Program

Symposium gene editing in plants
10 October 2019 The Hague

REGISTRATION
9:00        Coffee & Registration


Opening & Welcome

09:30       Welcome – Sybe Schaap (Chair COGEM)
09:35       Opening – Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

Session:   Plant Breeding & gene editing
09:45        Nico van Straalen [title t.b.a.]
                  Arend Streng, Rijk Zwaan Breeding B.V., The Netherlands [title t.b.a.]
                  Edith Lammerts van Bueren, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands [title t.b.a.]
Discussion

Session:   Global perspectives on gene editing in Crops
11:00        Makiko Matsuo, University of Tokyo, Japan [title t.b.a.]
                  Wayne Parrott, University of Georgia, USA [title t.b.a.]
                  Agustina Whelan, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Argentina, Argentine Experience in Genome Editing Regulation: preliminary statistics


Discussion

12:30        Lunch

SHORT COMMUNICATION: detection
13.30        Esther Kok, Wageningen Food Safety Research, The Netherlands, Detection of food and feed plant products obtained by new mutagenesis techniques

Session:   Normative criteria in Regulation
13:40        Klemens Kappel, University of Kopenhagen, Denmark Is a restrictive policy on GMO morally justified?
                 
David Hamburger, University of Passau, Germany,
                  Overview of Social, Economic and Legal Factors that affect the Regulatory Framework for New Plant Varieties Derived From Genome Editing
Discussion

SHORT COMMUNICATION: COGEM policy report
14:45        Ruth Mampuys, The Netherlands, Implications of a product based legislation for GMOs in Europe

14.55        Coffee break

SHORT COMMUNICATION: public opinion
15.15         Huib de Vriend, Lis Consult, The Netherlands, Spot the differences! Citizen’s perceptions of plant breeding techniques.

Session 4:  Governance
15:25        Willem-Jan Kortleven, Erasmus School of Law, The Netherlands Back to the future. A legal analysis of the EU Court’s decision on mutagenesis (C-528/16)
                  Sigrid Bratlie, Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board, Norway, A novel tiered governance framework for GMO
                  Mijntje Aarts, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management [title t.b.a.]
Discussion

17:00 – 17:15     Concluding remarks