4th Annual Chickpea Innovation Lab Meeting - December 12-14, 2017


Video Presentations

December 12 - Welcome and Overview 

Welcome: SP Wani, Director, RP-Asia
Meeting objectives and expected outcomes: Doug Cook, Director Chickpea Innovation Lab
Remarks: Peter Carberry, DDG, ICRISAT
Remarks: David Bergvinson, DG, ICRISAT

December 12 - Morning Session: Understanding wild species dynamics

Exploring the base: Jens Berger
Ecology and population genetics to understand wild system dynamics: Eric von Wettberg
Unraveling the history of selection in wild and cultivated lineages: Peter Chang
Landraces as a source of cultivated diversity: Sergey Nuzhdin
Deciphering the wild microbiome: Doug Cook

December 12 - Afternoon Session: Moving wild traits into the cultivated genepool

Systematic pre-breeding populations of wild x cultivated accessions: Doug Cook
GWAS and QTL analysis of yield-related traits: Sergey Nuzhdin
Heat tolerance and agronomic traits from wild accessions: Pooran Gaur
Wild progenitors as a source of drought tolerance: Jana Kholova and Vincent Vadez
Disease resistance: Doug Cook

December 13 - Morning Session: Nitrogen fixation 

Diverse symbionts of chickpea: Alex Greenspan
Development of commercial grade inocula: Guido Ramirez
The Australian perspective: Graham O’Hara
Towards commercial outcomes: Doug Cook
Ground rules for year 5 planning sessions: Doug Cook

Parallel planning sessions

Integrating genomics, phenotyping and genetics: knowledge-driven breeding
Panel Members: Pooran Gaur, Sergey Nuzhdin, Nigusie Girma, Lars Kamphius, Abdulkadir Aydogan, Sarvjeet Singh, Sushil Chaturvedi, Sabhyata Bhatia

Harnessing chickpea’s microbes: nitrogen fixation and plant growth
promoting rhizobacteria
Panel Members: Graham O’Hara, Guido Ramirez, Doug Cook, Annapurna Kannepalli, Endalkachew Wolde-meskel, Fassil Assefa, Asfaw Hailemariam, S Gopalakrishnan

Designing and developing chickpea ideotypes for harsh climatic conditions
Panel Members: Vincent Vadez, Mehmet Yildirim, Kassahun Tesfaye, Jana Kholova, Jens Berger

Making genomic, genetic and phenotypic data accessible and useful to breeders and other chickpea colleagues: analyzed data, databases, web access and views
Panel Members: Abishek Rathore, Peter Chang, Doug Cook, Benjamin Killian, Chris Ojiewo, Eric von Wettberg

Designing and developing disease and pest resistant chickpea cultivars
Panel Members: Seid Kemal, Hari Sharma, Mekasha Chichaybelu, John Thompson, Canan Can, Bidyut Sarmah, Mamta Sharma, Asnake Fikre

Discussion of objectives and partners for a phase 2 project

General introduction
Summary of each parallel session followed by open discussion.