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Final Program

October 10th-11th 2016: Satellite events (registration needed)


10th-11th October Ascochyta 2016 Workshop

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11th October 09:00-18:00h LEGATO project meeting (partners only)

11th October 09:00-18:00h EUROLEGUME project meeting (partners only)

11th October 09:00-18:00h ABSTRESS project meeting (partners only)


October 11th 2016

18:00-20:00 ILS2 Conference Registration

19:30 Welcome Cocktail


October 12th 2016

08:00-12:00 Registration (cont.)

09:00-09:15 Welcome addresses and Opening Session

  • Professor Doctor Cláudio M. Soares, Director of ITQB NOVA
  • Dr. Luis Medeiros Vieira, Secretary of State of Agriculture and Food in representation of the Portuguese Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development
  • Dr. Hakan Bahceci, Former President of Global Pulse Confederation
  • Professor Doctor Diego Rubiales, President of International Legume Society
  • Professor Doctor Pedro Fevereiro, Representant of Local Organizing Committee


09:15-10:30 Session 1, plenary: Legumes value chain: market requirements and economic impact

Chaired by Eduardo Rosa (UTAD, Portugal) and Adrian Charlton (FERA, UK)

09:15-09:45 Key lecture: Hakan Bahceci: Forging a New Future for Pulses: Addressing research challenges with the momentum of the UN International Year of Pulses

09:45-10:00 P. Iannetta: Main-streaming pulses: exploring local solutions to supply chain limitations

10:00-10:15 F. Muel: Would the protein fraction be the future of oil and grain legume crops by 2030?

10:15-10:30 G. Dubois: Legume future from European Union perspective: Horizon 2020, EIP-AGRI and CAP


10:30-11:00 Coffee break


11:00-12:00 Session 2, plenary: Legumes and environment

Chaired by Richard Thompson (INRA, France) and Diego Rubiales (CSIC, Spain)

11:00-11:30 Key lecture: Marie-Hélène Jeuffroy: Validating the environmental benefits of legumes requires a territorial approach

11:30-11:45 B. Cupina: Environmental impact of introducing legumes into cropping system 

11:45-12:00 C. Watson: Sustainable management of grass-white clover leys in ley-arable farming systems


12:00-13:00 Poster viewing

13:00-14:30 Lunch


14:30-16:00 Parallel sessions

Session 3, parallel: Beneficial legume-microbe interactions

Chaired by Carmen Bianco (Univ. Bari, Italy) and Pedro Fevereiro (ITQB NOVA, Portugal)

14:30-15:00 Key lecture: Jens Stougaard: Receptor mediated signaling in legume symbiosis

15:00-15:10 J. Keller: Symbiotic genes expression in a context of nitrogen-fixing symbiotic specificity in Lupinus

15:10-15:20 M. Vosatka: Beneficial microbes associated with legumes

15:20-15:30 V. Bourion: Partner choice in a core collection of pea inoculated by a mix of five Rhizobium strains

15:30-15:40 M. Lepetit: Improving adaptation of legume-rhizobium symbiosis to the soil environment

15:40-16:00 General discussion on beneficial legume-microbe interactions


Session 4, parallel: Genetic resources

Chaired by Hari Upadhyaya (ICRISAT) and Rodomiro Ortiz (SLU, Sweden)

14:30-15:00 Key lecture: Noel Ellis:  Where are we after 150 years of legume genetics?

15:00-15:10 E. von Wettberg: Using collections of wild relatives of chickpea to understand domestication

15:10-15:20 M. Carvalho: Characterizing the genetic diversity of cowpea accessions using a high-density SNP

15:20-15:30 K. Fischer: LupiBreed - Valorisation of novel genetic variability in narrow-leafed lupin

15:30-15:40 M. Nelson: Domestic bliss? Causes and consequences of a modern era domestication event

15:40-16:00 General discussion on genetic resources


16:00-16:30 Coffee break and Poster viewing


16:30-17:30 Parallel sessions

Session 5, parallel: Legumes value chain: market requirements and economic impact (cont.)

Chaired by Frédéric Muel (Terres Inovia, France) and Pete Iannetta (JHI, UL)

16:30-16:40 L. Bedoussac: Evaluating cereal-legume intercrops towards sole crops

16:40-16:50 M. Magrini: Escaping from grain-legume socio-technical system lock-in

16:50-17:00 A. Bentaibi: Analysis of social and organizational aspects of food legumes chain

17:00-17:10 D. Lemken: The re-innovation of Mixed Cropping - who cares? - Trial Willingness

17:10-17:30 General discussion on legumes value chain


Session 6, parallel: Root diseases

Chaired by Julie Pasche (North Dakota St. Univ., USA) and Nicolas Rispail (CSIC, Spain)

16:30-16:40 L. Gentzbittel: Quantitative response of M. truncatula to verticillium wilt.

