Danish Cereal Network - Annual Meeting 2017
in collaboration with DanSeed Symposium

March 13-14, 2017
Kobæk Strand Konferencecenter, Skælskør, Denmark

The Cereal Network

The Cereal Network (Cerealienetværket) is an informal network within the cereal sector, embracing research, breeding, production, processing, industry and trade. The network aims at improving quality and sustainability throughout the entire value chain of cereal grain production. The network has for almost 20 years brought together researchers, breeders, producers of cereal-based products, food and feed enzymes and suppliers within Danish cereal production for an annual meeting.

The annual meeting 2017 will take place onMonday March 13 at Kobæk Strand Konferencecenter, Kobækvej 85, DK-4230 Skælskør, http://kobaek-strand.dk. The meeting is co-organized with the DanSeed symposium on Tuesday 14 March. A shared dinner and evening programme of shared interest giving short updates on the seed and cereal legislation and commerce (in Danish) links the two meetings.

Five sessions on highly relevant topics within cereal science, breeding and production will cover new approaches to increase and ensure cereal yield.  

Monday 13 March:

Registration 9.00 - 9.30

Welcome  9.30

  • Johannes Ravn Jørgensen, Aarhus University

Session I: Bread wheat under a changing framework 9.30 - 11.00

Moderator: Johannes Ravn Jørgensen, Aarhus University

Coffee break 11.00 - 11.30

Session II: Cereals for feed – boost of quality and use 11.30 - 12.30

Moderator: Søren K. Rasmussen, University of Copenhagen

Lunch 12.30 - 13.30

Session III: Cereal breeding revised 13.30 - 15.10

Moderator: Henrik Brinch-Pedersen, Aarhus University

  • 13.30-14.00: Successful hybrid breeding of rye
    Andrés Gordillo, KWS LOCHOW, Germany
  • 14.00-14.20: New breeding techniques
    Inger Holme, Aarhus University
  • 14.20-14.50: Genomic selection in cereals
    Just Jensen, Aarhus University
  • 14.50-15.10: Synthetic biology in photosynthesis: Redirecting light-energy
    Poul Erik Jensen, University of Copenhagen

Coffee break 15.10 - 15.40

Session IV: New insights 15.40 - 16.45

Moderator: Johannes Ravn Jørgensen, Aarhus University

Closing remarks for the annual meeting in the Cereal Network 2017 16.45

  • Johannes Ravn Jørgensen, Aarhus University

Session V: Plant Variety Protection (joint session with Danseed) 17.00 - 18.00 

  • How big is the coverage with UPOV 91 and the other UPOV implementations and what are the trends for the future?
    Peter Button, Vice Secretary-General, UPOV

General assembly Dansk Cerealforening 18.00 - 18.15

  • Søren K. Rasmussen, University of Copenhagen

Dinner (joint with DanSeed) 18.30 - 20.00

Session VI: DanSeed updates (joint session with the Danish Cereal Network) 20.00 - 21.00

Updates on the seed and cereal business, legislation and commerce (in Danish) Link: danseed.dk

  • Aktuelt nyt fra korn- og bælgsædsbranchen
    Birger Eriksen og Asbjørn Børsting, SADS/Dakofo 
  • Aktuelt nyt fra græs- og kløverfrøbranchen
    Anders Mondrup, Brancheudvalget for Frø 
  • Aktuelt nyt fra træ- og skovfrøbranchen
    Morten Krogh, HedeDanmark
  • Sortsafprøvning - status og nye tiltag
    Gerhard Deneken, TystofteFonden

Social gathering 21:00 -


The meeting is open for everybody with interest in cereals.

DanSeed Symposium, Tuesday 14 March

Link: danseed.dk