Maize breeding challenges: agroecology, diseases and climate change
French-German maize breeding school 2023
Maize breeding challenges: agroecology, diseases and climate change Registration
Tue May 23, 2023 to Wed May 24, 2023
Timezone : Europe/Paris
2023-05-23 09:00:00 2023-05-24 12:30:00 Europe/Paris Maize breeding challenges: agroecology, diseases and climate change Reservations on : -- REGISTRATIONS Registrations are open until May 8, 2023   AgroParisTech - Campus Agro Paris-Saclay   AgroParisTech Paris-Saclay, place de l’Agronomie, 91120 Palaiseau, France ASF maize section


Registrations are open until May 8, 2023


AgroParisTech - Campus Agro Paris-Saclay


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ASF maize section


Upon receipt of your payment, you will receive by email your e-ticket that you will have to present (on smartphone or on paper) at your arrival.

As places are limited, participants are encouraged to register in advance.

In case of cancellation:

The cancellation of your order is possible until Monday, May 8, 2023. After this date, no refund will be made.

In the case of a cancellation on our part, all tickets will be fully refunded.
For any further information, please contact us.


Near AgroParisTech building

Hotel Campanile Paris-Sud Saclay

9ter rue Joliot Curie, 91190 Gif-sur-Yvette

+ 33 1 84 00 85 35


Hotel Adagio Palaiseau

6 boulevard Gaspard Monge, 91190 Palaiseau

+33 1 85 41 04 50

Near Massy Palaiseau station

Hilton Garden Inn Paris Massy

35 avenue Carnot, 91300 Massy

+33 1 87 59 00 20


Hotel Mercure Paris Massy

21 avenue Carnot, 91300 Massy

+33 1 69 32 80 20




How to come to the conference ? public transports


From Massy

At bus stop “Gare de Massy-Palaiseau”

Take one of the following buses:

- Bus 91.06 (Christ de Saclay)

- Bus 91.10 (Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines)

Stop at « Palaiseau – Campus »


From Paris

Take the RER B (Saint-Rémy-les-Chevreuse), Stop at « Le Guichet »

Then take the Bus 9 (Christ de Saclay)

Stop at « Palaiseau – Campus »


Tuesday 23rd  May (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)


9:00 Introduction   Nicolas Guilpart, AgroParisTech – Carbon fluxes, Agriculture & Breeding

SESSION 1. New biotic targeted traits   9h30 - 11h30

Chair: Frank Hochholdinger - Univ. Bonn

Ana Butron, CSIC Spain – Resistance to Fusarium Ear Rot in a MAGIC Population

Judith Legrand, Univ. Paris-Saclay – Synchronisation of life cycles between plants and herbivores

Thomas Miedaner, Univ. Hohenheim – Employing subtropical donors to boost resistance to Gibberella ear rot and Northern corn leaf blight in European maize

Daniela Scheuermann, KWS – Breeding for NCLB resistance using HT genes

SESSION 2. New abiotic targeted traits    11h30 - 13h // 14h - 15h

Chair: Albrecht Melchinger - Pr. im Ruhestand             

Christophe Maurel, CNRS – The HyArchi project: Maize Root Hydraulic Architecture and its response to drought

Fabian Guffanti, TU München – Unravelling the genetic architecture of lateral root length in maize

Frank Hochholdinger, Univ. Bonn – Tissue and cell type-specific transcriptomic plasticity and phenotypic adaptations of maize primary roots to cold stress


//  Lunch + German Plant Breeding - section maize – Elections  //


Catherine Giauffret, INRAE – Maize tolerance to chiling

Matthieu Reymond, INRAE – Biomass quality and interactions with drought

Sandra Roller, Universität Hohenheim – Improving phosphor-use efficiency in maize

SESSION 3. New diversity for maize breeding     15h - 17h  

Chair: Alain Charcosset - INRAE             

Chris Schön, TU München – Genomic approaches for use of landraces to broaden the genetic variation of maize breeding germplasm

Claude Welcker, INRAE – Analysis of past genetic gain

Sebastian Urzinger, TU München – Identification of genetic factors influencing early development and cold tolerance in maize landraces

Sanchez Dimitri, INRAE /LIDEA – New tools for RG selection and management of genetic diversity

Randy Wisser, INRAE – Using Subtropical maize germplasm to face climate change          

//    VISITS of the Grenhouses, nurseries and labs of GQE Le Moulon 

       APERITIF & DINER in Le Moulon (IDEEV building)    //        


Wednesday 24th  May (9:00 – 12:30 am)

SESSION 4. Statistical methods and modeling for breeding schemes   9h - 12h30

Chair: Chris Schön - TUM    

François Tardieu, INRAE – Modeling adaptative traits

Fabienne Henriot, Limagrain – Interactions GxE and Envirotyping

Susanne Groh, Corteva Agriscience – Using reference set of hybrids for pattern analysis.

Renaud Rincent, INRAE – Phenomic selection - NIRS                      

Willem S. Molenaar, Van Waveren – Novel approaches to increase the chromosome doubling rate in doubled haploid maize production

Alexis Comar, Hyphen – Use of drones in maize experimentations

Tristan Mary-Huard, INRAE – Fast mixed model - applications to genetics

Concluding remarks. A.Melchinger & J.Fievet


Scientific committee

Julie Fievet, Albrecht Melchinger, Laurence Moreau & Alain Charcosset

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