Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics, & Genomics at University of Georgia

Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics, & Genomics at University of Georgia Institute faculty conduct research and train graduate students in modern plant breeding – including applying genetic and genomic tools. Institute faculty conduct research and train graduate students in modern plant breeding methodology and technique – including applying genetic and genomic tools to cultivar (variety) development.
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11/12/2020
UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

The 2020 D.W. Brooks Award for Excellence in Research was awarded to Esther van der Knaap, a professor in the Department of Horticulture and Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics, & Genomics at..., who has spent much of her career working to understand the genetic shifts that have occurred between ancestral, wild tomato varieties and modern, cultivated tomatoes.

UGA Plant Breeding Ranked #2 in the NationPlant breeding programs at the University of Georgia have been ranked #2 by Un...
11/04/2020
Best Colleges with Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding Degrees

UGA Plant Breeding Ranked #2 in the Nation
Plant breeding programs at the University of Georgia have been ranked #2 by Universities.com, an informational website providing university rankings, tuition costs and in-depth information.

The 5 best agricultural and horticultural plant breeding colleges:

1. Cornell University
2. University of Georgia
3. Texas A & M University
4. Iowa State University
5. Texas Tech University

https://www.universities.com/programs/agricultural-and-horticultural-plant-breeding-degrees

A comprehensive ranking of the 7 best colleges offering Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding degrees.

UGA Extension
10/30/2020
UGA Extension

UGA Extension

After more than 12 years of hard work and patience, wheat breeders from the UGA Griffin campus have announced three new varieties!

Congratulations to Dr. Wayne Parrott for 2020 ASTA Distinguished Service Award! Wayne has been a tireless advocate in ef...
06/18/2020

Congratulations to Dr. Wayne Parrott for 2020 ASTA Distinguished Service Award!

Wayne has been a tireless advocate in efforts to reach the public, elected and regulatory communities to address evolving plant breeding methods, including testifying before Congress and serving in a recent Plant Breeding Innovation session for federal regulators in Washington, D.C.

ASTA’s Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual or individuals who made an outstanding contribution to our industry throughout the year.

More information: https://seedworld.com/asta-announces-2020-leadership-team-national-award-winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in this weekend's virtual fun run/walk!
05/26/2020

Thank you to everyone who participated in this weekend's virtual fun run/walk!

05/23/2020

PBGG GSA Virtual Fun Run

Hey everyone! we hope your weekend is off to a great start! We'd like to extend the fun run challenge to this weekend as well so maore people have a chance to participate. We will take any times you send us through Monday evening!

To be a part of this fun run, at some point on May 22, go for a 2 mile run (or walk) and time yourself. Please submit a pre-run photo of yourself and your time to Kendall Lee ([email protected]), the GSA's running consultant. We are going on the honors system for time, there are free apps such as from Nike or UnderArmour to assist with time over the distance. The top 3 men and top 3 women will be recognized. This fun run was inspired by the Water Quality Research Foundation's Virtual 5K.

All PBGG faculty, students, staff and alumni are invited to participate.

Thank you

Don't miss today's seminar of Spring 2020 seminar series!"Plant synthetic biology: an era of new discovery" presented by...
04/09/2020

Don't miss today's seminar of Spring 2020 seminar series!
"Plant synthetic biology: an era of new discovery" presented by Jubilee Park
Today, April 9| 4:00 PM
live here: https://zoom.us/j/925100801

Hope to see you there!
#IPBGG #UGA #seminar #SyntheticBiology #plant

04/07/2020
UGA Grad Studies

UGA Grad Studies

Ten finalists deliver their theses in under three minutes! The presenters are:
Jovana Mijatovic (Plant Pathology)
Vanessa Raditz (Geography)
Kayla Fantone (Infectious Diseases)
Sarah Mayo (English)
Nathan Dixon (English)
Jonathan Micon (Anthropology)
Mary Gordon (Art)
Ankita Roy (Plant Biology)
Chandler Maddox Levinson (Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics)
Antionette Russell (Infectious Diseases)

Don't miss today's seminar of Spring 2020 seminar series!"Haploid induction in plants: current technologies and implicat...
04/07/2020

Don't miss today's seminar of Spring 2020 seminar series!
"Haploid induction in plants: current technologies and implications for breeding" presented by Gurjot Singh Sidhu
Today, April 7| 4:00 PM
live here: https://zoom.us/j/925100801

