March 21, 2012
Global plant germplasm USDA project leader to present 28th Elmer G. Heyne Crop Science lecture March 28
Candice Gardner, research leader of the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service Plant Introduction Research Unit at the North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station in Ames, Iowa, will give the 28th Elmer G. Heyne Crop Science lecture at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in 1018 Throckmorton Hall. Gardner’s lecture is titled “Capturing Useful Genetic Diversity to Enhance Agricultural Production.”
Gardner’s work focuses on developing and securing plant genetic resource collections, capturing useful genetic diversity via germplasm enhancement and new crop development, and improving access to quality information and genetic resource information systems for research community and gene bank management use. She supervises the development and analyst leads for the GRIN-Global project, an effective, easy-to-use information management system for worldwide germplasm management needs that will succeed the GRIN – Germplasm Resources Information Network – database in the U.S.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. in the lobby of Throckmorton Hall.