Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

GRISP II and the CGIAR School of Wizardry

An IRRI Seminar

​By Bas Bouman
Director
Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP)
IRRI
​​
17 December 2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI



Thursday, 3 December 2015

Have we brought hope and improved lives?

An IRRI Seminar

By Robert Zeigler
Director General
International Rice Research Institute

10 December 2015





Friday, 27 November 2015

Prospects of breeding high-quality rice using post-genomic tools

An IRRI Seminar

By Nese  Sreenivasulu
Head
Grain Quality and Nutrition Center (GQNC)

​​​3 December 2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI

Friday, 20 November 2015

From the field to the molecular biology lab and back: application oriented basic science for development

An IRRI Seminar

By Ajay Kohli
Senior Scientist
Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology (PBGB)
IRRI

​​​26 November 2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI


Saturday, 14 November 2015

Developing a gene interaction network associated with the adaptation of rice

An IRRI Seminar

By Michael Purugganan
Center for Genomics and Systems Biology
New York University (NYU), USA
and NYU-Abu Dhabi

​​​19 November 2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI


How long can rice seeds stay alive for?

An IRRI Seminar

By ​Fiona Hay
Senior Scientist-Genetic Resource Specialist​
T.T. Chang Genetic Resources Center (TTCGRC​)​

​​​12 November 2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI

Friday, 30 October 2015

Of pests and people: Designing pest-resilient rice ecosystem

An IRRI Seminar

By Buyung Hadi
Scientist-Entomology
Crop and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD)

​​​5 November 2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI

Friday, 23 October 2015

​R​ice and ​rice blast interactions: From dissection to deployment

An IRRI Seminar

By Bo Zhou
Senior Scientist-Host Plant Resistance
Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology 

​​29 October 2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI

Thursday, 15 October 2015

USAID/NASA joint initiative SERVIR-Mekong: a needs assessment of geospatial data and technologies in the Lower Mekong Region

A Special Seminar

By David J. Ganz
Chief of Party, SERVIR-Mekong, a USAID- NASA Partnership
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

​​20 October 2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
SSD Conference Room, Drilon Hall
IRRI

CORIGAP: the exciting progress of a high-profile IRRI consortium active in six Asian countries

An IRRI Seminar

By Grant Singleton
Principal Scientist

​​22 October 2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI

Monday, 12 October 2015

Thursday, 1 October 2015

​Transformational innovations in Plant Breeding


An IRRI Seminar

By  Peter Guzman 
Commercial Pipeline Breeder
Monsanto Corn Research Station 
Harrisburg​, South Dakota​

​​08 October 2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI

Monday, 28 September 2015

​​​​Hybrid Rice ​R&D at IRRI

An IRRI Seminar

By Fangming Xie
Senior Scientist​-Hybrid Rice R&D
Plant Breeding

​​1 October 2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI

Monday, 21 September 2015

​​The Explosion of Rice Bioinformatics

An IRRI Seminar

By: ​​​Nickolai Alexandrov
Senior Scientist
T.T. Chang Genetic Resources Center (TTCGRC​)​

​​24​​​​​ September 2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI

Abstract:

Rice bioinformatics exploded when the 3,000 rice genome sequencing project was completed last year. An unprecedented amount of sequence data required immediate attention—it had to be reliably stored, carefully quality-controlled, properly organized in data structures, and thoroughly analyzed. Not everything went smoothly and there were unexpected delays and a few mistakes. Nevertheless, the main results from this project have been made available to the rice community via a friendly and interactive web portal.

How does this data help breeders and other rice scientists in their work? What have we achieved and what new discoveries should we expect in the near future? How should we be prepared to meet new challenges in rice bioinformatics? More questions will be discussed and some of them will be answered in this seminar.


Tuesday, 1 September 2015

​Changes in rice farming in the Philippines: Insights from five decades of the Central Luzon Loop Survey​

An IRRI Seminar

By Kei Kajisa​​
​Professor​ - Aoyama Gakuin University
​T​okyo​-Japan​

​0​​​​3 September 2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI

Abstract:

​​​The Central Luzon Loop Survey, started by IRRI in 1966 on the eve of the Green Revolution, is perhaps the longest continuous survey in rice farming and of rice farm families in existence. The dataset is suitable for documenting long-term stru​​ctural changes and drawing lessons for the future. Topics covered by this seminar will include the (1) lack of successors and aging of farm families, (2) progress of mechanization and outsourcing, (3) history of varietal adoption, (4) emerging problems in wet-season rice farming, (5) possible recurrence of insecticide use, and (6) changes in the beneficiaries of the Green Revolution. Future research agendas will also be discussed.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Maintaining momentum through the DG transition: an info session with Bob Zeigler and Matthew Morell


(27 August 2015)

Bob and Matthew take the platform together in a conversation with IRRI staff to exchange ideas on the continuity of mission, the stability of IRRI as it seeks to diversify its sources of funding, and a shared vision for the next decade and beyond.

Presentation | Photos


Monday, 17 August 2015

​Distribution and Impact of Stress-Tolerant Rice Varieties in South Asia

An IRRI Seminar

By Takashi Yamano​​
Senior Scientist-​Impact Assessment Specialist
Social Sciences Division (SSD)

20 ​A​​ugust 2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI

Abstract:

​​The presentation summarizes recent adoption and impact assessment studies on stress-tolerant rice varieties in South Asia, more specifically focusing on their dissemination in Eastern India and Bangladesh. Area estimates of stress-tolerant rice and other varieties based on the 2014 survey of more than 7,000 households in Bangladesh and India will be presented. Farmers' sequential use of Swarna-Sub1 over two years, rice variety replacement behavior and preference on all varieties, and awareness and past use of stress-tolerant rice and other varieties will also be discussed.

