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From research to innovation with new breeding techniques

April 13 @ 14:00 - 15:30

PlantEd and Växtnoden is inviting to a webinar “From research to innovation with new breeding techniques”

Date: 13 April 2021

Time: 14:00-15:30 (CET)

Speakers: Petra Jorasch, Euroseeds; Jon Falk, SAATEN-UNION BIOTEC GmbH, Germany; Mariette Andersson, SolEdits AB, Sweden

The webinar will take place at Zoom, and the audience is limited to 500. Registration not later than 9 April through this link:


Plant breeding has a century-long history of innovation. New molecular tools continue this long tradition by offering further increased precision and versatility in working with the genetic material. These tools include the Nobel Prize-awarded CRISPR/Cas technology and are already being implemented in research and innovation all over the world. Their application is far from straightforward in some countries however, due to legal complications. In the European Union it is not yet clarified if the legislation on genetically modified organisms (GMO) will apply, something which in practice would mean a prohibition on commercial applications. In this webinar, representatives from the private plant breeding sector will give their perspectives on the opportunities and challenges for research and innovation with new breeding techniques. The webinar is co-organised by the COST Action PlantEd and Växtnoden.


April 13
14:00 - 15:30
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