The symposium will enhance awareness among senior scientists and managers in Central Europe and EU Member States of the impact of precision breeding and gene editing techniques on future needs in this area.
The symposium will identify the latest developments and future trends in the topics covered as well as assess the overall importance of precise mutations in crop research and microbial biotechnology. The concluding session will provide recommendations, guidance for plant breeders, plant biologists, biotechnologists and genomics researchers, as well as project managers on the planning and implementation of new improvement programmes involving the use of precision mutations.
The symposium will result in extensive exchange of information and networking among participants on the new technologies, as well as thorough discussions of the trends and driving forces in the field.
The papers presented at the symposium will be published in a book as well as a freely downloadable form in order to disseminate the results in a wide circle.