Friday, 7 August 2015

​​From stress physiology to technology development in the rainfed lowlands of Southeast Asia

An IRRI Seminar

By Y​oichiro Kato​​
Scientist​ II​-​Rainfed Lowland Agronomist for Southeast Asia
​​Crop and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD)

​13 ​August 2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI

Abstract:

The rainfed rice ecosystem spreads 55 million hectares in South and Southeast Asia, where rice growth is often hampered by water problems (drought and floods). In many cases, other problems related to soil and water, such as salinity and nutrient disorder, accompany them. Fortunately, breeders from IRRI and NARES have already developed a series of stress-tolerant rice varieties and have disseminated them to farmers’ fields. One of our challenges now is to make full use of these materials.

However, as experts themselves, Asian farmers already have an independent opinion on how they could make their crops adapt better to stress-prone environments. They are the ones to give a final review of any "innovative" option, and ready-made recommendations may not often work. In this seminar, I will briefly introduce how we've tried to address these issues in the Rainfed Lowland Agronomy team for the last two years, seeking for both basic understanding of and interaction with farmers.

Monday, 3 August 2015

A strategy for mitigating heat-induced spikelet sterility at flowering in rice with the early-morning flowering trait

An IRRI Seminar

By Tsutomu Ishimaru
Senior Scientist-Plant Breeder
IRRI-Japan Collaborative Research Project
Plant Breeding, Genetics,  and Biotechnology (PBGB)

6 August 2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI

Thursday, 23 July 2015

A personal take on conventional breeding of Milyang

An IRRI Seminar

By Un-Sang Yeo
Senior Scientist-Seconded from RDA, Korea
Plant Breeding, Genetics,  and Biotechnology (PBGB)

30 July 2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI

Monday, 15 June 2015

Geography@IRRI (Part 2)

An IRRI Seminar

By Andy Nelson
Senior Scientist-Geographer and Head-GIS Lab
Social Sciences Division (SSD)

18 June 2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI

Monday, 8 June 2015

Stress-response genetic network in rice: Hierarchy, epistasis, epialleles, and transgressive phenotypes

An IRRI Seminar

By Benildo G. de los Reyes
Professor of Molecular Genetics
School of Biology and Ecology
University of Maine, USA

11 June 2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI

Friday, 29 May 2015

Amphibians as providers of ecosystem services to promote safe, sustainable, and intensified agricultural rice production

An IRRI Seminar

By Catherine Propper
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Northern Arizona University
Arizona, USA

4 June 2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI

Friday, 22 May 2015

Complexity, tradeoffs, and bias: Evaluating the impact of "new" agronomy and "old" extension systems and its implications for rice science

An IRRI Seminar

By David J. Spielman
Senior Research Fellow
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Washington, DC-USA


28 May  2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI


Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Mega-Trends for IRRI in Bangladesh

An IRRI Seminar

By Paul N. Fox
Senior Scientist II
IRRI Representative for Bangladesh


21 May  2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI


Monday, 27 April 2015

GRiSP monitoring and evaluation system for results based management: Progress and future plans

An IRRI Seminar

By Hope Webber
Senior Scientist - Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Social Sciences Division (SSD)
IRRI

30 April  2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI


Friday, 17 April 2015

High-throughput SNP genotyping at IRRI

An IRRI Seminar

By Michael J. Thomson
Senior Scientist-Molecular Genetics and Marker Applications
Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology
IRRI

23 April  2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI


Monday, 13 April 2015

Flood-tolerant rice: where are we now?

An IRRI Seminar

By Endang M. Septiningsih
Senior Scientist-Molecular Genetics
Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology
IRRI

16 April  2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Testing the utility of the COI and 16S genes as DNA barcode markers in species delineation on two selected animal taxa

An IRRI Seminar

By Ian Kendrich C. Fontanilla
Assistant Professor & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
College of Science
University of the Philippines, Diliman


26 March  2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI


Neuroactive and antimicrobial compounds from bacteria isolated from marine mollusks

An IRRI Seminar

By Gisela P. Concepcion
Vice President for Academic Affairs
University of the Philippines System
&
Professor
The Marine Science Institute
University of the Philippines Diliman


26 March  2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI


Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Ethos, pathos, and logos toward the successful management of rice tungro disease

An IRRI Seminar

By II-Ryong Choi
Senior Scientist 1 - Plant Virology
PBGB, IRRI

19 March  2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI


Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Going regional: Which mega trade deals should the Philippines join?

An IRRI Seminar

By Ramon L. Clarete
Professor, UP School of Economics
UP Diliman, QC

12 March  2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI


Friday, 27 February 2015

Heat stress research at IRRI - accomplishments and vision

By Krishna Jagadish SV
Plant Physiologist and Deputy Division Head
Crop and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD), IRRI

5 March  2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI

Friday, 6 February 2015

The Dream of a Rice Breeder

By Glenn B. Gregorio
Deputy head, Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology Division, IRRI

12  February 2015, Thursday
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI


Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Mapping the farm – from fields of rice come fields of data


By James Quilty
Head-Experiment Station
IRRI

05 February 2015, Thursday
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI

Monday, 19 January 2015

Gusto Namin, Milyonaryo Kayo: the Rural Transformation Movement


By Ronan G. Zagado
Supervising Science Research Specialist
PhilRice

22 January 2015, Thursday
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI

Monday, 12 January 2015

Experiment Station 2011-2015: where have we gone?


By Leigh Vial
Head, Experiment Station
IRRI

15 January 2015, Thursday
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium
IRRI