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Serving up Science: Plant Genomics and the Future of Food
September 19, 2018, 2018Free
Genome BC is pleased to present Pamela Ronald as the 2018 Don Rix Distinguished Keynote speaker. Please join us on Wednesday, September 19th for Pamela Ronald’s keynote: “Serving up Science: Plant Genomics and the Future of Food.”
In her lecture, University of California, Davis plant geneticist Pamela Ronald will explain how genomic approaches are being used to produce the next generation of crops. The genetic engineering of crops launched in 1996, the marker-assisted breeding approaches of today and the genome editing of tomorrow are examples of a continuum of new technologies aimed at helping farmers produce food in a productive and ecologically-based manner.
A Q&A session with the audience and a reception with light refreshments will follow the talk. This event is free of charge but seating is limited and will reach capacity. Early registration is recommended.