Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress: Asia


15th-16th Mar 2021


Bangkok, Thailand

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7th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress: Asia


Four conference tracks will explore how novel gene-editing technologies, CRISPR and other ‘omics technologies are being applied to specific crops such as wheat, maize, rice, Arabidopsis, cannabis, orchids, apple, oilseed rape and more. Sessions will also explore the latest research in crop trait development, epigenetics, phenotyping, plant microbiome and disease resistance.

New For 2021
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence in agriculture
  • Big data, information management and sharing

This established meeting has a reputation for delivering exceptional networking and learning experiences for everyone working in plant science. It is co-located with the Microbiome for Agriculture Congress Asia and you have full access to these talks. 

“Great focus on CRISPR technology and NGS” 
“Speaker calibre was very good; appreciated mix of industry and academic participants”
“Networking was great…made some good connections. Learned a lot”

Scientific Advisory Committee


Day One

7th Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress Asia 2021

Keynote Presentation: New Technologies and Molecules for Crop Protection
Angharad Margeret Roscoe Gatehouse, Chair Invertebrate Molecular Biology Director of Expertise for BioEconomy, Newcastle University, UK
Keynote Presentation: Multidimensional Plant-Omics to Advance Our Understanding of Host Plant Resistance
Yinghua Huang, Professor & Lead Scientist, Oklahoma State University & USDA-ARS, USA
Sponsor Presentation Sponsor Presentation

Poster sessions, Refreshments and Networking

Advances in Plant ‘Omics Technology Plant Omics-Development,
Application & Trends
Understanding and Augmenting Recombination for Crop Improvement
Graham King, Professor, Southern Cross University, Australia
New Tools to Study Dynamic Changes of Energy Molecules in Planta
Wallace Lim, Professor, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong
A HORT1 Retrotransposon Insertion in the PeMYB11 Promoter Causes Harlequin/Black flowers in Phalaenopsis Orchids
Hong-Hwa Chen, Distinguished Professor, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Knowledge-driven targeted CRISPR/Cas9 mutagenesis streamlines trait gene identification in maize
Jianbing Yan, Professor, Huazhong Agricultural University Wuhan, China
Sponsor presentation Sponsor presentation
Applications and Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture
Prasanna Bhat, Data Stewardship Lead, Bayer Crop Science, India
Genome-Wide Allele-Specific Expression Analyses in Apple
Jia-Long Yao, Senior Scientist, New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research, New Zealand
Using ‘Omics Technology to Understand the Role of Acyl-CoA-Binding Proteins in Plant Lipid Metabolism
Mee-Len Chye, Wilson and Amelia Wong Professor in Plant Biotechnology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Application of XP-GWAS in Cannabis Breeding to Fast Rack Varietal Development with Specific Cannabinoid Profile
Omid Ansari, Head of Research, Ecofibre Ltd and Ananda Hemp Ltd, Australia
Sponsor presentation Sponsor presentation
Poster sessions, Refreshments and Networking
Early Career Researcher Presentation: Jer-Young Lin, Assistant Research Fellow, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Early Career Researcher Presentation
Crop Genetics and Synthetic Traits
Steve Swain, Research Director for Traits, CSIRO Agriculture & Food, Australia
Research and Application of Soil Microorganisms in Agriculture
Chiu-Chung Young, National Chair Professor & Academician, Academia Sinica & National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Day Two
Keynote Presentation: Mechanisms of Genomic Evolution in Plants
Christopher Cullis, Francis Hobart Herrick Professor of Biology, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Keynote Presentation: MicroRNA-regulated Mechanisms and it’s Application for Improving Crop Tolerance to Abiotic Stress
Baohong Zhang, HTCAS Distinguished Professor, East Carolina University, USA
Sponsor presentation  Sponsor presentation 
Poster sessions, Refreshments and Networking
Gene Editing for Crop Improvement Emerging Technologies and Opportunities in Crop Development
ExpressEdit Technology: Taking CRISPR out of the Lab
Lee Hickey, Senior Research Fellow, University of Queensland, Australia
Transcriptional Dynamics During Meiosis in Wheat
Sateesh Kagale, Research Officer & Team Leader, National Research Council, Canada
Coconut Genetics and Genomics: Updates and Opportunities Towards a Vibrant Coconut Industry
Hayde C. Flandez-Galves, Assistant Professor, University of the Philippines Los Banos, Philippines
A Sino-German Joint Effort to Edit Seed Fatty Acid Reducers for Higher Seed Oil Content in Oilseed Rape (Brassica napus)
Jiang Li Xi, Professor & Department Head, Zhejiang University, China
Sponsorship Presentation Sponsorship Presentation
Poster Competition Winner Talk Poster Competition Winner Talk
Early Career Researcher Presentation: HDACs & PRC2 function in concert to repress FLC expression and promote flowering in Arabidopsis
Xiaolin Zeng, Post-Doctor, Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Early Career Researcher Presentation: Dynamics of Methylome and Transcriptome during Rice Transformation
Jo-Wei Hsieh, PhD Student, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Biotechnology for Planted Conifer Forests
Glenn Thorlby, Research Leader, Scion, New Zealand
Uma Priya Kupusamy, Head of Microbiology Section, Department of Chemistry. Malaysia Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change, Malaysia
Functions of Histone Deacetylases in Plant Development and Gene Silencing
Keqiang Wu, Professor, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
The Evolving Regulatory Environment and Barriers to Successful Deployment of Exogenously Applied Double-Stranded RNAs
Jennifer Ann Harikrishna, Director & Professor, Centre for Research in Biotechnology for Agriculture & University of Malaya, Malaysia
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How You Will Benefit

