Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Tolerance of anaerobic germination: a key trait to boost direct-seeded rice

An IRRI Seminar

By Endang Septiningsih
Molecular Geneticist
Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology Division
IRRI

1.15 - 2.15pm, Thursday, 12 December 2013
Havener Auditorium, IRRI

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

New challenges in rice pest management: A journey disconnected

An IRRI Seminar

By K.L. Heong
Principal scientist (insect ecology/IPM)
Crop and Environmental Sciences Division
IRRI

1:15-2:15 P.M., Thursday, 5 December 2013
Havener Auditorium, IRRI

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

End-of-Year Report

An IRRI Seminar

By Robert Zeigler 
Director general
International Rice Research Institute

1:15 - 2:15 P.M., Thursday, 28 November 2013
Umali Auditorium, IRRI

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

IRRI’s greenhouse gas mitigation work under CCAFS

An IRRI Seminar

By Björn Ole Sander
Collaborative Research Scientist
Crop and Environmental Sciences Division
IRRI

1:15-2:15pm, Thursday, 21 November 2013
Havener Auditorium, IRRI

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Did the Green Revolution select against drought tolerance in rice? Some evidence from major drought-yield QTLs

An IRRI Seminar

By Arvind Kumar
Senior scientist and plant breeder
Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology Division
IRRI

1:15-2:15, Thursday, 14 November 2013
Havener Auditorium, IRRI

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Is modern agriculture sustainable? (An ecologist’s view of agricultural science)

An IRRI Seminar

By Charles J. Krebs
Professor Emeritus of Zoology, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada

1.15 - 2.15pm, Thursday, 7 November 2013
Havener Auditorium, IRRI


Tuesday, 22 October 2013

The development of the hybrid rice industry in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia

An IRRI Seminar

By Henry Lim Bon Liong
Chair and CEO, SL Agritech Corporation

1.15 - 2.15pm, Thursday,  24 October 2013
Havener Auditorium, IRRI  

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

PocketLAI: a smartphone app for estimating leaf area index

SSD/CESD Seminar

Dr. Roberto Confalonieri  and  Dr. Marco Foi
University of Milan, Italy

1:30-2:30pm, Friday, 11 October 2013
SSD Conference Room, Drilon Hall

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Experiments in rice: inference, independence, and indifference

An IRRI Seminar

By Gaétan Moreau
Associate professor
Department of Biology, Université de Moncton, Canada

 1:15-2:15 P.M.,  26 September 2013
Havener Auditorium, IRRI

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

WeRise: A tool for climate change adaptation in rainfed rice areas

An IRRI Seminar

By Keiichi Hayashi 
Coordinator, IRRI-Japan Collaborative Research Project, and
Soil scientist, Crop and Environmental Sciences Division, IRRI

1:15-2:15 P.M., Thursday, 19 September 2013
Havener Auditorium, IRRI

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Using rice genetic diversity: looking back and moving forward

An IRRI Seminar

By Hei Leung
Principal Scientist
Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology Division

1.15 - 2.15pm, Thursday, 12 September 2013
Havener Auditorium, IRRI


Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Perceptions, opinions, and beliefs: Are they more important than good science in IRRI's fund raising?

An IRRI Seminar

By Duncan Macintosh
Head
Development Office, IRRI

Thursday, 5 September 2013
Havener Auditorium, IRRI

Using a population as a unit of adaptation to rice resistance: a strategy of the rice blast fungus

A Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology Division Seminar (PBGB) Seminar

By Yukio Tosa 
Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural Science
Kobe University, Japan

1400 H, Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Room A, D.L. Umali Auditorium, IRRI

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

SNP marker development for plant breeding

A Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology Division Seminar (PBGB) Seminar

By Maria Stefanie Dwiyanti
Postdoctoral fellow
Genotyping Services Laboratory, PBGB

1400 H, Wednesday, 28 August 2013
Room A, D.L. Umali Auditorium, IRRI

Abstract: 
Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers have become the preferred choice for marker-assisted selection in breeding programs because of their abundance, biallelic nature, and the availability of high-throughput, semi-automated platforms. This seminar will introduce the process of SNP marker development and applications of SNP marker in plant breeding.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Modification of rice heading date with photoperiod-sensitive genes

An IRRI Seminar

By Tsutomo Ishimaru
Senior Scientist, Plant Breeder
Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology Division

Thursday, 22 August 2013
Havener Auditorium, IRRI

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Engineering a C4 rice prototype: Toward a proof of concept

An IRRI Seminar

By Shanta Karki
Postdoctoral fellow
C4 Rice Project, IRRI

Thursday, 29 August 2013
Havener Auditorium, IRRI

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Analysis of cadmium and zinc levels in Zn-biofortified rice

