Updated April 2nd, 2019


10:00 am – 10:15 am Inaugural session:
Welcome address by Prof. R. Chandrababu, Vice Chancellor, KAU
Inauguration – Lighting of the lamp
Keynote session Chair: George Thomas, Ph.D.
10:15 am – 10:45 am Keynote Address: Dr. Ramesh Sonti, Director, NIPGR, New Delhi
Molecular breeding for biotic stress resistance in rice
10:45 am – 11:15 am Keynote Address: Dr. A. K. Singh, Head & Principal Scientist, Genetics, IARI, New Delhi
Genomics assisted improvement of Basmati rice: Status, challenges and opportunities
11:15 am – 11:45 am Break – coffee
Session 1 Chair: Dr. Ramesh Sonti
11:45 am – 12:15 pm Dr. V. B. Reddy, AgriGenome Labs Pvt Ltd
Trait improvement in rice: NextGen strategies to map and characterize yield and maturity traits
12:15 pm – 12:40 pm Dr. Boney Kuriakose, AgriGenome Labs Pvt Ltd
Targeted genome engineering using CRISPR/Cas9 for trait alteration in rice
12:40 pm - 1:00 pm Dr. Linga R. Gutha, International Rice Research Institute, New Delhi
Partnering Opportunities for private sector at IRRI to advance IRRI's mission
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
Session 2 Chair: Dr. V. B. Reddy
2:00 pm – 2:20 pm Dr. Karunakaran Maruthachalam, Corteva, Hyderabad
High-Throughput Genotyping and Whole Genome Prediction (WGP) in Rice
2:20 pm – 2:40 pm Dr. M. Raveendran, TNAU
Towards developing rice with novel traits adapted to changing climate
2:40 pm – 3:00 pm Dr. D. Sudhakar, TNAU
Engineering rice for insect and disease resistance
3:00 pm – 3:20 pm Dr. K. S. Shylaraj, KAU
Innovative Novel Paradigms for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Rice
3:20 pm – 3:45 pm Tea break
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm Panel discussion on: Application of emerging technologies in rice trait improvement: challenges and way forward
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Wrap up and summary
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Post symposium interaction