Asian Solanaceous Round Table 2022 11 - 13 May 2022 / ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru, India

APSA, in collaboration with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), The Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) and Society for Promotion of Horticulture will be holding the 2022 Asian Solanaceous Round Table (ASRT-4) at ICAR-IIHR in Bangalore, India from the 11th - 13th of May 2022.

This 3-day event will feature keys topics, such as:

  • Solanaceous Crops: Modern Breeding Techniques & Resistance to Diseases and Pests
  • Genomics & Genome Editing
  • Germplasm Diversity and Plant Variety Protection
  • Breeding for Biotic and Abiotic Stress
  • The Past and the Future of Bacillus Thuringiensis (Bt) in Eggplant
  • Application of AI and Digital Technology for High Throughput Phenotyping
  • Breakout Session on Technology Platform Demonstration, Training Needs and PPP

‚ÄčREGISTRATION FEE

  • This event is for APSA Members ONLY.
  • Pre-registration is required. No on-site registration is allowed.
  • 200 USD perparticipant, including lunch, refreshments
  • 10% Discount offered to APSA Member Companies who register more than 5 participants.
  • Once registration is made, invoice will be sent to you via email.
  • NO REFUND except only in the case of  a Fource Majeure that prevents APSA to continue the in-person meeting.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

PROPOSED HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

We highly recommend participants to book accommodations at one of the 3 hotels stated below, due to its proximity to IIHR. Prices below are estimated room rates and only to be used as reference. Prices may vary from hotel to hotel and depending on booking date. We recommend bookings to be made via any Online Booking Agency (booking.com, agoda, etc.) Booking and payment of your hotel accommodations must be made directly to the hotel.

  • Attide Boutique Hotel (first choice)
    • Bellary Rd, Opposite Agni Aero Sports Adventures Academy - Jakkur aerodrome, Yashoda Nagar, Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560065 
    • Single: 3500-4500 INR/person
    • Double: 2500-3500 INR/person
  • Liwa Hotel
    • Yashoda Nagar, Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064
    • Single: 4500-5000 INR/person
    • Double: 3500-4000 INR/person
  • Royal Orchid Resort & Convention Centre
    • Jakkur Flying Club, Near, Bellary Rd, Allalasandra, Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560065
    • Single: 4000-5000 INR/person
    • Double: 3000-4000 INR/person

TRANSPORTATION

  • Shuttle Bus pick-up and drop-off will be complimentary ONLY to participants staying at hotels within the Yelahanka area, due to the hotel's proximity to IIHR.

INDIA COVID-19 TRAVEL ALERTS

  • For more details regarding international arrival guidelines into India, please CLICK HERE

SPONSORSHIP

  • CLICK HERE to view ASRT 2022 Sponsorship Package.
  • If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, please contact APSA Membership Coordination Manager, Mr. Komsak (Bobbie) Kamjing at komsak@apsaseed.org.

AGENDA

Day 1: Wednesday the 11th of May 2022

TIME (GMT+5.30) AGENDA / TOPIC SPEAKER(S)
Inaugural Session  
 13.00 Registration Dr. Smaranika Mishra and team
 15.00 Ganesha Vandana Thematic Group dance
15.10 Master of ceremony call all key dignitaries on to the stage Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra (Director General, ICAR) 
Dr. A.K. Singh (Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension), ICAR)
Dr. Ramakrishnan M. Nair (Regional Director - South and Central Asia)
Dr. B.N.S. Murthy (Director, ICAR-IIHR & Presdent, SPH) 
Dr. Kanokwan Chodchoey (Executive Director, APSA)
APSA R&D Advisory committee: TBD
15.20 Lighting the lamp All Dignitaries
15.30 Welcome Address Dr. Kanokwan Chodchoey (Executive Director, APSA)
15.40 ASRT as a concept and PPP Dr. Seetharam Annadana (Chair, APSA R&D Advisory Group)
Dr. Kanokwan Chodchoey (Executive Director, APSA)
16.00 A brief on 2022 Asian Solanaceous Round Table Dr. Conrado Balatero (Chair of ASRT-4 Organizing Committee and Member of APSA R&D Advisory Group)
16.10 Signing of the MoU between APSA and ICAR APSA & ICAR, Key Office Bearers
16.20 Introductory Remarks on APSA & ASRT 2022 Dr. A.K. Singh (Deputy Director General -Agricultural Extension, ICAR)
16.30 About ICAR-IIHR and its programs related to Solanaceous Vegetable Crops Dr. B.N.S. Murthy (Director, ICAR-IIHR)
16.40 About SPH Dr. C. Ashwath (Vice President-I, SPH) 
16.50 Vote of Thanks Dr K. Madhavi Reddy (Head, Division of Vegetable Crops, ICAR-IIHR)
17.00 High Tea  
17.30 Inaugural Speech TBC
18.30 Felicitation to
Dr. Suren Tikkoo, Director Research Tierra Seed Science & Senior Breeder and former member of APSA R&D Advisory Group), 
Dr. Simon Jan de Hoop, Innovation Counsel and former Chief R&D Officer of East West Seed and Former Chair of APSA R&D Advisory Group and 
Dr. Peter Hanson, Lead Scientist, Global Plant Breeding, World Vegetable Center

