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Monday, 13th


7:30 am - 8:30 am   Breakfast "De Luxe"
8:30 am - 9:00 am   Welcome from Conference Chair
Peter Welters, Phytowelt, Germany
Greetings and Opening of Conference
Peer Steinbrück, Premier of NRW, Germany
Peter McCann, Former Chairman of ABIC, Canada
9:00 am - 9:30 am   Ongoing Coffee service
    Plenary Talks:
When will GM Crops Take Root in Europe?
Political and Industrial Viewpoints
9:30 am - 10:00 am   Manuel Hallen , European Commission, Belgium

10:00 am - 10:30 am

  Bernice Slutsky, U.S. Departement of Agriculture, U.S.A.
10:30 am - 11:00 am   Michael J. Phillips, Biotechnology Industry Organization, Washington , U.S.A.
11:00 am - 11:30 am   Hans Kast, BASF Plant Science, Germany
Poster Session
11:30 am - 12:30 pm   Lunch
01:00 pm - 2:30 pm   Plenary Talks
to introduce the topics of the following parallel sessions
    AgBiotech goes Europe
Ashley O'Sullivan, AgWest Biotech Saskatoon, Canada
    Controlling Expressions of Transgenes
Roger N. Beachy, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, U.S.A.
    Plants as Green Factories
Julian K.-C. Ma, St. George's Hospital Medical School London, U.K.
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm   3 Parallel Sessions

The Role and Importance of Ethics for Agricultural Biotechology in Europe (Round Table)

Stuart Smyth, AgWest, Canada

Mike Adcock, SIBLE, U.K.

Alexandra Costello, University of Plymouth, U.K.

Simon Barber, EuropaBio, Belgium

Harvey L. Glick, Monsanto, U.S.A.

Controlling Expressions of Transgenes
Regulating Expressions of Transgenes in Plants
Daphne Preuss, University of Chicago, U.S.A.

Expression in Genes in Specific Tissues
David Ow, Plant Gene Expression Laboratory, U.S.A.

Environmental Assessment of Risks and Benefits of Regulated Expressions
Allison Snow, University of Ohio, U.S.A.

Plants as Green Factories
Strategies for Producing PMPs in Plants
Rainer Fischer, Fraunhofer IME, Germany

Developing strategies for improving plant biomass
Deborah Goffner, UMR CNRS, France

Engineering New Biosynthetic Pathways
Danièle Werck-Reichhart, CNRS, France

04:30 pm - 05:00 pm
Poster session