Treenomics – From Genomic Information to Business Opportunities

Lectures given at the 2017 Marcus Wallenberg Prize Symposium held in Stockholm on 27 October, 2017.

Moderator: Mrs. Elisabet Salander Björklund, CEO, Bergvik Skog, Sweden

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Mr. Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman of the Board of the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation

Introduction – Trees and Wood for the Future

Prof. Ove Nilsson, Umeå Plant Science Centre/Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden

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Challenges and Advances in Biotechnology for Trees and Forests: Coming Soon to a Forest Near You

Prof. Ronald R. Sederoff, Recipient of the 2017 Marcus Wallenberg Prize, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

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Genomic Prediction of Complex Phenotypes: Driving Innovation in the Brazilian Forest Based Industry

Prof. Dario Grattapaglia, Senior Resarch Scientist at EMBRAPA Genetic Resources and Biotechnology, and Professor of Genomic Sciences at the Catholic University of Brasilia, Brazil

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Natural Variation, Genomics and Biotechnology

Prof. Stefan Jansson, Umeå Plant Science Centre/Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

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What it takes for Tree Genomics to be Commercialized in North America: a Business Perspective

Dr. Christine Dean, Weyerhaeuser Company (retired), Seattle, WA, USA

Engineering Trees for the Biorefinery

Prof. Wout Boerjan, Ghent University, VIB Center for Plant Systems Biology, Ghent, Belgium

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Questions and Answers – Speakers interact with the audience

Moderated by Mrs. Elisabet Salander Björklund