Message from
the Conference Chair

As conference Chair, I would like to personally thank all who had an part in contributing to the success of this conference. It far exceed all our expectations and would not have been the success it was without the efforts of the organizers and their staff, the sponsors, the speakers, the poster board presenters, the hosts, and finally the 125 people who showed up to bring the conference to life.

We have prepared a video of the entire conference for those of you who were there to review and enjoy and for those of you who were not there to also share in the wonderful experience we had in Bologna. We hope you will continue to enjoy the conference in all or part until the next conference convenes and continues the discussions started in Bologna. We also hope some of the talks will be suitable to be used in your classroom or assigned to students as part of class discussions.

There is also an opportunity to be part of the ongoing effort to create an association, plan for the next conference, as well as work on a mission statement for the association and a definition of terms both to be voted on by the delegates to the next conference. Anyone who wishes to join in this effort needs only to contact the organizers at this web site. Thank you again for visiting our site and enjoy the videos of the conference.

Bob Quinn,
Conference Chair

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Robert M. Quinn

Conference Chair, Kamut International

Opening Conference Address

Simona Caselli

Regional Minister for Agriculture, Hunting and Fishing at Regione Emilia-Romagna

Salvatore Ceccareli

Rete Semi Rurali, Italy

Landraces: their importance, conservation and evolution.

Calvin Qualset

University of California, USA

Wheat Landrace Improvement for Conservation and Use

Alexey Morgounov

CIMMYT, Turkey

Preservation of on-farm diversity of currently grown wheat landraces in Central and Wast Asia

Elif Basak Aksoy

Hacettepe University, Turkey

Role of women in maintaining on-farm wheat landraces diversity

Aigul Abugaliyeva

Kazakh Scientific Research Institute of Agriculture and Plant Growing, Kazakhstan

Interspecific and intergeneric wheat hybrids

Einav Mayzlish-Gati

ARO Volcani Center, Israel

Restoration conservation and characterization of lost genetic diversity of wheat landraces from Israel and Palestine

Marine Mosulishvili

Ilia State University, Georgia

The ancient, traditional Georgian wheats: diversity, conservation and endemic taxa with a focus on health and nutrition

Igor Loskutov

N.I. Vavilov Institute of Plant Genetic Resources (VIR), St Petersburg State University

Cereal Landraces as Vavilov's Legacy in the Global VIR Collection of Plant Genetic Resources

Martin Wolfe

CAWR Coventry University, UK

We need to talk about Landraces...

Giovanni Dinelli

University of Bologna, Italy

Three years of KAMUT® khorasan production: influence of environment in a large scale experimental trial

Bruce D Pearce

Organic Research Centre, UK

A modern landrace: the creation and performance of composite cross populations of winter wheat

Rajiv Sharma

CIMMYT, Afghanistan

Afghan wheat landraces: self-sustaining food system of rural populace

Joos Latré

University College of Ghent, Belgium

Comparative study of einkorn, emmer, khorasan and modern wheat: agronomic performance

Lori Daelemans

University College of Ghent, Belgium

Functional properties and bread making quality of ancient wheats cultivated in Belgium and the Netherlands

Marco Spaggiari

University of Parma, Italy

Lactic acid fermentation of Triticum turgidum subsp. turanicum bran as means of nutritional improvement

Francesco Sofi

University of Florence, Italy

Ancient wheat species and human health: biochemical and clinical implications

Enzo Spisni

University of Bologna, Italy

KAMUT® khorasan wheat and sport activities: a cross over dietary intervention study

Lorenzo Nissen

University of Bologna, Italy

Gut microbiota-mediated healthy effects of ancient grain diet: from expectations to knowledge

Dai Suter

e3Spelt Co., Australia

Development of spelt wheat products with low FODMAP content and low allergenicity

Monica Dinu

University of Florence, Italy

KAMUT® khorasan products' consumption and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD): a randomized, double-blind trial

Francesca Danesi

University of Bologna, Italy

To unravel the gap among ancient, heritage, and modern grains. An in vitro comparative study in human cultured cells

Carmen Gianfrani

Institute of Protein Biochemistry-CNR Naples, Italy

The ancient wheat Triticum monococcum has a reduced immunotoxicity: implication for celiac disease prevention

Francesca Truzzi

University of Bologna, Italy

Phenolic acids of modern and ancient grains: effects on intestinal in vitro cell models