16:40-16:50 M.L. Pilet-Nayel: Genetics of pea resistance to Aphanomyces euteiches in the genomics Era

16:50-17:00 C. Coyne: Progress on understanding genetic resistance to Fusarium root rot in pea

17:00-17:10 S. Chatterton: Molecular quantification of pathogenic Fusarium spp. in soil to predict pea root rot risk

17:10-17:30 General discussion on root diseases


17:30-18:30 Poster session 1: Slots of flash presentations (3 min + 2 min questions) from selected posters (topics of the day)

Chaired by Alessio Cimmino (Univ. Naples, Italy) and Georg Carlsson (SLU, Sweden)

A. Seabra Pinto: Do consumers' value the new use of legumes?

C. Ghoulam: Intercropping legume-cereals is a system to value legume-rhizobia symbiosis

J. Fustec: Synergy between crop diversity and earthworm community improve crop yields

C. Lotti: A novel source of genetic diversity in cultivated chickpea as revealed by GBS and genotyping

M.G. Tobar-Pinon: Genetic diversity of the Gautemalan climbing bean collection

M. Ruland: Temporal and regional development of lentil populations by natural selection on-farm

A. Moussart: Effect of pea sowing date on aphanomyces root rot development and yield losses 

A. Lesné: Construction and evaluation of Near-Isogenic Lines for resistance to Aphanomyces euteiches in pea

R. Tollenaere: Nested Association Mapping for resistance to Aphanomyces in M. truncatula

C. Bianco: The auxin indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) is more than a plant hormone


20:45 Third International Legume Football Cup


October 13th 2016


8:30-10:00 Session 7, plenary:  Legumes in food and feed and other alternative uses

Chaired by Maria Carlota Vaz Patto (ITQB NOVA, Portugal) and Ambuj B. Jha (Univ. Saskatchewan, Canada)

08:30-09:00 Key lecture: Frédéric Marsolais: Using beans with novel protein compositions for nutritional improvement

09:00-09:15 M. Bronze: The hidden phenolic content of faba beans

09:15-09:30 J.C. Jimenez-Lopez: Use of narrow-leafed lupin b-conglutin proteins in human food to tackle diabetes

09:30-09:45 C. Domoney: Genetic diversity in pea and its impact on strategies for seed quality improvement

09:45-10:00 A.F. Monnet: Understanding the structuring of wheat-legume cakes to promote product innovation


10:00-10:30 Coffee break and Poster viewing


10:30-12:00 Session 8, plenary: Frontiers in legume genetics and genomics

Chaired by Roberto Papa (Univ. Le Marche, Italy) and Marta Santalla (CSIC, Spain)

10:30-11:00 Key lecture: Judith Burstin: Towards the genome sequence of pea: a tribute to Mendel
11:00-11:15 P. Wan: Genome sequencing of Vigna angularis provides insight into high starch and low fat.

11:15-11:30 P. Annicchiarico: Genotyping-by-sequencing and its exploitation in forage and grain legume breeding

11:30-11:45 S. Kaur: Application of historical data from Australian lentil breeding program in genomic selection

11:45-12:00 G. Boutet: WGGBS in pea without reference genome and data assembly


12:00-13:00 Poster session 2: Slots of 3 min flash presentations (+ 2 min questions) from selected posters (topics of the day)

Chaired by Nuno Almeida (ITQB NOVA, Portugal) and Sara Fondevilla (CSIC, Spain)

E. Collado: Pea straw: an advantageous co-product in dairy goat diets

C. Arribas-Martinez: Nutritional and nutraceutical characterization of extruded gluten-free snacks

M. Książkiewicz: Genes involved in flowering time regulation in white lupin

R.V. Penmetsa: Mendel's enduring legacy: orthologs of two of his seven factors in multiple current day crop legumes

R. Papa: Bean Adapt: The genomics of adaptation during crop expansion in common bean

A. Sarkar: The Lathyrus sativus genome project

H. Bobille: Effect of soil water deficit on amino acid exudation in Pisum sativum roots

C. Le May: Plant disease complex: antagonism and synergism between pathogens

A. Cimmino: Necrotrophic effectors produced by fungal pathogens of legume crops

A. Quillévéré-Hamard: Genetic and phenotypic diversity of pea isolates of Aphanomyces euteiches in France

L. Aguirrezabal: Modelling the effect of assimilate availability on seed weight and composition in soybean


13:00-14:30 Lunch


14:30-16:00 Parallel sessions

Session 9, parallel: Legumes in food and feed and other alternative uses (cont.)

