Unravelling the banana's genomic potential

 
The fourth ISHS-ProMusa symposium was organized as part of the 29th International Horticultural Congress held in Brisbane, Australia, from 18 to 20 August 2014. The theme of the symposium was Unravelling the banana's genomic potential. This page also includes presentations on bananas given in other symposia.
 
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Click on the photos to start the-slideshows: from left to right: symposium speakers, field trips, and workshops.
 
        
 
Symposium oral presentations
OPENING KEYNOTE
 
Angélique D’Hont, Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement, France
 
THEME 1: MUSA DIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION
 
Keynote
 
Uma Subbaraya, National Research Centre for Banana, India
 
Oral presentations
 
Rhiannon Crichton, Bioversity International, France
 
Agus Sutanto, Indonesian Tropical Fruit Research Institute, Indonesia
 
Jeff Daniells, Department Of Agriculture, Fisheries And Forestry, Australia
 
Guy Blomme, Bioversity International, Uganda
 
Brian Irish, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), USA
 
Babita Dussoruth, Agricultural Research and Extension Unit (AREU), Mauritius
 
Sumali Jayaweera, Plant Genetic Resources Centre, Sri Lanka
 
THEME 2: MUSA HOST REACTION TO BIOTIC AND ABIOTIC STRESS
 
Keynotes
 
Altus Viljoen, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
 
Sebastien Carpentier, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
 
Oral presentations
 
Rob Miller, Universidade de Brasília (UNB), Brazil
 
Elisabeth Aitken, University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
 
Reuben Tendo Ssali, National Agricultural Research Organization - Uganda (NARO), Uganda
 
E. Czislowski, University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
 
Agustin Molina, Bioversity International, Philippines
 
Uma Subbaraya, National Research Centre for Banana, India
Identification of Mycosphaerella eumusae responsive unique genes/transcripts from resistant banana cultivar
 
Backyiarani Suthanthiram, National Research Centre For Banana (ICAR)
Genome and transcriptome wide analysis of WRKY transcription factors for Pratylenchus coffeae resistance in banana
 
Jennifer Ann Harikrishna, University of Malaya, Malaysia
 
Cláudia Ferreira, Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA ), Brazil
 
THEME 3: MUSA CROP IMPROVEMENT FOR HOST REACTION AND QUALITY
 
Keynote
 
Frédéric Bakry, Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement, France
 
Oral presentations
 
Pierre-Yves Teycheney, Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), France
How genomics fuel breeding : unraveling the structure of infectious eBSV lead to the end of the BSV constraint for breeding banana interspecific hybrids
 
Jerome Kubiriba, National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO), Uganda
Transgenic resistance to both the Fusarium wilt and black leaf streak of banana
 
Walter Ocimati, Bioversity International, Uganda
 
Edson Perito Amorim, Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA ), Brazil
 
Edson Perito Amorim, Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA ), Brazil
 
Haya Friedman, Volcani Center, Israel
Ripening programs in banana peel and pulp and the role of MaMADs2 transcriptional regulator
 
THEME 4: NEW CULTIVARS FOR FARMERS AND CONSUMERS (ON-FARM EVALUATION, RELEASE AND ADOPTION)
 
Keynote
 
James Dale, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Bananas: an attractive vehicle to improve human health and nutrition
 
Oral presentations
 
Beatrice Ekesa, Bioversity International, Uganda
 
Agustin Molina, Bioversity International, Philippines
 
Jerome Kubiriba, National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO), Uganda
The performance of released East African highland bananas on farmers’ fields and need for further improvement
 
Eldad Karamura, Bioversity International, Uganda
 
Inge Van den Bergh, Bioversity International, France
 
THEME 5: INTEGRATED CROP MANAGEMENT AND VALUE CHAINS
 
Keynote
 
David Turner, University Western Australia, Australia
 
Oral presentations
 
Naomi King, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australia
 
Nancy Chaves, Bioversity International, Costa Rica
 
Miguel Dita, Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA ), Brazil
 
Pauline Deltour, Ghent University, Belgium
 
Dennis Ochola, Bioversity International, Uganda
 
Anthony Webster, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
 
Juliet Nakakawa, Bioversity International, Uganda
 
William Tinzaara, Bioversity International, Uganda
 
Stewart Lindsay, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australia
 
Johannes Van Der Waal, Agro Fair Europe BV, Netherlands
 
Manjunath Girigowda, Plant Cell Biotechnology Department, CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, India
 
 
 
Symposium poster presentations
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presentations on banana given in one of the other IHC symposia
 
Oral presentations
 
 
 
 
 
Poster presentations
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Symposium workshops
 
GENERAL PROMUSA WORKSHOP
 
The workshop was organized by the ProMusa secretariat and Steering Committee
 
Presentations:
 
Inge Van den Bergh: ProMusa workshop overview (PDF 750 kB)
 
 
Anne Vézina: ProMusa online resources (PDF 2.5 MB)
 
BANANA STREAK VIRUSES AND THEIR IMPACT ON THE USE OF GERMPLASM
 
The workshop was organized by John Thomas and the MusaNet Conservation thematic group. It was the continuation of a discussion started by Australian virologist Andrew Geering at the 2007 ISHS-ProMusa symposium, which was summarized in a ProMusa blog. Click here for the workshop report.
 
Presentations:
 
 
 
 
 
report:
 
 
THE GLOBAL SPREAD OF TROPICAL RACE 4 AND MEANS TO ADDRESS ITS THREAT TO BANANA PRODUCTION
 
The workshop was organized by Altus Viljoen, Gus Molina, Aristoteles Pires de Matos, Charles Staver and Diemuth Pemsl.
 
Presentations:
 
 
 
Hildegard Garming: Investment decisions in banana research (PDF 1.2 MB)