Friday 6th March 2020, 4:30pm
The global conference will explore opportunities for innovation in agriculture and focus on developments in the application of genomics.
A new conference series will facilitate the collaboration of the world’s leading genome researchers, data scientists, breeders, policy influencers, funders and technology innovators.
The annual meeting, named AGBT-Ag, will be co-chaired by Professor John Hickey (Chair of Animal Breeding, The Roslin Institute) and Dr Sarah Hearne from the International Maize and Wheat Research Centre (CIMMYT).
The meeting will address challenges which could be helped through integrating knowledge of genomics – the study of the genetic make-up of organisms – into crop and livestock production.
Delegates will gather for the first conference, at a location to be confirmed, in spring 2021. This the third global conference series from the Genome Partnership, organisers of the renowned Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) conferences.
Participants at AGBT-Ag will discuss the challenge of how to produce sufficient food on existing land, and the potential of genomics technology to improve sustainability and productivity of agriculture. AGBT-Ag will facilitate the collaboration of the world’s leading genome researchers, data scientists, breeders, policy influencers, funders and technology innovators.
"The conference launches at perhaps the most exciting time for agriculture in the past 100 years. Agriculture is embarking on its fourth revolution, its digital revolution, which promises to be as impactful as the green revolution of 50 years ago, or the mechanisation of agriculture a century ago."Professor John Hickey, Co-chair of AGBT-Ag and Chair of Animal Breeding at the Roslin Institute
Source: The Roslin Institute