Genome editing and gene targeting are the technologies of the future for crop improvement and the control of pests, pathogens, and weeds. Professor Maarten Chrispeels and Professor Yunde Zhao at the Division of Biological Sciences at UCSD are organizing a one-day International Workshop on Genome editing and gene targeting in plants that will bring to La Jolla experts who have made significant contributions to the development of this new field.

The workshop will be held on November 14, 2018 at the auditorium of the new TATA Hall, which is located between Pacific Hall and the Main Gym.



Confirmed speakers

Zachary Lippman, Cold spring Harbor Laboratory.



Holger Puchta, The Karlsruhe Institute of Tech.



Yiping Qi, University of Maryland.



Lanqin Xia, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.



Bing Yang, University of Missouri



Yinong Yang, Penn State University.



Yunde Zhao, UCSD.



Bill Gordon-Kamm, Pioneer





Genome editing and Gene Targeting in Plants

University of California San Diego

November 14, 2018

8:45 -8:50, Welcome by Maarten Chrispeels

8:50 – 9:00,  Ethan Bier, UCSD

The new possibilities created by CRISPR technologies

9:00- 9:35, Holger Puchta, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Genome Engineering in Plants: Past, Present, Future

9:40-10:15, Bing Yang, University of Missouri

CRISPR/Cas based genome editing in grass plants

10:20-10:40, Coffee break

10:45-11:20, Yinong Yang, Penn State University

CRISPR/Cas9-enabled multiplex genome editing

11:25-12:00, Lanqin Xia, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Harnessing genome editing technologies for rice and wheat improvements


12:00-1:00, Lunch


1:00-1:35, Zach Lippman, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Gene editing in plants: From basic to applied

1:40 -2:15, Yiping Qi, University of Maryland

Promise and challenges of CRISPR-Cas9 and Cas12a systems in plant genome editing

2:20 – 2:40, coffee break

2:40- 3:15, Yunde Zhao, University of California San Diego

Transgene-free gene editing for plants

3:20-3:55, William Gordon-Kamm and Clara Alarcon, Pioneer/Dupont

Cereal transformation at Corteva Agriscience – meeting the demands for genome modification

4:00-4:15, Closing remarks by Yunde Zhao



Registration Here

People from  UCSD/Salk, please register by emailing Alyona at ebobkova@ucsd.edu with a subject line of UCSD registration of CRISPR.