Dr Dave Ellis, Dr Merideth Bonierbale,
Centro Internacional de la Papa (CIP)
"CIP maintains the largest potato collection in the world and will provide knowledge on the conservation and characterisation of wild and cultivated accessions. In the pre-breeding tasks, CIP will generate virus resistant and heat tolerant hybrid populations along with genetically mapping blight resistant hybrids previously captured. CIP will also contribute to the descriptors and ontologies, relating genetic variation with phenotypic diversity in germaplasm collections. CIP will engage in dissemination activities and is in charge of a G2P-SOL Training School targeting Latin American researchers."