 to 16:00

LCD 1

25.
15:30 – 15:40 – 
Ana Obradović et al.
TOXICOLOGICAL PROFILE OF PATHOGENIC SPECIES ON MAIZE IN SERBIA

26.
15:40 – 15:50 – Chrysanthi Pankou et al.
EXPLOITATION OF STRESS TOLERANCE INDICES FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF PROMISING MAIZE GENOTYPES

27.
15:50 – 16:00 – Fokion Papathanasiou et al.
EVALUATING MAIZE GENOTYPES UNDER TWO INPUT REGIMES AFTER MYCORRHIZAL INOCULATION

LCD 2

28.
15:30 – 15:40 – Tanja Petrović et al.

IDENTIFICATION OF EARLY DECLINE OF SEED QUALITY BY VIGOR TESTS

29.
15:40 – 15:50 – Stefan Vulchinkov et al.
DYNAMICS OF GRAIN YIELD AND MOISTURE AT HARVEST AND PROGRESS OBSERVED IN AN EIGHTEEN-YEAR TESTING OF MAIZE HYBRIDS FROM 4 FAO GROUPS

30.
15:50 – 16:00 – Stefan Vulchinkov et al.
EVALUATION OF THE STABILITY OF EARLY MAIZE HYBRIDS BY PARAMETRIC AND NONPARAMETRIC METHODS

LCD 3

31.
15:30 – 15:40 – 
Dušan Stanisavljević et al.
FACTOR ANALYTIC APPROACH FOR THE ANALYSIS OF MAIZE EARLY TESTING MULTI-ENVIRONMENT TRIALS

32.
15:40 – 15:50 – Sofija Božinović et al.
ESTIMATION OF PHENOLIC CONTENT IN YELLOW, RED, BLUE AND REDBLUE MAIZE BY NEAR-INFRARED REFLECTANCE SPECTROSCOPY

33.
15:50 – 16:00 – Marija Kostadinović et al.
NUTRITIONAL AND COST EFFECTS OF ADAPTED QUALITY PROTEIN MAIZE ON BROILER FEEDING

LCD 4

34.
15:30 – 15:40 – 
Rosa Ana Malvar et al.
LOCAL VARIETIES OF MAIZE FOR BREAD

35.
15:40 – 15:50 – Rogelio Santiago et al.
SEARCHING FOR MAIZE PRE-BREEDING MATERIALS IN ORDER TO IMPROVE BOTH ANIMAL DIGESTIBILITY AND ETHANOL PRODUCTION

36.
15:50 – 16:00 – Jelena Srdić et al.
VARIABILITY OF ANTIOXIDANTS IN WHITE KERNEL MAIZE VARIETIES AND HYBRIDS

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022, from 10:45 to 11:05

LCD 1

37.
10:45 – 10:55 – 
Mile Sečanski et al.
DONORS OF FAVOURABLE ALLELES FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE EAR LENGTH IN MAIZE HYBRIDS

38.
10:55 – 11:05 – Heike Gnad et al.
GENOTYPING OF MAIZE USING OPTIMIZED SNP ARRAYS

LCD 2

39.
10:45 – 10:55 – Italo Granato et al.

DO GENETIC ARCHITECTURE OF TRAITS MEASURED IN PHENOTYPING PLATFORM FACILITATE YIELD PREDICTION?

40.
10:55 – 11:05 – Anika Kovinčić et al.
GENETIC DIVERSITY OF MAIZE INBRED LINES ASSESSED BY SNP MARKERS

LCD 3

41.
10:45 – 10:55 – Snežana Mladenović Drinić et al.

MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF POPCORN INBREDS USING 25K SNP ARRAY

42.
10:55 – 11:05 – Sanja Perić et al.
GENETIC DISTANCE OF MAIZE INBREDS BASED ON SSR MARKERS FOR PREDICTION OF HETEROSIS