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15/12/22- Applying CRISPR/Cas to plants: From Gene Editing to Chromosome Engineering

15/12/22- Applying CRISPR/Cas to plants: From Gene Editing to Chromosome Engineering

The ciopora Breeding academY 2022: Applying CRiSpR/CAS to Plants: From Gene Editing to Chromosome engineering The CIOPORA Breeding Academy is an education program designed specifically for plant breeders and R&D departments of the breeding companies. It provides advanced training in the latest breeding technologies, including 

08/12/22- Predictive Breeding: Machine learning technologies for future plant varieties

08/12/22- Predictive Breeding: Machine learning technologies for future plant varieties

The ciopora Breeding academY 2022: Predictive breeding: machine learning technologies for future plant varieties The CIOPORA Breeding Academy is an education program designed specifically for plant breeders and R&D departments of the breeding companies. It provides advanced training in the latest breeding technologies, including New 

01/12/22 – Smart strategies to implement a successful breeding program in vegetatively propagated crops – A practical case study approach: Predictive Breeding in Octoploid Strawberry, towards a more sustainable Green Revolution

01/12/22 – Smart strategies to implement a successful breeding program in vegetatively propagated crops – A practical case study approach: Predictive Breeding in Octoploid Strawberry, towards a more sustainable Green Revolution

The ciopora Breeding academY 2022:

 Smart strategies to implement a successful breeding program in vegetatively propagated crops – A practical case study approach: predictive breeding in octoploid strawberry, towards a more sustainable green revolution

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

Date & live Session

Average session duration: approx. 75 min

live Session : Dec 1, 2022 - 7 pm CET

10 am               Los Angeles, US (Speaker’s time zone)
1 pm                 Washington D.C., US
6 pm                 London
7 pm                 CET/Europe
7am (Dec. 2)   Auckland, NZ

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Registration

Option 1: WEBINAR TICKET
Our flexible single-webinar registration option:

EUR 99.00/198.00 (member/
guest)

Option 2: WEBINAR SAVINGS PACKAGE
Save 15% and join all three webinars in the
Breeding Academy Webinar Series:
EUR 249.00/498.00 (member/guest).

By registering you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions (November 2022).

What will i learn?

Prof. Steven J. Knapp

Prof. Steven J. Knapp

Prof. Steven J. Knapp
UC Davis

Steven J. Knapp is Distinguished Professor and Director of the Strawberry Breeding Program , Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis.  He is an expert on plant breeding, quantitative genetics, and genomics and has extensive experience with single-cross hybrid breeding systems in heterotic species.  His past research primarily focused on the breeding, genetics, and genomics of sunflower, peanut, and industrial oilseeds.  His current research focuses on strawberry, with emphases on developing high-yielding disease resistant cultivars, breeding and genetics of fruit quality and shelf-life traits, the development of genomic and bioinformatic resources, and the application of genome-informed breeding approaches in strawberry.  He was previously Global Director of Vegetable Breeding Technology at Monsanto (2009-2015), Professor and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and Graduate Program Coordinator in the Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics at the University of Georgia (2004-2009), and Professor and Paul C. Berger Endowed Chair at Oregon State University (1985-2004).  He teaches Quantitative Genetics at UC Davis (2015-Present) and previously taught Advanced Plant Breeding and Quantitative Genetics at OSU (1985-2004).

Webinar Syllabus:

The strawberry breeding program at the
University of California, Davis (UCD) has been the driving force behind a Green
Revolution in California.  Using archaeogenomic prediction (tracking the
timing and order of the occurrence and subsequent selection of mutations) and
extensive on-farm testing of modern cultivars, we show that genetic gains for
yield have been in the 636 to 2,974% range in the UCD breeding program. 
These genetic gains were achieved, however, using chemically intensive
high-input production practices, e.g., losses to diseases caused by soil-borne
pathogens were virtually eliminated following the introduction of the
ozone-depleting fumigant methyl bromide (now banned).  A second Green
Revolution is needed to create a more environmentally friendly and sustainable
path forward for the strawberry industry.  With this lecture you will
learn from a practical approach how genome-informed and other predictive
breeding methods are being used to develop a new generation of highly
productive, disease resistant cultivars to achieve that goal.