Frank Van Boxstael

University College of Ghent, Belgium

Comparative study of the nutritional value of einkorn, emmer, khorasan and modern wheat: value of the grains and application in bread

Kimberley Bell

Small Food Bakery, UK

An appetite for diversity

Peter Kunz

Getreidezüchtung Peter Kunz, Switzerland

Financial participation of the supply chain actors in plant breeding

Henry Randall Blair

GrowNYC's Greenmarket Regional Grains Project, USA

Bridging crop diversity and market development in the Northeast grain renaissance

Lee-Ann Hill

Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, USA

Rocky Mountain heritage grain trials. Utilizing citizen science to establish local grain economies

Poster Presentation Competition Winners

Mariam Jorjadze

The Biological Farming Association Elkana, Georgia

Re-introduction of heat landraces on farmers' fields in Georgia

David Bonfil

ARO Volcani Center, Israel

The ancient Israeli flavour

Mona Esposito

Noble Grain Alliance, USA

Growing a local grain movement on the American Great Plains

Elzbieta Suchowilska

University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland

Technological and nutritional properties of T. polonicum L. grain - preliminary study

Poster Presentations

  • Aigul Abugaliyeva (Kazakh Scientific Research Institute of Agriculture and Plant Growing, Kazakhstan)
    Method of manufacturing oat extrusion products
  • David Bonfil (ARO Volcani Center, Israel)
    The ancient Israeli flavour
  • Sara Bosi (University of Bologna, Italy)
    Protection and promotion of ancient wheat varieties: biodiversity projects in Emilia-Romagna Region
  • Giovanni Dinelli (University of Bologna, Italy)
    Nutritional and nutraceutical characteristics of common wheat varieties grown under biodynamic farming
  • Mona Esposito (Noble Grain Alliance, USA)
    Growing a local grain movement on the American Great Plains
  • Klaus Fleissner (Institut für Pflanzenbau und Pflanzenzüchtung, Germany)
    Our agricultural heritage
  • Silvia Folloni (Open Fields srl, Italy)
    Triticum heritage varieties and EPs under organic farming as an opportunity for mountain farms: the Bio2 project
  • Sivan Frankin (ARO Volcani Center, Israel)
    What's in a landrace? A case study on the impact of conservation on intra-accession diversity and retention of genetic and phenotypic traits
  • Elena Galassi (CREA - Research Centre for Engineering and Agro-Food Processing, Italy)
    Einkorn, an ancient wheat for a modern healthy and sustainable diet
  • Saber Golkari (Dryland Agriculture Research Stations, Iran)
    Wheat landraces currently grown in Iran, a report on North west of Iran
  • Mariam Jorjadze (The Biological Farming Association Elkana, Georgia)
    Re-introduction of wheat landraces on farmers' fields in Georgia
  • Paul Lebeau (Wolfgang Mock GmbH, Germany)
    Small scale stone mills enhance landrace grains economics
  • Marina Mefleh (University of Sassari, Italy)
    Breads technological and nutritional properties of old Italian durum wheat cultivars grown under low nitrogen input
  • Eli Rogosa (Heritage Grain Conservancy, USA)
    Feeding the world with landrace wheat
  • Timur Savin (Karabalyk AR Station, Kazakhstan)
    Spring introgressive wheat forms in breeding
  • Emanuela Simonetti (Kamut Enterprises of Europe, Italy)
    Assessment of molecular sequences of amylase trypsin inhibitors (ATIS) from a selection of ancient and modern grains
  • Neslihan Simsek (Sümerbank Gıda Tur AŞ. - Siyez Evi, Turkey)
    Ancient wheat einkorn in traditional nutrition
  • Elżbieta Suchowilska (University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland)
    Technological and nutritional properties of T. polonicum L. grain - preliminary study
  • Stefano Tavoletti (Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy)
    Intercropping the wheat landrace Solina and grasspea
  • Patrizia Vaccino (CREA, Research Centre for Cereal and Industrial Crops, Italy)
    The legacy of landraces in Italian bread wheat germplasm: the DNA perspective
  • Gaëlle van Frank (INRA, France)
    Participatory on-farm breeding and management of wheat mixtures
  • Francesca Raffaelli (Biomedfood srl, Italy)
    Evaluation of antioxidative and diabetes-preventative properties of an ancient grain, Kamut Khorasan wheat, in healthy volunteers