Meeting: MOLECULAR BIOLOGY & AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY

C. S. Prakash prakash at TUSK.EDU
Tue Feb 16 15:42:34 EST 1999


Meeting:

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY'S ROLE IN ENHANCING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY
March 14-16, 1999, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

http://www.healthtech.com/conference/cge/cge.htm

Genetic sequencing and transgenic technology are beginning to have a
dramatic impact on the agricultural segment. The high-throughput tools
developed largely in response to the Human Genome Project have greatly
facilitated efforts to understand the genetic basis of plant traits, as
well as investigating the genomes of plant pathogens. The ability to insert
genes that provide defense against adverse conditions or pests, while
controversial, should play a role in increasing productivity. Of
potentially greater benefit may be genetic modifications that enhance the
quality or composition of a given crop. Research efforts centered in
Europe, as well as coverage of crops that are important within Europe, will
be emphasized at this meeting.

SESSIONS:
Commercialization/Biosafety/Regulatory Issues:

   * Regulation of Transgenic Crop Products
   * Bringing a Transgenic Product to Market
   * Biosafety
   * Licensing and Patents

Technologies:

   * Biodiversity
   * Genome-Wide Expression
   * GeneCalling®
   * Annotated Genetic Maps
   * Bioinformatics
   * Novel Screening Pesticide Targets
   * Transposons
   * Technology in the Third World
   * Technology-Driven Agribusiness

Applications: Crop Production:

   * Cellulose Binding Domain
   * Marker-Assisted Breeding
   * Plant Flavonoids
   * Fructan Beet
   * Molecular Improvement of Wheat

Applications: Crop Protection:

   * Plant Defense Mechanisms
   * Insect Resistance in Arabidopsis
   * Resistance Engineering towards Fungi and Bacteria
   * Molecular Approaches to Insect and Viral Disease
   * Conferring Resistance in Transgenic Rice

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
Cambridge Health Institute
http://www.healthtech.com/conference/cge/cge.htm
email: chi at healthtech.com
tel: 888-999-6288




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