Wild Taro Research Project

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Location: Japan
Work interests: Crop Wild Relatives (CWR), plant domestication, crop history, biodiversity, ethnobotany
Affiliation/website: National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan
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Preferred contact language(s): English, German
Contact: Dr Peter J. Matthews, Project Leader: pjm [at] minpaku [dot] ac [dot] jp
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International Botanical Congress (IBC), Shenzen, China, 23.-29. July, 2017

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PJM (Dr Matthews) will attend IBC 2017 in July, and will present a poster for Session T6-10 Capturing biodiversity for food security (organizer: Robert Henry, University of Queensland, Australia).

The poster title will be:  Perception gaps that may explain the status of taro as an “orphan crop”, despite global distribution and value as a starchy root crop and green vegetable.

The date and time for this session are 13:30-15:30 pm, July 28 (Friday), and the talk titles are:

  T6-10-01: Application of Genomics to Enhanced Utilization of Cereal Diversity
Robert Henry (University of Queensland)
T6-10-02: Genetic Dissection of Starch Biosynthesis Diversity for Grain Quality Improvement in Rice
Qiaoquan Liu (College of Agriculture, Yangzhou University)
T6-10-03: Large-scale plant genomics studies and CNGB’s effort in food nutrition development
Shifeng Cheng (BGI-Research)
T6-10-04: Conservation of Oxalis tuberosa, "oca", in Ecuador: an iconic Andean tuber
Hugo Romero-Saltos (Yachay Tech (School of Biological Sciences and Engineering))
T6-10-05: Diversity of edible aquatic plants from Thailand
Pranee Nangngam (Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Naresuan University)
T6-10-06: Utilizing pulses diversity for ensuring food and nutritional security in Asia and Africa
Rajeev Varshney (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT))



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