26-28 February 2018
Location TBC
USA

2017 Speakers

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Matt Dimmic
Lead, Genomics & Data science
Monsanto

Day One

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

12:30 | Leveraging Comparative Metagenomics of the Corn and Soy Microbiome to Develop Sustainable Agricultural Solutions

Susan Turner
SVP, R&D
BioConsortia

Day Two

Thursday, February 23, 2017

09:00 | Designing Biotechnological Strategies to Alleviate Stress Factors on Crop Productivity

Matthew Wallenstein
Co-Founder& Chairman
Growcentia

Day One

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

10:00 | Manipulating the Interactive Rhizosphere Network for Plant Health

Ry Wagner
CEO
Agrinos

Day One

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

15:00 | Integration of Biologics with Standard Farmer Processes: Advancing Wide-Scale Adoption

Michael Iunescu
Research Leader
Evogene

Day One

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

11:30 | Developing Full Scale Models to Compliment Experimental Research

Daniel Joo
Head of Trait Discovery US
Bayer Crop Science

Day One

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

12:00 | Looking Below the Tip of the Microbial Iceberg

Dan Tomso
CSO
AgBiome

Day Two

Thursday, February 23, 2017

10:00 | New Microbial Products for BioControl

David Dent
CTO
Azotic Technologies

Day One

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

14:30 | Translating Laboratory and In-Field Efficacy Data for Successful Product Design

Russell Rodriguez
Founder & CEO
Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies

Day Two

Thursday, February 23, 2017

12:40 | Mitigating Climate Change with Fungal Endophytes: Drought, Temperature and Salinity Management Methods

Jenny Kao-Kniffin
Assistant Professor
Cornell University

Steven Shafer
CSO
Soil Health Institute

Day One

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

16:30 | Cutting through the Complexity of the Microbiome: Roundtable Discussions

Jacob Parnell
Senior Scientist
Novozymes

Day One

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

14:00 | Successful Field Trial Strategy and Analytics for Improved Microbial Understanding

Varghese Thomas
Principal Scientist
Bayer Crop Science

Day One

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

09:00 | The Phytobiome: An Industry Perspective on Accelerating Crop Production

Mustafa Morsy
Associate Professor
University of West Alabama

Day Two

Thursday, February 23, 2017

12:10 | Bio-Boom: Integration of Fungal Endophytes for Improved Crop Production

Barry Goldman
VP, Discovery
Indigo Agriculture

Day One

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

09:30 | Plant-Microbiome Engineering to Influence Agricultural Practice

Martin Polz
Professor
MIT

Workshop C

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

15:00 | Novel Approaches to Analysing Microbial Diversity Data

Deborah Thompson
Director, Research Partnerships
NC State University

Workshop B

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

12:00 | Alliances and Collaborations to Drive Innovation

Desmond Jimenez
VP, Product Development
NewLeaf Symbiotics

Day Two

Thursday, February 23, 2017

09:30 | Application of Methylobacteria in the Agro-Ecosystem

Mike McFatrich
VP, Business Strategy & Development
NewLeaf Symbiotics

Day One

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

16:30 | Cutting through the Complexity of the Microbiome: Roundtable Discussions

Devin Holman
ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow
USDA- ARS

Workshop A

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

08:30 | How to Seize Opportunities in the Microbiome for Animal Health & Nutrition

Matt Koci
Associate Professor
NC State University

Day Two

Thursday, February 23, 2017

15:00 | Animal Microbiome: Small Scale Science, Large Scale Benefits

Ignazio Carbone
Professor - Department of Plant Pathology
NC State University

Day One

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

16:30 | Cutting through the Complexity of the Microbiome: Roundtable Discussions

John Dimos
General Manager
Biome Makers

Day One

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

13:00 | WineSeq: The Disruptive Microbiome Tool for Vine Health

Peter Christey
CEO
GALT

Day One

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

10:30 | Enabling Access to Microbes - A Next Generation Platform for Exploring the Microbiome

Gary Nijak
President & CEO
Green & Grow

Day One

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

15:30 | Panel Discussion: Field Efficacy – Guidelines and Parameters to Successfully Valid a Product

Mariola Kopcinski
Director, Scientific Alliances
Plant Health Care

Day Two

Thursday, February 23, 2017

14:10 | How Plant Signaling Molecules can Enhance Microbial Products Performance

Kelly Smith
Director, Microbial Development
AgBiome

Day Two

Thursday, February 23, 2017

11:40 | Development of Novel Biopesticides and Traits from the Soil and Crop Microbiome

Kellye Eversole
President
Eversole Associates

Workshop B

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

12:00 | Alliances and Collaborations to Drive Innovation

Jane Fife
CSO
3Bar Biologics

Day Two

Thursday, February 23, 2017

10:30 | Bio-YIELD®: Delivering the Freshest Microbes to the Field

Sandrine Miller-Montgomery
Executive Director of the Center for Microbiome Innovation
UC San Diego

Day Two

Thursday, February 23, 2017

14:40 | Better Understanding of Microbiome Changes in relation to Diet and Implications for Feed Conversion Efficiency and Livestock Health