Dear Colleagues,

Global wheat production has been growing to meet the increasing demand. In many regions and countries, wheat products are available at reasonable prices. However, consumers in both developed and developing countries are increasingly demanding wheat products which are beneficial for their health. In particular, there is growing demand for the products made from wheat landraces, ancient grains, modern bio-fortified wheat varieties, colored grain and organically grown wheat. There is also growing evidence from dietary trials on how different types of wheat may affect our health. Nevertheless, wheat health benefits are not prioritized in the wheat research agenda to the extend it deserves. The objective of the conference is therefore to bring together wheat researchers and the human health community to exchange information and discuss strategies for improving the health benefits of wheat by exploiting diverse genetic resources, modern breeding and genomics and sustainable production and processing technologies. The conference is conducted within the framework of International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Project “Improving food security by enhancing wheat production and its resilience to climate change through maintaining the diversity of currently grown landraces” supported by European Union. The conference will be conducted in the beautiful historical city of Istanbul October 22-24, 2019. Looking forward to your participation.

The Organization Committee,

 Conference Program

October 21, Monday
14:00 - 18:00 Registration
October 22, Tuesday
08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:45 Opening Session
Alexey Morgunov, Conference Chair
Hans-Joachim Braun, CIMMYT, Mexico
Fazil Düşünceli, FAO, Turkey
Zeki Demirtaşoğlu, DESMUD, Turkey
Fatih Özdemir, TAGEM, Turkey
Hamit Köksel, ICC, Turkey
Ekrem İmamoğlu, Mayor of İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 13:00 First Session: The role of wheat diversity in human health
Co-chairs: Ayfer Şahin (Turkey), H.J. Braun (Mexico)
10:30 - 10:55 The role of wheat in diet and health, including changes in consumption and challenges
Invited speaker; Peter Shewry; Rothamsted Research, United Kingdom
10:55 - 11:20 Wheat diversity in Turkey
Invited Speaker, Alptekin Karagoz; Aksaray University, Turkey
11:20 - 11:45 Diversity and exploitation of wheat land races
Invited Speaker, Cal Qualset; University of California-Davis, USA
11:45 - 12:10 Wheat: healthy for most but to be avoided by some of us. Why?
Invited Speaker, Fred Brouns; Maastricht University, Netherlands
12:10 - 12:25 Biological activities of secondary metabolites in wheat varieties
Nusret Zencirci; Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University, Turkey
12:25 - 12:50 Is non-coeliac gluten sensitivity an epidemic or just a myth?
Invited speaker, Atilla Bektaş; Akropolis Hospital, Turkey & Hamit Koksel; Hacettepe University, Turkey
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:50 Second Session: Wheat products and health
Co-chairs: Fatih Ozdemir (Turkey), Peter Shewry (United Kingdom)
14:00 - 14:25 AXOS: From wheat bran to Arabinoxylan; Oligosaccharides: production, demonstration of prebiotic effects, regulatory aspects and product applications
Invited speaker, Jan Delcour; KU Leuven FEB, Belgium
14:25 - 14:50 Importance of wild wheat diversity in human health
Invited speaker, Hakan Ozkan; Cukurova University, Turkey
