Current Advances in Genome Editing Technology and its Application in Crop ImprovementJune 7, 2017
The Institute of Agricultural Genetics (AGI), a joint laboratory of AGI, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (RIKEN CSRS) hosted the symposium on Current Advances of Genome Editing Technology and its Application in crop improvement on May 12, 2017 in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The participants were comprised of Prof. Le Huy Ham, Director General of AGI, Dr. Hiroyuki Tsuji of Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan, Drs. Masaki Endo and Seiichi Toki of the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Dr. Seki of RIKEN, Japan and the scientists from various institutions and universities in Vietnam.
The presentations revealed the tremendous potential and promise of genome editing technology as an advancement in plant breeding. Japanese scientists were briefed about the project on the improvement of genome editing techniques and establishment of research network; current advances in genome editing technology in Japan; overview of RIKEN cassava project and application of genome editing technology to cassava research; molecular function of florigen and florigen genes in cassava; status and challenge of cassava transformation research in Vietnam; and genome editing in rice.
The challenges and future perspectives on genome editing technology in Vietnam were discussed by scientists from Vietnam and Japan. New technologies including genome editing are being used increasingly in research and development of new crop varieties, and are moving towards commercialization.
For more details, contact Dr. Pham Thi Ly Thu of the Insitute of Agricultural Genetics at email@example.com.
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