 

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.

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
The CIOPORA Breeding Academy 2022

The CIOPORA Breeding Academy 2022

The ciopora Breeding academY 2022 The CIOPORA Breeding Academy is an education program designed specifically for plant breeders and R&D departments of breeding companies. It provides advanced training in the latest breeding technologies, including New Breeding Techniques (NBT). Our speakers are highly qualified professionals in 

The CIOPORA Academy Workshop in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The CIOPORA Academy Workshop in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The ciopora academy 2022:worKshop in Amsterdam, The Netherlands About This Event We are happy to be back in Amsterdam with a full-day workshop hosted by The CIOPORA Academy, the world’s first educational program focused solely on Intellectual Property protection and rights in the horticultural industry. 

03/10/2022 – The CIOPORA Academy Workshop in Madrid, Spain

03/10/2022 – The CIOPORA Academy Workshop in Madrid, Spain

The ciopora academy 2022:
worKshop in Madrid, Spain

About This Event

We are happy to be back in Madrid for a third time with a full-day workshop hosted by The CIOPORA Academy, the world’s first educational program focused solely on Intellectual Property protection and rights in the horticultural industry.

The main objective of this workshop is to provide participants, especially from the fruit sector, with a sound understanding of the main principles of IP in horticulture, ranging from general PBR and licensing, to the application process and trademarks. The small group learning environment is conducive to interactive learning, so questions are encouraged.

When and where?
October 2, 2022
Networking Dinner – 7:30 PM
 

October 3, 2022
CIOPORA Academy Workshop
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Dinner Venue: Orgaz Madrid
Avda. de los Andes s/n esquina, Av. del Arroyo del Santo, 28042 Madrid, Spain

Workshop Venue: Novotel Madrid Campo de las Naciones
Campo De Las Naciones, C. de Ámsterdam, N° 3, 28042 Madrid, Spain

Who is it for?
Our workshops are designed for all horticultural players who want to learn about the specifics of plant IP, including:
  • Plant breeders
  • IP right holders
  • IP managers
  • R&D managers
  • IP lawyers & paralegals
  • Students with interest in IP for plants

Registration

 Registration deadline:
September 27, 2022
CIOPORA Academy Workshop prices:
Member rate: 599,- €
Guest rate: 1198,- €
NETWORKING DINNER:
95,- €
 

Workshop Event program

Sunday, October 2, 2022 *

We would be happy to welcome you to our traditional CIOPORA Academy dinner, which provides valuable networking opportunities with your colleagues and friends of the horticultural world in a relaxed atmosphere.

19:15  –   Meet in the Lobby of Novotel Madrid Campo de las Naciones

19:30     Dinner at Orgaz Madrid

*Not included in workshop ticket

Monday, October 3, 2022

08:30 – 09:00 Arrival & Registration

09:00 – 10:15

101 on Contracts and PBR License Agreements in China (online presentation)

Speakers: Alanna Rennie & Andrew Sim, Baker McKenzie

This lecture will explore the fundamentals of contracts in China, specifically around PBR licensing agreements, exploring practical considerations important for commercialization and some common misunderstandings and oversights by foreign parties. We will also review the standard but important boilerplate sections that should always be included in the agreement. 

Alanna Rennie

Alanna Rennie

Alanna Rennie

Associate, Baker McKenzie, Australia

Alanna Rennie is an Associate at law firm Baker McKenzie in Sydney (Australia), where she practices Mergers and Acquisitions and plant Intellectual Property. She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws with honors from Bond University, Gold Coast, and a Masters in Chinese Law from Tsinghua University, Beijing. Alanna’s Master’s thesis was on Plant Breeder’s Rights in China, where she engaged closely with China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and the State Forestry and Grasslands Administration, international plant breeders active in or looking to enter the Chinese market, and other stakeholders. Alanna worked with CIOPORA in 2018, where she assisted the association with its activities in China, and continues to assist CIOPORA on various projects in Australia and China in a pro bono capacity. In her capacity at Baker McKenzie and through her work with CIOPORA, Alanna has worked closely with breeding companies on their commercial and intellectual property strategies in China and Australia as well as on novel enforcement issues.

