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Professor Kazuhiro Sato, 30 August at 14:00, SLU Alnarp

The Royal Swedish Academy of Science (KVA) and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) collaborate in support of and promotion of scientific exchange between Sweden and Japan. SLU, Lund University and Umeå Plant Science Center (UPSC) have invited a distinguished Japanese scientist, Professor Kazuhiro Sato, to present lectures and discuss further collaboration in the area of plant molecular genetics and breeding. Kazuhiro Sato is a professor in genetics and plant breeding at the Institute of Plant Science and Resources, Okayama University.

Together with Roland von Bothmer, professor emeritus, PlantLink is delighted to assist in hosting Professor Sato on 30 August from 14:00 to 16:00 at SLU Alnarp, Crafoord Hall.

Program (Place: Crafoord Hall, Sundsvägen 14, SLU Alnarp)

14:00 Coffee and cake

14:20 Information about Japan-Sweden collaborations, JSPS 

14:30 “Field experiments of genome edited wheat in Japan”, Professor Kazuhiro Sato

15:10 “Plant product quality at SLU”, Dr Ramune Kuktaite

15:20 “Potato field trials with genome edited susceptibility genes”, Professor Erik Andreasson

15:30 ”Gene edited starch potatoes in field trials”, Dr Per Hofvander

15:40 Final remarks and questions

                           

Visit of Professor Kazuhiro Sato at SLU, 30 August

More information

On the 3rd of September it is possible to meet Prof Sato’s colleagues are in Alnarp and will present there:

Assoc. Prof. Hiroshi Hisano, Group of Genome Diversity

Assoc. Prof. Akio Tani, Group of Plant Environmental Microbiology

Ass. Prof. Tomoyuki Furuta, Group of Integrated Genomic Breeding

For more information and if you are interested in meeting them, please contact Therese Bengtsson.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Science (KVA) and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) collaborate in the support for and promotion of scientific exchange between Sweden and Japan. SLU, Lund University and Umeå Plant Science Center (UPSC) have got the honor to invite a distinguished Japanese scientist through a grant from JSPS in collaboration with KVA during 2024. We are thus very pleased to welcome Professor Kazuhiro Sato to present lectures in Lund/Alnarp and Umeå and discuss further collaboration in the area of plant molecular genetics and breeding. He is professor in genetics and plant breeding at the Institute of Plant Science and Resources, Okayama University.

Prof. Sato has the unique combination of being a leading scientist in plant molecular genetics with the task of a practical breeder and he has developed new technology in barley breeding. He has been the Japanese representative in an international consortium for sequencing the barley genome and he has in particular identified important genes in barley such as key genes for domestication, a gene for adaptation to humid regions, genes for tolerance to soil acidity and high cadmium content. In recent years prof. Sato has been a driving force in Japan for introduction and application of transformation and genome editing in cereals. He has served as the project implementer for the National Bioresources Project in Japan with the management of 20 000 barley accessions, many of them being unique.