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Project Title: A Review of the Citrus Greening Research and Development Efforts Supported by the Citrus Research and Development Foundation: Fighting a Ravaging Disease

PIN: DELS-BANR-16-04         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit:
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources

Ables, Camilla Yandoc

Subject/Focus Area:
Agriculture; Biology and Life Sciences

Meeting 2
May 22, 2017 - May 23, 2017
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Dr.
Irvine, California

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Jenna Briscoe


Register Here


MONDAY, May 22

Forum On Citrus Breeding And Transformation For HLB Resistance

8:15   Welcome, Introductions, and Overview of Forum Agenda - Jacque Fletcher, Committee Chair


1. What approaches/techniques are you employing to come up with a citrus plant that is resistant to HLB?
2. What are your major accomplishments to date?
3. What are the hurdles you have encountered/what do you need to overcome in order to achieve your goals?
4. If relevant to your work, how close are you to identifying any target(s) to modify by genome editing?

8:30   Fred Gmitter, University of Florida (UF) Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC)
8:45   Jude Grosser, UF CREC
9:00   Nian Wang, UF CREC
9:15   Ed Stover, USDA-ARS US Horticultural Research Laboratory (USHRL)
9:30   Zhonglin Mou, UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
9:45   Yi Li, University of Connecticut, College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources


10:15  Janice Zale, UF CREC Mature Citrus Facility
10:30  Vladimir Orbovic, UF CREC Transformation Lab
10:45  Tim McNellis, Pennsylvania State University, College of Agricultural Sciences
11:00  James Thomson, USDA-ARS Western Regional Research Center
11:30  Kim Bowman, USDA-ARS USHRL
11:45  GE CTV - Mike Irey, Southern Gardens

12:00  LUNCH

PART II: Discuss experiences and insights from work on citrus/other crops and possible ways to overcome the current challenges in citrus breeding and transformation for HLB resistance and approaches/techniques that are worth exploring

 - All Part I participants
 - Committee members
 - Erik Mirkov, TAMU Agrilife Research and Extension Center (not yet confirmed)
 - Mikeal Roose, UC Riverside
 - Yinong Yang, Pennsylvania State University
 - Dan Voytas, University of Minnesota (via WebEx)
 - Chris Dardick, USDA-ARS, Appalachian Fruit Research Laboratory (via WebEx)
 - Gloria Moore, UF (via WebEx)

1:00   Discussion Objectives and Guidelines - Jacque Fletcher
1:05   Development of a GE Citrus and GE Citrus Field Screening - Erik Mirkov, TAMU and Mike Irey, Southern Gardens
1:25   Discussion


3:10   Continuation of Discussion
4:30   End of Forum/RECEPTION


9:00   Welcome, Introductions - Jacque Fletcher, Committee Chair
9:05   CA Citrus Industry and CRB Perspectives on HLB - Gary Schulz, President, Citrus Research Board and Jim Gorden, Chairman, Citrus Research Board


10:00  Introduction of Keynote Speaker - Jacque Fletcher
10:05  Synthetic Biology and the Malaria Eradication Agenda - Anthony James, NAS, Donald Bren Professor, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics School of Medicine, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry School of Biological Sciences UC Irvine
11:00  Adjourn open session

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