Presentations

2011

How Can Forest Biosciences Play a Role in the Forests of our Future?

Presented to: Virginia Associations of Forest Health Professionals
Presented by: Susan McCord
Date: February 7, 2011
Format: PowerPoint
Synopsis: This presentation explores the threats to our forests and how biotech tools might be used to improve the health of native forests, and the productivity of working forests. It also gives a brief background of the Forest Health Initiative, and the Responsible Use: Biotech Tree Principles.
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2007

Benefits of Sequencing the Pine Genome

Presented to: Washington D.C. PGI Meeting Attendees
Presented by: Dr. Ron Sederoff
Date: December 6, 2007
Format: Adobe PDF
Synopsis: Dr. Sederoff explains how in a genomic era, a plant is a machine with a finite number of known parts, its genes. With knowledge of functional genomics, we can understand the molecular basis of variation and adaptation, even though hundreds or thousands of genes may be involved. And that is very much what we need to know to understand development, metabolism, adaptation and evolution.
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Pine Genome Research: A Status Report

Presented to: Washington D.C. PGI Meeting Attendees
Presented by: Dr. Jeffrey Dean
Date: December 6, 2007
Format: Adobe PDF
Synopsis: Dr. Dean discuss the status of pine genomic work, the scale of the effort needed to sequence a pine genome, and the benefits from sequencing the pine genome.
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American Chestnut Research & Restoration Project: Species Protection through Disease Resistance

Presented to: Forest Health Initiative Kick-off Meeting
Presented by: Dr. Bill Powell
Date: November 28, 2007
Format: Adobe PDF
Synopsis: Dr. Powell discusses the genes, vectors, and techniques used by his team at SUNY-ESF to develop biotech American chestnuts using an Oxalate Oxidase gene from wheat to confer blight resistance to the tree.Click here to download the presentation

3 Years in Field Plots of Transgenic American elm

Presented to: Forest Health Initiative Kick-off Meeting
Presented by: Dr. Bill Powell
Date: November 28, 2007
Format: Adobe PDF
Synopsis: Dr. Powell discusses field trials, public acceptance, and resistance to Dutch Elm disease of American elm trees developed with the antimicrobial peptide, pSE39.
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Bioworx IX РVi̤osa Brazil, 2007

The following presentations are in Portuguese and were given at the 9th Bioworx conference in Viçosa Brazil: