(February 18-19)
February 18  (Monday)
08.00 – 17.00 Registration
09.00 – 09.20 Opening
Welcome address by Alisher Touraev (Local Organizer, Austria)
Welcome address by Jochen Kumlehn (Conference Co-chair, Germany)
09.20 – 10.30 Key Note Lecture: To Be Announced
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30: Session I: Methods & Mechanisms of Plant Transformation
Chairs
11.00 – 11.20 (+5) Ken Wang (USA): Agrobacterium- and Biolistic-Mediated Transformation of Maize B104 Inbred   confirmed
11.25 – 11.45 (+5) To Be Announced
11.50 – 12.10 (+5) To Be Announced
12.10 – 12.25 (+5) Selected talk from abstracts
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch + Poster Session (all numbers)
14.00 – 15.30 Session II: Transformation of Important Crops
Chairs
14.00 – 14.20 (+5) Xingguo Ye (China): Generation ff Marker‐Free Transgenic Hexaploid Wheat via An Agrobacterium‐Mediated Co‐Transformation Strategy in Commercial Chinese Wheat Varieties  confirmed
14.25 – 14.45 (+5) To Be Announced
14.50 – 15.05 (+5) To Be Announced
15.10 – 15.25 (+5) Selected talk from abstracts

15.30 – 16.00

Coffee break

16.00 – 17.30 Session III:  Architecture & Elements of Transformation Vectors 
Chairs
16.00 – 16.20 (+5) Tao Zhou  (China): Use of a Virus Gene Silencing Vector for Maize Functional Genomics Research confirmed
16.25 – 16.45 (+5) To Be Announced
16.50 – 17.05 (+5) To Be Announced
17.15- 17.25 (+5) Selected talk from abstracts
17.30 – 19.00 Poster Session (all numbers)
19.00 -22.00 Conference Dinner Party
Traditional Austrian food and wine, located in one of Vienna’s famous ‘Heurigen’

Cost: 50,- EUR

February 19 (Tuesday)
08.00 – 17.00 Registration
09.00 – 10.30 Session IV:   Plastid Transformation & Molecular Pharming
Chairs
09.00 – 09.20 (+5) Henry Daniell (USA):  Expression and Functional Evaluation of Biopharmaceuticals Made in Plant Chloroplasts to be confirmed
09.25 – 09.45 (+5) Eva Stoger (Austria):  Plant Molecular Farming: Much More than Medicines to be confirmed
09.50 – 10.10 (+5) To Be Announced
10.15 – 10.25 (+5) Selected talk from abstracts
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 Session V:  Site-Directed Genome Modification 
Chairs
11.00 – 11.20 (+5) Jochen Kumlehn (Germany): Targeted Genome Modification in Cereals – Methods and Applications   confirmed
11.25 – 11.45 (+5) To Be Announced
11.50 – 12.05 (+5) Selected talk from abstracts
12.10 – 12.25 (+5) Selected talk from abstracts
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch + Poster Session (all numbers)
14.00 – 15.30 Session VI:  Genetic Engineering of Useful Traits
Chairs
14.00 – 14.20 (+5) David Ow (China): Precise, Flexible and Affordable Gene Stacking for Crop Improvement confirmed
14.25 – 14.45 (+5) Ermelinda Botticella (Italy): Starch Modification In Durum and Hexaploid Wheat confirmed
14.50 – 15.10 (+5) To Be Announced
15.10 – 15.25 (+5) Selected talk from abstracts
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 Session VII:  Public Perception of Plant Biotechnology
Chairs
16.00 – 16.20 (+5) Nigel Halford (UK): Evaluation Of EU Court Ruling on Site-Directed Mutagenesis 
16.25 – 16.45 (+5) TBA
16.50 – 17.10 (+5) Selected talk from abstracts
17.15 – 17.25 (+5) Selected talk from abstracts
17.30 – 17.45 Closing Ceremony &  Conference Photo