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7th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress: Asia

February 10, 2021
This year, the Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress: Asia (co-located with the Microbiome for Agriculture Congress Asia) is being held virtually. The platform is designed to facilitate collaboration between the multiple stakeholders who attend this meeting and explore the latest developments in the field of plant genomics, gene editing, and agricultural microbiome.

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In an effort to keep up with the accelerated human population growth, severe climate change, and depleting food source, scientists and researchers are continuously revolutionizing the field of plant genomics and gene editing. Technological advancements have substantially improved scientists’ ability to analyze and understand plant genome bringing about the generation of highly improved crops and plants while simultaneously addressing the challenges of global food security. Advancements such as CRISPR, TALENs, and ‘Omics allow plant research to be done in half the time and with optimal results. Recently, artificial intelligence and machine learning have also paved their way into the world of plant science allowing for better analysis and prediction of plant genomic properties.

Now that quality of crop germplasm is slowly replacing productivity rate as the most valuable property of crop production, these revolutionary technologies are paving the way to meet the goals of food and crop development.

Register today and get access to over 50 presentations across the 2 co-located events.

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