Breeding of field crops, and development of basic production and utilization technologies

Objectives

The international peer review meeting aims to provide an independent assessment of the research programs of NARO based on the scientific quality, originality and direction from the view point of overseas reviewers, and to make an overall evaluation on the potential impact of the research results to the food and agriculture industry. The International Peer Review meeting for the FY 2012 with the research theme "Breeding of field crops, and development of basic production and utilization technologies" was organized and the research results are evaluated by four international researchers.They also visited the research facilities in NARO prior to the review and held discussions with the researchers.



Time and Date

August 30 (Thur), 2012
10:00am ~ 16:30 pm


Venue

Tsukuba Business-Academia Cooperation Support Center
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council Secretariat of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries


Peer Reviewers

  • RP1: Breeding and quality research to develop rice varieties suitable for the food industry
  • RP2: Physiological and genetic research of rice yield and temperature stress
  • RP3: Development and utilization of genetic technology for improving productivity of rice
  • RP4: Wheat breeding for high yield and quality, and development of utilization technology
  • RP5: Barley breeding for high yield and quality, and development of utilization technology
  • RP6: Soybean breeding for high yield and quality, and development of utilization technology
  • RP7: Molecular biological and genomic approaches for improvement of wheat and soybean traits

Review Process

The peer review is carried out by evaluating the scientific quality, originality and specific direction of the research project, and applicability of the research results to the food and agriculture industry. Each research project is evaluated with the following rating. S: high quality and no revision needed; A: good quality and minor revision needed, B: fair quality and moderate revision needed, C: fair quality and major revision needed, D: poor quality and a complete rewrite needed. Additionally, the peer reviewers provide rating, comments, suggestions and recommendations for each research project and the entire research program.


Peer Reviewers

  • Dr. Gurdev S. Khush, Adjunct Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, USA (Former Principal Plant Breeder and Head, Division of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biochemistry, International Rice Research Institute)
  • Dr. Russell Reinke, Temperate Rice Breeder, Country Representative for Korea, IRRI-Korea Office, Korea
  • Dr. Larry C. Purcell, Professor, Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, University of Arkansas, USA
  • Dr. Mark E. Sorrells, Professor, Chair, Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University, USA

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