[ASC-list] Biofortification: Nutrition for the World - Adelaide event
keryn.lapidge at adelaide.edu.au
Tue Aug 9 00:04:52 UTC 2016
Biofortification: Nutrition for the World.
Seminar with Dr Howarth Bouis, 2016 World Food Prize Laureate
Biofortification is the process of using conventional plant breeding techniques to increase the density of critical vitamins and minerals in food crops, sufficient to impact human health and nutrition. Dr Howarth Bouis, the Director and Founder of HarvestPlus, is a 2016 Laureate of the World Food Prize for his pioneering work to end global hunger and malnutrition by developing micronutrient-rich crops through biofortification.
Known as the "Nobel Prize for Agriculture and Nutrition," the World Food Prize recognizes individuals who have improved the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. The Waite is honoured to be hosting Dr Bouis when he visits Australia in August.
Join us for this special seminar, Friday August 19, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm. Charles Hawker Conference Centre, Charles Hawker Building, Waite Campus. Registration is free but required as seats are limited.
For further information and to register, please visit: http://www.thewaite.org/event/biofortification-seminar/
Draft seminar program:
1:35pm Dr Howarth Bouis - Director, HarvestPlus: History and achievements of the HarvestPlus Biofortification Program
2:30pm Associate Professor James Stangoulis - Flinders University: Technical aspects of breeding for improved seed nutrition
2:45pm Afternoon Tea break
3:05pm Dr Ross Welch - Cornell University: Linking agriculture to human nutrition
4:00pm Dr Graham Lyons - University of Adelaide: Orange sweet potato, yellow banana, green drumstick for the Pacific
4:15pm Dr. Chunyuan Huang - University of Adelaide: Enhanced expression of ZIP genes in barley - what we have learned from it
Keryn Lapidge | Waite Science Communicator
Waite Research Institute
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The University of Adelaide, PMB 1 Glen Osmond SA 5064
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