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Global Engage is pleased to announce as part of their Plant Science series, the 5th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress Europe, which will be held on 16-17 March 2017 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  The successful event which frequently attracts over 250 attendees is the sister meeting to both the 
US Congress and Asian Congress which take place each year in September and April respectively.

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Attracting experts working in all areas of plant science, the event will examine the latest in gene editing methods as well as exploring developments in NGS and omic technologies being used for progressing plant based research in aspects such as crop trait development, epigenetics, phenotyping, plant microbiome, and disease resistance as well understanding tools to overcome bottlenecks and enable successful data analysis and management.
Presentations concentrate on, but are not limited to plant, crop and forestry research ranging from wheat, barley, maize and rice to potato, tomato, Arabidopsis, biofuels and various fruits in order to attract delegates across Europe and beyond.

Plant research and its associated technologies have improved dramatically over the last 5 years as a result of the revolutionary breakthroughs including new gene editing technologies and reduction in the cost of sequencing. Many plants have now been successfully sequenced and a wide range of biological data sets made available. As a result, plant scientists are now more than ever making use of state of the art technology platforms to help explain biological principals, advance research and therefore enable benefits such as crop improvement / breeding etc. by harnessing the greater understanding of plant genomes.

Should you be either an expert already using gene editing, NGS, or other genomic technologies for plant analysis with a desire to extend your knowledge, or a researcher keen to invest in sequencing / omic technology and looking to learn which platform/technology best suits your requirements - the conference will provide an interactive networking forum to answer your queries through a vibrant exhibition room full of technology providers showcasing their technologies and other solutions, expert led case study presentations, interactive Q&A panel discussions, and two roundtable sessions examining various topics through six separate tracks: 

Day 1 Stream 1 -
Plant Genome Engineering: Strategies and Developments
Day 1 Stream 2 - Plant Genomic Case Studies (Cereals)
Day 1 Stream 3 - Plant and Soil Microbiome

Day 2 Stream 1 - Developments in NGS, RNA-seq, and Omic Technologies
Day 2 Stream 2 - A) Bioinformatics, Data Management & Analysis
B) Industry Showcase
Day 2 Stream 3 - Plant Genomics Case Studies
The Agenda is still in development. 
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Advisory Panel

Robin AllabyRobin G Allaby
University of Warwick

Helene BergesHélène Berges
INRA – CNRGV, France

Tamas DalmayTamas Dalmay
University of East Anglia, Norwich

Jacqui BatleyJacqueline Batley
The University of Queensland

                            DelledonneMassimo Delledonne
University of Verona, Italy

laurence DrouardeLaurence Drouard

Wendy Harwood
John Innes Centre

                            Hassani-Pakeywan Hassani-Pak
Rothamsted Research

Sachiko IsobeSachiko Isobe
Kaduza DNA Research Institute (KDRI)

Jonathan JonesJonathan Jones
Sainsburys Laboratory

Lukas Muellerukas Mueller
Boyce Thompson Institute,
Cornell University

Olsen Odd-ArneOdd-Arne Olsen
orwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB)
Hamar University College (HUC)

Jocelyn RoseJocelyn Rose
Cornell University

Carine RizzolattiCarine Rizzolatti

Jessica SchlueterJessica Schlueter
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Uwe ScholzUwe Scholz

Alan SchulmanAlan Schulman
MTT Agrifood Research and Institute of Biotechnology
University of Helsinki

                        TaylorGail Taylor
Professor of Plant Biology
Southampton University

Serena VarottoSerena Varotto,
University of Padova

Chia-Lin WeiChia-Lin Wei
Joint Genome Institute (JGI), USA

You may also choose to attend the US or Asian round of this congress series:

Plant Genomics Asia -  10-11 April 2017

Plant Genomics USA -  12-13 September 2016

The Agenda is still in development.  To keep up to date on the latest Plant Genomics news and to receive a copy of the 2017 agenda when released, please complete the form below:

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Plant Genomics Series

Plant Genomics USA
12-13 September 2016

Plant Genomics Asia
  10-11 April 2017

2016 Sponsors


For further information please contact;

Steve Hambrook

Conference Director

+44 (0) 1865 849841

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