Marker Discovery and Development Lead, Molecular Breeding Technology, Monsanto
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:
The Plant Genomics Advisory Panel is featured below
Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Adjunct Professor, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley
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.