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Jocelyn Rose: SJTU Plant Biotechnology Course April 2016



Dr. Jocelyn Rose

Professor, Department of Plant Biology;

Director, Institute of BioTechnology,Cornell University

Research Interest:

The facets of plant cell wall biology and their societal importance




Course Topics

- Genomic, proteomic and metabolomic technologies and plant biotechnology
The beginning of the 21st century has seen an explosion in the development of new technologies to study living organisms, and particularly those related to the study of their genomes. This lecture will provide an overview of cutting edge technologies that are used to study plants, crop production and plant genetic diversity.
Time : Apr. 12th, Tuesday, 2:00-3:30 pm
Place: Room 0-103, School of Agriculture and Biology
Attendees: Graduates


- Plant biotechnology: current and future needs and the challenges of the 21st century
Mankind is facing growing challenges associated with feeding a rapidly expanding global population, and at the same time dealing with problems that limit food production, such as climate instability and loss of agricultural land. This lecture will discuss those challenges and identify the major factors that will limit food security over the course of the 21st century.
Time : Apr. 13th, Wednesday, 2:00-3:30 pm
Place: Lecture Hall, School of Agriculture and Biology
Attendees: Undergraduates
- Plant biotechnology, GMOs and society
The application of biotechnology to agricultural crop production, and particularly the use of genetic modification technologies is a politically sensitive issue, and yet is one that is difficult for the general public to understand. This lecture and discussion section will focus on the related issues of new technologies, food and the sensitivities of society to the safety and nature food supply.
Time : Apr. 15th, Friday, 2:00-3:30 pm
Place: Room 407 Chen Ruiqiu Building
Attendees: Ph.D. Candidates


- The future of food: genotyping and molecular breeding, plant transformation and genome editing technologies
Feeding a human population that will likely reach 10 billion over the next few decades will require the development of new types of crops and cropping systems. This lecture will examine the tools that have been used to breed crops with important characteristics, and look to the future of producing new crops through genome editing approaches.
Time : Apr.18th, Monday, 2:00-3:30 pm
 Place: Room 0-103, School of Agriculture and Biology
Attendees: Graduates

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