Agricultural and Food Sciences

Program for the 1st Australia-China Forum of Agricultural and Food Sciences

UniClub, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia

2- 6, Feb. 2017

February 3, 2017 Friday

Forum on Agricultural and Food Sciences

*Note: Presenters please get to the presentation venue 10 minutes earlier for preparation

2:00pm – 2:05pm Opening ceremony for the Forum of Agricultural and Food Sciences, chaired by Prof. Wujun Ma who makes the welcome address, followed by the official opening of the forum by Mr Rob Delane, Special Adviser, Agribusiness Expansion, the Department of State Development, WA Seminar Room 1, UWA UniClub

 

 

2:05pm – 5:00pm Theme of Omics

Chaired by A/Prof Rob Trengove and Dr Kar-Chun Tan

2:05pm – 2:40pm A/Prof. Rob Trengove (Director, Separation Science and Metabolomics Laboratory, Murdoch University):

The fusion of targeted food analysis, metabolic phenotyping and health

2:40pm – 3:00pm Dr Kar-Chun Tan (Research Fellow, Centre for Crop Disease Management, Curtin University):

 An insight into necrotrophic effector gene regulation and host-specific virulence of two major Pleosporales fungal pathogens of wheat

3:00pm-3:15pm Dr Joel  Gummer (Research Fellow, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University):

 Matrix –assisted laser desorption/ionization-mass spectrometry imaging (MALDI-MSI) for direct visualization of wheat grain metabolites

3:15pm – 3:30pm Dr Dandan Liu (lecturer, College of Veterinary Medicine, Yangzhou University):

Expression and Immunofluoresence Localization of Gametocyte Protein Genes from Eimeria necatrix and Eimeria tenella

3:30pm – 3:45pm Afternoon Tea UWA UniClub
3:45pm – 4:00pm Dr Lei Li (Research Associate, ARC Centre of Excellence, UWA):

Dynamic protein homeostasis during plant growth and development

Seminar Room 1, UWA UniClub

 

4:00pm – 4:15pm Dr Yalin Liao (Research Fellow, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, Australian National University ):

 RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) control the fate and expression of a transcriptome

4:15pm – 4:35pm Dr Shaobai Huang (Future Fellow, Plant Energy Biology, ARC Centre of Excellence, UWA):

Defining protein locations at the cellular and tissue levels and their turnover rates in model and crop plants

4:35pm – 4:55pm Dr Angela Juhasz (Chief Scientific Officer of ACCWI):

Comparative sequence based transcription factor binding site predictions in gene function analyses

4:55pm -5:00pm Questions and general discussion

6:00pm – 8:00pm

ACCSTI2017 & CABC Asian Gateway Forum Dinner

Kings Park Frasers’

Restaurant

February 4 2017, Saturday
9:00am-10:30am Theme of Biosecurity and Food Safety

Chaired by Prof Yonglin Ren and Prof. Lingwen Zeng

Formal Dining Hall,

UWA UniClub

 

 

9:00am – 9:25am Prof. Xianjin Liu (Vice president of Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS)):

An Overview of Quality and Safety Management of Agricultural Products in China

9:25am – 9:45am Dr Wei Xu (Lecturer, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University):

Molecular basis of response to (sub)lethal stresses

9:45am – 10:00am Prof. Lingwen Zeng (Wuhan Academy of Agricultural Science and Technology):

Nucleic acid biosensors for the detection of heavy metal ions and bacteria

10:00am – 0:15am Prof. Ran Wang (Deputy director of Institute of Food Safety and Quality, JAAS):

The new weapon to resistant bacteria – bacteriophage and its endolysins

10:15am -10:30am A/Prof. Yan Gao (Institute of Agricultural Resources and Environment, JAAS):

Distribution patterns of pathogen with public health concerns in a river receiving domestic wastewater for agricultural irrigation

10:30am -10:45am Morning tea UWA UniClub
10:45am – 2:30am Theme of Transgenic plant and gene editing