A Crop and Environmental Sciences Division Seminar

By Carlo Leo Cabral
Affiliate scholar
Soils, Crop and Environmental Sciences Division
IRRI

1:15-2:15 P.M., Tuesday, 9 July 2013
Room A, D.L. Umali Laboratory, IRRI

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Homestead Farming System (HFS): A way to improve nutrition and income for the landless poor in southwestern Bangladesh

A joint Social Sciences and Crop and Environmental Sciences Divisions Seminar

By Kazi Kabir
Technical specialist
WorldFish Center
Bangladesh

1:30–2:30 P.M., Friday, 28 June 2013
SSD Conference Room, Drilon Hall, IRRI

Rice storage as precautionary savings: evidence from Bangladesh

A Social Sciences Division Seminar

By Jeffrey Michler
Affiliate Ph.D. scholar
Social Sciences Division, IRRI, and
Purdue University

10:00–11:00 A.M., Tuesday, 25 June 2013
SSD Conference Room, Drilon Hall, IRRI

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Strategic assessment of international rice research priorities: Comparing the potential of rice technologies to make a difference for the poor, the food insecure, and the environment in Asia

An IRRI Seminar

By David Raitzer
Scientist/Strategic planning and impact assessment specialist
Social Sciences Division, IRRI

On behalf of the Strategic Assessment Team

1:15–2:15 P.M., Thursday, 27 June 2013
Havener Auditorium, IRRI

The RIICE project—results and messages for one year

A Social Sciences Division Seminar

By Andy Nelson
Scientist (geographer)
Social Sciences Division, IRRI

1:30–2:30 P.M.
Friday, 21 June 2013
SSD Conference Room, J. Drilon Hall, IRRI

Effect of Zinc fertilizer application and water management to plant Zinc uptake of six biofortification lines

A Crop and Environmental Sciences Division Seminar

By Francis Hennel Rubianes
Assistant scientist
Crop and Environmental Sciences Division
IRRI

1:15–2:15 P.M.
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Room A, D.L. Umali Laboratory, IRRI

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

The future face of farming: Do women have an upper hand?

An IRRI Seminar

By Ashok Mishra
Professor
Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
Louisiana State University, USA

1:15–2:15 P.M., Thursday, 13 June 2013
Havener Auditorium, IRRI

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Adventures in the world of rice diversity: An update on the International Rice Genebank

An IRRI Seminar

By Ruaraidh Sackville Hamilton
Senior scientist, evolutionary biologist, and
Head of the T.T. Chang Genetic Resources Center
International Rice Research Institute

1.15–2.15 P.M., Thursday, 6 June 2013
Havener Auditorium, IRRI

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Genome engineering in plants using site-specific nucleases

A Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology Division Seminar (PBGB) Seminar

By Tomas Cermak
Postdoctoral fellow
University of Minnesota, USA

1400 H, Monday, 3 June 2013
Room A, D.L. Umali Auditorium, IRRI

Myanmar and the "rice value chain" challenge

A Social Science Division (SSD) Seminar

By Randy Barker
Emeritus international staff
International Rice Research Institute

0930–1030 H, Friday, 31 May 2013
SSD Conference Room, Drilon Hall, IRRI

Dissection and synergy of abiotic stress tolerance traits in rice

A Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology (PBGB) Division Seminar



By Georgina Vergara
Consultant
Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology Division
International Rice Research Institute

1400 H, Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Room A, D.L. Umali Auditorium, IRRI

Friday, 24 May 2013

IRRI 2035: Investing in the future

An IRRI Seminar

By Robert S. Zeigler
Director general
International Rice Research Institute

1315-1445 H, Thursday, 30 May 2013
D.L. Umali Auditorium, IRRI

(This seminar is open to IRRI staff only.)

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Improving the quality of basic data on food production, utilization, storage, and trade

A Social Sciences Division Seminar

From Global Strategy for Agricultural Statistics (State of Food Insecurity 2012, p. 13)

By Seeva Ramasawmy
Food security statistician
FAO, Bangkok, Thailand

0900-1000 H, Thursday, 23 May 2013
SSD Conference Room
J. Drilon Hall, IRRI

Using whole genome approaches to understand fungal pathogenicity and virulence

A Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology Division Special Seminar

By Thomas K. Mitchell
Associate professor
The Ohio State University
USA

1330 H, Monday, 20 May 2013
Room A, D.L. Umali Laboratory, IRRI

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Ethics and agricultural science

