Tag: Biotechnology

19/11/2020 – Advanced Introduction to NBT and other Molecular Breeding Technologies Leading to Potential EDVs

19/11/2020 – Advanced Introduction to NBT and other Molecular Breeding Technologies Leading to Potential EDVs

The ciopora breeding academy 2020 Webinar 3. Advanced Introduction to NBT and other Molecular Breeding Technologies Leading to Potential EDVs What will I learn? The CIOPORA Breeding Academy is a new education program designed specifically for plant breeders and R&D departments of the commercial breeding 

12/11/2020 – Application of Genomic Tools and NBT in the Fruit Improvement Sector

12/11/2020 – Application of Genomic Tools and NBT in the Fruit Improvement Sector

The ciopora breeding academy 2020 Webinar 2. Application of Genomic Tools and NBT in the Fruit Improvement Sector Date & Sessions Average session duration: ca. 75 min Session 1: November 12, 2020 – 9:00 am CET Recommended for participants from Europe, Middle-East, Asia, Australia, New 

05/11/2020 – Ornamental Breeding: How to Implement New Breeding Techniques within the IP and Biotech Regulatory Framework

05/11/2020 – Ornamental Breeding: How to Implement New Breeding Techniques within the IP and Biotech Regulatory Framework

The ciopora breeding academy 2020

Webinar 1. Ornamental Breeding: How to Implement New Breeding Techniques within
the IP and Biotech Regulatory Framework

Date & Sessions

Average session duration: ca. 75 min

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

8:00 am London
9:00 am CET/Europe
10:00 am Jerusalem (Speaker)
11:00 am Moscow, RU
4:00 pm Beijing, CN
7:00 pm Sydney, AUS
9:00 pm Wellington, NZ

Check the FULL LIST OF TIME ZONES for the Session 1.

Recommended for participants from Europe and the Americas.

09:00 am US Pacific
11:00 am US Central
12:00 pm US Eastern
06:00 pm CET/Europe
November 6, 06:00 am Wellington, NZ

Check the FULL LIST OF TIME ZONES for the Session 2.

What will I learn?

The CIOPORA Breeding Academy is a new education program designed specifically for plant breeders and R&D departments of the commercial breeding companies. It provides advanced training in the latest breeding technologies, including New Breeding Techniques (NBT), and the related regulatory aspects.

Webinar 1:

The implementation of NBT in the breeding process of ornamental crops is becoming increasingly relevant with the pricing going down, both for producing supporting genomic data and for the implementation of the technologies. When deciding on implementing NBT to optimize a breeding process, we are looking not only at the advantages and disadvantages of specific technologies concerning the breeding process. We are looking at a whole set of interactions between the technical possibilities, pricing, and bureaucratic constraints, including regulation and IP 

During the webinar, we will analyze the advantages and disadvantages of implementing NBT in a holistic manner that will include the technologies themselves and the bureaucratic constraints. Since the answer of relevance will be influenced both by characteristics of the crop (availability of data, protocols, etc) and markets to be reached (regulation and IP), the emphasis will be on the questions that need clarification to make an educated decision on the relevance of NBT implementation for specific purposes and goals.

 

MEET THE SPEAKER

Dr. Hanne Volpin

Dr. Hanne Volpin

Ag-biotech Consultant, Israel

Dr Hanne Volpin has been active in horticulture and agriculture R&D for over three decades. After receiving her BSc in Agriculture, Field and Vegetable Crops in 1987 and acquiring her PhD in Agriculture, Plant Protection, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel) in 1995, Hanne worked in the academic field as a Post Doc Research Scientist at UC Davis (USA) and, later, at the Department of Plant Genetics of the Volcani Center in Israel. In 1999, she launched her industry career serving as a Head of Bioinformatics services at Compugen Ltd (Israel), a Program Scientist at Keygene NV (NL) and Breeding Director at Hazera Seeds (Israel). From 2014 to 2019, Hanne was with Danziger Innovations heading the company’s R&D program and serving as Deputy CEO. Since 2019, Hanne has been an independent consultant utilizing her expertise in scientific, technical and organizational issues at various Ag-biotech companies.

 

 

 

 

 

Registration

REDUCED WEBINAR RATES: 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, including three webinars in November 2020. 

Join the Webinar 1 in the CIOPORA Breeding Academy series 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 updated Terms & Conditions (Sept 2020).

Save 15% and join all three webinars in the CIOPORA Breeding Academy series, including:

  • Nov 5 – Webinar 1: Ornamental Breeding: How to Implement New Breeding Techniques within the IP and Biotech Regulatory Framework
  • Nov 12 – Webinar 2: Application of Genomic Tools and NBT in the Fruit Improvement Sector. Learn more
  • Nov 19 –Webinar 3: Advanced Introduction to NBT and other Molecular Breeding Technologies Leading to Potential EDVs. Learn more

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 updated Terms & Conditions (Sept 2020).

