CRISPR & Plant Genome Editing II

(February 18-19, 2022)

Welcome to the 2nd International Conference “CRISPR & Plant Genome Editing II”!

CRISPR – CAS9 System revolutionized Life Sciences and Plant Biotechnology that seek to develop new technologies for the precise manipulation of genes and genomes in cellula and in vivo. In addition to its use for advancing our understanding of basic biology, CRISPR based genome editing and genome engineering has numerous real-world applications, e.g. engineering plants that better provide fuel, food and industrial raw materials. Driven by advances in the CRISPR-toolbox for rapid, cheap, multiplex modification of genomes and breakthroughs in DNA synthesis technologies, the pace of progress enabled by these tools in the last 2 years has been breathtaking.

The 2nd International Conference “CRISPR & Plant Genome Editing to be held on February 18-19, 2022, in Vienna, Austria will discuss the advances in CRISPR-CAS9 system and its application in genome editing and engineering. The case study and sessions will reveal the potential application of CRISPR and other Genome editing tools for plant biology and crop improvement. Special emphasis will be given on CRISPR system, addressing the concept, technology, challenges like off-target effects, efficiency improvement and delivery systems etc.

Vienna is located in the heart of Europe on the banks of the Danube River, and considered as one of the most important economic, cultural and touristic large cities of central Europe. Apart from providing top science, the Conference will capture the spirit of the city thanks to the central location of the venue offering a multitude of cultural events.

This two-days event will provide leading academy and industry scientists a platform to communicate recent advances in “CRISPR & Plant Genome Editing”, and an opportunity to establish multilateral collaboration.

The 2nd International Conference “CRISPR & Plant Genome Editing” will cover the following research CRISPR-CAS9: Revolution in Genome Editing & Engineering

  • Current CRISPR-CAS9 Technologies and Design
  • Applications of CRISPR-CAS9 in Plants
  • Genome Editing & Engineering for Crop Improvement
  • Genome Editing & Engineering: Regulatory Aspects

The list of invited speakers has yet to be confirmed.

Approximately 350 participants are expected to attend this exciting scientific forum including almost 40 lectures delivered by worldwide known invited speakers and young, talented speakers selected from submitted abstracts. The program combines plenary lectures, poster sessions, a unique Conference Dinner Party and sightseeing tours of Vienna.

Deadline for submission of abstracts is October 1, 2021

Early bird registration: October 20, 2021

We are looking forward to seeing you in Vienna on February 18-19, 2022!

Prof. Alisher Touraev (President VISCEA, Austria, Local Organizer)

To be announced

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(February 18-19, 2022)

Technische Universität Wien, Campus Gußhaus, Gußhausstrasse 27-29, 1040 Wien, Austria

February 18 (Friday)
08.00 – 17.00 Registration
09.00 – 09.20 Opening
Welcome address by Alisher Touraev (Local Chair, Austria)Welcome address by Pedro Pablo Gallego (Chair of the Conference, Spain)
09.20 – 10.30 Keynote Lecture: TBA
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30: Session I: Genome Editing for Crop Improvement
11.00 – 11.20 (+5) Daguang Cai (Germany): Applications of CRISPR/Cas to Improve Crop Disease Resistance: Beyond Inactivation of Susceptibility Factors
11.25 – 11.45 (+5) Fredy Altpeter (USA): CRISPR/Cas9 mediated multi-allelic gene targeting in sugarcane confers herbicide tolerance.
11.50 – 12.10 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstracts
12.15 – 12.25 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstracts
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch + Poster Session (all numbers)
14.00 – 15.30 Session II: CRISPR in Plant Genome Editing & Engineering
14.00 – 14.20 (+5) Yuling Bai (The Netherlands): CRISPR/Cas inactivation of RECQ4 increases homeologous crossovers in an interspecific tomato hybrid.
14.25 – 14.45 (+5) Jochen Kumlehn (Germany): Site-directed genetic engineering in cereals – Principles and applications.
14.50 – 15.10 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstracts
15.15 – 15.25 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstracts
15.35 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 Session III: CRISPR in Plant Biology
16.00 – 16.20 (+5) Jianxin Shi (China): Effective identification of CRISPR/Cas9-induced and naturally occurred mutations in rice using a multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification-based method.
16.25 – 16.45 (+5) TBA
16.50 – 17.10 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstracts
17.15 – 17.25 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstracts
17.30 – 19.00 Poster Session (all numbers) + Welcome Reception
19.00 – 22.00 Conference Dinner Party-Traditional Austrian food and wine, located in one of Vienna’s famous ‘Heurigen’
-Cost: 50,- EUR
February 25 (Tuesday)
08.00 – 17.00 Registration
09.00 – 10.30 Session IV: CRISPR Tools & Technology Development
09.00 – 09.20 (+5) Magdy Mahfouz (Saudi Arabia): Virus-Mediated Genome Editing in Plants Using the CRISPR/Cas9 System.
09.25 – 09.45 (+5) TBA
09.50 – 10.10 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstracts
11.15 – 1.25 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstracts
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 Session V: Genome Editing in Cereals
11.00 – 11.20 (+5) Laurens Pauwels (Belgium):  TBA
11.25 – 11.45 (+5) Rene Smulders (The Netherlands): CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing of Gluten in Wheat to Reduce Gluten Content and Exposure.
11.50 – 12.10 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstracts
12.15 – 12.25 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstracts
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch + Poster Session (all numbers)
14.00 – 15.30 Session VI: Genome Editing in Non-Cereal Crops
14.00 – 14.20 (+5) Christian Jung (Germany): Gene editing of three BnITPK genes in tetraploid oilseed rape leads to significant reduction of phytic acid in seeds.
14.25 – 14.45 (+5) Magda Klimek-Chodacka (Poland): Visual Assay for Gene Editing Using a CRISPR/Cas9 System in Carrot Cells.
14.50 – 15.10 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstracts
15.15 – 15.25 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstracts
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 Session VII: Genome Editing & Engineering: Regulatory Aspects
16.00 – 16.20 (+5) Petra Jorasch (Belgium): Will the EU stay out of step with science and the rest of the world on plant breeding innovation?
16.25 – 16.45 (+5) Clark Wolf(USA): Policy and governance perspectives for regulation of genome edited crops in the United States.
16.50 – 17.10 (+5) Alexandra Ribarits (Austria): Genome-Edited Plants: Opportunities and Challenges for an Anticipatory Detection and Identification Framework.
17.15 – 17.25 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstracts
17.30 – 18.00 Closing Ceremony &  Conference Photo


Submit an Abstract

The Scientific Committee invites authors to submit abstracts to be considered for inclusion in the Scientific Program.

Please, be aware, that ONE Abstract Submission is allowed for ONE Registered Participant. Organizing Committee urges you to follow this rule.

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Abstracts may only be submitted in the English language.

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