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International Seed Testing Association
International Seed Testing Association
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International Seed Testing Association

Annual Meeting 2023


Council of Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA) in collaboration with International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) is delighted to host the ISTA Annual Meeting from May 29 to June 01, 2023 and would like to cordially invite you to Verona, Italy.

Date 29.05.2023 - 01.08.2023
Location Verona
Country Italy
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ISTA Seminar "From Biodiversity to Diversification: resources, tools and technologies to meet new challenges"

Verona, IT 29 May 2023.

Plant Biodiversity and Evolution. Giorgio Binelli,University of Insubria, Italy
Genetic improvement inferences on sustainable use of plant Genetic Resources and food security. Yasmina EL BAHLOUL, Maroc National Institute for Agricultural Research (NIAR), Marocco
Ex-situ in-situ Biodiversity Conservation. Vincenzo Andriani, Centro Nazionale Carabinieri Biodiversità (CNCB) Verona, Italy
Making use of genetic resources – European Evaluation Networks exploring diversity available in European genebanks. Sandra Goritschnig, European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR), Italy
Reconciling standard and biodiversity: the challenge for seed analysis.  Fatima Piña-Rodrigues, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil
Protection of endangered species. Silvia Biondini, Centro Nazionale Carabinieri Biodiversità (CNCB) Arezzo, Italy
How to test “Wildness” according to ISTA Rules. Sergio Pasquini, ISTA ECOM Member, Centro Nazionale Carabinieri Biodiversità (CNCB) Verona, Italy
An overview of the initiatives to exploit biodiversity in the framework of the EU legislation for seed marketing: state of play and perspectives. Pier Giacomo Bianchi, Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell'economia agraria, Centro di Ricerca Difesa e certificazione (CREA-DC), Italy
Plant Breeding Innovation: the private seed sectors engagement to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Developments Goals. Khaoula Belhaj -Fragnière, International Seed Federation, ISF, Switzerland
New breeding techniques. Silvio Salvi, University of Bologna, Italy
Genome editing in crop plants: Global prospects. B.M. Prasanna, Global Maize Program, CIMMYT & One CGIAR Plant Health Initiative Lead, Kenya
New tools to support sustainable and competitive agriculture. Silvia Guliani, Assosementi, Italy
Argentina Regulatory Framework GMO and NBT, Florencia Goberna, Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Argentina
Regulatory and IP aspects on NBTs: a perspective from the industry. Firoz Amijee, Global Regulatory Affairs North Hill Group Brussels, Belgium
The European Commission’s initiative on plants obtained by certain new genomic techniques. Ilaria Ciabatti, EU Commission
ISTA testing on NGT plants. Enrico Noli, Chair ISTA GMO Committe, University of Bologna, Italy


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