Director CSIRO, Australia
Global Engage is pleased to announce the 5th Global Engage 2018 Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Asia Congress, as part of their Next Generation Sequencing series of events which will be held on 26th and 27th March 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The successful event which was attended by over 150 people last year, is part of our highly respected Plant Genomics Series which includes a European meeting each May and US meeting each September which attracts another 500 delegates each year.
Attracting experts working in all areas of plant science, this event will discuss the latest technologies involved in genes and genomics such as NGS platforms and ONIMC technologies to establish various crop traits, epigenetics, phenotyping, plant-microbial and microbiome, and as well as plant pathology and disease resistance.
Presentation concentrates on regional model crops in Asia such as rice, wheat, maize, barley, soybean, canola/rapeseed, palm oil, cocoa, rubber trees and much more.
2018 Speakers Include:
Professor, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), University of Pretoria, South Africa
Plant research and its associated technologies have improved drastically over the recent years as a result of revolutionary breakthroughs such as new gene editing technology and the reduction in the cost of sequencing. Many plants have now been successfully sequenced and a wide range of biological data sets made available. As a result, plant scientists are now making use of state of the art technology platforms to help explain biological principals, advance research and therefore enable benefits such as crop improvement and breeding techniques.
Should you be either an expert already using gene editing, NGS, or other genomic technologies for plant analysis
with a desire to extend your knowledge, or a researcher keen to invest in sequencing / omic technology and
looking to learn which platform/technology best 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, roundtable discussions and panel discussions thought four separate tracks.