January 02, 2019

Cannabis Germplasm 101: Live Q&A Session and Panel Discussion

How we can overcome the lack of accessible germplasm resources and begin proper plant breeding programs in cannabis?

Please join our host Ellis Smith and special guests panelist on Feb 7th @ 11:00 am MST, to discuss one big unsolved problem in the cannabis industry; the lack of significant germplasm repositories with good databases to support plant breeding. 

Topics we will cover:

  • * What is Germplasm?
  • * Same Plant, Different Regulations
  • * Public vs. Private - Can the private marketplace fulfill all critical roles?
  • * The Germplasm Marketplace

Guest Panelist:

Guest Panelist: Dr. Mitch Day, Scientist and Entrepreneur

Mitch is a subject matter expert on micropropagation and analysis of genetic information. Micropropagation offers two major benefits to cultivators: disease-free cloning and economical large-scale storage of cultivars for breeding programs.


Guest Panelist: Dylan Wilks, Founder & CTO of Orange Photonics

Spectroscopy, entrepreneurship and invention are a family legacy for Dylan. His grandfather is the “Father of Infrared Technology” and one of the industry founders in the 1940’s. Dylan has led optics projects serving NASA’s Mars Rover as well as air and ground based imaging systems, specialized lighting (lasers, fiber illuminators, etc) and within the infrared spectroscopy disciplines. Dylan has also worked extensively within the petroleum industry and chaired an ASTM method.