Chaired by Ruta Galoburda (Latvia Univ. of Agriculture, Latvia) and Tom Warkentin (Univ. Saskatchewan, Canada)

14:30-14:40 E. Tormo: A meta-analysis to assess the effect of fine grinding, dehulling and pelleting

14:40-14:50 E. Mecha: Protein quality of different Portuguese varieties of common bean

14:50-15:00 L. Proskina: Economic factors of using the legumes in broiler chickens feeding

15:00-15:10 M.C. Serrano: Tocopherols and carotenoids diversity in a chickpea germplasm

15:10-15:20 A. Clemente: Bowman-Birk inhibitors from legumes and mammalian gut health

15:20-15:30 A.B. Jha: Evaluation of a pea genome wide association study panel for folate profiles by UPLC-MS/MS

15:30-16:00 General discussion on legumes in food and feed and other uses


Session 10, parallel: Frontiers in legume genetics and genomics (cont.)

Chaired by Bernadette Julier (INRA, France) and Kevin McPhee (North Dakota State Univ. USA)

14:30-14:40 C. Le Signor: A protein quantity loci approach combined with a genome-wide association study

14:40-14:50 M.C. Vaz Patto: Using genomics to decipher the grain legumes quality riddle

14:50-15:00 A.M. Torres: Strategies and advances to identify candidate genes for low vicine-convicine in faba bean

15:00-15:10 M. Santalla: Homologues of Arabidopsis genes involved in photoperiod response in common bean.

15:10-15:20 P. Smykal: Wild pea P. fulvum and P. elatius chromosome segment substitution lines in cultivated pea

15:20-15:30 A. Campa: Delimiting the physical positions of anthracnose resistance clusters

15:30-16:00 General discussion on frontiers in genetics and genomics


16:00-16:30 Coffee break and Poster viewing


16:30-17:45 Parallel sessions

Session 11, parallel: Frontiers in plant and crop physiology

Chaired by Christophe Salon (INRA, France) and Luis Aguirrezabal (CONICET, Argentina)

16:30-17:00 Key lecture: Phil Mullineaux: The identification of novel genes controlling plant - environment interactions

17:00-17:10 J. Vorster: Drought-induced transcriptome changes in soybean crown nodules

17:10-17:20 R. Metzner: In vivo monitoring of the development of legume roots, nodules and pods

17:20-17:30 G. Louarn: A common shoot developmental framework for perennial legume species

17:30-17:45 General discussion on frontiers in plant and crop physiology


Session 12, parallel: Integrated pest and disease management

Chaired by Jenny Davidson (PIRSA-SARDI, Australia) and Christophe Le May (INRA, France)

16:30-17:00 Key lecture: Seid Kemal: Integrated disease and insect pest management pest and in cool-season food legumes

17:00-17:10 A. Baranger: PISOM: Ideotypes, Systems, Surveys of pea and faba bean Main diseases

17:10-17:20 Y. Mehmood: The Australian Ascochyta rabiei population structure

17:20-17:30 W. Chen: Chickpea damping-off caused by metalaxyl resistant Pythium in the US Pacific Northwest

17:30-17:45 General discussion on integrated pest and disease management


17:45-19:00 ILS General Assembly

20:45 Third International Legume Football Cup


October 14th 2016

8:30-10:00 Session 13, plenary:  Frontiers in legume breeding

Chaired by Wolfgang Link (Georg-August-University, Germany) and Gerard Duc (INRA, France)

08:30-09:00 Key lecture: Scott Jackson: Contribution of epigenetic variation to improvement

09:00-09:15 B. Julier: QTL detection for forage biomass of alfalfa in mixture with a forage grass

09:15-09:30 A. Charlton: Improving the resistance of legume crops to combined abiotic and biotic stress

09:30-09:45 M. Pazos: Integrated platform for rapid genetic gain in temperate grain legumes and wild Cicer species

09:45-10:00 A. Sarker: Broadening the genetic base of lentil


10:00-10:30 Coffee break and Poster viewing


10:30-12:00 Session 14, plenary: Frontiers in legume agronomy

Chaired by Erik S. Jensen (SLU, Sweden) and Susana Araújo (ITQB NOVA, Portugal)

10:30-11:00 Key lecture: Eric Justes:  Synthesis on the effects of grain legume insertion and cereal-grain legume intercrops in low input cropping systems in Southern France

11:00-11:15 E. Pelzer: Design and assessment of legume-based cropping systems with stakeholders in Europe

11:15-11:30 C. Porqueddu: Performance of legume-based annual forage crops in three Mediterranean regions

11:30-11:45 A. Lingner: Legume-based mixed cropping systems may have higher water use efficiency

11:45-12:00 G. Carlsson: Participatory development of grain legume-cereal intercrops for enhanced productivity


12:00-13:00 Poster session 3: Slots of 3 min flash presentations (+ 2 min questions) from selected posters (topics of the day)

Chaired by Sofia Duque (ITQB NOVA, Portugal) and Angel M. Villegas-Fernández (CSIC, Spain)

