It is expected that this symposium will attract eminent basic research scientists, biotechnologists and plant breeders from all over the world. Therefore, the symposium will provide opportunities to present and discuss current research and technology development in gene editing as well as to establish linkages among scientists in order to develop novel knowledge-based strategies. Therefore, the target audience for this symposium will include:
• Plant breeders involved in classical genetic improvement,
• Scientists engaged in applied research related to biotechnology and crop improvement,
• Molecular geneticists and scientists engaged in basic research,
• Plant pathologists, and
• Stakeholders involved in seed business, biotechnology and food industry, and biosafety regulation.