Chaired by Prof Mike Jones and Dr Shahidul Islam

Formal Dining Hall,

UWA UniClub

 

10:45am -11:15pm Prof. Mike Jones (Director of SABC, Murdoch University):

New technologies for plant breeding

11:15am – 1:45am Prof. Ian Edwards (Ad/Prof. Murdoch University):

Food safety and consumer acceptance of GM crops

11:45am – 2:00pm Prof. Jie Yang (Deputy director of Institute of Food Crops, JAAS):

Germplasm innovation and breeding in rice using CRISPR/Cas9 technology

12:00pm – 2:15pm Mr Ian Sproul (Manager of Australian Grain Centre, CBH):

GM canola production and detection in Western Australia

12:15pm – 2:30pm Dr John Fosu-Nyarko (Research Fellow, SABC, Murdoch University):

Transgenic plant for pest and disease resistance

12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch UWA UniClub
     
2:00pm – 5:00pm Theme of Crop Sciences Chaired by Prof Dean Diepeveen and  Prof. Wujun Ma Formal Dining Hall,

UWA UniClub

 

200pm – 2:30pm Prof. Shunhe Cheng (Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Yangzhou Branch of National Wheat Improvement Center):

Soft wheat in China

2:30pm -3:00pm Prof. Wujun Ma (Director of ACCWI, Murdoch University):

NUE approaches to raise Australian wheat industry profit

3:00 – 3:15pm Dr Ping Si  (Senior Research fellow, Centre for Plant Genetics and Breeding, UWA):

High glyphosate tolerance of a transgenic event in narrow-leafed lupin

3:15pm-3:30pm Prof. Xu Zhang (Institute of Biotechnology, JAAS):

Identification of expression QTL and functional characterization of candidate genes for Fusarium head blight resistance in wheat

3:30pm – 3:45pm Afternoon tea UWA UniClub
3:45pm – 5:00pm Theme of Crop Sciences -continued

Chaired by Prof Dean Diepeveen and  Prof. Wujun Ma

Formal Dining Hall,

UWA UniClub

 

3:45pm -4:00pm Ms Zitong Yu (PhD candidate, Australia China Centre for Wheat Improvement (ACCWI), Murdoch University):

The impacts of mid sulphur deficiency on nitrogen metabolic mechanism for the biosynthesis of wheat grain protein

4:00pm  – 4:15pm Dr Jingjuan Zhang (Research Fellow, (ACCWI, Murdoch University):

WSC remobilization to grain under drought in wheat

4:15pm – 4:30pm Ms Yujuan Zhang (PhD candidate, ACCWI, Murdoch University):

Genetic characterization of cysteine-rich avenin-like protein coding genes

4:30pm – 4:45pm Ms Nan Shi (PhD candidate, ACCWI, Murdoch University):

Cloning and characterization of pr60 gene underlying wheat grain size

4:45pm – 5:00pm Prof. Dean Diepeveen (Department of Agricultural and Food, Western Australia and Murdoch University):

Trends in Australian feed grain research

  February 4 2017 Saturday  
9:00am – 10:30am Theme of Veterinary Parasitology

Chaired by Prof Una Ryan and Prof. Longxian Zhang

 

Seminar Room 1, UWA UniClub

 

9:00am – 9:30am Prof. Una Ryan (School of Veterinary and Life Sciences):

The production effects of Cryptosporidium and Giardia in sheep.

