17-19 April 2018

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2017 Speakers

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Greg Gocal
Chief Scientific Officer
Cibus

Day One

Tuesday April 18, 2017

09:50 | Innovative Trait Development Tools in Plant Breeding will be Crucial for Doubling Global Agricultural Productivity by 2050

Day Two

Wednesday April 19, 2017

17:00 | Chair’s Closing Remarks

08:30 | Chair’s Opening Remarks

Jin-Soo Kim
Director & Professor, Center for Genome Engineering, Institute for Basic
Science & Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University

 

Day One

Tuesday April 18, 2017

11:20 | Keynote Session: CRISPR Genome Editing in Plants & Animals

Bhanu Telugu
Assistant Professor, President & CEO
University of Maryland, RenOVAte Biosciences Inc

Day One

Tuesday April 18, 2017

16:35 | Interactive CRISPR AgBio Roundtable Session

Day Two

Wednesday April 19, 2017

16:00 | Optimizing Methodologies for Genome Editing in Livestock

Tom Greene
Senior Director, Research, Trait Discovery & Optimization
DuPont Pioneer

Day One

Tuesday April 18, 2017

09:10 | Panel Discussion: Extracting Maximum Value from CRISPR Genome Editing Technology to Advance Future Agriculture

Day Two

Wednesday April 19, 2017

12:20 | Waxy Corn Case Study: Highlighting CRISPR/Cas9 Edited Plant & Crops Currently Under Development for Commercialization

Neil Hoffman
Chief Science Advisor, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service & Biotechnology
Regulatory Services , United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Day Two

Wednesday April 19, 2017

09:05 | USDA Regulation of CRISPR-Modified Organisms

09:55 | Panel Discussion: Navigating the Regulatory Environment for CRISPR as Novel Breeding Technique

Patrick Cournoyer
Consumer Safety Officer - Office of Food Additive Safety
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Day Two

Wednesday April 19, 2017

08:35 | FDA Oversight of Food from Plants Developed with Biotechnology

09:55 | Panel Discussion: Navigating the Regulatory Environment for CRISPR as Novel Breeding Technique

Mike Mendelsohn
Acting Chief, Microbial Pesticides Branch, Biopesticides and Pollution
Prevention Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Day Two

Wednesday April 19, 2017

09:55 | Panel Discussion: Navigating the Regulatory Environment for CRISPR as Novel Breeding Technique

Brian Staskawicz
Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology
UC Berkeley

Day One

Tuesday April 18, 2017

14:05 | Genome Editing of Agricultural Crops for Disease Resistance

Scott Fahrenkrug
Executive Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer
Recombinetics

Day Two

Wednesday April 19, 2017

15:30 | Accelerated Breeding of Natural Genetic Traits in Livestock with DNA Editing

Federico Tripodi
CEO
Calyxt

Day Two

Wednesday April 19, 2017

13:40 | The Promise of Gene Editing: Creating Foods with Healthier Characteristics for Consumers

Mark Cigan
Trait Development Director
Genus

Day One

Tuesday April 18, 2017

09:10 | Panel Discussion: Extracting Maximum Value from CRISPR Genome Editing Technology to Advance Future Agriculture

Day Two

Wednesday April 19, 2017

16:30 | Commercial Application of Gene Editing to Improve Animal Health and Production

Laura Epstein
Senior Policy Advisor, Center for Veterinary Medicine
FDA

Day Two

Wednesday April 19, 2017

09:35 | FDA Perspective on Animals Developed Using Genome Editing

09:55 | Panel Discussion: Navigating the Regulatory Environment for CRISPR as Novel Breeding Technique

Vonnie Estes
Group Leader, Agricultural and Industrial Biotechnology
Caribou Biosciences

Day One

Tuesday April 18, 2017

09:00 | Chair’s Opening Remarks

Day Two

Wednesday April 19, 2017

11:50 | Exploring the Path of Commercialization in Agriculture

Lanqin Xia
Principal Investigator, Institute of Crop Sciences
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Post Conference Workshop

Thursday April 20, 2017 | Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, 1960 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

09:00 | Discover How to Harness CRISPR Gene Editing for Functional Genomics to Advance

Day One

Tuesday April 18, 2017

15:05 | Developing Delivery Methodologies to Enhance Genome Precise Modification for Crop Improvement Via CRISPR/Cas9 System

Tammy Lee Stanoch
Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
Recombinetics

Day One

Tuesday April 18, 2017

16:35 | Interactive CRISPR AgBio Roundtable Session

Joyce Van Eck
Assistant Professor, Director, Center for Plant Biotechnology Research
Boyce Thompson Institute

Day Two

Wednesday April 19, 2017

14:40 | Application of CRISPR/Cas9 to Study the Role of Genes in Domestication & Improvement of Solanaceous Species

Yiping Qi
Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
University of Maryland

Day One

Tuesday April 18, 2017

13:35 | Improving Multiplex CRISPR Systems for Plant Epigenome Editing

Tom Erdmann
General Manager
Acceligen – a Division of Recombinetics

Day One

Tuesday April 18, 2017

09:10 | Panel Discussion: Extracting Maximum Value from CRISPR Genome Editing Technology to Advance Future Agriculture

Allan Wenck
Head of Trait Validation US
Bayer CropScience

Day One

Tuesday April 18, 2017

16:35 | Interactive CRISPR AgBio Roundtable Session

Day Two

Wednesday April 19, 2017

14:10 | Taking Gene Editing into the Agricultural Commercial Market

Sergei Svitashev
Research Scientist
DuPont Pioneer

Day One

Tuesday April 18, 2017

14:35 | Putting CRISPR-Cas to Work for Precision Breeding in Plants

Charlie Arnot
CEO
The Center for Food Integrity

Day Two

Wednesday April 19, 2017

11:20 | Building Consumer Trust in Gene Editing

Kan Wang
Professor & Director, Center for Plant Transformation, Plant Sciences Institute,
Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University

Day One

Tuesday April 18, 2017

15:35 | An Agrobacterium-Mediated Maize CRISPR Platform & a Proteolistics Delivery Method

Cassie Edgar
Chief IP & Regulatory Officer
Genus

Day One

Tuesday April 18, 2017

09:10 | Panel Discussion: Extracting Maximum Value from CRISPR Genome Editing Technology to Advance Future Agriculture

Yunde Zhao
Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology
University of California San Diego

Post Conference Workshop

Thursday April 20, 2017 | Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, 1960 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

09:00 | Discover How to Harness CRISPR Gene Editing for Functional Genomics to Advance

Day One

Tuesday April 18, 2017

12:05 | Improvements of CRISPR/Cas9 & Their Applications in Auxin Biology

Todd Barker
Senior Partner
Meridian Institute

Day Two

Wednesday April 19, 2017

09:55 | Panel Discussion: Navigating the Regulatory Environment for CRISPR as Novel Breeding Technique