Plant Genome Editing & Genome Engineering

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Welcome to the International Conference “Plant Genome Editing & Genome Engineering”!

Genome Editing and Genome Engineering are revolutionizing Life Sciences and Plant Biotechnology that seek to develop new technologies for the precise manipulation of genes and genomes in cellula and in vivo. In addition to its use for advancing our understanding of basic biology, genome engineering has numerous real-world applications, e.g. engineering plants that better provide fuel, food and industrial raw materials. Driven by advances in the CRISPR-toolbox for rapid, cheap, multiplex modification of genomes and breakthroughs in DNA synthesis technologies, the pace of progress enabled by these tools in the last 2 years has been breathtaking.

The International Conference “Plant Genome Editing & Genome Engineering” to be held on July 3-4, 2017 in Vienna, Austria will discuss the advances in genome editing and engineering, notions, challenges, pros and cons, technologies and methods of applications of the genome editing tools like CRISPR/Cas9, TALENs, ZNFs & AAVs in plants. The case study and sessions will reveal the potential application of Genome editing tools plant biology and crop improvement. Special emphasis on CRISPR system addressing the concept, technology, challenges like off-target effects, efficiency improvement and delivery systems etc.
Vienna is located in the heart of Europe on the banks of the Danube River, and considered as one of the most important economic, cultural and touristic large cities of central Europe. Apart from providing top science, the Conference will capture the spirit of the city thanks to the central location of the venue offering a multitude of cultural events.

This two-day event will provide leading academy and industry scientists a platform to communicate recent advances in “Plant Genome Editing & Genome Engineering” and an opportunity to establish multilateral collaborations.
The International Conference “Plant Genome Editing & Genome Engineering” will cover the following research topics:

• Precision Genome Editing by TALEN, ZFN and others
• CRISPR-CAS9: Revolution in Genome Editing & Engineering
• Current CRISPR-CAS9 Technologies and Design
• Applications of CRISPR-CAS9 in Plants
• Genome Editing & Engineering for Crop Improvement
• Genome Editing & Engineering: Regulatory Aspects


Among the invited speakers are internationally known names such as*:

Jian-Kang Zhu (China), Jennifer Doudna (USA), Joseph Petolino (USA), Kunling Chen (China), Keishi Osakabe (Japan), Greg F. Gocal (USA), Frank Hartung (Germany), Feng Zhang (USA), Sunghwa Choe (South Korea), Kabin Xie (China), Liang Liu (China), Yao-Guang Liu (China), Jin-Soo Kim (South Korea), Ross Johnson (Israel),  Qi Xie (China), Toki Seiichi (Japan), Yinong Yang (China), Yuriko Osakabe (Japan), Deyue Yu (China), Magdy M Mahfouz (Saudi Arabia), Agnes E Ricroch (France), Jeffrey D. Wolt (USA), Joachim Schiemann (Germany ) and others.

*The list of invited speakers has yet to be confirmed.

Approximately 350 participants are expected to attend this exciting scientific forum including almost 40 lectures delivered by worldwide known invited speakers and young, talented speakers selected from submitted abstracts. The program combines plenary lectures, poster sessions, a unique Conference Dinner Party and sightseeing tours of Vienna.

Early Bird Registration Deadline is April 30, 2017.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Vienna on July 3-4, 2017!

Prof. Alisher Touraev (VISCEA, Local Organizer)

Monday, July 3, 2017 to Tuesday, July 4, 2017