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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
Oct
16
Mon
World Food Day @ Plenary Hall, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy
Oct 16 all-day

THEME: Change the future of migration.  Invest in food security and rural development.

The Director-General of FAO will be joined by Pope Francis and Ministers of Agriculture attending the Group of Seven (G7) meetings for the official ceremony on 16 October at FAO Headquarters. Whereas traditionally a message from His Holiness is delivered during the WFD ceremony, for the first time, the Pope will attend in person and call on the international community to change the future of migration. The presence of the G7 Ministers of Agriculture will be testament to the important link between food security, rural development and migration on the political agenda. Other special guests will include EU Commissioner Phil Hogan and the Heads of IFAD and WFP.

Programme 

The world is on the move. More people have been forced to flee their homes than at any time since the Second World War due to increased conflict and political instability. But hunger, poverty, and an increase in extreme weather events linked to climate change are other important factors contributing to the migration challenge.

Jun
3
Sun
ICFAB 2018: 20th International Conference on Food and Agricultural Biotechnology @ Hotel Pennsylvania
Jun 3 – Jun 4 all-day

ICFAB 2018 : 20th International Conference on Food and Agricultural Biotechnology

New York, USA
June 3 – 4, 2018

International Research Conference Aims and Objectives

The ICFAB 2018: 20th International Conference on Food and Agricultural Biotechnology aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Food and Agricultural Biotechnology. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Food and Agricultural Biotechnology.

Call for Contributions

All honorable authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Food and Agricultural Biotechnology are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. The conference solicits contributions of abstracts, papers and e-posters that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research materials.WASET

Conference Proceedings

All submitted conference papers will be blind peer reviewed by three competent reviewers. The peer-reviewed conference proceedings are indexed in the International Science Index (ISI), Google Scholar, Semantic Scholar, Zenedo, OpenAIRE, BASE, WorldCAT, Sherpa/RoMEO, and other index databases. Impact Factor Indicators.

Special Journal Issues

ICFAB 2018 has teamed up with the Special Journal Issue on Food and Agricultural Biotechnology. A number of selected high-impact full text papers will also be considered for the special journal issues. All submitted papers will have the opportunity to be considered for this Special Journal Issue. The paper selection will be carried out during the peer review process as well as at the conference presentation stage. Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other journal or publication. The final decision for paper selection will be made based on peer review reports by the Guest Editors and the Editor-in-Chief jointly. Selected full-text papers will be published online free of charge.

Conference Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

The Conference offers the opportunity to become a conference sponsor or exhibitor. To participate as a sponsor or exhibitor, please download and complete the Conference Sponsorship Request Form.

Important Dates

Abstracts/Full-Text Paper Submission Deadline   April 16, 2018
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection   April 25, 2018
Final Paper (Camera Ready) Submission & Early Bird Registration Deadline   May 3, 2018
Conference Dates   June 3 – 4, 2018

Important Notes

Please ensure your submission meets the conference’s strict guidelines for accepting scholarly papers. Downloadable versions of the check list for Full-Text Papers and Abstract Papers.

Please refer to the Paper Submission GUIDE before submitting your paper.