Hope to see you there!
#IPBGG #UGA #seminar #haploid #breeding

Don't miss this week's seminar of Spring 2020 seminar series!"Rice and Shine: A Closer Look at the Development of Rice" ...
04/02/2020

Don't miss this week's seminar of Spring 2020 seminar series!
"Rice and Shine: A Closer Look at the Development of Rice" presented by Natacha Namphengsone
Today, April 2| 4:00 PM
live here: https://zoom.us/j/925100801

Hope to see you there!
#IPBGG #UGA #seminar #rice

Don't miss this week's seminar of Spring 2020 seminar series!"Saving Olives: How Georgia can be a new home to Europe’s d...
03/31/2020

Don't miss this week's seminar of Spring 2020 seminar series!
"Saving Olives: How Georgia can be a new home to Europe’s dying olive trees" presented by Tim Chappell
Today, March 31| 4:00 PM
live here: https://zoom.us/j/925100801
Hope to see you there!
#IPBGG #UGA #seminar #olive

UGA professor, soybean breeder named to Georgia Seed Development Professorship
03/06/2020
UGA professor, soybean breeder named to Georgia Seed Development Professorship

UGA professor, soybean breeder named to Georgia Seed Development Professorship

Zenglu Li, a professor in soybean breeding, genetics and genomics at the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), has been named to the Georgia Seed Development Professorship in Soybean Breeding and Genetics.

Don't miss this week's seminar of Spring 2020 seminar series!"Breakfast bonanza: how biotechnology betters banana" prese...
03/05/2020

Don't miss this week's seminar of Spring 2020 seminar series!
"Breakfast bonanza: how biotechnology betters banana" presented by Gary Orr
Thursday, March 5| 4:00 PM (refreshments at 3:45pm)
▪️128/130 CAGT Athens
▪️102 SLC Griffin
▪️125 NESPAL Tifton
or live here: https://zoom.us/j/925100801

Hope to see you there!
#IPBGG #UGA #seminar #biotechnology #banana

Don't miss today's seminar of Spring 2020 seminar series!"Engineering apomixis in crop plants: Bypassing meiosis and fer...
02/27/2020

Don't miss today's seminar of Spring 2020 seminar series!
"Engineering apomixis in crop plants: Bypassing meiosis and fertilization" presented by Lovepreet Chahal
Thursday, February 27| 4:00 PM (refreshments at 3:45pm)
▪️128/130 CAGT Athens
▪️102 SLC Griffin
▪️125 NESPAL Tifton
or live here: https://zoom.us/j/925100801

Hope to see you there!
#IPBGG #UGA #seminar #apomixis

Don't miss today's seminar of Spring 2020 seminar series!"The 100 Years' War: How Humans Spent a Century Fighting Gummy ...
02/20/2020

Don't miss today's seminar of Spring 2020 seminar series!
"The 100 Years' War: How Humans Spent a Century Fighting Gummy Stem Blight (and Made No Progress in Watermelon)" presented by Lincoln Adams
Thursday, February 20| 4:00 PM (refreshments at 3:45pm)
▪️128/130 CAGT Athens
▪️102 SLC Griffin
▪️125 NESPAL Tifton
or live here: https://zoom.us/j/925100801

Hope to see you there!
#IPBGG #UGA #seminar #Watermelon

Don't miss this week's seminar of Spring 2020 seminar series this week!"Toughen Up Turf: Improving Dollar Spot Resistanc...
02/13/2020

Don't miss this week's seminar of Spring 2020 seminar series this week!
"Toughen Up Turf: Improving Dollar Spot Resistance In Turfgrass" presented by Katherine Catching
Thursday, February 13| 4:00 PM (refreshments at 3:45pm)
▪️128/130 CAGT Athens
▪️102 SLC Griffin
▪️125 NESPAL Tifton
or live here: https://zoom.us/j/925100801

Hope to see you there!
#IPBGG #UGA #seminar #turf

Don't miss this week's seminar of Spring 2020 seminar series this week!"Wanted: the yield bandit – protecting soybean fr...
02/05/2020

Don't miss this week's seminar of Spring 2020 seminar series this week!
"Wanted: the yield bandit – protecting soybean from cyst nematode" presented by Dung Tran
Thursday, February 6| 4:00 PM (refreshments at 3:45pm)
▪️128/130 CAGT Athens
▪️102 SLC Griffin
▪️125 NESPAL Tifton
or live here: https://zoom.us/j/925100801

Hope to see you there!
#IPBGG #UGA #seminar #Soybean #Nematodes

PBGG-GSA's January event was a Ice Skating at the Classic Center. Thank you everyone for showing up at the party. It was...
01/31/2020

PBGG-GSA's January event was a Ice Skating at the Classic Center. Thank you everyone for showing up at the party. It was fun to have you all.
Please stay tuned for our February event.

