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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
Apr
22
Sat
March for Science PH @ Quezon City Memorial Circle
Apr 22 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

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WHY MARCH?

March for Science started in the United States of America as a response to the moves of the newly elected Trump administration aimed to restrict scientific knowledge especially regarding climate change for the benefit of corporations which will be the most affected by the cuts to greenhouse gas emissions. At its beginnings, it was a broad call for the people to stand for science against Trump’s repression of scientific knowledge and information blackout on climate change.

As the impacts of Trump’s policies which blatantly deny climate change will directly affect not only the United States, the biggest historical carbon emitter, but the entire world as well, March for Science soon grew into a global movement of people to defend science as an indispensable tool for society building and policy making.

In the Philippines, scientists, environmentalists, and grassroots organizations from various sectors will march on Earth Day 2017 to express solidarity for the global movement as well as advocate for local issues and call for a science and technology sector that will genuinely serve the interests of the majority.
The March for Science, Environment, and the People is a nationwide campaign that seeks to showcase how the struggle for the development of science and technology is intertwined with that of the environment and of the people: how science and technology can provide concrete solutions for the real issues faced by the Filipino people.

March for Science!

Science and technology (S&T) has a vital role as a catalyst for national progress and development especially in a developing country where innovations in S&T can both provide immediate relief to the people as well as create long term solutions that address their issues at its roots. To enable S&T to contribute to genuine national progress, it needs to be developed under a comprehensive plan that is geared towards addressing domestic needs.

ScieLabsIn the Philippines, science and technology was historically undertaken not as an instrument for national development but as a means to answer foreign demands. Content with basic science that is able to follow instructions to use technology developed by other countries, Philippine S&T has been stunted by neglect and non-prioritization as reflected in many programs and policies that restrict and actively obstruct its development. This lead our local S&T to be underdeveloped and backward in the face of global scientific advancement.

The backward and stunted state of S&T in the Philippines is a manifestation of the lack of industries in the country, a situation which does not encourage the development of S&T. Unable to process our own products for domestic use, we are bound to the export of raw materials and import of finished products to meet our demands.

The little technology and modernization we do have is confined to city centers, leaving it unavailable to a large number of people especially farmers in the rural areas who can use technology for agricultural modernization.

Our country lacks a comprehensive plan for the science and technology sector that includes research and development (R&D) as one of its primary thrusts. Without R&D, we are incapable of developing new technologies or improving on existing ones, and we are limited to our ability to imitate emerging technology from other countries.

This lack of support for S&T is one of the reasons why more and more scientists choose to work abroad where they are secured of their jobs and welfare. The few who stay are riddled with problems such as contractualization, no tenurial security, absence of welfare and benefits, and others.

Science is a powerful tool that can cut both ways; while scientific and technological advance can be used for national development, it can also be used to repress it. There is need to identify who stands to benefit from the science we are marching for.

We are marching for the development of a science and technology sector geared towards national industrialization that will address domestic needs and will benefit the majority of the Filipino people. Contrary to serving merely as a ‘technological fix’, the development of this type of S&T will aid in finding solutions to issues of the environment and of the people.

March for the Environment!

The issue of the environment is an issue of science and technology. We fail to maximize our country’s vast natural resources such as water, minerals and ores, varied energy sources, and others, because we do not have the means to utilize them. For example, mineral production in the Philippines remains bound to the extraction phase as we lack industries to process minerals to end products.

The plunder of the biggest corporations and countries on global natural resources and the environment adds to the vulnerability we already face as a small developing country. Despite the presence of international agreements that seek to minimize the effects of climate change, we are witness to business as usual levels of fossil fuel consumption. In the Philippines, the increased use of pollutive energy sources such as coal and the proposed use of the unstable and potentially harmful Bataan Nuclear Power Plant are examples of the biggest environmental issues we face.

Our primitive science and technology also aggravates our inability to adapt to climate change. With the continuing plunder of natural resources and without the capacity to create or use technologies that increase our adaptability and resiliency in the face of major disasters, we are held even more vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change.

March for the People!

The Filipino people are burdened by many issues that are manifestations of the lack of industries coupled with the backward and stunted state of S&T. A developed S&T can serve as a backbone towards the solution of the people’s issues. National industrialization will create industries for domestic needs, in turn producing jobs and products which the people need.
A science and technology sector that is developed under a comprehensive plan geared towards national industrialization will help address the long standing issues faced by the people. More than developing on S&T for its own sake, this type of science and technology can genuinely serve in the interests of the people.

Unite the broadest range of scientists, environmentalists, workers, farmers, students, and other sectors, to call for environmental justice and greater support to a science and technology that will genuinely serve the interests of the people!

March with us!

March for Science PH

This event is part of the March for Science international movement.
https://www.marchforscience.com/

Jun
27
Wed
Biotech France 2018 International Conference and Exhibition @ Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci
Jun 27 – Jun 29 all-day

 

The international applied biotechnology conference: Biotech France 2018 Conference & Expo will be held in Paris, France from 27 to 29 June 2018. This international event will reflect the full diversity of current biotechnology science advances in research and practice that open opportunities for exploitation of knowledge, commercially or otherwise, together with news, discussion and comment on broader issues of general interest and concern.

 

The aim of this conference is to foster the exchange of knowledge, experiences and ideas among scientists, academics, students, industry representatives and other professionals interested in biotechnology; and works to develop synergies and relationships that further advance the field. It will provide an excellent opportunity to all participants to establish networks, to share ideas and to form partnerships with biotechnology-based private sectors, equipment manufacturers, technology providers, and biotechnology associations, research institutes, universities, biotechnologists and biotechnology students.

 

The Biotech France 2018 is an international conference on applied biotechnology focusing on the following topics:

  • Biochemical/Bioprocess Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical/ Medical Biotechnology
  • Environmental Biotechnology- Green Economy
  • Food, Marine and Agro-Biotechnology
  • Bio-economy/ Green Economy

 

Conference Deadlines

Abstracts Submission Deadline – Apr 27 , 2018

Early Bird Registration fee deadline – Mar 30 , 2018

Conference Registration deadline – May 24 , 2018

Conference Proceedings Papers Deadline – Jul 20 , 2018

Conference Journals Papers Submission Deadline – Jul 20 , 2018

 

CONFERENCE TOPICS

Apr
1
Mon
13th Pan-Asia Farmers Exchange Program @ Manila Hotel
Apr 1 – Apr 5 all-day

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About Program

The Pan-Asia Farmers Exchange Program or the FX Program is a platform of knowledge sharing and exchange on agricultural plant biotechnology.

It brings together farmers and other stakeholders from Asia to learn about plant biotechnology through first-hand experience by visiting plant biotech commercial farms and R&D biotech facilities; and interacting with farmers, scientists, media and policymakers.

The FX Program has been held annually since 2007. The 9th FX Program was held Mar 2-7 in the Philippines. The CropLife Asia, CropLife Philippines and the Biotechnology Coalition of the Philippines have organized the nine editions of the FX program.

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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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REGISTER HERE

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.