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Plant Genome Engineering: From Lab to Field
Scientific Organizers: Caixia Gao, Daniel F. Voytas and Holger Puchta
Date: April 03 - 06, 2020
Location: Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, CO, USA
Supported by the Directors' Fund
Summary of Meeting:
Improvements in plant breeding are necessary to feed a growing population on a warming globe. CRISPR/Cas technology, which is revolutionizing molecular biology, has the potential to create a novel, sustainable agriculture. To date, thousands of plant biologists have started to use gene editing strategies; the time is ripe for a conference solely dedicated to CRISPR/Cas applications in plants. Topics covered will include the development of new tools for gene and base editing, gene targeting by homologous recombination, transcriptional regulation, epigenetic editing and induced chromosomal rearrangements. To apply these tools in plants, specific biological requirements have to be taken into account such as efficient transformation and regeneration procedures or organ specific expression. Trait improvements in crop plants - such as tomato, rice, wheat and corn - have been achieved and more are in the pipeline. The conference will be a platform for scientists from academia and industry to interact. It will also bring together scientists that work on tool development, plant transformation, plant breeding and crop trait development. Thus, not only will the newest applications of CRISPR/Cas in basic plant biology be offered, but the ground will be laid for a swift transfer of the benefits of the technology to that field.
DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Scholarship Deadline: December 3 2019 details
Discounted Abstract Deadline: December 3 2019 details & pricing
Abstract Deadline: January 7 2020 details & pricing
Discounted Registration Deadline: February 3 2020 details & pricing


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Integrated DNA Technologies
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The Plant Cell
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