Webinar user manual

For your convenience, we have compiled a Webinar User Manual to help you prepare for the webinar participation.

Download The Webinar manual

Please download and read this document carefully prior to participation in the webinar.

Our webinar platform Livestorm does not require any prior installation. Instead, it enables you to join the webinar via browser. Use one of the following for the best webinar experience:

 

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
18/06/2020 – Webinar “Patents for Plant Innovations and Biological Deposit”

18/06/2020 – Webinar “Patents for Plant Innovations and Biological Deposit”

  June 18, 2020 – Webinar “Patents for Plant Innovations and Biological Deposit Under the Budapest Treaty” Date & Sessions Average session duration: 75 min Session 1: June 18, 2020 – 10 AM CDT (Dallas, TX, USA) 8 AM PDT (San Francisco, CA)10 AM CDT 

30/04/2020 – 2-in-1 Webinar “EDV: Technical and Legal Aspects”

30/04/2020 – 2-in-1 Webinar “EDV: Technical and Legal Aspects”

  April 30, 2020 – 2-in-1 Webinar “Essentially derived varieties (EDV): technical and legal aspects” What will I learn? Part 1: Technical Introduction to New Breeding Techniques (NBT) and Other Technologies Leading to Potential Essentially Derived Varieties (EDV) by Dr. Ellen de Keyser, ILVO Plant, 

20/04/2020 – NEW! The CIOPORA Breeding Academy Marrakesh

20/04/2020 – NEW! The CIOPORA Breeding Academy Marrakesh



We regret to announce that due to the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak, related risks and travel restrictions, the Marrakesh Workshop on IP for Plants, the CIOPORA Breeding Academy and the CIOPORA AGM 2020 in Marrakesh have been cancelled.

All registered Workshop participants will be soon notified about possible fee credits and refunds. Please refer to our FAQs post above for more information that will be added in the coming days and weeks.

Despite the cancellation, the CIOPORA Academy will soon be back with the series of webinars on the announced workshop topics.

Thank you for your understanding and patience while we are working on the new webinar schedule.

Sincerely yours,
The CIOPORA Team


Join the CIOPORA Breeding Academy!

A brand new addition to the CIOPORA Academy program – the CIOPORA Breeding Academy will be launched on April 20, 2020, on the fringes of the CIOPORA Annual General Meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco. The new program is designed specifically for plant breeders and R&D departments of the commecial breeding companies and will provide advanced training in the latest breeding technologies, including New Breeding Techniques (NBT), and the related regulatory aspects.


Registration


By registering you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions

Closed

When?


April 20, 09:00 – 18:00

On the first day of the CIOPORA Annual General Meeting Week 2020 in Marrakesh, Morocco

Where?


Es Saadi Marrakech Resort L’hôtel
Avenue El Quadisia Hivernage – Marrakesh 40000 – Morocco


Workshop program


09:00–10:15 Dr. ir. Ellen de Keyser, ILVO, Belgium
Technical Introduction to New Breeding Techniques (NBT) and Other Technologies Leading to Potential EDVs.
10:45–12:00Dr. Tosca Ferber-Koevoets, Dümmen Orange
Technology Development in Ornamental Breeding: the Era of Knowledge-based Breeding


What will I learn?
Row crop and vegetable breeding has benefited from progress made in the knowledge on genes and genetics in innovating breeding strategies. Ornamental breeding, however, had yet to take full use of the wealth of innovations available. With genetic tools becoming available even to the most complex of crops, the availability of computer models to improve complex traits, solutions for high-throughput phenotyping and gene editing platforms taking the stand, ornamental breeding finds itself in a promising position. Dümmen Orange is targeting specific enabling technologies for assuring genetic progress for traits related to production, disease resistances, transport resilience and consumer appreciation. These technologies are accessible to all crops in the Dümmen Orange breeding portfolio, modular with increased efforts on technology in our top-priority crops. Such investments by R&D are to be enforceable by commercial protection, to assure long-term R&D commitment by breeding companies.
12:00–13:15Networking lunch
13:15–14:30Dr. Philipp Aerni, CCRS/University of Zurich
The Impact of NBT and Related Technology on the Breeding Practice in Asexually Reproduced Crops (in view of the UPOV 1991 Essentially Derived Varieties (EDV) Concept)
15:00–16:15Dr. Pere Arús, IRTA/CRAG
Application of Genomic Tools and NBT in the Fruit Improvement Sector and Impact on IP, incl. EDV
16:45–18:00Tjeerd Overdijk, Vondst Advocaten
Legal Aspects of Essentially Derived Varieties (EDV) Concept.

