Proceedings

DAY 1 -  Monday 3 September 2018

Opening: Welcome Session

Objective

This session provided an overview of OECD activities related to the Co-operative Research Programme.

Speakers

  • Ervin Balázs, Centre for Agricultural Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Martonvásár (Hungary)
    Opening address (text)

SESSION 1: CRISPR technology (Chairs: Mariette Andersson, Zoltán Divéki)

Objective

This session presented some of the latest developments in CRISPR-Cas techniques in general.

Speakers

 
DAY 2 -  Tuesday 4 September 2018

SESSION 2: Applications in plant science (Chairs: Wendy Harwood, Zsófia Bánfalvi)

Objective

This session highlighted examples of agricultural applications of the CRISPR-Cas system, particularly plant varieties that are under research and development.

Speakers

SESSION 3: Regulatory aspects (Moderator: László Sági)

Objective

This session addressed the regulatory issues associated with genome editing applications in agriculture, with a view to the recent ruling of the Court of Justice in the EU (CJEU). A short introduction suggested a few key points to be considered regarding the scientific, legal and commercial aspects of regulatory oversight of genome edited products, and was followed by a general discussion by the audience.

Speakers

 

DAY 3 -  Wednesday 5 September 2018

SESSION 4: CRISPR in microbiology (Chairs: Attila Molnár and Tamás Fehér)

Objective

This session provided a selection from the wide applications of CRISPR-Cas technology in lower organisms, such as green algae, bacteria, yeasts and fungi.

Speakers

Closing session (Chairs: Steffi Friedrichs and Ervin Balázs)

Objective

This session contained an overview of the US perpective on the status and regulation of genome edition, an overall view on the main findings and importance of the conference, and the closing remarks.

Speakers