Andrew Sim

Andrew Sim

Andrew Sim

Partner, Baker McKenzie, Hong Kong

Andrew Sim is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Hong Kong office and a member of the Firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group, where he leads the IP enforcement and litigation practice for Hong Kong.

He is the Global Chair of the Plant Variety Rights Practice, which includes registration and enforcement of plant breeders’ rights. Andrew also heads the Food and Beverage (F&B) Industry Practice Group in the Greater China region and advises on all F&B related areas, including consumer, regulatory, food safety, advertisements, franchising as well as internet laws, and regulations.

10:15 – 10:45 – Networking coffee break

10:45 – 12:00

How vain, without the merit, is the name – Variety Denominations and Trademarks

Speaker: Thomas Leidereiter, Green Rights

At first glance, trademarks and variety denominations seem to protect the same thing. So why should one decide to apply for trademark protection for a trade name in addition to variety protection? These and numerous other questions on the “right” designation of breeding innovations are addressed in this course. The focus is on the economically successful combination of the available IP rights and on avoiding unnecessary and ultimately expensive mistakes.

Thomas Leidereiter, LL.M.

Thomas Leidereiter, LL.M.

Thomas Leidereiter

Attorney, Green Rights, Germany

Thomas Leidreiter is an attorney and the owner of Green Rights in Hamburg, Germany. With nearly two decades’ experience as a specialized IP lawyer, including 14 years at a major German law firm and five years at his own, he has extensive expertise covering Plant Variety Protection, trademarks, designs, copyright and competition law. Thomas advises clients on all aspects of IP protection for plant innovations, including the licensing and enforcement of IP rights. He has been involved in a number of major court cases dealing with fundamental PVR issues in the ornamental and fruit sector. Thomas is a member of INTA, the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), CIOPORA and CIOPORA Germany. He is a regular speaker on IP topics with several associations and institutions.

 

 

12:00 – 13:15 – Networking lunch

13:15 – 14:30

Cost-effective strategies to enforce PVRs and other plant related rights

Speaker: Tjeerd Overdijk, Vondst Advocaten

During this session, the speaker will walk you through a multitude of issues to be addressed when you need to take enforcement action, with an emphasis on solid pre-trial measures and preparations.
How to collect proof of infringement? What are effective ways to address an infringer and persuade him to enter into a pre-trial compromise?
This session will also provide guidance in regard to a variety of practical issues surrounding litigation and sound preparation, all with a view to doing it in a cost-effective way. Based on his longstanding and wide experience the speaker will be keen to spark a practical and hopefully interactive discussion of all relevant aspects involved with enforcement action, both out of court and in the courts.

Tjeerd Overdijk

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).

14:30 – 15:00 – Networking Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:15

 National Listings – Roadmap to commercializing your varieties

Speakers: Charlotte Plasman & Judith de Roos, AOMB Intellectual Property

We will give a summary of situations where, if you want to start commercializing your (fruit) variety, you need or don’t need to register in the National List/Catalogue. We will also discuss how this can be done and what the procedure in general entails.
Legislation regarding the marketing of seeds and plant propagating material is not governed on an international level. This means that every country which has variety registration/listing as a requirement for marketing a variety, has their own procedure. The differences and comparisons between the countries will be explained, as will specific requirements such as VCU testing. We will also look into the connection with IP and in which part of the National Catalogue procedure it’s allowed to start commercializing varieties.

