Genome Editing

The CRISPR /CASv9 Method developed by Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier and Professor Jennifer Doudna was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2020. It offers completely new potential in plant cultivation and animal rearing and can therefore contribute to the food supply of the world population. For example, this method can be used to strengthen the immune system of plants and animals. The method is simple, efficient and flexible to use, but its approval is regulated very differently internationally.

During our World Food Convention we want to dive into the important topic of Genome Editing and its new potential in plant cultivation and animal rearing. We would like to discuss how the CRISPR /CASv9 Method can contribute to the food supply of the world population and what regulatory requirements are in place worldwide.

The Panel Genome Editing will take place on June 24th at 3:30 p.m. CET

Keynotes and Videostatements

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A “navigator” for genetic engineering

Gene snipping was possible even before the Crispr/Cas9 gene scissors. But it made everything easier By Sascha Karberg This Nobel Prize came as no surprise to anyone who knows anything about the subject. For years, the scientific community worldwide has

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“Madness with Crispr”

A moment in the lab and its consequences Jennifer Doudna met Emmanuelle Charpentier at a conference in Puerto Rico in 2011. The two researchers’ first meeting evolved into a collaboration in their shared specialty that has earned them both a

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Nobel Prize followed by own institute

Emmanuelle Charpentier, discoverer of gene scissors, will conduct research in her own building starting in 2024 Emmanuelle Charpentier, winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, is expected to move with her “Max Planck Research Unit for the Science of

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Arable plants from the laboratory

The EU Commission wants to make it easier to approve new techniques such as the Crispr/cas gene scissors. Environmentalists are appalled Berlin – The new techniques are already in use in the USA, Canada, Brazil, Argentina and Australia, and now

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