Scientific Program

Day 1
19 Sep 2018
Day 2
20 Sep 2018
Day 3
21 Sep 2018

Opening session & welcome addresses

Paolo De Castro
(V. President of Agricultural Commission & Rural Development European Parliament)
Simona Caselli
(Agriculture Conucelor of Emilia Romagna Region)
Roberto Tuberosa
(Conference Chair – University of Bologna, Italy)

One century of durum wheat breeding: An Italian legacy

Antonio Blanco (University of Bari, Italy)

Opening keynote
Durum wheat genomics: From sequencing to breeding

Curtis Pozniak (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)

The wild emmer wheat genome

Assaf Distelfeld (University of Tel Aviv, Israel)

The durum wheat genome

Annamaria Mastrangelo (CREA, Italy)

Editing the wheat genome

Eduard Akhunov (Kansas State University, USA)

Signature of selection sweeps in the tetraploid wheat germplasm

Marco Maccaferri (University of Bologna, Italy)

Characterization of Ethiopian genetic resources for durum wheat

Enrico Pè (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy)

Map-based cloning of FHB resistance QTL in durum wheat

Agata Gadaleta (University of Bari, Italy)

Genomic selection in durum wheat

Jose Crossa (CIMMYT, Mexico)

Exploring G x E x M synergies to enhance durum wheat production

Brian Beres (Agriculture Agri-Food, Canada)

Durum wheat nitrogen management: From monitoring to application and more

José Luis Araus (University of Barcelona, Spain)

Session 5.
Durum wheat breeding to face climate change

Round table moderated by Filippo Bassi and Karim Ammar
  • Karim Ammar (CIMMYT, Mexico)
  • Filippo Bassi (ICARDA, Morocco)
  • Pasquale De Vita (CREA, Italy)
  • Ron Knox (Agriculture Agri-Food, Canada)
  • Conxita Royo (IRTA, Spain)
  • Daria Scarano (ISEA, Italy)

Durum wheat quality improvement at CIMMYT

Carlos Guzman Garcia (CIMMYT, Mexico)

Celiac disease, non-celiac wheat sensitivity

Luud Gilissen (University of Wageningen, The Netherland)

Bioactive compound in durum wheat

Marina Carcea (CREA, Italy)

Durum wheat products with improved quality and nutritional value

Marco Gobetti (University of Bolzano, Italy)

Session 7.
Innovation in the durum wheat-pasta chain

Round Table - Innovation in the durum wheat-pasta chain Moderator:  Roberto Ranieri (Open Fields srl, Italy)
  • Short summary on the innovations of pasta value chain in the last 50 years. Roberto Ranieri (Open Fields srl, Italy)
  • Pasta ready meal and pasta with legumes Francesco Pantò (Barilla G. e R. F.lli spa, Italy)
  • Nutritional and healthy pasta claims Marina Mastromauro (Pastificio Attilio Mastromauro, Italy)
  • Effect of the patent “Gluten Friendly” on pasta Pasquale Casillo (Casillo Group, Italy)
  • Traceability of the pasta supply chain Valeria Terzi (CREA, Italy)

Session 8.
Opportunities and perspectives in durum wheat research

Congress keynote lecture International collaboration on wheat improvement Hans Braun (CIMMYT, Mexico) Global vision of durum and bread wheat research perspectives Peter Langridge (Wheat Initiative) Round table The PRIMA project: What role and opportunities for the durum value chain in the Mediterranean Basin? Moderator : Maricelis Acevedo (Cornell University, USA) Participants to be announced