Agrigenomics World Congress (AGWC)

Venue: The Conrad Brussels

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Event Date/Time: Jul 08, 2010 End Date/Time: Jul 09, 2010
Early Registration Date: Jun 01, 2010
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This year's event has been expanded to include twin conference tracks covering advances in plant and animal genomics.

AgriGenomics is the detailed study of the genetic makeup of plants and how all the genes work together to produce the crop. Recently there has been great interest in genetically engineering plants to optimize yields and their use in bio-fuels. There is also focus on the alteration of certain genes to increase plant resistance towards disease and infection. So, now is a good time for scientists, business people, bio-ethicists and patent experts from around the globe to come together and catch up with the latest developments in this fast expanding field.

Keynote Speaker

Martin B Dickman, Professor and Director
Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology

Agenda Topics:

RNA silencing mechanisms in plants
The use of microarrays and bioinformatics
Optimisation of growth for food and biofuel
Enhancing plant resistance to disease
Disease resistance in livestock
Genetic engineering to increase yield from livestock

Distinguished Faculty
Vladimir Brukhin Post-Doctoral Researcher Aberystwyth University
C. S. Prakash Professor Tuskegee University
Stefan Scholten Visiting Scientist, University of Oxford
Vivian Moses Professor, Kings College London
Petr Horin Professor, University of Vetinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Jens Katzek BIO Mitteldeutschland
Yiguo Hong Research Leader, University of Warwick