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  • Abstracts from speakers and poster sessions, including the joint meeting abstracts, available 30 days prior to the meeting (You can edit your own abstract from My Account page as well)

    NOTE: Abstract authors/submitters may choose to not have their abstract available online and in the secure mobile app until a week before the meeting.

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  • Scholarship Information
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Plant Genome Engineering: From Lab to Field (L3)

Scientific Organizers: Caixia Gao, Daniel F. Voytas and Holger Puchta


April 3—6, 2020

Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, Colorado, USA


Supported by the Directors' Fund


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DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Scholarship Deadline: Dec 3, 2019 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Dec 3, 2019 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Jan 7, 2020 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Feb 3, 2020 [details]

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Submit an Abstract Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2020-L3 "Plant Genome Engineering: From Lab to Field" conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On December 3, 2019 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After December 3, 2019 until January 7, 2020 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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December 3, 2019 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On February 3, 2020 795.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After February 3, 2020 995.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On February 3, 2020 570.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After February 3, 2020 770.00 USD

* Changes in payment type that result in a refund are subject to a processing fee.
* Currency exchange gains/losses are the responsibility of the registrant and the Keystone Symposia will accept no liability for money loss through bank charges, transfers or currency fluctuations.

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Discounted Abstract Deadline: December 3, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is January 7, 2020)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


Click here to learn more about Global Health Travel Awards.

Scholarship Deadline: December 3, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships.

Abstract Deadline: January 7, 2020

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is December 3, 2019)

Discounted Registration Deadline: February 3, 2020

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 795.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 570.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 995.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 770.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

Please be advised that some meeting participants have received calls and emails from a number of different housing services, including "Exhibitors Housing Services," “Expo Housing Services,” "Global Housing," etc. THESE COMPANIES ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH KEYSTONE SYMPOSIA and are not authorized by Keystone Symposia to contact you. These companies may tell you that the meeting is filling, without any actual knowledge to that effect, and pressure you into giving them your credit card number to make a lodging reservation with them.

We highly recommend that you not make a reservation with these companies or any other housing service! These companies' representations to participants have been misleading. Please report any calls or correspondence you might have received to Keystone Symposia and book only through lodging links in your Keystone Symposia account, an established travel agency or directly with the hotel(s) listed on our website.
No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 24 hr (international) time


The meeting will begin on Friday, April 3 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Monday, April 6 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Tuesday, April 7 in order to fully experience the meeting.

FRIDAY, APRIL 3

4:00—8:00 PM
Arrival and Registration

Colorado Ballroom
6:00—8:00 PM
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Colorado Ballroom

SATURDAY, APRIL 4

7:00—8:00 AM
Breakfast

Summit Gallery
8:00—9:00 AM
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/03/2020

Colorado Ballroom
Pamela C. Ronald, University of California, Davis, USA
Genetic Improvement of Rice for a Changing Climate

9:00—11:15 AM
Plant Genome Editing Tools and Technology Development I
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/03/2020

Colorado Ballroom
Feng Zhang, University of Minnesota, USA
Improving HDR-Mediated Genome Editing in Plants

Coffee Break

Caixia Gao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Programmable Genome Engineering in Plants Using CRISPR Technology

Jens Boch, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Recent Applications of TALENs for Gene Editing

Lanqin Xia, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
CRISPR/Cas9-Mediated Precise Gene Replacement for Crop Improvement

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:15 AM—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

11:15 AM—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

Breckenridge Ballroom
1:00—10:00 PM
Poster Viewing

Breckenridge Ballroom
4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Colorado Ballroom Foyer
5:00—7:00 PM
Plant Genome Editing Tools and Technology Development II
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/03/2020

Colorado Ballroom
Jian-Kang Zhu, Purdue University and Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology, CAS, USA
Developing Efficient Base-Editing and Gene-Targeting Tools for Precise Genome Editing in Plants

Adam J. Bogdanove, Cornell University, USA
Genome Editing of Disease Resistance QTL in Rice

Magdy Mahfouz, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Application of Cas13 for RNA Editing in Plants

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Breckenridge Ballroom
7:30—10:00 PM
Poster Session 1

Breckenridge Ballroom

SUNDAY, APRIL 5

7:00—8:00 AM
Breakfast

Summit Gallery
8:00—11:15 AM
DNA Repair and Chromosome Engineering
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/03/2020

Colorado Ballroom
Holger Puchta, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
CRISPR/Cas Induced Chromosomal Rearrangements

Seiichi Toki, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Japan
DNA Repair

Coffee Break

Steven E. Jacobsen, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Epigenetic Editing

Avraham A. Levy, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Targeted Recombination between Homologous Chromosomes in Plants

Joyce Van Eck, Boyce Thompson Institute, USA
CRISPR Tames the Wild Groundberry and Goldenberry

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:15 AM—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

11:00 AM—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

Breckenridge Ballroom
1:00—10:00 PM
Poster Viewing

Breckenridge Ballroom
4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Colorado Ballroom Foyer
5:00—7:00 PM
Plant Transformation Technology and Novel Delivery Methods
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/03/2020

Colorado Ballroom
Daniel F. Voytas, University of Minnesota, USA
Accelerating Plant Gene Editing Through De Novo Meristem Induction

Erika Toda, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Genome Editing in Rice by Direct Delivery of CRISPR/Cas9 Vectors or Ribonucleoproteins into Zygotes

William J. Gordon-Kamm, Corteva Agriscience, USA
A Unified Method for Cereal Transformation to Facilitate Genome Modification

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Breckenridge Ballroom
7:30—10:00 PM
Poster Session 2

Breckenridge Ballroom

MONDAY, APRIL 6

7:00—8:00 AM
Breakfast

Summit Gallery
8:00—11:15 AM
Application of Genome Editing in Agriculture I
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/03/2020

Colorado Ballroom
Zachary Lippman, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Engineering Quantitative Trait Variation for Crop Improvement by Genome Editing

Wendy Harwood, John Innes Centre, UK
Application of CRISPR based Technologies in Wheat and Barley

Coffee Break

Lázaro Eustáquio Pereira Peres, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
De novo Domestication of Wild Species as a Strategy to Improve Food Security

Christine Queitsch, University of Washington, USA
Gene Regulation and Phenotype

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:15 AM—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Colorado Ballroom Foyer
5:00—6:45 PM
Application of Genome Editing in Agriculture II
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/03/2020

Colorado Ballroom
Kan Wang, Iowa State University, USA
Corn Genome Editing Using Cas9 and Cas12a

Yiping Qi, University of Maryland, USA
Expanding the Targeting Range of CRISPR in Plants

Tom Adams, Pairwise, USA
New Tools for Unlocking Plant Diversity

Mariette E.S. Andersson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Genome Editing for Development of Novel Potato Traits

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

6:45—7:00 PM
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/03/2020

Colorado Ballroom
7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Breckenridge Ballroom
8:00—11:00 PM
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Breckenridge Ballroom

TUESDAY, APRIL 7

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:



Pairwise


We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:


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Special thanks to the following for their support of Keystone Symposia initiatives to increase participation at this meeting by scientists from underrepresented backgrounds:


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If your organization is interested in joining these entities in support of Keystone Symposia, please contact: Sarah Lavicka, Director of Corporate Relations, Email: sarahl@keystonesymposia.org,
Phone:+1 970-262-2690

Click here for more information on Industry Support and Recognition Opportunities.

If you are interested in becoming an advertising/marketing in-kind partner, please contact:
Nick Dua, Senior Director, Communications, Email: nickd@keystonesymposia.org,
Phone:+1 970-262-1179