17/06/2021 – Gene Editing: Regulatory Environment Across Jurisdictions

17/06/2021 – Gene Editing: Regulatory Environment Across Jurisdictions

The ciopora academy 2021

Webinar Series 2, Webinar 3:

Gene Editing: Regulatory Environment across jurisdictions.

Date & Sessions

Average session duration: ca. 75 min

Recommended for participants from Europe, Middle-East, Asia, Australia, New Zealand

8 am London
9 am CEST/Europe (Speaker)
3 pm Beijing, CN
5 pm Sydney, AUS
7 pm Wellington, NZ

Check the FULL LIST OF TIME ZONES for Session 1.

Recommended for participants from Europe and the Americas.

9 am US Pacific
11 am US Central
12 pm US Eastern
6 pm CEST/Europe (Speaker)

Check the FULL LIST OF TIME ZONES for Session 2.

What will I learn?

Gene editing has emerged in the last decade as a new and precise way of altering the genetic material of plants and animals. Being a relatively novel technique, since its introduction, gene editing has found a wide array of applications in different fields of research, with its inventors awarded the Nobel Prize in 2020.

This webinar will cover the current applications of gene editing in agricultural and horticultural crops around the globe in the last decade, highlighting major achievements in the field of plant breeding. Furthermore, the current regulatory environment of gene editing will be presented covering Europe (EU 27 + non-member states), as well as some major import and export markets and developing countries. The differences between policymakers’ approaches to gene editing regulation will be outlined, providing an overview of the current regulatory frameworks and explanations of specific regulations.


Dr. Thorben Sprink

Dr. Thorben Sprink

Senior Researcher at Julius Kuehn Institute for Biosafety in Plant Biotechnology
As a Senior Researcher at the Julius Kuehn Institute (Germany), Dr Thorben Sprink leads the Working Group for Genome Editing and Synthetic Biology. In his research activities, Thorben focuses on the development of new technologies for targeted genome modifications, driving research in the area of DNA-free CRISPR/CAS-Technologies and the analysis of the off-target events. Thorben has extensive expertise in the area of New Breeding Techniques regulations. He is a member of the International Society for Biosafety Research.


The CIOPORA Acadamy maintains the reduced webinar rates in 2021!

We at the CIOPORA Academy are committed to providing continued education opportunities to the green sector. In view of the operational and financial constraints businesses and individuals around the globe are facing currently, we have reduced our webinar rates from EUR 149,00 to EUR 99,00 (Member) and EUR 299,00 to EUR 199,00 (Guest). Additional 15% savings are provided in the Webinar Package. 

Join this webinar in the CIOPORA Academy Webinar Series 2/2021 by opting for our flexible single webinar registration at the following CIOPORA Member/Guest rates:

  • CIOPORA Member: EUR 99,00
  • Guest: EUR 199,00

Click on the “Webinar ticket” button below to register quickly and securely online.

By registering you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions (Sept 2020).

Save 15% and join all three webinars in the CIOPORA Academy Webinar Series 2/2021, including:

  • June 3 – Webinar 1. Plant IP Rights in the USA: Maximizing Returns on IP Investment. Learn more.
  • June 10 – Webinar 2. Criminal Prosecution of PBR Infringement Cases in Italy: Procedural Aspects and Case Law. Learn more.
  • June 17 – Webinar 3. Gene Editing: Regulatory Environment across Jurisdictions.

Webinar savings package:

  • CIOPORA Member: 249,00 EUR
  • Guest: 499,00 EUR

Click on the “Webinar package” button below to register quickly and securely online.

By registering you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions (Sept 2020).

Webinar user manual

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About the WEbinar program

In November 2019, the CIOPORA Academy education program on IP for plants was expanded with the distance learning offerings in form of Webinars. Each webinar is conducted in two sessions to cover all time zones, enabling participation from all locations worldwide.

All CIOPORA Academy Webinars are broadcasted live in Livestorm, an online webinar platform, which allows participation for registered persons via internet browser with no prior installation. Please see our User Manual for more information on the technical requirements.

Contact us

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to:
Katrin Huhnholz, the CIOPORA Academy Program Manager