Day 2: Thursday the 12th of May 2022

TIME (GMT+5.30) AGENDA / TOPIC SPEAKER(S)
Session 1: Solanaceous Crops: Modern Breeding Techniques & Resistance to Diseases and Pests Chair: Dr. Seetharam Annadana (Chair, APSA R&D Advisory Group and Global Sustainability Leader, Syngenta)
Co-Chair: Dr. G. Radhakrishnan (Member, APSA R&D Advisory Group and Head of Breeding Region APAC Tropical, Nunhems India)
08.00 – 09.00 Registration  
09.00 – 09.30 Genomic resources for to abiotic stress tolerant tomato wild relatives: Solanum chilense and S. Sitiens Dr. H.C. Prasanna, Principal Scientist, ICAR-IIHR 
09.30 – 10.00 Pepper  crop improvement program at ICAR-IIHR Dr. K. Madhavi Reddy, Head, Division of Vegetable Crops, ICAR-IIHR
10.00 – 10.30 Pepper genetics and application of next generation breeding tools in breeding for disease resistance and other economically important traits of pepper Dr. Byeong C. Kang, Professor, School of Plant Science and Center for Plant Molecular Genetics and Breeding Research, Seoul National University, South Korea
10.30 – 11.00 Identification and Mapping of Tomato Genome Loci Controlling Tolerance and Resistance to Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV) (TBC)
11.00 – 11.30 Refreshment break  
11.30 – 12.00 Interplay between Virus and plants trying to silence each others sytems (TBC)
12.00 – 12.30 A new record of Asia II 5 genetic group of Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius)in the major potato growing areas of India and its relationship with tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus infecting potato (TBC)
12.30 – 13.00 Genome characterization and host range studies of Cucumber mosaic virus belonging to the Subgroup IB infecting chilli in India and screening of chilli genotypes for identification of resistance Dr. Venkatarayappa, ICAR_IIHR
13.00 – 13.30 Emerging viruses & viroid diseases in solanaceous vegetable crops and application of diagnostics in international movement of seeds Dr. M. Krishna Reddy, Principle Scientist and Head, Division of Crop Protection, ICAR_IIHR
13.30 – 14.30 Lunch  
Session 2: Genomics & Genome Editing Chair: Dr. Srinivasan Ganeshan (Former Head of the Division of Genetic Resources, IIHR)
Co-chair: Dr. PE Rajasekharan (Principal Scientist, Division of Plant Genetic Resources, ICAR-IIHR)
14.30 - 15.00 Applications and Major Achievements of Genome Editing in Vegetable Crops: A Review (TBC)
15.00 – 15.30 Genome Editing in Tomato in India Dr. Eswarayya Ramireddy, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Tirupati
15.30 – 16.00 Genome Editing in Chilli Dr. Manmohan, Department of Agricultural Research and Educatio, ICAR-IIHR
16.00 – 16.30 Refreshment break  
16.30 – 17.00 Chilli Genomics and its Application in Crop Improvement  – A Review Dr. D C Lakshmana Reddy, Senior Scientist, Department of Agricultural Research and Education, ICAR-IIHR
Session 3: Germplasm Diversity and Plant Variety Protection Chair: Dr. John R. Sheedy (Co-Chair, APSA R&D Advisory Group and General Manager R&D Laboratory, Chia Tai)
Co-chair: Dr. KV Ravishankar (Principal Scientist, Division of Biotechnology, IIHR)
17.00 – 17.30 Japan Dr. Hiroshi Ezura, Director, Plant Innovation Research Center, University of Tsukuba
17.30 – 18.00 India (TBC)
18.00 – 18.30 G2P-SOL Project: Introgression Breeding in Solanaceous Crops and the Use of Crop Wild Relatives in Crop Improvement in Solanum Prof. Jaime Prohens, Director, Instituto Universitario de Conservación y Mejora de la Agrodiversidad Valenciana (COMAV), Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Day 3: Friday the 13th of May 2022