Charlotte Plasman

Charlotte Plasman

Charlotte Plasman

Plant Breeders’ Rights Attorney, AOMB, The Netherlands

Charlotte Plasman joined AOMB in January 2017 after graduating in law from the University of Applied Sciences Leiden and completing a master’s degree in Dutch law at Maastricht University. In October 2019 she started working as a plant breeders’ rights attorney.

She is part of the UPOV PRISMA Task Force, and has held several presentations on various PBR topics.

Judith de Roos

Judith de Roos

Judith de Roos

Plant Breeders’ Rights Attorney, AOMB, The Netherlands

Judith de Roos worked for many years as a lawyer at Plantum, the Dutch industry association for plant breeding companies. In October 2021 Judith joined AOMB as a plant breeders’ rights attorney. Next to that, she acts as deputy judge of the Plant Breeders’ Rights Chamber of the Appeal Court in The Hague.

16:15 – 16:45 – Networking Coffee Break

16:45 – 18:00

Business and Licensing Models in the Fruit Space – The Legal and the Business Perspectives

Speakers: Carolina Cordero di Vonzo, Baker McKenzie & Marco Bertolazzi, CIV

A number of different business models can be adopted to commercially exploit new plant varieties, implying different licenses and contracts. There are no standards nor harmonized models at the international level, and they also vary according to business practices and conventions of each country, species and IP rights available. This lecture aims at providing a general overview, from a business and a legal perspective, of the main family of business models and related contractual implications in the fruit sector, as well as suggesting the best contractual management aspects in attempt to share experience among the stakeholders and start a constructive conversation and exchange of know-how in regard to this matter.

Carolina Cordero di Vonzo

Carolina Cordero di Vonzo

Carolina Cordero di Vonzo

Senior Manager, Baker McKenzie, Italy

Carolina Cordero di Vonzo is a Senior Manager in the IP Advisory team of Baker McKenzie’s Italy offices. She runs the Plant Variety Protection unit for Baker McKenzie Italy. She earned a double Bachelor degree in law from the University of Turin (Italy) and the University Paris V (France), a Masters’ Degree in law from the University of Turin (Italy) and a Master of Laws in IT and IP Law from the University of Hong Kong. She has a broad experience in all aspects of Intellectual Property and unfair competition law with a specific focus on Plant Variety Rights. Carolina guides companies in the agribusiness sector on plant variety registration, commercialisation and enforcement strategies in Italy and the EU. She drafts and negotiates agreements relevant for the industry such as growers, nursery and propagation, research and development, trial, licensing agreements. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Carolina served as in-house counsel to a manufacturing group headquartered in Hong Kong, heading the IP team responsible for APAC, EMEA and LATAM.

Marco Bertolazzi

Marco Bertolazzi

Marco Bertolazzi

Head of Business Development, CIV, Italy

Right after the completion of my master’s degree, Marco Bertolazzi immediately started to cooperate with the technology transfer office of the University of Bologna. Here he had the opportunity to build the basis of his professional career, gaining in-depth knowledge in the breeding, evaluation, commercial development, and management of new plant varieties and associated trademarks. The subsequent work experience at CIV consolidated such skills and let him expand his knowledge in more managerial subjects, such as accounting, general management, project management, marketing, team management etc.

25/04/2022 – The CIOPORA Academy Workshop Cologne

25/04/2022 – The CIOPORA Academy Workshop Cologne

The ciopora academy 2022: IN-Person worKshop in cologne, Germany About This Event The CIOPORA Academy comes back in 2022 with the first in-person workshop in two years! On April 25, join our one-day in-person workshop in Cologne, Germany, during the CIOPORA Annual General Meeting (AGM) 

18/11/21 – Biotechnological Approaches in Asexually Reproduced Crops

18/11/21 – Biotechnological Approaches in Asexually Reproduced Crops

The ciopora Breeding academY 2021: Biotechnological Approaches in Asexually Reproduced Crops Date & Sessions Average session duration: ca. 75 min Session 1: Nov 18, 2021 – 9 am CET Recommended for participants from Europe, Africa, Middle-East, Asia, Australia, New Zealand 8 am London 9 am 

