[Event] CRISPR AgBio Precision Genome Editing Congress happening in San Diego from April 18-20


CRISPR Banner 800x322Venue: San Diego, USA

Dates:  18 – 20 April 2017

At this critical time for agricultural R&D and innovation, CRISPR technology is having a significant impact on transforming agricultural breeding practices. CRISPR AgBio Precision Genome Editing Congress (April 18-20, San Diego) is the only end-to-end meeting dedicated to bringing academia & industry together to leverage the power of CRISPR/Cas9 advanced trait breeding technology to develop and commercialize Ag-products that improve productivity, yield and sustainability.

  Register for the event here

The CRISPR AgBio Congress (April 18-20, San Diego) will be covering this in detail with leading case studies from worldwide experts such as:

  • Jin-Soo Kim, Director & Professor, Center for Genome Engineering, Institute for Basic Science & Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University
  • Federico Tripodi, CEO, Calyxt
  • Vonnie Estes, Group Leader, Agricultural & Industrial Biotechnology, Caribou Biosciences
  • Yunde Zhao, Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology, University of California San Diego
  • Yiping Qi, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland
  • Mark Cigan, Trait Development Director, Genus
  • Lanqin Xia, Principal Investigator, Institute of Crop Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Some of the key topics they will be focusing on includes:

  • Digenome-seq enables assessment of genome-wide off-target effects of CRISPR systems
  • Delivery of preassembled Cas9/Cpf1 RNPs to reduce CRISPR off-target effects
  • Using Cas9-coupled cytidine deaminase for efficiently guided Cas9-mediated cleavage of target DNA in vitro, in yeast, Arabidopsis and rice
  • CRISPR/Cas9-mediated in planta gene editing to achieve homology-directed DNA repair (HDR) in rice, through a Agrobacterium or biolistic method
  • An Agrobacterium-mediated maize CRISPR platform & a proteolistics delivery method