TIME (GMT+5.30) AGENDA / TOPIC SPEAKER(S)
Session 4: Breeding for Biotic and Abiotic Stress Chair: Dr. K.S. Shivashankar (Principal Scientist and Head, Division of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, IIHR)
Co-chair: Dr. Divya Ashish (Member, APSA R&D Advisory Group and Head of Pepper Breeding, Bayer)
09.00 – 09.30 Possible New Associations in Thrips-Tospovirus Interactions in India Dr. Asokan R., Principal Scientist (Agricultural Entomology), IIHR
09.30 – 10.00 Research update on WVC and possible avenues - thrips Dr. Derek Barchenger, Vegetable Breeder-Pepper, World Vegetable Center
10.00 – 10.30 Abiotic stress topic (TBC)
10.30 – 11.00 Refreshment break   
Session 5: The Past and the Future of Bacillus Thuringiensis (Bt) in Eggplant Chair:
Co-chair:
11.00 – 11.30 Bt eggplant ‘EE-1’  for direct use as food, feed, or for processing (FFP) Dr. Desiree Hautea, Researcher, College of Agriculture and Food Science, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines
11.30 – 12.00 Bt Eggplant - The Prospects and Impediments in the context of Bangladesh Mr. Mahbub Anam, Managing Director of Lal Teer Seed Lts.
12.00 – 12.30 Resistance Management in Eggplant Fruit & Shoot Borer Dr. Govind Gujar, retired as Head of Division of Entomology, ICAR
12.30 – 13.00 Experience of developing indigenous GM products: Make in India Bt. Brinjal Dr. Nandkumar Kunchge, Director, Kalash Seeds Pvt. Ltd. India
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch  
Session 6: Application of AI and Digital Technology for High Throughput Phenotyping Chair:
Co-chair:
14.00 – 14.30 AI in the omics world: Disentangle heat tolerance across the temperature gradient Dr. Lin Ya Ping, Postdoctoral Scientist in Breeding and Bioinformatics, World Vegetable Center
14.30 – 15.00 Breeding for heat tolerance using Amphasys' impedance flow cytometry Dr. Darío Sánchez Castro, Pollen Expert, Amphasys, Switzerland
15.00 – 15.30 Related to their GeNeeTM Sorter technology, an AI-powered seed-level phenotyping (TBC)
15.30 – 16.00 TBC (TBC)
16.00 – 16.30 Refreshment break    
Session 7: Breakout sesssion - Technology platform demonstration, training needs and PPP 7A: Chair: Dr. Seetharam Annadana Chair, APSA R&D Advisory Group)
7A: Co-Chair: Dr. Divya Ashish (Member, APSA R&D Advisory Group and Head of Pepper Breeding, Bayer)
7B: Chair: Dr. Kanokwan Chodchoey (Executive Director, APSA)
7B: Co-Chair: S. Hadapad (IAHS)
16.30-17.30 7A: Tech Platform Demonstration - Amphasys Dr. Darío Sánchez Castro, Pollen Expert, Amphasys, Switzerland
16.30-17.30 7B: Tech Platform Demonstration - (TBC) (TBC)
16.30-17.30 7C: Tech Platform Demonstration - (TBC) (TBC)
16.30-17.30 7D: Tech Platform Demonstration - (TBC) (TBC)
17.30-18.30 7E: Dr. Sharan Angadi - training needs ATPBR
17.30-18.30 7F: Training needs SATHGURU
17.30-18.30 7G: Public Private Partnership IIHR
17:30-18.30 7H: The APSA – WorldVeg Vegetable Breeding Consortium - PPP Dr. Marco Wopereis, Director General, World Vegetable Center