14:50 - 15:05 The historical image of wheat: from "the principal nutriment of man" to health concern
Asmund Bjornstad; Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
15:05 - 15:20 Minerals and phytochemicals composition in a diverse set of wheat: contribution to daily intake requirements
Eva Johansson; Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
15:20 - 15:35 Environment, nitrogen management and genotype effects on nitrogen dynamics and quality traits of durum wheat varieties
Marina Mefleh; Università Degli Studi di Sassari, Italy
15:35 - 15:50 Improving nutritional quality, productivity and profitability of wheat production through conservation agriculture in Indo-Gangetic plains of south Asia
Hanuman Jat; ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, India
15:50 - 16:20 Coffee Break
16:20-17:15 Third Session: Exploiting wheat diversity for health benefits
Co-chairs: Mesut Keser (Turkey), Calvin Qualset (USA)
16:20 - 16:45 Exploiting genetic diversity in wheat breeding to improve the nutritional value
Invited speaker, Heinrich Grausgruber; BOKU-University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
16:45 - 17:00 Exploiting genetic variation to improve wheat quality to deliver health benefits
Alison Lovegrove; Rothamsted Research, UK
17:00 - 17:15 Importance of ancestral hulled wheats in healthy nutrition
Huri Melek Yaman; Turkey
17:15 - 19:00 Poster session
October 23, Wednesday
09:00 - 10:25 Fourth Session: Biofortification with mineral micronutrients
Co-chairs: Nusret Zencirci (Yurkey), Sonia Mihed Hamza (Tunis)
09:00 - 09:25 Biofortification of wheat with micronutrients for better human nutrition
Invited speaker, Ismail Cakmak; Sabanci University, Turkey
09:25 - 09:40 Accessing genetic diversity for biofortification breeding in wheat for improved nutritional quality
Velu Govindan; CIMMYT, Mexico
09:40 - 09:55 Studying differences in soil and foliar uptake and seed deposition of Zinc in HarvestPlus-biofortified wheat genotypes grown in greenhouse conditions
Raheela Rehman; Sabanci University, Turkey
09:55 - 10:10 Breeding biofortified wheat for future nutritional security
Emily Klarquist; Washington State University, USA
10:10 - 10:25 The effect of biofortification on mineral content and various quality parameters of wheat samples
Oguz Acar; Central Field Crops Research Institute, Turkey
10:35 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 13:05 Fifth Session: Beneficial components in wheat-1
Co-chairs: Ümran Küçüközdemir (Turkey), Rasoul Zare (Iran)
11:00 - 11:25 Anthocyanins in wheat grain: Health benefit, bread-making quality and marker-assisted breeding
Invited speaker, Olesya Shoeva, FRC Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Russia
11:25 - 11:50 Evidence of health impacts of wheat intake – epidemiological perspective
Invited Speaker, Janet Cade; University of Leeds, United Kingdom
11:50 - 12:05 Chemical contents of wheat varieties in the world
Fatma Pehlivan Karakas; Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University, Turkey
12:05 - 12:20 Diversity in grain nutritional and industrial quality traits of durum wheat landraces from Iran and Mexico
Carlos Guzman; University of Cordoba, Spain
12:20 - 12:35 Marketing of wheat landraces in Turkey: Actors and models
Nurcan Atalan-Helicke; Skidmore College, USA
12:35 - 12:50 Tir as a landrace and a sowing method
Mehmet Ülker; University of Van Yuzuncu Yil, Turkey
12:50 - 13:05 Oats − a crop for functional nutrition
Igor Loskutov; Vavilov Institute, Russia
