New tools for crop improvement

The ability to precisely edit the complex genomes of plants has the potential to revolutionise agriculture. This CSIRO sponsored workshop is the first of its kind in Australia and will bring together world-leading experts to discuss scientific advances in the field as well as the regulatory and social aspects of using the new technology to create improved crop varieties for Australian agriculture. It is hoped that this workshop will foster new collaborations and networking opportunities and young scientists are encouraged to attend and present.


  • $250


  • $150



Steve Jobling

Event date: 28Nov 2017

Tuesday 28 - Thursday 30 Nov 2017

Sebel Kiama Hotel

31 Shoalhaven St, Kiama NSW

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Invited Speakers

Caixia Gao (Beijing, China)
Bin Yang (Iowa State, USA)
Jin Soo Kim (Seoul, South Korea)
Yao-Guang Liu (Guangzhou, China)
Emma Wallington (Cambridge, UK)
Felicity Keiper (Bayer Crop Science, Australia)
Matthew Hayden (Agribio, Victoria Australia)
Heather Bray(University of Adelaide)
Representatives from OGTR and FSANZ

Organising committee

Steve Jobling, Filomena Pettolino & Ming Luo.


The Sebel Kiama Harbourside hotel, located in picturesque Kiama on Australia’s NSW South Coast. Kiama is a 2 hour drive from Sydney Airport, or 2.5 hours from Canberra. There is also a train link from near Sydney airport, with a 2.5 hour travel time.


Full $250
Student $150


Venue from $380 (2 nights)
Other accommodation options are possible in the Kiama area.

Places are limited.

Funding for this workshop is provided by the CSIRO Research Office Cutting Edge Science Symposium fund with support from CSIRO Agriculture & Food.

The Australian Society of Plant Scientists will provide partial financial support for graduate students to attend (ASPS members only)