ILS Webinars 2022-2023

ILS is going to host a set of public webinars on topics related to legumes cultivation and improvement starting from September 2022, usually on the first Tuesday of each month.

The webinars will use Microsoft Teams platform and will be hosted by Nelson Nazzicari and are made possible thanks to CREA (Italian Council for Agricultural Research and Analysis of Agricultural Economics).

The planned calendar is the following:

First webinar, Sep. 6, 2022, 3 pm CEST (GMT+2)

Christian Huyghe (INRAE, France)
Perspectives, opportunities, challenges and burning research issues for legume crops in Europe

Second webinar, Oct. 4, 2022, 5 pm CEST (GMT+2)

Petr Smykal (Palacky Univ., Olomouc, Czech Republic)
Domestication history of crop grain legumes

Third webinar, Nov. 8, 2022, 4 pm CET (GMT+1)

Julia Buitink (Institute of Horticulture and Seeds in Angers, France)
Improving the seed vigour of legumes
(physiological seed quality of legumes: acquisition and expression)

[⚠️CANCELED ⚠️] Dec. 6, 2022, 4 pm CET (GMT+1)

Due to unforeseen reasons the webinar for this month is canceled and will be rescheduled some time next year. Stay tuned!

Michael Nickerson (Univ. of Saskatchewan, Canada)
Pulse protein functionality, nutritional quality and utilization in the food industry

Fourth webinar, Jan. 10, 2023, 4 pm CET (GMT+1)

Judith Burstin (INRAE, France)
We sequenced a legume genome: so what?

Fifth webinar, Feb. 7, 2023, 4 pm CET (GMT+1)

Nesli Sozer (VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland)
Opportunities and challenges of legumes as components of innovative foods alternative to animal counterparts

Sixth webinar, Mar. 7, 2023, 9 am CET (GMT+1)

Time is 9 AM CET and not pm as previously announced

Michael Udvardi (University of Queensland, Australia)
Genetics and genomics of symbiotic nitrogen fixation in legumes

Seventh webinar, Apr. 4, 2023, 4.30 pm CEST (GMT+2)

Time is 4.30 PM CEST and not 4 pm as previously announced

Eric Justes (CIRAD, France)
Opportunities and challenges of grain legume-cereal intercropping

Eighth webinar, May 2, 2023, 4 pm CEST (GMT+2)

Pietro Barbieri (Bordeaux Sciences Agro)
N-fixing crops at the interface between crop and livestock production : driving the transition to sustainable agriculture

Ninth webinar, Jun. 6, 2023, 4 pm CEST (GMT+2)

Steve Beebe (CGIAR, Colombia)
Know your crop: How understanding evolution has contributed to breeding common bean