New Breeding Technologies – Outlook for the European Union and the United States

The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) together with Saatgut Austria, the Foreign Agricultural Service of the US Embassy, the Gregor-Mendel-Society Vienna and the Austrian Chamber of Agriculture warmly invites you to an International Conference on New Breeding Technologies, which will be held on 6th September 2018 in Vienna.
The conference will provide an opportunity for researchers, governmental organizations, practitioners, and policy makers to meet and discuss new breeding technologies. There will be a particular focus on the transfer of knowledge between Europe and the United States with the potential for a positive further discussion of the new breeding technologies.
The conference will be in English with speakers from both the United States and Europe.

14.00 – 14.15: Prof. Hermann Bürstmayr, BOKU
Introduction and Welcome
14.15 – 14.30: Prof. Hermann Bürstmayr, DNW & IFA - BOKU
"Genome editing - a cool tool for plant breeding research"
14.30 – 14.45: Prof. Eva Stöger, DAGZ - BOKU
"Targeted modification of crop genes using CRISPR/Cas-based editing"
14.45 – 15.15: DI Garlich von Essen, MA, Gen Sec., Europ. Seed Assoc.
"After the verdict – what path forward for plant breeding innovation after the European Court of Justice ruling?"
15.15 – 15.45: Dr. Shaun Curtin, Calyxt, Inc.
" Developing healthier food products through genome editing"
15.45 – 16.15: Dr. Margaret Grossman, Dep. Agric. & Consumer Economics, Univ. Illinois
" Plant biotechnology in the United States: regulation and innovation"
16.15 – 17.00: Questions and Answers

  • Thursday, 6.September 2018 14:00 – 18:00
    FESTSAAL der Universität für Bodenkultur Wien - Gregor Mendel Str. 33 - 1180 Wien


Zentrum für Agrarwissenschaften
weitere Veranstalter
Department für Nutzpflanzenwissenschaften (DNW)
Zielgruppe: Alle
Registration is requested before the 5th September 2018 via Email or Phone
Anmeldung bei
Saatgut Austria
Tel.: +43 (0)50 259 22500
Kontaktperson (allgem.)
Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.nat.techn. Hermann Bürstmayr
Tel.: +43 1 47654-97101, 97102
Einladung und Programm