Thursday, April 4


09:00 - 13:00

PLENARY SESSION IV - CHALLENGES IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND ADOPTION OF NOVEL BIOTECHNOLOGIES Session Organizers: Carmen Vicién, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and Camilla Beech, Cambea Consulting Ltd, United Kingdom
Keynote Speaker: ALISON VAN EENENNAAM, University of California-Davis, USA
This session will look at broad themes around the challenges of bringing new technologies forward through registration to use in both the public and private sectors and across a wide range of genetically modified organisms. It will not only aim to examine the role of regulation and how it is being adapted to new technologies but also consider some of the technical hurdles, market access, public and stakeholder engagement and other challenges encountered.

Alison Van Eenennaam, University of California-Davis, USA
PL IV – 1 Enabling Innovation in Agricultural Breeding Programs: Promises and Prospects.

Donald MacKenzie, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St Louis, USA
PL IV – 2 Establishing a community of practice around public sector product development.

Dalia Marcela Lewi, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria, Argentina
PL IV – 3 Local developments: why have not reached the market yet?

Patricia V. Miranda, Instituto de Agrobiotecnologia Rosario, Argentina
PL IV – 4 Abiotic Stress (Drought) Tolerant Transgenic Wheat.

Delphine Thizy, Target Malaria, Imperial College, UK
PL IV – 5 What dialogue is needed? The example of engagement for innovative genetic approaches to malaria elimination.

Closing remarks from Joe Smith, ISBR President

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
Symposium Closes
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