13:05 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:10 Sixth session: Beneficial components in wheat-2
Co-chairs: Hamit Koksel (Turkey), Janet Cade (United Kingdom)
14:00 - 14:25 Comparison of ancient grains einkorn, emmer and spelt with bread and durum wheat for food diversity and bread wheat breeding
Invited speaker, Friedrich Longin; University of Hohenheim, Germany
14:25 - 14:40 Comparison of the arabinoxylan composition and physical properties of old and modern bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) and landraces genotypes
Buket Cetiner; Central Field Crops Research Institute, Turkey
14:40 - 14:55 Genome-wide association analysis for arabinoxylan content in common wheat (T. aestivum) flour
Maria Itria Ibba; CIMMYT, Mexico
14:55 - 15:10 Wheat diversity and grain quality for healthy food
Aigul Abugaliyeva; Kazakh Sci. Res. Inst of Agri. and Plant Growing, Kazakhstan
15:10 - 15:25 Development of soft wheat (Tr. aestivum l.) varieties suitable for demands of the biscuit industry
Yaşar Karaduman; Transitional Zone Agricultural Research Instıtute, Turkey
15:25 - 15:40 Advanced analysis for prediction of yufka quality
Nihan Baş Zeybekoğlu; Aegean Agricultural Research Institute, Turkey
15:40 - 15:55 Bulgur of ancient wheat species
Volkan Arif Yilmaz; Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey
15:55 - 16:10 Determination of performance of east Anatolia wheat landraces under Erzurum conditions
Ümran Küçüközdemir; East Anatolia Agricultural research Institute, Turkey
16:10 - 17:30 Poster session & Coffee Break
18:30 Bosporus Cruise Gala Dinner (optional)
October 24, Thursday
09:00 - 10:50 Seventh session: Exploiting wheat diversity: international initiatives
Co-chairs: Najibeh Ataei (Afghanistan), Abdelfattah Dababat (Turkey)
09:00 - 09:25 Plant Genetic Resources collection, characterization and using in breeding: from a breeder`s perspective
Invited speaker, Mesut Keser; ICARDA, Turkey
09:25 - 09:50 Genetic treasure of Anatolia: "landraces"
Invited speaker, Fatih Ozdemir; Bahri Dağdaş Inter. Agri. Res. Inst., Turkey
09:50 - 10:05 The Global Information System of the International Treaty
Marco Marsella; Food and Agriculture Organization, Italy
10:05 - 10:20 GrainGenes: Integrated web resource for wheat
Taner Sen; USDA-ARS, USA
10:20 - 10:35 The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium phase II: Towards a diversity platform that represents the breadth of global wheat diversity
Hikmet Budak; Montana BioAg Inc., Turkey
10:35 - 10:50 International Treaty on PGR project: Preservation of on-farm diversity of currently grown wheat landraces in Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey
Alexey Morgunov; CIMMYT, Turkey
10:50-11:20 Coffee Break
11:20-12:40 Eighth session: Exploiting wheat diversity: breeding
Co-chairs: Beyhan Akin (Turkey), Aygul Abugalieva (Kazakhstan)
11:20 - 11:45 High-yielding and nutritious wheat: is this realistic?
Invited speaker, Richard Trethowan; Sydney University, Australia
11:45 - 12:00 Landraces complement Afghan wheat scenario
Rajiv Sharma; CIMMYT, Afghanistan
12:00 - 12:15 Study on genetic diversity of wheat landraces in North West of Iran
Mozaffar Roostaei; Dryland Agricultural Research Institute, Iran
12:15 - 12:40 Wheat diversity and human health: Future perspectives
Invited speaker, Hans-Joachim Braun; CIMMYT, Mexico
12:40-14:00 Lunch
14:00-18:00 TURKISH FORUM
* The committee has the rights to update the tentative program