Speakers


Dr. ir. Ellen De Keyser

Dr. ir. Ellen De Keyser

Senior Researcher at ILVO Plant, Belgium
Ellen graduated from Ghent University and started her career at ILVO in 2000. Over the course of her academic career, she has been involved in different projects on molecular genetics in azalea, including the development and implementation of several molecular marker techniques. She obtained her PhD (Ghent University) in 2010 on the interaction of phenotype, genotype and gene expression for flower colour and other plant quality traits in azalea. During her PhD, she became an expert in RT-qPCR optimization and analysis for gene expression studies. As such, she is responsible for the set-up of all RT-qPCR projects at ILVO-Plant. She is currently a Senior Researcher at ILVO – Plant Sciences Unit – Applied Genetics and Breeding and is involved in projects on molecular genetics and genomics in several field crops and ornamental plants. Currently, Ellen is working on implementation of the CRISPR/Cas technology in the framework of the ILVO research program. Recently, she has also become one of the contact persons for the open innovation platform of Living Lab Plant.
Dr. Tosca Ferber-Koevoets

Dr. Tosca Ferber-Koevoets

Research Director at Dümmen Orange, The Netherlands

Tosca received her Master’s degree in Biology from the University of Groningen, after which she started her PhD studies in the area of Evolutionary Genetics at the same university. The scope of her project was the genetic mechanism behind hybrid incompatibilities in diverging species complexes. After receiving her PhD in 2012, she launched her career in plant breeding. She started as Project Lead Allium genetics at Hazera Seeds, located in Rilland, The Netherlands. After focusing on projects related to molecular breeding in various Allium crops, Tosca started leading the Breeding Technology teams of Hazera Seeds based in The Netherlands in 2014. Focal point of these Breeding Technology programs were centered around identifying traits, making them accessible to the breeding programs and optimizing the strategy of bringing these traits to the market. In 2016, Tosca started as Research Director at Dümmen Orange, with the assignment of creating and implementing a strategy on Technology Development and Application tailored to the Dümmen Orange ornamental breeding portfolio. To date, the research team of Dümmen Orange spans over 50 team members worldwide, has access to a state-of-the-art Breeding Technology Centre and has a fully functional project pipeline regarding product and process innovation.

Dr. Philipp Aerni

Dr. Philipp Aerni

Director at CCRS, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Philipp Aerni is Director of the Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CCRS). He is an interdisciplinary social scientist with a particular interest in the role of science, technology, and innovation for sustainable development. In this context, he examines public-private partnerships and their potential as driving forces of sustainable change, provided that the institutional environment is conducive to change through innovation. Prior to his position at CCRS, Dr. Aerni worked at Harvard University, ETH Zurich, the University of Berne, as well as the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). As CCRS Director, he closely collaborates with the CCRS advisory board as well as the CCRS team in the design and implementation of the Center’s research, teaching, and outreach activities.

Dr. Pere Arús

Dr. Pere Arús

Plant & Animal Researcher at IRTA/CRAG, Spain

Dr. Pere Arús is agricultural engineer (Universitat de València, 1974) and PhD in Genetics (University of California, Davis, 1984). His areas of expertise include population genetics, crop evolution and plant breeding, and he has specialized in the use of molecular markers and other genomics tools in plant genetics and breeding. His current main interests are in four crops: peach, almond, strawberry and melon, where he works on the genetics and genomics of characters related with fruit quality and disease resistance, and in the development of marker-based breeding methods that allow to circumvent some of the limitations of breeding in clonally-reproduced tree crops. Dr. Arús is autor of more than 200 scientific publications and has had various management-related activities at IRTA: director of the Center of Cabrils (2007-2009) and Chief Scientist (2009-2015). He is one of the initiators of the Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) and was its deputy director (2003-2018).

Tjeerd Overdijk

Tjeerd Overdijk

Partner, Vondst Advocaten, the Netherlands

Tjeerd Overdijk studied Law at Leiden University and has been a lawyer since 1984. With over 25 years of experience, he is an all-rounder in the field of Intellectual Property with a special interest in Plant Variety Rights. He was involved in the world’s first court case on the concept of Essentially Derived Varieties (EDVs) and he has gained considerable experience on this subject. He also has experience with litigation before the Board of Appeal of the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. Tjeerd is a member of various professional associations, including CIOPORA, the Netherlands Copyright Association, the AIPPI, INTA, MARQUES and the European Communities Trademarks Association (ECTA).