Past Event

Citrus Greening Research Review: Committee Meeting 2

Study in Progress: Public Meeting
8:15 am PT - 11:00 am PT
May 22, 2017 - May 23, 2017

Location: The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way Irvine CA 92612


MONDAY, May 22

Forum On Citrus Breeding And Transformation For HLB Resistance

8:15 Welcome, Introductions, and Overview of Forum Agenda - Jacque Fletcher, Committee Chair

1. What approaches/techniques are you employing to come up with a citrus plant that is resistant to HLB?

2. What are your major accomplishments to date?

3. What are the hurdles you have encountered/what do you need to overcome in order to achieve your goals?

4. If relevant to your work, how close are you to identifying any target(s) to modify by genome editing?

8:30 Fred Gmitter, University of Florida (UF) Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC)

8:45 Jude Grosser, UF CREC

9:00 Nian Wang, UF CREC

9:15 Ed Stover, USDA-ARS US Horticultural Research Laboratory (USHRL)

9:30 Zhonglin Mou, UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

9:45 Yi Li, University of Connecticut, College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources


10:15 Janice Zale, UF CREC Mature Citrus Facility

10:30 Vladimir Orbovic, UF CREC Transformation Lab

10:45 Tim McNellis, Pennsylvania State University, College of Agricultural Sciences

11:00 James Thomson, USDA-ARS Western Regional Research Center

11:30 Kim Bowman, USDA-ARS USHRL

11:45 GE CTV - Mike Irey, Southern Gardens

12:00 LUNCH

PART II: Discuss experiences and insights from work on citrus/other crops and possible ways to overcome the current challenges in citrus breeding and transformation for HLB resistance and approaches/techniques that are worth exploring


- All Part I participants

- Committee members

- Erik Mirkov, TAMU Agrilife Research and Extension Center (not confirmed)

- Mikeal Roose, UC Riverside

- Yinong Yang, Pennsylvania State University

- Dan Voytas, University of Minnesota (via WebEx)

- Chris Dardick, USDA-ARS, Appalachian Fruit Research Laboratory (via WebEx)

- Gloria Moore, UF (via WebEx)

1:00 Discussion Objectives and Guidelines - Jacque Fletcher

1:05 Development of a GE Citrus and GE Citrus Field Screening - Erik Mirkov, TAMU and Mike Irey, Southern Gardens

1:25 Discussion


3:10 Continuation of Discussion

4:30 End of Forum/RECEPTION

9:00 Welcome, Introductions - Jacque Fletcher, Committee Chair

9:05 CA Citrus Industry and CRB Perspectives on HLB - Gary Schulz, President, Citrus Research Board and Jim Gorden, Chairman, Citrus Research Board


10:00 Introduction of Keynote Speaker - Jacque Fletcher

10:05 Preventing Transmission of Pathogens by Mosquitoes - Anthony James, Donald Bren Professor, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics School of Medicine, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry School of Biological Sciences UC Irvine

11:00 Adjourn open session