NEW BREEDING TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PLANT SCIENCES

Programme

Friday 7 July 2017
Saturday 8 July 2017

Friday 7 July 2017

08:30 Registration
09:00 Welcome and introduction

SESSION 1 - CRISPR-CAS9 success stories: gene-editing made easy?  
09:10 Attila Molnar (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Arabidopsis viral resistance
09:35 Jean-Denis Faure (INRA-Paris, France)
Altered gene dosage on hexaploid Camelina sativa
10:00 Mariette Andersson (SLU, Sweden) 
Efficient targeted multiallelic mutagenesis in tetraploid potato
10:30 Refreshment break

SESSION 2 - POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE IMPLICATIONS FOR USE OF GENE EDITING TECHNOLOGIES
11:00 Craig Cormick (Author and Science Communicator, Australia)
Thinking outside the box - public acceptance considerations
11:30 Pieter Van der Meer (Ghent University, Belgium)
Historical evolution of biosafety legislation and key definitions
11:50 Joachim Schiemann (Julius Kühn-Institut, Germany)
Future perspective on biotechnology legislation from the academic perspective
12:10 Petra Jorasch (European Seed Association)
Industrial perspective on GM legislation
12:30 Discussion
13:00 Lunch
SESSION 3: INTERNATIONAL VIEWPOINTS ON THE USE OF GENE EDITING TECHNOLOGIES
14:00 Staffan Eklöf (Swedish Board of Agriculture, Sweden)
Why we decided that some CRISPR-Cas9 gene-edited plants are not regulated by the GMO-directive
14:25 Wayne Parrott (University of Georgia, United States)
The prospects for gene edited plants in the USA
14:50 Barry Pogson (Australian National University, Australia)
Australian viewpoint on gene editing and future crops
15:15 Discussion
16:00 Refreshment break 
16:30 PLENARY LECTURE
Stefan Jansson (Umeå University, Sweden)
The first gene edited meal
17:00
End of Day 1 
19:00 Conference dinner: CRISPR, Sustainability and Urban Farming

Saturday 8 July 2017

08:30 Registration
  SESSION 4: PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR CRISPR-CAS9
09:00 Laurence Tomlinson (The Sainsbury Laboratory, UK)

09:00-09:20  Designing guideRNAs
09:20-09:40  Choosing the correct promotor
09:40-10:00  Selecting transformants
10:00 Chris McClellan (University of Dundee, UK) 
Cautionary tales from the Greenhouse: Confirmation of stably edited plants
10:20 Open discussion of practical considerations
- Dealing with chimeric and off-target effects
11:00 Refreshment break

SESSION V: CRISPR-CAS9 TOOLS AND RESOURCES
11:30 Wendy Harwood (John Innes Centre, UK)
A Brassica/Barley editing resource
11:50 Markus Schmid (Umeå University, Sweden)
Tools for study of flowering time using gene-editing
12:10 Johannes Stuttmann (Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)
Chromosomal deletions using CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing toolkit
12:30 Lunch and final discussions
14:00 Close of meeting 

SESSION V: CRISPR-CAS9 TOOLS AND RESOURCES

SESSION V: CRISPR-CAS9 TOOLS AND RESOURCES