11/11/21 – Climate Change in the Ornamental Sector – A Breeder’s Perspective

11/11/21 – Climate Change in the Ornamental Sector – A Breeder’s Perspective

The Ciopora Breeding Academy 2021:

Climate Change in the ornamental sector – A breeder’s perspective

Date & Sessions

Average session duration: ca. 75 min

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

8 am London
9 am CET/Europe (Speaker’s time zone)
4 pm Beijing, CN
7 pm Sydney, AUS
9 pm Wellington, NZ

Check the FULL LIST OF TIME ZONES.

Recommended for participants from Europe, Africa and the Americas

9 am US Pacific
11 am US Central
12 pm US Eastern
6 pm CET/Europe (Speaker’s time zone)

Check the FULL LIST OF TIME ZONES.

What will i learn?

Dr. Robert Boehm

Dr. Robert Boehm

Head of Molecular Breeding, Tissue Culture & Phytopathology at Klemm + Sohn GmbH & Co. KG/ Selecta One, Germany

After studying biology in Freiburg i. Breisgau (1988-1994), Robert Boehm obtained his Ph.D. at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology, the University of Tübingen (Prof. Dr. Lutz Heide, 1999). He wrote his dissertation on metabolic engineering approaches to plant-derived therapeutic substances. In 1999, he joined Prof. Heide Schnabl’s group at the Institute of Plant Molecular Physiology and Biotechnology, Bonn University, to develop duckweed as an expression system for recombinant therapeutic proteins (molecular farming). To expand his expertise in plant biotechnology, he then spent some time at the Institute of Glycobiology at Oxford University as well as at the Institute of Agricultural Genetics in Hanoi/Viet Nam. Dr. Boehm is an expert in plant transformation and in vitro-culture and has worked as a lecturer at the Universities of Bonn and Dortmund.

In 2007, Dr. Robert Boehm joined Ornamental Bioscience GmbH as an R&D Manager. The company aimed to develop genetically engineered ornamental plants with improved tolerances against biotic and abiotic stress. In 2012, the company was taken over by Klemm + Sohn GmbH, a part of the Selecta one group. Selecta one is a leading breeder, producer, and marketer of vegetatively propagated ornamental plants worldwide. Here, Robert Boehm is heading the group´s central laboratory facility in Stuttgart, which includes plant pathogen diagnostic, in vitro culture, and biotechnological research.

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


Webinar Syllabus:
Climate change has become a reality that impacts especially agriculture and the generation of food and feed. But also in the horticultural sector, there is a growing demand to prepare for the consequences of climate change.

This webinar will provide an overview of existing activities and future strategies to cope with climate change in the breeding of ornamentals. This encompasses not only the intensified breeding efforts for abiotic stress tolerance but also the development and selection of naturally stress-adapted plant species as new players on the market. In addition to crop adaptation to climate change, breeding companies can also contribute by implementing innovative technologies to reduce their CO2 footprint, finally becoming climate neutral.

Registration

Option 1: WEBINAR TICKET
Our flexible single-webinar registration option:

EUR 99.00/199.00 (member/
guest)

Option 2: WEBINAR SAVINGS PACKAGE
Save 15% and join both webinars in the
Breeding Academy Webinar series:
EUR 169.00/339.00 (member/guest).
The offer expires on November 11.

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

We are maintaining the reduced CIOPORA Academy webinar rates as a part of our commitment to providing continued education opportunities to horticulturalists in 2021! 

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
CIOPORA Academy In-Person Workshop – April 25 in Cologne

CIOPORA Academy In-Person Workshop – April 25 in Cologne

Next CIOPORA Academy – In-Person workshop in Cologne, April 25 ! After almost two-year continuous growth as an online education program on Intellectual Property for plants and breeding technologies, the CIOPORA Academy is gearing up for our first in-person workshop since 2019. Join us on