Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress


23rd-24th Apr 2018


Netherlands, Amsterdam

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5th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress

Developing Gene Editing, NGS, and Omic Technologies to Advance Plant Research.

Following the success of the 2017 conference in Amsterdam in March, we are looking to host our 6th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress Europe in Holland on the 19th and 20th March 2018. We had great feedback from the 300+ attendees at this year’s meeting and are looking forward to growing and improving the event for next year.

Plant research and its associated technologies have improved dramatically over the last 5 years as a result of the revolutionary breakthroughs including new gene editing technologies and 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 more than ever making use of state of the art technology platforms to help explain biological principals, advance research and therefore enable benefits such as crop improvement / breeding etc. by harnessing the greater understanding of plant genomes and our conference is the perfect place to find out more about these methods and systems to advance your own research.

2017 Speakers included:


Attracting experts working in all areas of plant science, the event will examine the latest in gene editing methods as well as exploring developments in NGS and omic technologies being used for progressing plant based research in aspects such as crop trait development, epigenetics, phenotyping, plant microbiome, and disease resistance as well understanding tools to overcome bottlenecks and enable successful data analysis and management.

The 2018 agenda will be available in Autumn 2017. If you are interest in presenting or would like to propose a new topic then please contact:
Rachel Moorse
Conference Producer, Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 379865

The 2017 conference synopsis, speakers, and agenda can be found below.

Plant research and its associated technologies have improved dramatically over the last 5 years as a result of the revolutionary breakthroughs in gene editing technologies and reductions 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, more than ever, making use of state of the art technology 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.

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, interactive Q&A panel discussions, and two round-table sessions examining various topics through six separate tracks.


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The scope and breadth of the Plant Genomics Congress is exemplified by these outstanding speaker presentations:

  • JONATHAN JONES, Resistance (R) gene enrichment sequencing (Renseq) to investigate and exploit R gene diversity
  • NEAL GUTTERSON, Targeted breeding applications of CRISPR-Cas technology for European markets
  • JANE PARKER, Professor, Department of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany: Plant intracellular immunity networks
  • ANGELA SESSITSCH, Head of Bioresources, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria: The hidden world within plants: ecological considerations and functioning of microbial endophytes
  • PATRICK SCHWEIZER, Group Leader, Pathogen-Stress Genomics, Leibniz-Insitut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung (IPK), Germany: Genes and alleles for durable resistance of barley to powdery mildew
  • SOFIE VANTHOURNOUT, Director, Sense about Science EU, Belgium: PANEL DISCUSSION: The potential impact of gene editing on global food security
  • JOHNATHAN NAPIER, Professor and Associate Director for Research, Rothamsted Research, UK: Metabolic engineering of transgenic Camelina for the sustainable production of omega-3 fish oils
  • YINPING JIAO, Research Associate, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and USDA-ARS, USA: EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER PRESENTATION: The complex sequence landscape of maize revealed by single molecule technologies
  • GERCO ANGENENT, Professor and Group Leader, Plant Developmental Systems, Wageningen University, The Netherlands: Histone modifications control temperatureinduced alternative splicing and flowering in Arabidopsis


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Beurs van Berlage

Beurs van Berlage

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Having been in London for 3 years in a row, the congress is moving to Amsterdam for the first time!

The meeting will take place at Beurs van Berlag, just 300 metres from the Central Station in the heart of this beautiful city.

Accommodation details will be sent to you with your welcome letter upon registration.

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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
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What our delegates say about the conference

100% relevant

Usually when you go to conferences, maybe 25% of the talks will be relevant, here 100% are relevant.

Gil Ronen



The plant genomics conference is pretty exciting. I regularly participate in the plant and animal genome conference in San Diego, compared to that this conference is more focused, has a collection of interesting speakers and cutting edge technologies, not only in genomics but also in imaging and genetic engineering. This is a fantastic conference.

Henry Daniell

Professor & Director of Translation Research, University of Pennsylvania

Covers all aspects

It was a great cross-section of plant science, it included just about all aspects of plant genomics. It included the whole spectrum of science, from research, through to breeding, production, and applications and just top notch talks throughout the day. We’ve found this congress to be a great place to stay connected to the thought leaders across the spectrum of applications.

Mike Thompson

Director, Market Development, Illumina

New technologies

For me the most interesting part is learning about the new technologies presented here, learning about the genomic research going on because it’s an essential part of my studies. 

Ksenia Krasileva

Group Leader, The Genome Analysis Centre

Very Effective

It was indeed a very well-organized and effective conference for us (Diagenode s.a)

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  • Twist Bioscience
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  • GATC Biotech
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  • PerkinElmer
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  • Biolegio
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