Yang Gives Invited Talks in St. Louis, Orlando, and San Diego

Posted: February 2, 2016

In December and January Dr. Yinong Yang gave several invited talks on genome editing and precision breeding.
Photo credit: Yinong Yang. The Land at Epcot, Disney World

Photo credit: Yinong Yang. The Land at Epcot, Disney World

Dr. Yinong Yang was invited to present a talk titled "Crop genome editing and precision breeding with CRISPR/Cas9" in the general session of the 2015 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum in St. Louis on Dec. 6, 2015. An integral component of the U.S. Wheat & Barley Scab Initiative, the annual forum was attended by wheat breeders, physiologists, pathologists, and food chemists from academia, government, and industry.

During his December stay in St. Louis, Dr. Yang also participated in the annual meeting of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) Coordinated Research Project titled "Novel strategies for managing blast diseases on rice and wheat.” This collaborative project is led by Dr. Barbara Valent at Kansas State University and involves many domestic and international institutions including Penn State.

Dr. Yang visited the agricultural division (The Land) at Epcot, Disney World, in Orlando on Dec. 22, 2015, and gave an invited talk titled "Genome editing technology for precision breeding and crop improvement." After his seminar, he met with a group of undergraduate interns from various U.S. universities and had lunch with staff scientists, including two alumni from the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. Additionally, he was provided with a guided tour of agricultural research and greenhouse facilities (see PHOTOS).

During the XXIV Plant and Animal Genome Conference held Jan. 9–13, 2016, in San Diego, Dr. Yang presented an invited talk titled "Multiplex genome editing and precision breeding with CRISPR-Cas9" in the Plant Genome Engineering Workshop. His trip was generously sponsored by the Center for Genome Engineering, University of Minnesota.

PHOTOS (The Land at Epcot, Disney World)

Contact Information

Yinong Yang, Ph.D.
  • Professor
Phone: 814-867-0324