Selected Conference Papers

1) Use of Indian Food Mascot Design as an Advertising Tool in Maintaining and Growing the Brand Name
Preeti Yadav, Dandeswar Bisoyi, Debkumar Chakrabarti
2) Soil Moisture Control System: A Product Development Approach
Swapneel U. Naphade, Dushyant A. Patil, Satyabodh M. Kulkarni
3) Household Food Insecurity and Associated Coping Strategies in Urban, Peri-Urban and Rural Settings: A Case of Morogoro and Iringa Towns, Tanzania
U. Tumaini, J. Msuya
4) Vulnerability of Indian Agriculture to Climate Change: A Study of the Himalayan Region State
Rajendra Kumar Isaac, Monisha Isaac
5) Web-Based Tools to Increase Public Understanding of Nuclear Technology and Food Irradiation
Denise Levy, Anna Lucia C. H. Villavicencio
6) Nutritional Value Determination of Different Varieties of Oats and Barley Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Method for the Horses Nutrition
V. Viliene, V. Sasyte, A. Raceviciute-Stupeliene, R. Gruzauskas
7) Nutrition and Food Safety as Strategic Assets
Daniel C. S. Lim, W. Y. Tan
8) 21st Century Biotechnological Research and Development Advancements for Industrial Development in India
Monisha Isaac
9) A Review on Climate Change and Sustainable Agriculture in Southeast Nigeria
Jane O. Munonye
10) Radiation Usage Impact of on Anti-Nutritional Compounds (Antitrypsin and Phytic Acid) of Livestock and Poultry Foods
Mohammad Khosravi, Ali Kiani, Behroz Dastar, Parvin Showrang
11) Factors Determining Selection of Essential Nutrition Supplements
Daniel C. S. Lim
12) Intellectual Property Protection of CRISPR Related Technologies
Zheng Miao, Dennis Fernandez
13) Food Security Model and the Role of Community Empowerment: The Case of a Marginalized Village in Mexico, Tatoxcac, Puebla
Marco Antonio Lara De la Calleja, María Catalina Ovando Chico, Eduardo Lopez Ruiz
14) Combinatory Nutrition Supplementation: A Case of Synergy for Increasing Calcium Bioavailability
Daniel C. S. Lim, Eric Y. M. Yeo, W. Y. Tan
15) Impact of Long Term Application of Municipal Solid Waste on Physicochemical and Microbial Parameters and Heavy Metal Distribution in Soils in Accordance to Its Agricultural Uses
Rinku Dhanker, Suman Chaudhary, Tanvi Bhatia, Sneh Goyal

 

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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
14
Sun
5th International Rice Congress – Singapore 2018 @ Marina Bay Sands
Oct 14 @ 8:00 am – Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm

 

About the International Rice Congress

The International Rice Congress is the biggest gathering of thought leaders, scientists, policymakers, agriculture experts, and technology providers from the world of rice research.

It provides a venue for all players in the rice industry to meet, share, and learn about the latest game-changing innovations, cutting-edge technologies, and crucial policies shaping the future of the globe’s most important staple crop. 


The world’s biggest rice research conference

Exhibit your products

Stimulate interest around your organization and expertise. Share your technologies and research success at the IRC.

Present your research

Help shape the global rice research agenda. Share your scientific discoveries with fellow rice scientists and industry experts.

Attend the conference

Learn about the latest updates in the rice industry and build your network across multiple sectors.

Email us at ricecongress@irri.org

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About IRRI

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is a dynamic, rapidly evolving organization focused on solving complex global problems through vibrant, rice-based agri-food systems. IRRI’s mission and purpose remain clear: to improve the quality of life of those who depend on the rice sector—from the ultra-poor to those moving up the development ladder—and the environmental sustainability of rice production systems.

As a founding member of CGIAR, IRRI contributes to the collective goals of CGIAR as articulated through its strategy and results framework and is the lead center of the CGIAR Research Program on Rice.

The world faces multiple complex challenges: continued population growth; scarcity of land, water, and labor; rapid urbanization; and climate change. Despite exponential technology advances and the continued evolution of the roles of the public and private sectors, it is clear that such complex challenges will rarely be solved by simple solutions.

IRRI has an opportunity to make a profound difference over the next few critical decades based on our differentiating capacities at the intersection of research and development.

IRRI aims to improve livelihoods and nutrition, abolishing poverty, hunger, and malnutrition among those who depend on rice-based agri-food systems. In doing so, IRRI’s work protects the health of rice farmers and consumers, and the environmental sustainability of rice farming in a world challenged by climate change. IRRI’s work promotes the empowerment of women and supports opportunities for youth in an equitable agri-food system.

Our research for development is characterized by its collaborative nature: from alliances with advanced research institutes; through strong collaborations and capacity development with governments and national agricultural research and extension systems; to partnerships with the development sector and our ability to broker novel delivery channels through the private sector. IRRI’s work is supported by a diverse network of investors aligned to common goals.

For more information about IRRI visit http://irri.org