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Feb
26
Sun
4th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress : Asia
Feb 26 @ 3:21 pm – 4:21 pm

Global Engage is pleased to announce the Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress: Asia will be held on 10 – 11 April, 2017.

The forum is moving from Malaysia to Hong Kong

And not only is the venue changing, the agenda is also being transformed.

Plant research has transformed dramatically over the last 5 years as a result of the revolutionary breakthroughs and reductions in cost of sequencing. Many plants have been successfully sequenced and a wide range of biological data sets made available. Plant scientists are therefore making use of state of the art sequencing platforms to help explain biological principals, advance research and confer benefits such as crop improvement / breeding etc. by harnessing the greater understanding of plant genomes.

The congress package includes:

  • Full access to all conference sessions
  • Lunches and refreshments
  • Access to exhibition area
  • Networking drinks reception
  • Conference workbook

Highlights from the  Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress organized by Global Engage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fYsCW3r-14

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joill9mg4dk

 

Apr
10
Mon
4th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress : Asia @ Eaton Hotel
Apr 10 – Apr 11 all-day

Global Engage is pleased to announce the Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress: Asia will be held on 10 – 11 April, 2017.

The forum is moving from Malaysia to Hong Kong

And not only is the venue changing, the agenda is also being transformed.

Plant research has transformed dramatically over the last 5 years as a result of the revolutionary breakthroughs and reductions in cost of sequencing. Many plants have been successfully sequenced and a wide range of biological data sets made available. Plant scientists are therefore making use of state of the art sequencing platforms to help explain biological principals, advance research and confer benefits such as crop improvement / breeding etc. by harnessing the greater understanding of plant genomes.

This two-day, interactive meeting, 4th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress : Asia will examine the latest NGS platforms and Omictechnologies for applications in gene editing and genomic studies to progress plant research as well as tools to enable successful data analysis. The congress is designed to provide a forum on the recent developments & future plans for Plant Genome Projects. Consisting of technical presentations ,high level plenary sessions, specific stream sessions ,exhibition area & poster research sessions.

Our Congress is an excellent platform for you to come on board to network, benchmark as well as to interact with Industry leaders & experts who are synonymous with Plant Genomics & Gene Editing globally.

To see the full list of topics and speakers, please view the attached program agenda or you could visit our website: http://www.global-engage.com/event/plant-genomics-asia/ .

Some of the Key note speakers on board :

  • John Manners – Flagship Director for Agriculture, CSIRO, Australia
  • Tom Brutnell – Principal Investigator and Director of the Enterprise Institute for Renewable Energy, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, USA
  • Yue-Ie Hsing – Distinguished Research Fellow, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Jeff Bennetzen – Professor, University of Georgia, USA and Kunming Institute of Botany, China
  • Neal Gutterson – VP of Research and Development, DuPont Pioneer, USA

The congress package includes:

  • Full access to all conference sessions
  • Lunches and refreshments
  • Access to exhibition area
  • Networking drinks reception
  • Conference workbook

Highlights from the  Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress organized by Global Engage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fYsCW3r-14

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joill9mg4dk

 

Agenda

Should you be either an expert already using NGS for plant analysis with a desire to extend your knowledge or for researchers keen to invest in sequencing / omic technology and looking to learn which platform suits your requirements – the conference will provide an interactive networking forum to answer your queries through a vibrant exhibition room full of technology providers showcasing their technologies and other solutions, expert led case study presentations, and interactive Q&A panel discussions examining topics through four separate tracks. The scope of the conference is reflected in the keynote presentations.

  • Bringing science and market trends together via genome-enabled breeding, John Manners, Director, CSIRO Agriculture and Food, Australia
  • The Genetics of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Jeff Bennetzen, Giles Professor, University of Georgia, USA and 1000 Talents Professor, Kunming Institute of Botany, China
  • Setaria viridis: accelerating gene discovery in panicoid crops, Tom Brutnell, Principal Investigator and Director of the Enterprise Institute of Renewable Fuels, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, USA
  • Targeted breeding applications of CRISPR-Cas technology for Asian markets, Neal Gutterson, Vice President of R&D, DuPont Pioneer, USA
May
19
Fri
SEARCA ADSS: Seminar on the Global Status of Commercialized Biotech Crops in 2016 @ Drilon Hall, SEARCA
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SEARCA, in collaboration with the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), is pleased to invite you and your colleagues to the following seminar at the SEARCA headquarters, UPLB Campus, Los Baños, Laguna:

 Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops in 2016

by Dr. Paul S. Teng

Chair of the Board, ISAAA and Senior Fellow, SEARCA

 19 May 2017 (Friday), Drilon Hall, 3:00 p.m.

 

 The SEARCA Agriculture & Development Seminar Series (ADSS) and its special seminars are open to the public.  It is meant to encourage the presentation and discussion of development and research issues, as well as their implications for agricultural and rural development. Through the ADSS, SEARCA proactively contributes to having a vibrant scientific exchange within, and even beyond, the Los Baños Science Community.

Sep
25
Mon
European Biotech Week
Sep 25 – Oct 1 all-day

European Biotech Week: Celebrating Innovation

The European Biotech Week celebrates biotechnology, an innovative and vibrant sector launched by the discovery of the DNA molecule back in 1953. The first European Biotech Week that took place in 2013 marked the 60th anniversary of this pivotal moment in history.

This momentous occasion opened the door to a better understanding of the world we live in both for scientists and for society.

To provide you with an example, DNA triggered crucial discoveries and deeper knowledge on genes, proteins, viruses, bacteria and stem cells.

Biotech entrepreneurs were able to translate this knowledge into applications for many sectors such as healthcare, agriculture, food, energy, water sanitation and biochemical processing, all of which have changed the world for the better.

Biotech associations are key in helping to maximize the potential of biotechnology. In Europe, the National Associations Council, hosted by EuropaBio, represents 17 national biotech associations that together represent over 1,800 small- and medium-sized biotech companies and organisations.

In 2017, the week takes place between 25 September and 1 October.