Note: While the deadline has passed to register for in-person attendance, you may still register for the virtual option until noon ET on May 16.
Sustainable food production is challenged on many fronts. There will be more mouths to feed using fewer resources on less land. The environment is warming, rainfall patterns are changing, and atmospheric carbon dioxide is increasing. Industrial farms based on the oil economy will need to give way to new energy systems in less than a generation. Geopolitical instability threatens global food security, and the rate of crop improvement remains stubbornly slow.
There is plenty of room for innovation. Seeds are the key to revolutionizing agricultural productivity, and the 21st Century brought powerful new genomic tools to accelerate genetic gain.
This symposium — cosponsored by the MIT Whitehead Institute and Inari — covers how some of these tools, developed here in Cambridge, are being used to advance crop improvement.
Where We Find Opportunities for Crop Improvement
Bring on the Compute: How Data and Deep Learning Will Deliver Tomorrow's Crops
Have a question about the event? Email: SecuringAgFuture@inari.com
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Jing-Ke Weng PhD
Associate Professor of Biology
Michael Nuccio PhD
Senior Director of R&D
Inari Agriculture, Inc.
Catherine Feuillet PhD
Chief scientific Officer
David L. Des Marais PhD
Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering