Breeding program assessment tool is part of an extensive effort by international donors (BMGF, USAID, GIZ, ACIAR and others) to modernize public sector plant breeding programs of staple food crops in the developing world.  This strategy has an overriding objective of increasing productivity and profitability for small holder farmers and is one of many donor programs aimed at poverty amelioration in African and Asian emerging economies.

This seminar will have appeal for those who have an interest in plant breeding, agronomy, plant pathology, plant physiology, and the food and social sciences. We will report on the objectives, achievements, outcomes, and challenges of BPAT since the program commenced at UQ in 2015. The BPAT team will provide a short demonstration of all our tools during the seminar.

Ben Hayes headshotDr Christopher Lambrides

Chris Lambrides has had a long career in plant breeding. After graduating in Plant Breeding he spent almost a decade at Pioneer Australia breeding hybrid cultivars. In 2003 after a 10 year career with CSIRO he returned to UQ working on plant breeding programs that combined molecular genetics and physiology. His research has led to several commercial releases and was part of the UQ team that just released a psyllid resistant leucaena. He has a passion for plant breeding education and is currently course coordinator for AGRC3041 Plant Breeding. Since 2015 he has been team leader of the BPAT project.

Dr Christopher Lambrides, Principal Research Fellow, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
E: chris.lambrides@uq.edu.au

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Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation hosts science seminars across the disciplines of animal, horticulture, crop, food and nutritional sciences.

With a range of speakers from Australia and abroad, the series explores how high-impact science will significantly improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the tropical and sub-tropical food, fibre and agribusiness sectors.

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