This congress has been designed to create a collaborative environment in which you can engage with the speakers, sponsors and other delegation in attendance.

  • Discover all the latest gene-editing technologies and methods that prompt agricultural improvement
  • Learn best methods of applying artificial intelligence and machine learning in plant bioinformatics
  • Discover how plant-epigenetics is driving crop development
  • Apply the best methods of ‘omics integration for large data management
  • Explore advances in plant disease and stress resistance
  • Build on existing partnership and create new collaborations across industry & academia
  • Give a poster presentation
  • Access the Microbiome for Agriculture Congress.
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Agenda in brief

  • Development and Application of Gene Editing Tools and Technology
  • Application of Next-Generation Sequencing
  • Advances in Plant ‘omics Technology
  • Plant Bioinformatics Tools and Data Development
  • Phenomics & Phenotyping


What will you get

  • +50 presentations from key industry and academic experts
  • +7 hours of dedicated networking time
  • Access the co-located Microbiome for Agriculture Congress
  • Poster Competition – win a chance to present your research to an outstanding audience of plant scientists
  • Meet leading solution provider showcasing their latest technologies, services and devices

Our Sponsors

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Pricing and Registration


Academics: 3 for the price of 2 offer
Discount applied automatically when registering 3 places at once.

Not applicable 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 +603 2117 5193 and we will take your details over the phone
Option 2 – Please complete the form below to pay online
Option 3 – Email [email protected]


Step 1: Click to Choose Your Delegate Package

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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).

Poster Competition – Deadline 19th February 2021

  1. Submit your entry prior to the closing deadline (1 entry per person)
  2. Two entries will be selected by the judges
  3. The winners of the poster presentation will be given a 15-minute speaking position on the conference agenda and will be notified in advance to the meeting
  4. The judge(s) will make the decision based on the abstract(s) submitted
  5. The winners will also receive a certificate from the organisers
  6. The meeting language is English
  7. Representatives from solution provider organisations are not eligible to enter the competition but are welcome to present posters at the meeting as normal

**Poster space is limited so early submission is recommended

Submission instructions

We will require the form (downloadable below) to be submitted by the 19th February 2021. 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.


What our delegates say about the conference

Cutting edge topics

The networking I would say is the most useful aspect and also learning of those areas that are at the cutting edge that I wouldn’t know about because I’m not a specialist in that area.

Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress: Asia

Well organised

I think the organisation and the quality of the delegates was very good.

Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress: Asia

Informative and helpful

The information was very informative and helpful. I will suggest this event to all of my friends. 

Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress: Asia

Interactive conference

I really enjoyed the interaction with the other delegates of the conference, and learning a lot about a new generation of technologies, especially third generation sequencing technologies.

Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress: Asia

Conference Sponsors

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Sponsors and exhibitors at our conferences have the opportunity to meet and form partnerships with delegates on a formal and informal basis in a relaxed and professional atmosphere.

Our sponsorship packages offer a wide range of attendance options to suit your budget and business needs in order to maximize 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
Reuben Raj
Direct: +603 2117 5193
email [email protected]

Contact us about sponsoring the
Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress: Asia

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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.

Media/Supporting Partners

Interested to be our MEDIA AND SUPPORTING PARTNERS? please contact [email protected]

  • Agropages
  • Plants
  • The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA)
  • Bio-Equip
  • Biosciences Biotechnology Research Asia
  • Global Bio and Investment
  • Asia and Pacific Seed Association (APSA)
  • The Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI)
  • Current Agriculture Research Journal
  • Burleigh Dodds

Interested in becoming a media and supporting partner? Please contact [email protected]