Cracking the Genetic Code of Biodiversity
swissnex San Francisco - swissnex
The preservation of plant diversity and seed heritage is a global issue at the crossroads of science, technology, and society. Today, preserving the past and the fashioning the future can no longer be in contradiction. Research must rise to the challenge of feeding growing populations without jeopardizing natural habitats and biodiversity, and with this aim, scientists are in the process of reshaping and further developing plant biotechnology in order to contribute to sustainable agriculture.Join the discussion on this topic between Professor Christian Hardtke, Director of the Department of Plant Molecular Biology at the University of Lausanne, in Switzerland, and Professor Kent Bradford, Director of the Seed Biotechnology Center and Distinguished Professor of Plant Sciences at the University of California, Davis.