(February 21-22, 2019)

February 21 (Thursday)

08.00 – 17.00 Registration
09.00 – 09.20 Opening
Welcome address by Alisher Touraev (Austria, Local Organizer)
Welcome address by Jan-Kang Zhu (China, Chair of the Conference)

09.20 – 10.30

Keynote Lecture: To Be Announced
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30: Session I: Genome Editing Tools & Technology Development
Chairs
11.00 – 11.20 (+5) Daisuke Miki (China): CRISPR/Cas9-Mediated Gene Targeting in Arabidopsis Using Sequential Transformation confirmed
11.25 – 11.45 (+5) To Be Announced
11.50 – 12.10 (+5) To Be Announced
12.15 – 12.25 (+5) Selected talk from abstract
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch + Poster Session (all numbers)
14.00 – 15.30 Session II: Plant Transformation, Gen Editing Tools & Delivery Methods
Chairs
14.00 – 14.20 (+5)

Kan Wang (USA): An Agrobacterium-delivered CRISPR/Cas9 system for high-frequency targeted mutagenesis in maize.)   confirmed
14.25 – 14.45 (+5) Erika Toda (Japan): Genome Editing in Rice by Direct Delivery of Preassembled CRISPR-Cas9 Vectors or Ribonucleo-proteins into Zygotes) confirmed
14.50 – 15.10 (+5) To Be Announced
15.15 – 15.25 (+5) Selected talk from abstracts
15.30 – 16.00

Coffee break

16.00 – 17.30 Session III: Application of Genome Editing in Plant Biology
Chairs
16.00- 16.20 (+5) Yanfei Mao (China): Plant Genome Editing Technology and Apply it in Small RNA Regulation  confirmed
16.25 – 16.45 (+5) To Be Announced
16.50 – 17.05 (+5) Selected talk from abstracts
17.15-17.25 (+5) Selected talk from abstracts
17.20 – 19.00 Poster Session (all numbers) + Welcome Reception
19.00-21.00 Conference Dinner Party
Traditional Austrian food and wine, located in one of Vienna’s famous ‘Heurigen’
Cost: 50,- EUR
February 22 (Friday)
08.00 – 17.00 Registration
09.00 – 10.30 Session IV: Genome Editing for Crop Improvement I
Chairs
09.00 – 09.20 (+5) Yuming Lu (China):  Plant biotechnology, Gene Editing and Crop Improvement confirmed
09.25 – 09.45 (+5) To Be Announced
09.50 – 10.10 (+5) Selected talk from abstracts
10.15 – 10.25 (+5) Selected talk from abstracts
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 Session V: Genome Editing for Crop Improvement II
Chairs
11.00 – 11.20 (+5) Wendy Harwood (UK): Use of CRISPR Systems in Plant Genome Editing: towards new opportunities in agriculture   confirmed
11.25 – 11.45 (+5) Hui Zhang (China): Genome Editing and its Applications for Crop improvement confirmed
11.50 – 12.10 (+5) To Be Announced
12.15 – 12.25 (+5) Selected talk from abstracts
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch + Poster Session (all numbers)
14.00 – 15.30 Session VI: Genome Editing for Crop Improvement III
Chairs
14.00 – 14.20 (+5) Mugui Wang (China): Multiplex Gene Editing in Rice with Simplified CRISPR-Cpf1 and CRISPR-Cas9 systems.confirmed
14.25 – 14.45 (+5) To Be Announced
14.50 – 15.10 (+5) To Be Announced
15.15 – 15.25 (+5) Selected talk from abstracts
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 Session VII: Genome Editing & Engineering: Regulatory Aspects
Chairs
16.00 – 16.25 (+5) To Be Announced
16.30 – 16.45 (+5) To Be Announced
16.50 – 17.10 (+5) To Be Announced
17.15 – 17.25 (+5) Selected talk from abstracts
17.30 -17.45 Closing Ceremony &  Conference Photo