9:30am – 9:45am Ms Shijie Su (PhD candidate, College of Veterinary Medicine, Yangzhou University):

Comparative Transcriptional Analysis of Asexual and Sexual Development Stages Reveals Possible Mechanisms in Sex Differentiation of Eimeria necatrix

9:45am – 10:00am A/Prof. Jinjun Xu (College of Veterinary Medicine, Yangzhou University):

Molecular  Characterization of histomonas meleagridis in clinical samples of chickens from East China

10:00am – 0:15am Mr Khalid Al Habsi (PhD candidate, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University):

Protozoan parasites shedding by captured rangeland goats in Western Australia

10:15am – 0:30am Dr Liheng Liu (College of Animal science and Technology, Jiangxi Agricultural University):

Clinical Efficacy Studies of Ultrafine Powder of ‘Chicken Coccidia power’

10:30am -10:45am Morning tea     UWA UniClub
10:45am – 2:30pm Theme of Veterinary Parasitology – continued

Chaired by Prof Una Ryan and Prof. Longxian Zhang

 

 

 

 

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10:45am – 1:00am Prof. Sumei Zhang (College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine Henan Agricultural University):

New findings of Enterocytozoon bieneusi and Infection rate of Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia spp. in Dairy Cattle in some Plateau in East China.

11:00am – 1:15am A/Prof. Rongjun Wang (College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine Henan Agricultural University):

Advance on Cryptosporidium spp. in cattle in China

11:15am – 1:30am Prof. Fuchun Jian  (College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine Henan Agricultural University):

Common occurrence of Cryptosporidium. hominis in horses and donkeys

11:30am –1:45am Mr Alireza Zahedi Abdi (PhD candidate, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University):

Molecular Characterization of Species and Genotypes of Cryptosporidium and Giardia in Animals Inhabiting 3 Main Water Catchments (Lake Baroon, Logan River, North-Pine River) in South-East Queensland (Qld), Australia

11:45am -12:15pm Prof. Longxian Zhang (College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine Henan Agricultural University):

Prevalence and molecular characterization of Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia duodenalis in deer in Henan and Jilin, China.

12:15pm -2:30pm Questions and general discussion
12:30pm -2:00pm Lunch UWA UniClub
     
2:00pm – 3:30pm Theme of Animal Sciences

Chaired by Prof. David Pethick and A/Prof. David Miller

 

 

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2:00pm – 2:30pm Prof. David Pethick (School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University):

The role of the consumer in shaping research into the red meat industries

2:30pm -3:00pm Prof. John Edwards (Emeritus Professor, Murdoch University):

An Australia-China Collaboration on Veterinary Epidemiology to strengthen China’s capacity to control emerging infectious diseases in China

3:00pm – 3:30pm Dr Sam  Abraham   (Lecturer, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University):

Antimicrobial Resistance in Australian animals

3:30pm – 3:45pm Afternoon tea UWA UniClub
3:45pm – 5:00pm Theme of Animal Sciences -continued

Chaired by Prof. David Pethick and A/Prof. David Miller

Seminar Room 1, UWA UniClub

 

3:45pm – 4:00pm Mr Yibing Wang (PhD candidate, College of Animal Sciences, Zhejiang University): Echinacea purpurea extract polarizes M1 macrophages in murine bone marrow-derived macrophages through the activation of JNK.
4:00pm – 4:15pm Ms Yanping Wu (PhD candidate, College of Animal Sciences, Zhejiang University): Probiotic Bacillus amyloliquefaciens SC06 inhibits Escherichia coli  in macrophages  through autophagic pathway
4:15pm – 4:30pm Ms Aikun Fu  (PhD candidate, College of Animal Sciences, Zhejiang University):

Low-dose antimicrobial peptide AP2 administration ameliorates Salmonella typhimurium infection by modulating intestinal microbiota

4:30pm – 4:45pm A/Prof. David Miller (School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University):

Effect of manipulating dietary starch and fat

4:45pm – 5:00pm Dr Rongchang Yang (Research Fellow, ACCWI, Murdoch University):

Molecular Identification of Flora,  fauna and Micro-organism with a new Molecular Tool

5:00pm – 5:30pm Closing Ceremony UWA UniClub Auditorium Theatre
6:00pm – 8:00pm

February 4

“Tianqi” Banquet Dinner Dragon Palace Restaurant