Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress: USA



2nd-3rd Nov 2017
Agenda in development. See last year's below:



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5th Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress: USA


The 2017 agenda is in production.  Download the 2016 details above.

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Building on the successes of our global Plant Genomics series of events, Global Engage is pleased to announce the 5th Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress USA, which will be held on November 2-3, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The event will be co-located with the 2nd Partnerships in Biocontrol, Biostimulants & Microbiome – Where Science Meets Business. Biocontrol, Biostimulants & Microbiome Congress

Should you be an expert using NGS / ‘omic’ / gene editing technologies for plant analysis, a scientist working on plant or soil microbiology, or a researcher hoping to invest in sequencing technology, the conference will be an excellent opportunity to learn, share, discuss and engage with the most current plant genomics research and technology. During the two-day conference, there will be networking breaks to promote interaction with your peers, expert led case study presentations, a dynamic exhibition room filled with technology providers showcasing their technologies and solutions, roundtable discussions for in-depth exploration of key issues, and an interactive panel discussion.

Some of the topics to be covered:

  • Developments in NGS
  • Genome editing – CRISPR, ZFN, TALEN
  • Synthetic biology
  • Phenotyping
  • Bioinformatics
  • SNP discovery & QTL mapping
  • Plant microbiome
  • Fostering collaboration between industry and academia
  • Case studies
    • Disease and stress resistance
    • Molecular marker development / marker assisted selection
    • Plant breeding


The Plant Genomics Advisory Panel is featured below


A key focus of the event is facilitating collaboration between the over 170 senior representatives from industry and academia who attend. In terms of content, the conference will examine the latest NGS, ‘omic’ and gene editing technologies being used for progressing plant-based research, as well other gene-focused aspects of plant science.

Plant research has transformed dramatically over the last few years as a result of revolutionary breakthroughs and cost reductions in sequencing technology. Successful sequencing of many plants, along with the improvement of biological data sets, have given plant scientists the tools and knowledge to make exciting developments to benefit agriculture. Novel gene editing technologies like CRISPR will take this research even further.

To keep up with these developments, this year the congress features expanded coverage of gene editing. The addition of round table discussions, each led by an expert in areas such as Genome Editing; Regulation of Genome Editing; Data Analysis; Genomic Selection; Sequencing Workflow and Industry-Academia Collaborations, will enable a more detailed examination of some of the newer trends.

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Gene Editing Technologies and Applications

  • TALEN, CRISPR, ZFN discovery & advancements
  • Gene replacement and Knock-In technology
  • Synthetic biology
  • Plant transformation
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Genomic editing case studies
  • Regulatory overview

Sequencing and Other Omics Technologies

  • NGS platform comparison / advancements & future uses
  • RNA-seq
  • Phenomics and high-throughput phenotyping
  • Gene discovery & phenotype to genotype associations
  • Genotyping by sequencing
  • SNP discovery, QTL mapping, alternative splicing & marker-assisted selection
  • Bioinformatics
  • Methods to handle big data / genomic data / populations
  • Genome / DNA Assembly

Roundtable Discussions:

  • Genome Editing
  • Genome Editing Regulation
  • Data Analysis
  • Genomic Selection
  • Sequencing Workflow
  • Industry-Academia Collaboration

Case Studies

  • Molecular marker development / marker assisted selection
  • Crop / trait improvement
  • Plant breeding
  • Disease / stress resistance
  • Plant and soil microbiome

Panel Discussion: The potential impact of gene editing on global food security

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We are currently in discussion with several venues and as soon as we have found the best rate for attendees, the venue details will be released.

Accommodation will be available at a preferential rate. A secure link will be sent to all attendees a little nearer the time.

Pricing and Registration


3 for the price of 2 offer
Discount applied automatically when registering 3 places at once.
Not applicable for solution provider companies or compatible with any other offers or discount codes.

The conference fee includes:

All conference sessions
Lunches and refreshments
Access to exhibition room
All networking forums
Conference workbook
e-documentation pack

Register now

Option 1 – Please phone +44 (0) 1865 849841 and we will take your details over the phone
Option 2 – Please complete the form below to pay online


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Step 2: Delegate Information

Poster Presentations

Poster presentation sessions will take place in breaks and alongside the other breakout sessions of the conference. Your presentation will be displayed in a dedicated area, with the other accepted posters from industry and academic presenters.

We also issue a poster eBook to all attendees with your full abstract in and can share your poster as a PDF after the meeting if you desire (optional).

Whether looking for funding, employment opportunities or simply wanting to share your work with a like-minded and focused group, these are an excellent way to join the heart of this congress.

In order to present a poster at the forum you need to be registered as a delegate. Please note that there is limited space available and poster space is assigned on a first come first served basis (subject to checks and successful registration).

We charge an admin fee of $100 to industry delegates to present, that goes towards the shared cost of providing the poster presentation area and display boards, guides etc. This fee is waived for those representing academic institutions and not for profit organisations.

Submission instructions

We will require the form (downloadable below) to be submitted by the 20th of October. This is the formal deadline however space is another limiting factor so early application is recommended. Therefore please contact us with any questions you have as soon as possible.

Submission Form

To submit your poster please complete the form below.

Posters should be presented as A0 or US equivalent, size E (841mm x 1189mm or 34 x 44 inches respectively) in portrait orientation. In order to present a poster at the forum, you need to be registered as a delegate.


Having surveyed the attendees, 84% of attendees said they would recommend the conference to a colleague and 87% said they would be interested to return in 2017.  

There were complements for the “networking opportunities, the venue, attendees, and speakers”.  From delegates, the event was praised because “very up to date material was presented. A good representation of the state of research and commercial direction of plant sciences”.  From sponsors, the feedback was that the the event was “compact, quality talks; easy to interact with other people. It attracted senior people from different positions in the plant ag industry and academia”.


Conference Sponsors

  • NRGene Gold
    Gold Sponsor
  • Novogene
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • LGC
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Synthego
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • GQ Life Sciences
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor



Our sponsorship packages offer a wide range of attendance options to suit your budget and business needs in order to maximise return on investment.

If there is any other way you would like to sponsor or increase branding for your company at the event, please get in touch and we will be able to offer you a bespoke service.

Twenty Minute Prearranged One-to-One Meetings

Select which delegates you would like to meet in a series of prearranged twenty-minute one-to-one meetings, held during breakout sessions from the main conference agenda. Our conference team will be available at the sessions to ensure all your meetings take place on time.

Pre or Post Event Workshops

Host your own half or full day pre or post event workshop to a dedicated audience around a subject of your choice. Global Engage will assist with the marketing of your workshop to provide a guaranteed audience

Pre-Event Marketing & Branding

Market to our event database and / or increase brand awareness through taking a poster position or sponsoring one of the refreshment breaks, lunches, drinks receptions or poster sessions. This can be supplemented by branding options such as placing your logo on the attendee lanyards or conference bags.


Showcase your technologies and products throughout the conference in the dedicated exhibition areas where all refreshment breaks and lunches take place, as well as the networking drinks reception at the end of day one.

Speaking Opportunities

Options include:
30-minute speaker presentations
Chairing / panellist positions during a 30-minute panel discussion
Hosting a 1-hour workshop within the conference program

Sponsorship Opportunities

For further details please contact
Steve Hambrook, Conference Director
Telephone +44 (0) 1865 849841 or

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Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress

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For details on attendees, packages and new opportunities, please contact our sponsorship team who will quickly provide everything you need to assess the conference for yourself.

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