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Tuesday, 14th


7:30 am - 8:30 am   Breakfast "De Luxe"
8:00 am   Conference office opens
8:30 am - 10:00 am   Plenary Talks
to introduce topics of following sessions
Chair: Lothar Willmitzer, MPIMG, Germany
    Co-existence of Transgenic and Non-Transgenic Crops
Andreas Gumbert, EC DG Agriculture, Belgium


  Synergies between Breeding and Biotechnology
Antoni Rafalski
, Du Pont de Nemours, U.S.A.
    Biotechnology and Food Security for the Resources Poor
Jocelyn Webster, AfricaBio, South Africa
10:00 am - 10:30 am   Ongoing Coffee Services
10:30 a m - 11:45   3 Parallel Sessions

Co-Existence of Transgenic and Non-Transgenic Crops

Gene Flow and Co-Existence
Mike Wilkinson, University of Reading, U.K.

Scientific Basis of Co-Existence
Joachim Schiemann, BBA, Germany

Ecological Impact of GMOs
Klaus Ammann, University of Bern, Switzerland


Synergies between Breeding and Biotechnology

Genomics/ Allele Mining
Takuji Sasaki, National Institute of Agrobiological Science, Japan

Advanced Mapping Tools
Michele Morgante, University of Udine, Italy

The importance of Arabidopsis research for plant breeding
Maarten Koorneef, MPIZ, Germany

Biotechnology and Food Security for the Resources-Poor

Analysis: the Need for New Solutions: Africa
Florence Wambugu, AHBFI, Kenya

Case Study of a Real Biotech Solution: Mexico
Esteban Hopp, INTA, Argentina

Biotechnology for Food Security in Developing Countries in the context of Global Warming and Prospects for Organic Agriculture
P.C. Kesavan, Swaminathan Research Foundation, India

11:45 pm - 12:30 pm
01:00 pm - 02:30 am   Consumer Benefits and Industrial Perspective of AgBiotechnology
Chair: Malcolm Devine
Plenary Talks   Marcus Girnau, German Federation of Food Law and Food Science, Germany

  Steve Padgette, Monsanto, U.S.A.
    Ganesh M. Kishore, DuPont, U.S.A.
02:45 pm - 05:00 pm  
Parallel Sessions
Chair: Andreas Graner

Business Forum:
Consumer Benefits and Industrial Perspectives of AgBiotechnology

Industry Presentations

04:30 pm - 05:00 pm   Coffee break
05:00 pm - 05:30 pm   Poster Session
06:00 pm   Exhibit Hall closes