Dr. Eric Von Wettberg Attends Meeting on Chickpea Genomics at Patancheru (India)

Friday, September 23, 2011

From September 4-7 Dr. Eric von Wettberg was at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Patancheru India to participate in a project meeting on an NSF-Gates Foundation Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD) project on chickpea.  This collaborative research with the groups of Dr. Doug Cook (PI) at University of California Davis and Dr. Rajeev Varshney (Co-PI) of ICRISAT’s Center of Excellence in Genomics aims to use an understanding of the consequences of domestication in chickpea to facilitate breeding for low fertility soils.  The trip also allowed for exploration of the cultural sites of the greater Hyderabad area.