Events & opportunities
October 6, 2020
Join Accelerating Genetic Gains (AGG), CGIAR Excellence in Breeding (EiB) and a leading international CI expert to explore tools, techniques and transitions toward a continuous improvement culture in breeding.
September 29, 2020
Gene editing itself is out of scope for EiB but as a community we must think carefully about how to best integrate outputs from gene editing laboratories with breeding pipelines to best increase rates of genetic gain and reduce the age of varieties in farmers’ fields.
September 28, 2020
Specialty crop and animal breeding have lagged behind major crops and animal breeding (e.g, maize, cattle) in genomics and phenomics tool use. Sometimes this is due to crop biology, but more often to size and availability of or access to resources. Breeding Insight (BI) acts as a conduit of information, support, and resources to enable genomic insight and selection across all of the USDA-ARS public breeding efforts.
September 23, 2020
The average age of crop varieties used by many farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa continues to get older, threatening productivity gains. Reversing this long-standing trend is the objective behind recent changes in seed systems, from plant breeding through to a rapid delivery of new crop varieties to farmers. This webinar will provide an overview of these changes, what they are and why they matter for smallholder farmers.
August 24, 2020
GOBii has built a genomics data management system that can rapidly load, manage and extract all scales of data and many data types. Join us as we demonstrate GOBii data preparation tools, BrAPI enabled data import and Flapjack analyses, including batch analysis and decision support.
August 12, 2020
To support discussions on the topic of genomics assisted maize breeding, CIMMYT conducted an international webinar with its partners on ‘‘Genomic-assisted maize breeding: Status and Opportunities’’
November 5, 2019 to November 7, 2019
With the center improvement plans introduced in 2018 now underway, we wish to use this opportunity to develop a consensus definition of the modern breeding program including components, structures and functions.
October 21, 2019 to November 1, 2019
From October 21 to November 1, the EBS Devops team based at CIMMYT is hosting a hackathon to advance the development of core functionalities.