Don't miss this week's seminar of Spring 2020 seminar series this week!"The Need for Speed: Accelerating Soybean Breedin...
01/30/2020

Don't miss this week's seminar of Spring 2020 seminar series this week!
"The Need for Speed: Accelerating Soybean Breeding Using High-Throughput Phenotyping" presented by Ethan Menke
Thursday, January 30 | 4:00 PM (refreshments at 3:45pm)
▪️128/130 CAGT Athens
▪️102 SLC Griffin
▪️125 NESPAL Tifton
or live here: https://zoom.us/j/925100801

Hope to see you there!
#IPBGG #UGA #seminar #Soybean #HighThroughPutPhenotyping

Don't miss the first seminar of Spring 2020 seminar series this week!"Rotten or ripe? How science rescued America's favo...
01/21/2020

Don't miss the first seminar of Spring 2020 seminar series this week!
"Rotten or ripe? How science rescued America's favorite tomato" presented by Yasin Topçu
Thursday, January 23 | 4:00 PM (refreshments at 3:45pm)
▪️128/130 CAGT Athens
▪️102 SLC Griffin
▪️125 NESPAL Tifton
or live here: https://zoom.us/j/925100801

Hope to see you there!
#IPBGG #UGA #seminar #Tomato #Science

Happy November!  This month for our November cookout Kendall Lee graciously offered to host the cookout at her farm, whe...
11/18/2019

Happy November! This month for our November cookout Kendall Lee graciously offered to host the cookout at her farm, where we had burgers and s'mores around a bonfire! There were games, and animals to pet including horses, donkeys, and cows.
We are very thankful to everyone for a great turnout. Thank you so much.

No-Shave November!!
10/23/2019

No-Shave November!!

Don't miss this week's seminar!"Prospects and challenges to improve wheat grain yield components using molecular markers...
10/14/2019

Don't miss this week's seminar!
"Prospects and challenges to improve wheat grain yield components using molecular markers" presented by Special Guest Speaker, Dr. Jianli Chen, Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Idaho

Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 4:00 PM (refreshments at 3:45 pm)
▪️128/130 CAGT Athens
▪️102 SLC Griffin
▪️125 NESPAL Tifton
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/458204471

Hope to see you there!
#IPBGG #UGA #seminar #wheat #molecularmarkers

Our September Journal club will be held on September 25, 2019 at lunch time from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the CAGT confere...
09/24/2019

Our September Journal club will be held on September 25, 2019 at lunch time from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the CAGT conference room 128.
If you are in one of our remote locations, please join via zoom:

https://zoom.us/j/7064108074

In this edition, instead of a scientific paper, we will be discussing ways to improve our posters.

We will have food and refreshments for lunch, so do not forget to come!

We will see you all there!
#PBGG #PlantBreeding #UGA

PBGG-GSA's September event was a Pool party at the Bertioli. Thank you so much Dr. Soraya Bertioli for hosting us. And t...
09/24/2019

PBGG-GSA's September event was a Pool party at the Bertioli. Thank you so much Dr. Soraya Bertioli for hosting us. And thank you everyone for showing up at the party. It was fun to have you all.
And we are all prepared for our October event: Zomie farms.
Hope to see you there.

Don't miss this week's seminar!"Phytochemicals and nutrients in crops associated with human health promotion" presented ...
09/17/2019

Don't miss this week's seminar!
"Phytochemicals and nutrients in crops associated with human health promotion" presented by Special Guest Speaker, Dr. Jack Juvik, University of Illinois, Department of Crop Sciences

Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 4:00 PM (refreshments at 3:45 pm)
▪️128/130 CAGT Athens
▪️102 SLC Griffin
▪️125 NESPAL Tifton

Hope to see you there!
#IPBGG #UGA #seminar

Thank you so much everyone for joining us for trampoline event as our monthly PBGG GSA event! It was fun having you all....
08/23/2019

Thank you so much everyone for joining us for trampoline event as our monthly PBGG GSA event! It was fun having you all.
Stay tuned for next month's event!
#PBGG #GSA

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