Breeding & Varietal Assessment

The section members common interest is potato improvement. Members have different backgrounds such as breeding companies, research and technical institutes, universities, official bodies involved in registration of new varieties etc. This diversity offers opportunities to have fruitful discussions. Section meetings are also the place to get the latest technical and scientific knowledge needed to optimize breeding strategies and think about forthcoming challenges for our crop. Talks are then dealing with: 

  • Genetics and genomics,
  • Phenotyping
  • Diseases resistance
  • Genetic resources
  • Markers assisted and genomic selection
  • Genetic transformation and gene editing


Sylvie Marhadour, PhD

FN3PT/RD3PT, UMR 1349 INRA/Agrocampus Ouest/Université de Rennes I Institut de Génétique, Environnement et Protection des Plantes (IGEPP), Keraiber, Ploudaniel 29260, France

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