 Poster Program

October 22, Tuesday
17:00-19:00 First Poster Session
1# 87- Fatty acid and antioxidant profiles of selected Turkish wheat landraces
Muhammad Usman Akram, Turkey
2# 120- Impact of boiling duration on the bioactive carotenoid content of durum wheat pasta
Hannah Oduro-Obeng, Canada
3# 147- Development of a core set of single copy SSR markers for purity testing of bread wheat varieties
Muhammed Gökalp, Turkey
4# 153- Determination of the effect of different growing conditions on bread wheat quality with glutopeak device
Çiğdem Mecitoğlu Güçbilmez, Turkey
5# 158- Relationships between durum wheat quality and heat weather under the South East Anatolia conditions
Ali İlkhan, Turkey
6# 103- Identification and characterization of heat responsive miRNA-SSRs in wheat
Reyazul Rouf Mir, India
7# 26- Effect of salt stress on productivity traits of primary synthetic wheat in Azerbaijan
Gullar Gadimaliyeva, Azerbaijan
8# 27- Diversity analysis of wheat (Triticum Aestivum L.) genotypes for yield and yield attributes under temperate ecology
Shabir Wani, India
9# 78- Resistance evaluation of wheat varieties/lines to leaf rust and stripe rust at seedling and adult-plant stage in China, Gansu Province
Shelin Jin, China
10# 85- Study of baking quality related traits in some bread wheat landraces of Iran
Mohsen Esmaeilzadeh Moghaddam, Iran
11# 107- The relationships of some traits in Turkish winter bread wheat landraces and breeding lines
Enes Yakisir, Turkey
12# 114- Preliminary screening of leaf rust reactions of two winter wheat populations containing landraces and modern varieties from Western-Central Asia
Emel Özer, Turkey
13# 115- The reactions to yellow rust of winter wheat elite genetic materials
Emel Özer, Turkey
14# 117- Overview on the Tunisian durum wheat breeding programs: selection for yield, adaptation and improved resistance to septoria tritici blotch
Sourour Ayed, Tunisia
15# 126- Use of triticale in wheat breeding
Victor Kovtunenko, Russian Federation
16# 134- The effect of genotype and environment interaction on flowering of the soft winter wheat
Rahman Agaev, Russian Federation
17# 143- Morphological and molecular study of the Saharan bread wheat in Algeria
Bellatreche Amina, Algeria
18# 148- Quality evaluation of some durum wheat genotypes and relationship between some quality characteristics and glutopeak parameters
Asuman Kaplan Evlice, Turkey
19# 152- Evaluation of some bread wheat genotypes for making of Kahramanmaraş’s tarhana with biplot analysis methods
Rukiye Kara, Turkey
20# 154- Using of embryo rescue methods in interspecific wheat hybridization
Cuma Karaoğlu, Turkey
21# 161- Screening of selected durum wheat landraces for salt stress tolerance: biochemical and molecular assessments
Wesam Al Khateeb, Jordan
22# 37- Expansion of genetic diversity and selection of new sources of soft wheat resistance to leaf and stripe rus
Gulnura Suleimanova, Kazakhstan
23# 65- Genetic diversity analysis of elite Pakistani wheat germplasm to identify high resistant starch genotypes for type-2 diabetic patients
Zaheer Ahmed, Pakistan
24# 71- Identification of the pathotypes races of Puccinia triticina the causal agent of wheat leaf rust in the Iran in 2018-2019
Seyed Taha Dadrezaei, Iran
25# 73- Evaluation of reaction in wheat genotypes of preliminary and advanced regional wheat yield trials (2017-18) to leaf rust2018-2019
Seyed Taha Dadrezaei, Iran
26# 97- Evaluation of genetic diversity in Iranian wheat genotypes using linked molecular markers to strip, leaf and stem rusts resistance loci
Habibollah Ghazvini, Iran
27# 101- Development of early maturity, nutrient dense wheat varieties for North-Western Himalayas of State Jammu and Kashmir
Reyazul Mir, India
28# 102- Identification of resistance wheat cultivars using molecular marker againist yellow rust in Azerbaijan
Konul Aslanova, Azerbaijan
29# 144- Wheat genotypes performance for water use efficiency under rainfed conditions (Sétif Town, Algeria)
Houria Chennafi, Algeria
October 23, Wednesday
16:00-17:30 Second Poster Session
30# 138- Identification and evaluation of selected wheat cultivars for their suitability to milling and baking quality
Anwaar Ahmed, Pakistan
