The Plant Metabolic Engineering GRC is a premier, international scientific conference focused on advancing the frontiers of science through the presentation of cutting-edge and unpublished research, prioritizing time for discussion after each talk and fostering informal interactions among scientists of all career stages. The conference program includes a diverse range of speakers and discussion leaders from institutions and organizations worldwide, concentrating on the latest developments in the field. The conference is five days long and held in a remote location to increase the sense of camaraderie and create scientific communities, with lasting collaborations and friendships. In addition to premier talks, the conference has designated time for poster sessions from individuals of all career stages, and afternoon free time and communal meals allow for informal networking opportunities with leaders in the field.
The theme of the 2023 Plant Metabolic Engineering GRC is “Sustainability through Innovation”. The conference will (i) highlight how innovations in plant metabolic engineering, metabolism, and biotechnology underpin the transition to a sustainable and circular bioeconomy and (ii) present real world examples where plant metabolic engineering is leading to greater productivity which, of course leads to greater bioenergy production. As you can see from the program, this focus on innovation and application includes a significant proportion of presentations from industry, government, and academic labs, representing six continents. Several different applications of cutting edge metabolic approaches are represented including energy, food and health but the new methods are broadly applicable. We believe that the program and the European location, will make the conference an attractive venue for outstanding young scientists to network with top scientists in industry and gain a better appreciation of opportunities in the private sector.
The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include 9 sessions and the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. Please check back regularly for updates to this information.