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