Presentation on theme: "Maize Genetics Executive Committee (MGEC) Report to the Community 14 March 2009 Pat Schnable soon to be past chair, MGEC."— Presentation transcript:
Maize Genetics Executive Committee (MGEC) Report to the Community 14 March 2009 Pat Schnable soon to be past chair, MGEC
MGEC Activities 2008-2009 Accepted responsibility for organizing the maize session at PAG Partnered with the National Corn Growers (Pam Johnson) to ensure funding for the NSF-PGRP Discussed the future of the NSF-PGRP with James Collins, assistant director for biological sciences at NSF Corrected public record regarding publication productivity of the maize community
Productivity Many thanks to Mary Schaeffer and Carolyn Lawrence of maizeGDB for collecting publication data and to Rob McClung, president of the ASPB for correcting his newsletter article
Plans for 2009-10 Create an outreach slide set the highlights the impact of public-sector investments in maize genetics research Prepare meeting report for funding agencies (strategy to collect metrics in the future) Identify community priorities for future public- sector investment
Changes in MGEC Membership Elected Positions: –Jeff Bennetzen and Becky Boston Appointed Positions (2 yr terms): –Small college/university representative Brent Buckner (Truman State Univ), 2010 (replacing Mary Alleman) –Continuing Latin American representative Jean-Philippe Vielle-Calzada, 2009 –European representative Roberto Tuberosa (Univ of Bologna), 2010 (replacing Jane Langdale) –Newly created Asian representative TBA, 2010
Elected Members Anne Sylvester (Chair), 2009 Mary (Polacco) Schaeffer, 2009 Pat Schnable, 2010 Marty Sachs, 2010 Tom Brutnell, 2011 Virginia Walbot, 2011 William Tracy, 2012 Sue Wessler, 2012 Jeff Bennetzen, 2013 Becky Boston, 2013
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