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Early bird registration deadline – 19 March 2021
University of Western Australia, Australia
David Edwards is a Professor at the University of Western Australia. He gained an Honours degree in agriculture from the University of Nottingham and a PhD from the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge.
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He has held positions within academia, government and industry and has published more than 180 journal articles which receive >2000 citations per annum. His research interests include the structure and expression of plant genomes, the discovery and application of genome variation and applied bioinformatics, with a focus on crop plants and accelerating crop improvement in the face of climate change.
Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Germany
Heidi Webber is a Research Scientist at the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF). She has undergraduate degrees in Physics and Agricultural Engineering and a PhD in Agricultural Engineering from McGill University.
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Heidi’s research expertise is crop management adaptations to water deficit, climate change and variability, particularly in the context of surface irrigated systems and smallholder farming systems. In addition to her academic experience, she owned and operated an organic vegetable farm in Canada and worked as a technical advisor on agricultural water management in Sierra Leone.
Scientific advisory committee
Senthold Asseng, University of Florida, USA
Bettina Berger, University of Adelaide, Australia
Molly Brown, University of Maryland, USA
Robin Buell, Michigan State University, USA
Lisa Emberson, University of York, UK
Christine Foyer, University of Leeds, UK
Kathryn Grace, University of Minnesota, USA
Robert Henry, University of Queensland, Australia
Jose Luis, University of Barcelona, Spain
Sonali McDermid, NYU, USA
Rodomiro Ortiz, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Andrew Paterson, University of Georgia, USA
Isabel Roldan, Research Institute for Agriculture and Fisheries, Belgium
Andrew Sharpe, NRC, Canada
Kadambot Siddique, University of Western Australia, Australia
Rod Snowdon, Giessen, Germany
Mark Tester, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Michael Udvardi, Noble Foundation, USA
Rajeev Varshney, ICRISAT, India
Liming Ye, CAAS, China
Yan Zhu, Nanjing Agricultural University, China