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Time Speaker Topic
8:30 AM Registration & Breakfast
9:00 AM Jason Rauscher (Corteva) Opening Remarks
9:20 AM Hyeon-Je Cho A new transformation system using Ochrobactrum
9:50 AM Patrick Shih Developing plant synthetic biology tools for complex metabolic engineering
10:20 AM Break
10:50 AM Venkatesan Sundaresan Engineering self-propagating hybrid plants by Synthetic Apomixis
11:20 AM Pamela Ronald The genetic basis of disease resistance in rice
11:50 AM Gordon Pherribo/Santiago Molina Backstage Decisions and Front-Stage Experts: The Politics of Genome Editing
12:20 PM Lunch
1:40 PM Katarzyna Glowacka Crop improvement through manipulation of photosynthesis with the used of synthetic biology
2:10 PM Michael Gomez Genome editing of the staple crop cassava to eliminate toxic cyanogen production
2:40 PM Tuesday Simmons Designing synthetic bacterial communities to enhance plant growth during drought
3:00 PM Break
3:30 PM Bastian Minkenberg Engineering broad disease resistance and improved plant architecture in rice using genome editing
3:50 PM Jose Dinneny Designing plants from the ground up: using synthetic gene circuits to control root form and function
4:20 PM Neal Gutterson (Corteva) Closing remarks
4:30 PM Reception and Poster Session
5:30 PM Announce poster winner