9.00am Welcome
Prof Jon Hickford, President NZIAHS

Session Chair – Prof Jon Hickford 

9.05am Dr David Penman (Keynote)
Since the RSNZ Report – where we might go from here and how

9.30am Professor Emerita Paula Jameson
Before and after genetic engineering – perspectives from a plant biologist

9.55am Dr William Rolleston,
Chair, Life Sciences Network
Can we pull gene editing from the GM quagmire? – Regulation and public debate

10.20am Morning Tea

Session Chair – Dr Jeanne Jacobs 

10.45am Dr Andrea Byrom, Co-Director BioHeritage National Science Challenge
Ensuring a Treaty-based approach to investing in gene editing for pest control in Aotearoa

11.10am Prof Travis Glare, Director, Bio-Protection Research Centre
Modifying microbes to increase efficacy

11.35am Prof Peter Dearden, Researcher, University of Otago
Gene editing to control insect species

12.00am Dr Suzanne Rowe, Senior Scientist, AgResearch
Breeding ruminant livestock for lowered environmental impact

12.30pm Lunch 

Session Chair – Dr Melanie Davidson 

1.00pm Prof Andy Allan, Plant & Food Research
New breeding technologies for fruit trees

1.25pm Dr Linda Johnson, Senior Scientist, AgResearch
Gene editing of secondary metabolite pathways in Epichloë endophytes

1.50pm Dr Colin Eady, Science Manager, Agriseeds
The future of gene editing in seeds

2.15pm Dr Tony Conner, AgResearch
Overview of where we have been and where we are going

2.40pm Panel Discussion
Chair:  Dr Tony Conner

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