There will be three sessions (focused on Physiology of Yield, Genetics of Yield, and Grain Quality). Every session will include oral/poster presentations about research on tools and methods used in their respective contexts (e.g. phenotyping or genotyping).

Each session will be opened by a keynote presentation delivered by an invited speaker, followed by a series of oral presentations selected by the Organization from the abstracts submitted and an open discussion on the presentations delivered (with active participation of the audience as well, not just questions/answers to/from presenters), and closed by a Poster Session (that will include not only the traditional poster viewing but also a preliminary “Carrousel” of 2-minutes flash talks by each of the poster presenters summarized in only two slides presentation, as a tool to attract visitors to the posters.

Monday, 8 May 2023
08.30-9.00Registration – Accreditation
09.00-09.20G.A. SlaferWelcome and “setting the scene”. Dynamics. Housekeeping issues.

Session 1: Physiology of Yield Potential and of Yield Tolerance to Stress 

Chairpersons: Marta Lopes, IRTA / Juan B Arellano, CSIC 


François Tardieu. INRAE, France

Invited keynote speaker – K1 –

Which avenues for yield progress in the context of climate change?
09.50-10.00Short specific questions to François
10.00-10.40Oral communications Session 1 (part 1)
10.40-11.15Coffee Break (includes walk through the Campus)
11.15-11.40Oral communications Session 1 (part 2)
11.40-12.20Open Discussion on Yield Physiology

Poster Session day 1, part 1

Chairpersons: Iker Aranjuelo, CSIC / Roxana Savin, UdL & AGROTECNIO

12.20-13.15Carrousel of Flash Talks
13.15-14.50Lunch (includes walk through the Campus)

Session 2: Genetics of Yield Potential and of Resilience to Biotic-Abiotic Stress

Chairpersons: Ana Casas, CSIC / Sergio Atienza, CSIC  


Simon Griffiths. John Innes Centre, UK

Invited keynote speaker – K2 –

Future genetic yield potential in UK wheat, building and protecting
15.20-15.30Short specific questions to Simon
15.30-16.30Oral communications Session 2
16.30-17.10Open Discussion on Genetics of Yield
Poster Session day 1, part 2
17.15-18.45Poster viewing and discussions (with refreshments)
18.45-20.15Guided and Private visit to Seu Vella (Old Cathedral)
20.30Symposium Dinner
Tuesday, 9 May 2023

Session 3: Grain Quality (genetics and physiology)

Chairpersons: Nieves Aparicio, ITACyL / Carlos Guzamn, UCO


Patricia Giraldo. UPM, Spain

Invited keynote speaker – K3 –

Spanish wheat landraces and wheat quality improvement
09.30-09.40Short specific questions to Patricia
09.40-10.15Oral communications Session 3, part 1
10.15-11.00Coffee Break (includes walk through the Campus)
11.00-11.25Oral communications Session 3, part 2

Poster Session day 2

Chairpersons: Elena Prats, CSIC / Santiago Tamagno, UdL

11.25-12.00Open Discussion on Grain Quality
12.00-12.50Carrousel of Flash Talks
12.50-13.50Poster viewing and discussions
13.50-15.00Lunch (includes walk through the Campus)

CORTEVA – PhD-Students Forum of the Network on “Physiology of Yield and Quality for the Improvement of Cereals”: The role of Physiology in Cereal Breeding

Chairpersons: Alejandra Cabeza, PhD-student EEAD / Breno Bicego, PhD-Student UdL

15.00-15.15Gustavo SlaferIntroduction and presentation of the Forum

Vanessa Ransbotyn. CORTEVA

Invited speaker – I1 –

Understand plant physiology to enable sustainable crop production
15.35-15.45Questions – Discussion

Daniel Miralles. UBA CONICET, Argentina

Invited speaker – I2 –

Yield, miling and baking quality of wheat as affected by biotrophic and necrotrophic diseases
16.05-16.15Questions – Discussion
16.15-17.20PhD student oral presentations

Round Table on Application of genetic and physiological tools in cereal breeding moderated by E. Igartua

François Tardieu, Simon Griffiths, Patricia Giraldo, Vanessa Ransbotyn, Daniel Miralles

Each of the five invited speakers will offer a very short point-of-view on the issue [< 5 min], followed by an open discussion (c. 25-30 min)

17.50-18.00Slafer/Savin/RomagosaClosing the Symposium