DEVELOPING GENE EDITING, NGS, AND OMIC TECHNOLOGIES TO ADVANCE PLANT RESEARCH
Global Engage is pleased to announce the 7th Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress: Europe
, taking place 21st-22nd May 2019
, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
. This event is part of its widely-regarded Plant Genomics Series which includes an Asian and US meeting each year.
Attracting over 300 experts working in all areas of plant science, this event will examine the latest in gene editing methods for plant genomics research. CRISPR/Cas9 case studies and the very best strategies for plant genome engineering will be presented by industry leaders, experts, and pioneering academics at the forefront of plant research. Developments in gene editing, NGS, and omic technologies will all be explored for crop trait development, disease resistance, epigenetics, plant breeding, and more. Tracks dedicated to plant & soil microbiomes, and the importance of plant phenotyping in the context of bioinformatics challenges, will encourage a holistic approach to plant research; the former will focus on identifying microbes to enhance crop productivity & disease resistance, while the latter will showcase the best tools for overcoming bioinformatics bottlenecks, applicable to plant research across the board. The organizer will also be looking to examine the impact of the ECJ’s latest interpretation of GMO regulations, and what this means for the future of gene editing research, addressing issues such as how to navigate the new legislation, and considering what alternative strategies & technologies there might be for progressing plant genomics.
Global Engage is also offering opportunities for early career researchers to present their work, with four 15-minute slots available on the main programme. In addition, two of the successful applicants will be awarded a grant of up to £750 for this. If you are an early career researcher or know someone who is who you think might be interested in applying for the grant, please click here
for more information. The deadline for applications is Monday 5th November 2018.