Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress: USA



2nd-3rd Nov 2017



Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District

Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress: USA
Date: November 2 - 3, 2017
Venue: Philadelphia, USA
Choose your language
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Download Brochure
Download Brochure(PDF)

5th Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress: USA


Building on the successes of our global Plant Genomics series of events, Global Engage is pleased to announce the 5th Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress USA, which will be held on November 2-3, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The event will be co-located with the 2nd Partnerships in Biocontrol, Biostimulants & Microbiome - Where Science Meets Business. Biocontrol, Biostimulants & Microbiome Congress

Should you be an expert using NGS / 'omic' / gene editing technologies for plant analysis, a scientist working on plant or soil microbiology, or a researcher hoping to invest in sequencing technology, the conference will be an excellent opportunity to learn, share, discuss and engage with the most current plant genomics research and technology. During the two-day conference, there will be networking breaks to promote interaction with your peers, expert led case study presentations, a dynamic exhibition room filled with technology providers showcasing their technologies and solutions, roundtable discussions for in-depth exploration of key issues, and an interactive panel discussion.

Some of the topics to be covered:

  • Developments in NGS
  • Genome editing - CRISPR, ZFN, TALEN
  • Synthetic biology
  • Phenotyping
  • Bioinformatics
  • SNP discovery & QTL mapping
  • Plant microbiome
  • Fostering collaboration between industry and academia
  • Case studies
    • Disease and stress resistance
    • Molecular marker development / marker assisted selection
    • Plant breeding


A key focus of the event is facilitating collaboration between the over 170 senior representatives from industry and academia who attend. In terms of content, the conference will examine the latest NGS, 'omic' and gene editing technologies being used for progressing plant-based research, as well other gene-focused aspects of plant science.

Plant research has transformed dramatically over the last few years as a result of revolutionary breakthroughs and cost reductions in sequencing technology. Successful sequencing of many plants, along with the improvement of biological data sets, have given plant scientists the tools and knowledge to make exciting developments to benefit agriculture. Novel gene editing technologies like CRISPR will take this research even further.

To keep up with these developments, this year the congress features expanded coverage of gene editing. The addition of round table discussions, each led by an expert in areas such as Genome Editing; Regulation of Genome Editing; Data Analysis; Genomic Selection; Sequencing Workflow and Industry-Academia Collaborations, will enable a more detailed examination of some of the newer trends.



Are you an expert already using NGS for plant analysis with a desire to extend your knowledge or a researcher keen to invest in sequencing / omic technology and looking to learn which platform suits your requirements? This 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 these presentations:

  • A New Approach to Engineering Broad-Spectrum Disease Resistance with Minimal Fitness Cost in Crops, Professor Xinnian Dong, Duke University
  • Mapping the regulatory sequence in plants, Ronan O’Malley, Sequencing Technologies Group Lead, DOE Joint Genome Institute
  • The Future of New Breeding Technologies in the Development of Improved Vegetables, Mark Stowers, Vice President and Global Head, Research and Development, HM. Clause, Inc
  • Genetics and genomics of plant architecture in cereal crops, Andrea Eveland, Assistant Member and Principal Investigator, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
  • Targeted Breeding Applications of CRISPR-Cas Technology, Doane Chilcoat, Director, Applied Technology Systems, DuPont Pioneer

Download the Agenda

* The program is subject to change without notice, due to unforeseen reason.

Our sponsors

View All Our Sponsors


Wyndham, Philadelphia Historic District

400 Arch St,
Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Wyndham Historic District

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 $100 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 20th of October. 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.

Submission Form

To submit your poster please complete the form below.

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.


Having surveyed the attendees, 84% of attendees said they would recommend the conference to a colleague and 87% said they would be interested to return in 2017.

There were complements for the “networking opportunities, the venue, attendees, and speakers”. From delegates, the event was praised because “very up to date material was presented. A good representation of the state of research and commercial direction of plant sciences”. From sponsors, the feedback was that the the event was “compact, quality talks; easy to interact with other people. It attracted senior people from different positions in the plant ag industry and academia”.

Conference Sponsors

  • NR Gene
    Gold Sponsor
  • BioNano Genomics
    Gold Sponsor
  • Twist Bioscience
    Gold Sponsor
  • Lab 7
    Gold Sponsor
  • PivotBio
    Content Sponsor
  • Benson Hill Biosystems
    Content Sponsor
  • Novogene
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • LGC
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Zymolo
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Synthego
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • GQ Life Sciences
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • PhytoTechnology
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Sage Science
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • MYcroarray
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Spex Sample Prep
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • National Central University
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Percival
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Advanced Biological Marketing
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Pacific Ag Research
  • Agribody Technologies



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.


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


Contact Us about sponsoring the
Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress

For details on attendees, packages and new opportunities, please contact our sponsorship team who will quickly provide everything you need to assess the conference for yourself.

Media Partners

  • Absave
  • AgroPages
  • AIMS Agriculture and Food
  • Bentham Science
  • Biochem Adda
  • Biocompare
  • Biology
  • Biosave
  • Ecological Bioscience and Biotechnology
  • GEN
  • Global Information
  • Hospitals Management
  • Journal of Biotechnology
  • Labsave
  • PharmaVOICE
  • Plants
  • Plant Science Today
  • SciDoc Publishers
  • Select Science
  • Technology Networks