An IRRI Seminar

By Robert Zimdahl
Professor emeritus
Colorado State University

1:15-2:15 P.M., Thursday, 23 May 2013
Havener Auditorium, IRRI

A fresh look at a dry problem: The relevance of upstream molecular biology to drought tolerance

An IRRI Seminar

By Ajay Kohli
Senior scientist
Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology Division
International Rice Research Institute

1:15-2:15 P.M., Thursday, 16 May 2013
Havener Auditorium, IRRI

Genomic selection applied to a population of rice advanced lines

A Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology Division Seminar

By Fang Wang
Visiting research fellow
Crop Research Informatics Laboratory, IRRI

2:00 P.M., Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Room A, D.L. Umali Laboratory, IRRI

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Risk management quality assurance and information management practices at IRRI's Social Sciences Division

A Social Sciences Division Seminar

By Dehner de Leon
Database coordination specialist
Social Sciences Division, IRRI

1330-1430 H, Friday, 10 May 2013
SSD Conference Room, J. Drilon Building, IRRI

Don’t get caught with your plants down. Consult a plant pathologist.

An IRRI Seminar

By Adam Sparks
Scientist (plant disease management)
Crop and Environmental Sciences Division
International Rice Research Institute

1315-1415 H, Thursday, 9 May 2013
Havener Auditorium, IRRI

Linking stress to growth: Dissecting the components and mode of plant TOR signaling pathway

A Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology Division Seminar

By Sunghan Kim
Research professor
Plant Molecular Breeding Center
Department of Plant Science
Seoul National University
Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

1400H, Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Room A, Umali Hall

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Facing the Media 101: Learning from the pros

A Social Sciences Division Seminar

(A sharing of lessons learned during the media skills workshop held at IRRI, 19-20 March 2013.)

By Gina Zarsadias
Associate program manager
Social Sciences Division, IRRI

1030-1130 H, Friday, 3 May 2013
SSD Conference Room, Drilon Hall, IRRI

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Real time with the Rice Survivors

IRRI Seminar

With discussion and Q&A with the Rice Survivor participants

1315-1415 H, Thursday, 2 May 2013

Havener Auditorium, IRRI

Expert opinion: An alternative method of estimating varietal adoption

A Social Sciences Division Seminar

By Ma. Lourdes Velasco
Associate scientist
Social Sciences Division, IRRI

1030-1130 H, Wednesday, 24 April 2013
SSD Conference Room, Drilon Hall, IRRI

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Complex traits in complex environments: Progress with root architecture, insect resistance, and genotype x environment interaction

An IRRI Seminar

By Storrs Thomas Mitchell-Olds
Professor
Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy
Department of Biology
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708

1315-1415 H, Thursday, 25 April 2013
Havener Auditorium, IRRI

Monday, 15 April 2013

Genotyping-by-sequencing for plant breeding and genetics

A Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology Division Seminar

By Jesse Poland
Research geneticist
Agricultural Research Service, USDA, and
Adjunct assistant professor
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas
USA

1000-1100 H, Friday, 19 April 2013
Room A, D.L. Umali Building, IRRI

Assessing the multidimensional impacts of NRM research: Evidence from a meta-analysis of the Irrigated Rice Research Consortium

An IRRI Seminar

By Roderick Rejesus
Associate professor and extension specialist
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

1530-1630 H*, Thursday, 18 April 2013 April 11
Havener Auditorium, IRRI

* The seminar will be live-streamed and includes participation from researchers in Bern, Switzerland, and Chaing Mai, Thailand. It will thus be held at a different time slot (1530-1630 H) from usual, so it streams at a friendly time (0830 H) in Bern.

Genetics of acclimation and adaptation to climate

A Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology Division Seminar by

By John McKay
Associate professor
Bioagricultural Sciences
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

1400-1500 H, Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Room A, D.L. Umali Building, IRRI

Sinking Zn in flooded rice

A Crop and Environmental Sciences Division Seminar

By Impa Somayanda
Postdoctoral fellow
Crop and Environmental Sciences Division, IRRI

1315-1415 H, Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Room A, D.L. Umali Building, IRRI

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Farmer preferences for wheat variety traits in Ethiopia: A gender-responsive study

Social Sciences Division Seminar

By Katherine Nelson
Extension communication specialist
Training Center, IRRI

1330-1430 H, Friday, 5 April 2013
SSD Conference Room, J. Drilon Hall, IRRI

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Hunting genes for C4 rice

IRRI Seminar

By Govinda Rizal
Postdoctoral fellow
C4 Rice Project, IRRI

1315-1415 H, Thursday, 11 April 2013
Havener Auditorium, IRRI

Dedifferentiating local from imported rice: Results from experimental auctions in Cameroon

