- June 3, 2016
World Science Festival 2016, New York, New York
The World Science Festival gathers great minds in science and the arts to produce live and digital content that allows a broad general audience to engage with scientific discoveries.
Noel Sauer, Director of Technology, spoke about advanced breeding technologies in plants during the session Splicing and Dicing DNA: Genome Engineering and the CRISPR Revolution, on Friday June 3, 8:00PM-9:30PM.
- April 11, 2016
University of Tennessee Plant Science Distinguished Alumnus Award, Knoxville, Tennessee
David Songstad, Director of Research, Cell Biology, received an award as the first University of Tennessee Plant Science Distinguished Alumnus and gave a seminar titled “Genome Editing: Beyond GMOs”. He also gave a lecture titled “30 Years of Corn Transformation—What Does the Future Hold?” where he described the “pivot” that is occurring where attention is shifting within the corn biotech community from GMOs to Genome Editing.
David Songstad (R), Director of Research, Cell Biology, displays University of Tennessee Plant Science Distinguished Alumnus award with Professor Bob V. Conger (L).