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Agricultural Biotechnology Seminar Series – Seminar 1: Genetic Engineering and Genome Editing in Agriculture, Application and Challenges

    May 11, 2022
    8:30 am - 10:45 am
    Virtual (Time in ICT/GMT+7)
    Bangkok, Thailand

Part of the Agricultural Biotechnology Seminar Series, this virtual seminar was a one-day event led by experts that facilitated delivery of presentations on genetic engineering and genome editing and encouraged open discussion on the regulation of products of genetic engineering and genome editing between APEC member economies. The workshop was organized by the Agriculture & Food Systems Institute (AFSI), with Thailand as the sponsoring economy and host of the event, and Canada as a co-sponsor.

Agricultural Biotechnology Seminar Series

The seminar series seeks to bring together scientists, regulators, and policy makers to discuss recent advances in genetic engineering and genome editing and products developed using these technologies. The project’s objectives are:

  1. Create foundational knowledge of how genetic engineering and genome editing can be used to improve agricultural breeding programs.
  2. Create foundational knowledge of commercially available crops and livestock that were developed using genetic engineering and genome editing.
  3. Create an enabling environment for adoption of products of agricultural biotechnology developed using genetic engineering and genome editing.

Agenda

8:00 am

Login and System Checks

Session 1: Plenary Session

8:30 am

Introduction

Dr. Andrew Roberts, CEO, Agriculture & Food Systems Institute, USA

Opening Remarks

Ms. Mananya Thaiset, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives

8:40 am

Keynote Speech: Agricultural Biotechnology Perspective Towards BCG Model

Mr. Rapibhat Chandarasrivongs, Director General, DOA, Thailand

8:50 am

Presentation: Genome Editing in Plants – Thailand

Dr. Supachai Vuttipongchakij, Kasetsart University, Thailand

9:05 am

Presentation: Innovation in Aquaculture Using Nanogene Breeding Method

Mr. Shunsuke Ishimoto, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Regional Fish Institute, Ltd.

9:20 am

Presentation: Genetic Engineering in Pineapple (Del Monte, PinkGlowTM Pineapple)

Mr. Hans Sauter, Senior Vice President of R&D, Quality Assurance, and Agricultural Services & Chief Sustainability Officer, Del Monte Fresh Produce Co.

9:35 am

Explanation of Breakout Session

Dr. Rachel Melnick, Senior Manager – Scientific Programs, Agriculture & Food Systems Institute, USA

Session 2: Breakout Room Discussion

9:40 am

Room 1

Moderator: Dr. Supachai Vuttipongchakij, Thailand

Room 2

Moderator: Dr. Anongpat Suttangkakul, Thailand

Room 3

Moderator: Dr. Andrew Roberts, Agriculture & Food Systems Institute, USA

10:10 am

Reporting by Breakout Groups

Moderators

10:25 am

Wrap Up and Key Message to Take Away

10:30 am

Closing Remarks and Thanks

Dr. Andrew Roberts, CEO, Agriculture & Food Systems Institute, USA

Mr. Rapibhat Chandarasrivongs, Director General, DOA, Thailand

 *AFSI is being supported by a grant from USDA FAS New Technology and Production Division