Events & opportunities

Past events

Decision making in a commercial breeding program - BrIN Learning Series

May 6, 2021

An expert presentation and discussion on how Bayer increased data fluency and analytics to make better decisions. What did they learn and what changes were adopted over the last 10 years? Join Bayer, Cornell, EiB and partners for an examination of how over the years of testing, Bayer has aimed to get increasing confidence for performance in farmers’ fields and conditions.

Low Density SNP Genotyping Services: An EiB Launch Event

March 16, 2021

Join CGIAR Excellence in Breeding (EiB) for the official launch of the EiB LDSG shared service. At this important milestone, we take a moment to recap, share improvement ideas, and hear perspectives from donors, vendors and other partners.

Transforming Wheat Breeding Through Integrated Data Management with GOBii and Analysis in Flapjack

February 16, 2021 to February 18, 2021

GOBii has developed open-source genotype data management and marker- and genomic-assisted breeding tools and are working on integrating these with adjacent data management systems and tools. Through this collaboration, two workshops will be hosted in February 2021. Both workshops will focus on GOBii data management and data analysis in Flapjack (marker-assisted backcrossing, pedigree verification and forward breeding) developed in collaboration with the James Hutton Institute), and Galaxy (Genomic Selection).

EiB Webinar: ViTSel, the Visualization Tool for Selection

November 23, 2020

ViTSel supports selection in breeding by visualizing results of multi-environmental, multi-trait analysis. Join us for a demo of the tool's features and discussion of its use.

Webinar: Enhancing and measuring Genetic Gain in crop breeding

November 19, 2020

Driving Genetic Gain through selection is at the core of every successful plant breeding program. In this webinar targeting national breeding programs in Africa, EiB will explain the concepts behind genetic gain; introduce tools and approaches to measure genetic gain; provide real examples from a national program in East Africa.

EiB Virtual Meeting 2020: Sharing Excellence

November 10, 2020 to November 12, 2020

Webinar: Continuous Improvement for breeding processes, programs & products

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.

Webinar: Applications of Genome Editing in Agriculture: CGIAR Focus on Crop Improvement

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.

EiB Webinar: Breeding Insight: Creating breeder-centric software & integrated data management solutions

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.

Planting New Seeds: Innovations in Global Seed Systems

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.