CGIL Seminar: Selections signatures, genetic and phenotypic diversity of Canadian soybeans through decades of breeding

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Microsoft Teams

Dr. Istvan Rajcan


We are happy to have with us Dr. Istvan Rajcan, a Professor at the University of Guelph, to present a CGIL Seminar on Friday April 22nd 2022. The seminar will begin at 1:30 PM EDT/EST on the virtual platform Microsoft Teams. The title of the presentation is: “Selections signatures, genetic and phenotypic diversity of Canadian soybeans through decades of breeding".

To join this seminar, please ensure you have downloaded the Microsoft Teams application to your computer, or join the meeting online by using the web browser version of Microsoft Teams. Please join the meeting with your microphone on mute and camera turned off. After the presentation, you can unmute the microphone, and optionally turn on the camera, if you wish to ask a question. Alternatively, should you wish to pose your question in the chat function, it will be monitored and asked to the presenter.

Speaker Biography:

Dr. Istvan Rajcan is a Professor in the Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph, Canada. Dr. Rajcan received his Ph.D. in canola breeding and genetics from the University of Guelph, Canada. He has been leading a soybean breeding and genetics program at the University of Guelph since 1998, where he focuses on seed compositional traits (e.g., fatty acids, isoflavones, etc.) for food, nutreaceutical (functional food) and industrial uses. In addition, his research involves exploration of genetic variation for yield and disease resistance traits using exotic germplasm as well as organic soybean breeding using classical genetic and genomic tools. Dr. Rajcan has trained 46 graduate students at masters or Ph.D. level. He is the recipient of several awards including the 2022 Canadian Plant Breeding and Genetics award for his significant contribution to the advancement of Canadian plant agriculture through research in plant breeding and genetics. Dr. Rajcan collaborates widely with Canadian, Chinese, U.S. and European scientists. He has co-edited two books, published 10 book chapters and more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and developed more than 70 soybean cultivars.

We hope to see many of you there! Have a great week!

Ivan Campos and Colin Lynch

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