Our live event will be on November 12, 2022 (all times are shown as Japan time – JST).


9:30 Opening remarks

Prof. Katsuhiko Takata (Chair, Japanese Society of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding; Akita Prefectural University)


9:35 Talk 1 (40 min talk + 5 min Q&A)

Prof. David B Neale (University of California, Davis; Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation)

Forest genetics in the genomics era


10:20 Talk 2 (40 min talk + 5 min Q&A)

Dr. Shanshan Zhu (Zhejiang University) and Prof. Yingxiong Qiu (Wuhan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Evolutionary and conservation genomics of Tertiary relict tree genus Cercidiphyllum


11:05 Short break (10 min)


11:15 Talk 3 (30 min talk + 5 min Q&A)

Dr. Makoto Takahashi (Forest Tree Breeding Center, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute)

Current status and future directions of forest tree breeding in Japan


11:50 Talk 4 (30 min talk + 5 min Q&A)

Prof. Yoshihisa Suyama (Tohoku University)

Forest genetic studies using genome-wide SNP data by MIG-seq analysis


12:25 Closing remarks

Prof. Yoshihiko Tsumura (Coordinator; University of Tsukuba)