IRRI Seminar

By Matty Demont
Senior scientist, Social Sciences Division

1315-1415 H, Thursday, 4 April 2013
Havener Auditorium, IRRI

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Physiogenetic studies on rice yield potential based on sink-source relationship

A Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology (PBGB) Division Seminar

By Toshiyuki Takai
Senior researcher
National Institute of Crop Science
National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

1400-1500 H, Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Room A, D.L. Umali Building, IRRI

Darwinian agriculture: How understanding evolution can improve agriculture

A lecture and discussion series

By R. Ford Denison
Professor
University of Minnesota, USA

22-26 March 2013 (scroll down for schedule of 5 sessions)
Rooms A, B, and C; D.L. Umali Building, IRRI

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Structural transformation and implications on women’s labor participation in agriculture

IRRI Seminar

By Uma Lele
Independent scholar and
Former senior advisor
The World Bank

1315-1415 H, Thursday, 14 March 2013
Havener Auditorium, IRRI

Monday, 11 March 2013

Advancing nitrogen and irrigation management for row crops and biofuel crops in the western US

Crop and Environmental Sciences Division Seminar

By Kevin Bronson
Supervisory research soil scientist
USDA-ARS, US Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center
Soil Fertility and Plant Nutr Chair, Soil Science Society of America Div. S-4

1315-1415 H, Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Asia Room, Chandler Hall, IRRI




Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Women gaining momentum: Take a moment to learn more about what IRRI women are doing

Special International Women's Day 2013 Seminars@ IRRI

Join us in the next IRRI (Thursday) Seminar, organized by HRS, to start the celebration for International Women’s Day at IRRI. Three IRRI women of science will share their insights into their work.

Speakers:
Maria Celeste Banaticla-Hilario (GRC)
Maria Theresa Castro (SSD)
Ando Radanielson (CESD)

Designing rice for the 21st century: the three laws of maximum yield

IRRI Seminar

By John Sheehy, OBE
IRRI consultant and former head of the C4 Rice Project
Marlowe, Bucks, U.K.

1315-1415 H, Thursday, 21 March 2013
Havener Auditorium, IRRI

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Policies, politics, persistence, and pragmatism: Experiences in research-based policy reform

IRRI Seminar

By V. Bruce J. Tolentino, Ph.D.
Deputy director general for communication and partnerships
IRRI

1315-1415 H, Thursday, 28 February 2013
Havener Auditorium, IRRI

Association study of wheat grain protein composition

PBGB Division Seminar

By Anne Plessis
Postdoctoral fellow
Center for Genomics and Systems Biology
New York University

1400H, Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Seminar Room, Harrar Hall, IRRI

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Cross-country experiences in Southeast Asia on research and technology transfer for the flat-bed dryer

Special Seminar

By Phan Hieu Hien
Consultant, ADB Postharvest Project, and
Retired researcher and lecturer
Nong-Lam University
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

13:30 H, Monday, 11 March 2013
Room A, D.L. Umali Laboratory, IRRI

Heat, water vapor, and GHG fluxes in rice-based cropping systems

IRRI Seminar

By Ma. Carmelita Alberto
Associate scientist
Crop and Environmental Sciences Division, IRRI

1315-1415 H, Thursday, 21 February 2013
Havener Auditorium, IRRI

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Chemical, genetic, and ethnobotanical diversity in Asian eggplant

Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Bitechnology Division Seminar

By Rachel Meyer
Postdoctoral fellow
Center for Genomics and Systems Biology
New York University

1400-1500 H, Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Room A, D.L. Umali Laboratory, IRRI

Salt-proof rice

IRRI Seminar

By Glenn Gregorio
Senior scientist, plant breeding
Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology Division
International Rice Research Institute

13:15-14:15 H
Thursday, 14 February 2010
Havener Auditorium, IRRI

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Environment Logging System (Envilog) through GSM

IRRI Seminar

By the Philippine Electronics and Robotics Enthusiasts Club (PhilRobotics)

13:15-14:15 H
Thursday, 7 February 2013
Havener Auditorium, IRRI

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Improving rice seedling establishment


IRRI Seminar

By Steven Groot
Visiting Research Fellow
T. T. Chang Genetic Resources Center

1315-1415 H
Thursday, 31 January 2013
Havener Auditorium, IRRI

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Preliminary findings on the diffusion of Swarna Sub-1 seeds in Odisha and Uttar Pradesh, India

Social Sciences Division Seminar

By Maria Luz Malabayabas
Assistant scientist
Social Sciences Division, IRRI

1330-1430 H, Friday, 18 January 2013
SSD Conference Room, Drilon Building, IRRI 

Tuesday, 8 January 2013