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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
Jun
25
Mon
World Biotechnology Conference @ Courtyard by Marriott Stockholm Kungsholmen
Jun 25 – Jun 27 all-day

World Biotechnology Conference

Stockholm, Sweden
June 25 – 27, 2018

 

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SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

World Biotechnology Conference (Biotech Stockholm) is organized jointly by Thinkershub and Conferencesnest. The event is scheduled between 2018 June 25 to 27 at Stockholm, Sweden. Thinkershub promotes publishing journals, skill development programs, creating research awareness in underdeveloped nations and organizing international conferences. The world biotechnology conference is organized in stockholm to build a collaborative relationship and work toward shared objective of creating sustainable world. Stockholm is a global, diverse and vibrant venue with great places to have fun. Biotech Stockholm aims to be the common platform where international scientists, Industrials and Investors from over 20 countries, from diverse disciplines come together to discuss and share ideas and recent developments in biotechnology research and industries. Biotech Stockholm is designed to offer latest applied research and development trends, therefore an exciting content is to be anticipated.

Type of sessions

  • Keynote Presentations
  • Oral Presentations
  • Symposia
  • Workshops
  • Poster sessions 

Aim of the conference:

  • To discuss the advancing knowledge and latest techniques in fields of biomedicine, crop improvement, renewable chemicals, polymer biotechnology, synthetic biology, novel enzymes, food ingredients, biofuels, environmental protection/remediation, biopharmaceuticals and biopesticide production.
  • Sharing of scientific knowledge and experience in all areas of biotechnology and related scientific fields.
  • Strengthening and expanding the human network of all involved in this field in Europe, USA, Asia, UK, Sweden and globally.
  • Providing opportunities for young researchers for their professional development.
  • Identify knowledge gaps that need to be filled, providing a forum for scientific exchanges on recent advances in biotech research.  
  • Global voice – To bring solidarity and cooperation across the profession in collaboration with other stakeholders.

We believe these objectives can be achieved through disseminating workshops, symposiums and open discussion forums happening at our Biotechnology Conference 2018.

Biotechnology:

Biotechnology has emerged through strategic interactions between science and engineering. Biotechnology involves manipulation and engineering, which leads to useful products that can be used in medicine, agriculture, industry, or environmental control.

Biotechnology applications market is divided into biopharmacy, bioservices, bioagriculture and bioindustrial. Biotechnology Technology market has been segmented into fermentation, tissue regeneration, PCR technology, nanobiotechnology, chromatography, DNA sequencing, cell based assay and others. Total Global Biotechnology market will reach a value worth of USD 414.5 billion by the end of 2017.

 The Challenges and Benefits of Biotechnology

The world’s population is expected increase from its current 6.7 billion to over 9 billion by 2050., which leads to more demand for food, clothes, homes, medical facilities and energy. Biotechnology will provide solutions to disease, hunger, pollution and global warming.

Biotechnology helps people and our planet by developing medical treatments for diseases, creating new renewable fuels that reduce the fossil fuels use and producing innovative technologies that protect our global environment.

Increasing Food Security

We need to more than double our current agricultural production levels in order to feed a population of that size. In order to sustainably feed the world, we need to develop farming methods that are environmentally kind and can survive with climate change while increasing the wellbeing of farmers. Agricultural technologies have a number of benefits, including reduced insecticide use, reduced erosion, increased tolerance to environmental disasters such as droughts and floods, and improved nutritional composition that can supplement diets of farmers around the world.

Energy Crisis

Energy demand is projected to grow by 50% by 2025. Majority of energy is currently derived from fossils fuels, a limited, non-renewable and polluting resource. Switching to biofuels for transportation needs would reduce energy dependency on oil imports and could boost rural development, providing farmers with an additional source of income.

Biotechnology will help in developing specific high-yielding energy crops, the impact, efficiency and sustainability of biorefinery facilities which also decrease the cost of biofuels. Biofuels can replace 30% of current transportation energy needs in an environmentally responsible way without affecting global food production with new technology developments

Devastating Diseases

Biotechnologies, and other biomedical innovations, are likely to lead to the production of new and improved vaccines, diagnostics as well as treatments with which to tackle disease. Biotechnology will help improve the understanding of disease, disease pathology, epidemiology, and vector control.

Biotechnology has opened the door to the discovery and development of  new types of human therapeutics. Biotechnology medicines already treat or help prevent heart attacks, stroke, multiple sclerosis, leukemia, hepatitis, congestive heart failure, lymphoma, kidney cancer, cystic fibrosis, and other diseases.

Sustainability is vital as we progress into the future. Biotechnology will help in building a Sustainable World.

Stockholm: European Green Capital, knowledge-intensive and innovative region in the world as our Conference Venue

Stockholm is internationally recognized as one of the most knowledge-intensive and innovative regions in the world and as a leading supplier of solutions and products in key sectors such as Life Science, ICT and Cleantech. Stockholm is the first ever winner of the European Green Capital award and has adopted a unique approach to sustainability where every aspect of environmental, economic and social impact is part of the equation. Or in other words: just about everything that happens in Stockholm does so with sustainability in mind.

Why you should attend conference/lectures

  • To sharpen your skills
  • Meet Experts & Influencers Face to Face
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Learning In a New Space
  • Break Out of Your Comfort Zone
  • New Tips & Tactics
  • The Energy of Like-Minded Individuals
  • The Serendipity of the Random Workshop
  • Invest In Yourself
  • Have Fun

In this digital age, conferences and face-to-face meeting are increasingly being substituted by webinars, video conferences and other forms of digital communication. There are some clear advantages with digital communication such as convenience, cost and time savings. Despite these advantages, the impact of communicating in person is much higher and is backed by scientific evidence. According to a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, during face-to-face communication, synchronization of brain activity between partners occur leading to successful exchange of information. Besides, frequent eye-contact during face-to-face communication helps build trust between individuals and produce better outcomes such as increased creativity and productivity. Hence, conferences and meetings are necessary even in a world dominated by digital communication channels.

 

Oct
25
Fri
2nd Plant Sciences Symposium @ SEARCA
Oct 25 all-day

About the Symposium

The Plant Sciences Symposium is primarily a student organized symposia series sponsored by Corteva Agriscience™, an agriculture division of DowDupont™, that is held at universities and research institutes worldwide. The objective of the Symposium is to promote the interaction between scientists and experts of both public and private sectors. In October 2019, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) will host the Plant Science Symposium in Los Baños, Philippines.

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Theme

The theme of the symposium is “Agri-food value chain: Challenges and Opportunities“.

Focusing on five levels of the value chain: 1) Agri-input manufacturer, 2) Farmers, 3) Food manufacturer and traders, 4) Food retailers, and 5) Consumers.

About the Host

IRRI is the world’s premier research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science, improving the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers, and protecting rice-growing environments for future generations. It is an independent, nonprofit, research and educational institute, founded in 1960 by the Ford and Rockefeller foundations with support from the Philippine government. The Institute is also a part of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food-secured future.

The Symposium is organized by the Association of Fellows, Scholars, Trainees, and Residents of IRRI (AFSTRI) which is a scholar-based community responsible for trainings, sports, and cultural activities for all students, research scholars, postdoctoral fellows, and trainees at IRRI.

About the Co-host

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is one of the 26 specialist institutions of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO). Established in 1966 and hosted by the Philippine government, SEARCA is mandated to strengthen institutional capacities in agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia through graduate education and institutional development, research and development, and knowledge management. It serves the 11 SEAMEO member countries, namely, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam.