Conference Program Announced, Early Bird Registration Open Through July 31
Washington, D.C. (July 11, 2012) – The BIO Livestock Biotech Summit announced its programming schedule for the September conference featuring three days of cross cutting discussions among industry, academic and government leaders.
The program slate will cover everything from the regulatory process for genetically engineered (GE) animals and public and private funding opportunities to the science and benefits of GE agricultural animals for both food and biomedical applications.
“Agricultural biotechnology has already been identified as key in helping to meet the challenges of healing, fueling and feeding a projected 9 billion people on earth by 2050,” said David Edwards, PhD, director of Animal Biotechnology at BIO. “The BIO Livestock Summit will focus on how we could use animal biotechnology to develop novel health care applications, provide more sustainable food animals and raise livestock that are more environmentally friendly.”
The 2012 BIO Livestock Biotech Summit takes place September 19-21, at the Crowne Plaza Downtown in Kansas City, MO. Find the complete program and speaker list online. Register today – early bird registration closes July 31. Complimentary media registration is available.
Featured sessions at the 2012 Livestock Biotech Summit include:
The Future of Genomics in Animal Agriculture
Discovery and cataloging of the genomes of our agriculturally important species has opened up new frontiers in animal breeding and genetics.
Mark Allen, Trans Ova Genetics
Graham Plastow, University of Alberta
Jerry Taylor, University of Missouri-Colombia
Development of Innovation – Animal Biotechnology: Here and Now
A wide variety of applications come from the use of animal biotechnology, and BIO member companies are developing a diverse array of agricultural, medical and industrial products on the cusp of changing several sectors.
John Swart, Exemplar Genetics
Scott Fahrenkrug, Recombinetics
Zonda Wang, BioDak
Yoshi Kuroiwa, Hematech
Expanding the Pipeline – The Frontiers in GE Animals
Animal biotechnology holds great promise for the future if current discoveries are any indication. Learn about new discoveries out there that are ready for development.
Randy Prather, University of Missouri-Colombia
Irina Polejaeva, Utah State University
Mark Westhusin, Texas A&M University
Visit BIO’s Livestock Biotech Summit website for program updates and news on summit registration, events and speakers.