Genebank Resources on the Web (GROW) webinars are presented through a partnership between the Crop Trust and CGIAR to provide thought-provoking discussions within the genebank community.
The webinar series explores topics ranging from emerging technologies, operational efficiency, collecting to seed longevity, policy and use. GROW aims to tackle difficult questions and provoke discussion on important genebank-related details and themes.
Webinars are bi-monthly and pre-registration is required to attend.
1 December 2022
6 October 2022
The following webinars were presented through the CGIAR Genebank Platform, which ran from 2017 to the end of 2021. It supported CGIAR Research Centers to fulfill their legal obligation to conserve and make available 750,000 seed samples of crops and trees on behalf of the global community under the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. The Platform supported day-to-day genebank operations, and activities to improve efficiency, enhance use and ensure compliance with international policy. This work was supported jointly by donor contributions to the CGIAR Fund and the Crop Trust Endowment Fund.
Crop Genetic Erosion
By Colin Khoury
Director, Department of Science and Conservation, San Diego Botanic Garden, and Visiting Scientist, Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Squeezing the Good Stuff Out of the Vaults: Fields, Genomics, or Genebankomics?
By Filippo Bassi
Senior Scientist, Durum Wheat Breeder, International Center for the Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
Digital Sequence Information: A Looming Disaster or Hidden Opportunity for Positive Change?
By Amber Hartman Scholz
Deputy to the Director, Leibniz-Institut DSMZ German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Culture
Genebanks: What Is Their Use To Farmers?
By Marleni Ramirez
Representative of Peru, Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
How Far Should The CGIAR Genebanks Dare To Go?
By Ruaraidh Sackville Hamilton
Independent Consultant & Former Head of the Genetic Resource Center, IRRI
Seed Survival In Storage
By Fiona Hay
Senior Scientist, Aarhus University
The Critical Role of International Collaborations to Improve Conservation and Utilization of Crop Collections
By Gayle Volk
Plant Physiologist, USDA-ARS
By Clarice Coyne
Curator and Geneticist, USDA-ARS
CRISPR Crops: Plant Genome Editing Made Easy
By Sophien Kamoun
Head of Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
Rethinking Genebank Management
By Theo van Hintum
Centre for Genetic Resources (CGN), Wageningen University