Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress: Asia

When

10th-11th Apr 2017
Registration from 8am

Where

Hong Kong
Eaton Hotel

4th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress: Asia
Venue: Hong Kong, China
Date: 10 - 11 April, 2017
 
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4th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress: Asia

UTILISING NGS, OMIC AND GENE EDITING TECHNOLOGIES TO PROGRESS PLANT RESEARCH

Global Engage is pleased to announce the Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress: Asia will be held on 10 – 11 April, 2017.

The forum is moving from Malaysia to Hong Kong

And not only is the venue changing, the agenda is also being transformed.

Plant research has transformed dramatically over the last 5 years as a result of the revolutionary breakthroughs and reductions in cost of sequencing. Many plants have been successfully sequenced and a wide range of biological data sets made available. Plant scientists are therefore making use of state of the art sequencing platforms to help explain biological principals, advance research and confer benefits such as crop improvement / breeding etc. by harnessing the greater understanding of plant genomes.

 

Synopsis

Global Engage are pleased to announce, as part of their Next Generation Sequencing series of events, the 4th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Asia Congress, which will be held on 10-11 April 2017 in Hong Kong. The successful event, which was attended by over 200 people last year, is part of our highly respected Plant Genomics Series which includes a European meeting each May and US meeting each September which attract another 500 delegates each year.

Attracting experts working in all areas of plant science, the event will examine the latest NGS platforms and omic technologies being used for progressing plant based research in aspects such as genome editing, crop trait development, epigenetics, phenotyping, plant microbiome, and disease resistance as well understanding tools to overcome bottlenecks and enable successful data analysis and management.

Speakers

Agenda

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Should you be either an expert already using NGS for plant analysis with a desire to extend your knowledge or for researchers keen to invest in sequencing / omic technology and looking to learn which platform suits your requirements – the conference will provide an interactive networking forum to answer your queries through a vibrant exhibition room full of technology providers showcasing their technologies and other solutions, expert led case study presentations, and interactive Q&A panel discussions examining topics through four separate tracks. The scope of the conference is reflected in the keynote presentations.

  • Bringing science and market trends together via genome-enabled breeding, John Manners, Director, CSIRO Agriculture and Food, Australia
  • The Genetics of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Jeff Bennetzen, Giles Professor, University of Georgia, USA and 1000 Talents Professor, Kunming Institute of Botany, China
  • Setaria viridis: accelerating gene discovery in panicoid crops, Tom Brutnell, Principal Investigator and Director of the Enterprise Institute of Renewable Fuels, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, USA

Click here to see the full agenda (PDF)

Our Sponsors

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Venue

Eaton Hong Kong

Eaton, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2782 1818 | Email: eshkg.info@eatonhotels.com | www.eatonhongkong.com/en/hotel

Having been in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for 3 years in a row, the congress is moving to Hong Kong for the first time!

The meeting will take place at Eaton Hotel, in the heart of electric Kowloon.

Accommodation details will be sent to you with your welcome letter upon registration.

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Poster Presentations

Poster presentation sessions will take place in breaks and alongside the other breakout sessions of the conference. Your presentation will be displayed in a dedicated area, with the other accepted posters from industry and academic presenters.

We also issue a poster eBook to all attendees with your full abstract in and can share your poster as a PDF after the meeting if you desire (optional).

Whether looking for funding, employment opportunities or simply wanting to share your work with a like-minded and focused group, these are an excellent way to join the heart of this congress.

In order to present a poster at the forum you need to be registered as a delegate. Please note that there is limited space available and poster space is assigned on a first come first served basis (subject to checks and successful registration).

We charge an admin fee of $50 to industry delegates to present, that goes towards the shared cost of providing the poster presentation area and display boards, guides etc. This fee is waived for those representing academic institutions and not for profit organisations.

Submission instructions

We will require the form (downloadable below) to be submitted by the 24th of March. This is the formal deadline however space is another limiting factor so early application is recommended.  Therefore please contact us with any questions you have as soon as possible.

Posters should be presented as A0 or US equivalent, size E (841mm x 1189mm or 34 x 44 inches respectively) in portrait orientation. In order to present a poster at the forum, you need to be registered as a delegate.

 

 

Testimonials

What our delegates say about the conference

Cutting edge topics

The networking I would say is the most useful aspect and also learning of those areas that are at the cutting edge that I wouldn’t know about because I’m not a specialist in that area.

Steve Haber

Research Scientist; Cereal Virology, Agriculture and Agri-Food

Well organised

I think the organisation and the quality of the delegates was very good.

Vijay Vaswani

Business Development Manager, Bioline

Informative and helpful

The information was very informative and helpful. I will suggest this event to all of my friends. 

Nursyurhaida Mohd Hanafi

Research Officer, Institute Agri-Biotechnology, Malaysia

Interactive conference

I really enjoyed the interaction with the other delegates of the conference, and learning a lot about a new generation of technologies, especially third generation sequencing technologies.

David Jackson

Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Lab

Conference Sponsors

Sponsors

  • NRGene
    Gold Sponsor
  • Sysmex
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Novogene
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Integrated DNA Technologies
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Bio S&T
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor

Sponsorship

Sponsors and exhibitors at our conferences have the opportunity to meet and form partnerships with delegates on a formal and informal basis in a relaxed and professional atmosphere.

Our sponsorship packages offer a wide range of attendance options to suit your budget and business needs in order to maximise return on investment.

If there is any other way you would like to sponsor or increase branding for your company at the event, please get in touch and we will be able to offer you a bespoke service.

Twenty-Minute Prearranged One-to-One Meetings

Select which delegates you would like to meet in a series of prearranged twenty-minute one-to-one meetings, held during breakout sessions from the main conference agenda. Our conference team will be available at the sessions to ensure all your meetings take place on time. 

Pre or Post Event Workshops

Host your own half or full day pre or post event workshop to a dedicated audience around a subject of your choice. Global Engage will assist with the marketing of your workshop to provide a guaranteed audience.

Pre-Event Marketing & Branding

Market to our event database and / or increase brand awareness through taking a poster position or sponsoring one of the refreshment breaks, lunches, drinks receptions or poster sessions. This can be supplemented by branding options such as placing your logo on the attendee lanyards or conference bags. 

Exhibition

Showcase your technologies and products throughout the conference in the dedicated exhibition areas where all refreshment breaks and lunches take place, as well as the networking drinks reception at the end of day one.

Speaking Opportunities

Options include:

  • 30-minute speaker presentations
  • Chairing / panellist positions during a 30-minute panel discussion
  • Hosting a 1-hour workshop within the conference program
 

Media Partners

  • Absave
  • AIMS Agriculture and Food
  • AllSeq
  • Biocompare
  • Biosave
  • Ecological Bioscience and Biotechnology
  • Global Information
  • Journal of Biotechnology
  • Hospitals Management
  • Labsave
  • PharmaVOICE
  • Plant Science Today
  • RareBase
  • SciDoc Publishers
  • Select Science
  • Technology Networks
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