Ciopora public conference

Technical and legal aspects of biotechnology in ornamentals and fruits


ILVO-Plant, Melle


07:45 Meeting in the hotel lobby and take-off to Melle

08:30 Registration

09:00 Welcome address from CIOPORA and ILVO

09:10 Genomics: overview of technologies
Dr. Annelies Haegeman, ILVO Plant

09:40 New breeding techniques: CRISPR-Cas
Dr. Laurent Pauwels, VIB-Ghent

10:10 Protoplasts and their applications
Dr. Tom Eexkhaut, ILVO Plant

10:40 Networking coffee break

11:00 Haploids
Dr. Nico De Storme, Ghent University

11:30 Application of A. rhizogenes for transformation of ornamental plants
Dr. Henrik Lütken, Copenhagen University

12:00 Perspectives on the use of biotech in ornamental breeding
Mr. René Smulders, WUR

12:30 Networking lunch

14:00 Perspectives on the use of biotech in fruit/apple breeding
Mr. François Laurens, INRA

14:30 Breeders‘ perspective on biotechnology
Mr. Hans van den Heuvel, Dummen Orange

15:00 Networking coffee break

15:30 Patentability of plant innovation and the recent amendment of the EPC
Ms. Heli Pihlajamaa, EPO Munich

16:00 Regulatory matters related to new breeding techniques
Dr. Niels Louwaars, Plantum

16:30 New Plant Breeding Innovation and the Patent
System – Fit for future? The user perspective.
Dr. Michael Kock, dr. kock consulting

17:00 Recent developments in biotechnology and Plant Breeders’ Rights: Is the system still fit for purpose?
Dr. Sven J.R. Bostyn, University of Liverpool

17:30 Evening reception at ILVO

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