31# 155- Development of soft wheat (Tr. Aestivum l.) varieties suitable for demands of the biscuit industry
Savaş Belen, Turkey
32# 18- Protection of GTA durum wheat by indigenous rhizobacteria from the Setif region
Zerroug Mohamed Mihoub, Algeria
33# 47- Identification and evaluation of selected wheat cultivars for their suitability to milling and baking quality
Ali Akbar, Pakistan
34# 56- Phenotypic diversity and physiological characterization of durum wheat (Triticum durum L.) landraces under rainfed conditions
İrfan Öztürk, Turkey
35# 62- Technological and nutritional properties of isogenic wheat lines carrying purple (Pp) allels
Yaşar Karaduman, Turkey
36# 82- Overview of wheat diversity and human health in Afghanistan
Najibeh Ataei, Germany
37# 30- Microbial seed dressing for wheat with trichoderma harzianum KUEN 1585
Yahya Şems Yonsel, Turkey
38# 54- Climate change Impact on durum wheat production and gross margin of farms (Tunisia) and adaptation forms, using a bio-economic approach
Saida Salah Ep Mlaouhi, Tunisia
39# 68- Effect of foliar Zn application on the response of bread wheat to elevated carbon dioxide
Muhammad Asif, Pakistan
40# 100- Influence of Zn seed priming and coating on seedling growth of two wheat varieties under different growth conditions
Mohaned Mohammed, Sudan
41# 106- Soil tillage effects on growth, grain yield and quality of three wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) varieties
Dimitrios Bilalis, Greece
42# 122- Introducing genetic diversity to wheat breeding using CRISPR/Cas9 and other proteins
Hikmet Budak, United States
43# 136- Utilization of date seed powder for production of cookies
Anwaar Ahmed, Pakistan
44# 150- Organic treatments of stored cereals and grains
Hagit Navarro, Israel
45# 156- Same quality parameters of Turkish wheat landraces
Turgay Sanal, Turkey
46# 7- Attempts to reduce the damage of yellow rust on wheat using biocontrol agents under field conditions
Omran Youssef, Germany
47# 8- Wheat: Cultivation perspective for cold arid Himalayan region of Ladakh
Ajaz Lone, India
48# 88- Effects of organic manure and NPK application on quality and quantity of wheat
Mohammad Qasem Jami, Afghanistan
49# 19- Biodiversity state of bread wheat and durum wheat in western Algeria
Bellatreche Amina, Algeria
50# 44- Wheat land races studies in Manisa and Izmir province
Hatice Geren, Turkey
51# 36- Phenotypic and SSR-based genetic diversity analysis of Tunisian ancient durum wheat populations
Sonia Mihed Hamza, Tunisia
52# 53- Mineral composition of wild and wheat introgressive forms in breeding on the nutritional properties
Aigul Abugaliyeva, Kazakhstan
53# 118- - Genetic diversity of quality attributes of Tunisian durum wheat (Triticum durum desf.) varietiestritici blotch
Sourour Ayed, Tunisia
54# 131- Utilization of ancient wheats in cereal products
Kevser Kahraman, Turkey
55# 140- Chemical composition of wheat landraces in Turkey
Banu Sezer, Turkey
56# 141- Functional quality of wheat flour from wheat landraces in Turkey
Banu Sezer, Turkey
57# 157- Implementing hulled wheats into modern wheat breeding program
Bayram Özdemir, Turkey
58# 95- The nutritional and quality properties of einkorn (Triticum monococcum L.) wheat cultivated in Kastamonu
Burcu Emeksizoğlu, Turkey
59# 121- Genetic diversity in einkorn wheat (Triticum monococcum L. ssp.monococcum) populations as revealed by ISSR
Özlem Özbek, Turkey
60# 145- Some physical, chemical and physicochemical properties of a local emmer wheat (Gacer) in Turkey
Dilek Sivri Özay, Turkey
61# 146- Bread and biscuit quality of a local emmer wheat (Gacer)
Dilek Sivri Özay, Turkey
* The committee has the rights to update the tentative program

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 Gala Dinner

 The Gala Dinner will be on a cruise through Bosphorus, which you are going to have an enjoyable dinner with music at an elegant atmosphere. In the meantime you will have the opportunity to see the breathtaking panoramic view of Istanbul on both European and Asian sides.

PS: Places are strictly limited and will be sold on a first come first served basis.

 $65,00/per person

 Dress Code: Semi-formal

Date: 23 October 2019

Time: 20:00-00:00