L. Wiesel: Starter fertilisers: Do they influence rhizobial populations in vining pea fields?

R. Bowness: Evaluation of agronomic practices on production of Clearfield red lentil in Alberta, Canada

R. Seljåsen: Nitrogen availability from peas and faba beans as pre-crops to broccoli followed by lettuce

J. Rebola Lichtenberg: Biomass production in mixed short-rotation woody cropping of Populus hybrids and Robinia

M. Ćeran: Discovering genetic signatures of selection in the elite soybean germplasm

J. Aper: Flower abscission rates of early-maturing soybean varieties

C. Holdt: Genetic studies of winter hardiness in pea

A. Scegura: Marker-assisted backcross selection of virus resistance in pea

J.J. Ferreira: Genetic resistance to powdery mildew in common bean

M. Pérez-de-la-Vega: RNA-seq analysis of gene expression in lentils in response to Ascochyta lentis infection

V. Vernoud: A transcriptomic approach identifies candidate genes for drought tolerance in pea


13:00-14:30 Lunch


14:30-16:00 Parallel sessions

Session 15, parallel: Frontiers in legume breeding (cont.)

Chaired by Pooran Gaur (ICRISAT) and Paolo Annicchiarico (CREA, Italy)

14:30-14:40 B. Taran: Genomic prediction for seed size in chickpea

14:40-14:50 L. Brünjes: Faba bean lines differ in their contribution as pollen donor to cross-fertilized seed

14:50-15:00 L. Pecetti: Assessing and overcoming genetic trade-offs in breeding grazing-tolerant alfalfa

15:00-15:10 T. Warkentin: Enhancing the nutritional quality of field pea

15:10-15:20 B. Rewald: Machine learning approaches for root trait determination and differentiation of cultivars

15:20-15:30 R. Madhavan-Nair: An International network to improve mungbean breeding and production

15:30-16:00 General discussion on frontiers in legume breeding


Session 16, parallel: Advances in legume agronomy (cont.)

Chaired by Fred Stoddard (Univ. Helsinki, Finland) and Claudio Porqueddu (CNR, Italy)

14:30-14:40 G. Corre-Hellou: Ecosystem services provided by legumes and exploited by stakeholders

14:40-14:50 M. Guinet: -Quantification of nitrogen fluxes and explanatory plant traits

14:50-15:00 N. Carton: Cereals as companion crops in cereal-grain legume intercrops: case of lupin

15:00-15:10 E. Journet: Intercropping lentil with spring wheat in organic farming

15:10-15:20 S. Guy: Diversification of USA dryland cropping systems using autumn-sown winter pea

15:20-15:30 J. Streit: Quantitative analysis of the root distribution in a faba bean-wheat intercropping system

15:30-16:00 General discussion on advances in legume agronomy


16:00-16:30 Coffee break and Poster viewing


Session 17, parallel: Legumes and environment (cont.)

Chaired by Christine Watson (SRUC, UK)

16:30-16:40 E.S. Jensen: Soil nitrogen fertility and nitrogen acquisition in faba bean

16:40-16:50 D. Savvas: Impact of organic practices on growth, yield, greenhouse gas emissions

16:50-17:00 K. McPhee: Effect of simulated hail treatment on yield loss in chickpea

17:00-17:10 V. Verret: Meta-analysis of the effects of legume companion plants

17:10-17:20 S. Mediene: A tool integrating knowledge to select legume species for oilseed rape intercropping

17:20-17:30 V. Sánchez-Navarro: Nitrous oxide and methane fluxes from a cowpea-broccoli crop rotation

17:30-18:00 General discussion on Legumes and environment


Session 18, parallel: Resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses

Chaired by Weidong Chen (USDA-ARS, USA) and Laurent Gentzbittel (CNRS, France)

16:30-16:40 M. Dickinson: Exploring metabolic changes in legumes exposed to combined biotic and abiotic stress

16:40-16:50 K. Toyoda: The role of plant cell wall in resistance and susceptibility to pathogenic pathogen

16:50-17:00 J.M. Osorno: Detecting tolerant germplasm and QTLS associated with flooding stress in dry bean

17:00-17:10 S. Beji: Genome-Wide association mapping of frost tolerance in Pisum sativum

17:10-17:20 B. Ruge-Wehling: Marker-assisted breeding strategies for anthracnose resistance in lupin

17:20-17:30 D. Rubiales: Use of wild relatives in pea breeding for disease resistance

17:30-18:00 General discussion on resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses


18:00-19:00 Concluding Session

Poster and oral presentation awards

ILS Honorary member’s awards


20:00 Farewell Dinner


October 15th 2016 (satellite events)


08:00-12:00 REFORMA project meeting (partners only)

07:30-11:30 IYP_Research Strategy write shop (by invitation)






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