Texas A&M University visitors

December 31, 2008

1Six Texas A&M University faculty members visited CIMMYT during 9-11 December to explore prospects for collaboration and share research information. To address individual interests, the group dispersed and met with several center scientists and staff. Conversation centered on maize and wheat breeding, biotic screens for wheat, quantitative genetics, soil science, and how A&M students can collaborate with the center. Dr. Amir Ibrahim, associate professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences and small grains breeder and geneticist, also led a seminar on wheat improvement in Texas.