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Wednesday, 22.06.2016

08:00-09:00 Registration

09:00-10:00 Welcome and Laudation

10.30-13.00 Session 1: Crop Genetic Improvement Technologies

14.00-16.00 Session 2: Plants as production platform

16.30-18.00 Session 3: Risk/Safety and impact assessment (1)

Thursday, 23.06.2016

08.30-11.30 Session 3: Risk/Safety and impact assessment (2)

11.30-16.00 Session 4: Social implications

16.00-17.30 Round Table: A paradigm shift in the interpretation:
technology-based or trait/product-based risk assessment and regulation of Crop Genetic Improvement Technologies – or both?

18.00-20.00 Excursions (details)

Friday, 24.06.2016

Excursions (details)

Detailed Programme [pdf]

Speakers & Chairs

  • Georg F. Backhaus, JKI President
  • Ralph Bock, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (MPIMP), Golm, Germany
  • Boet Glandorf, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, The Netherlands
  • Wolfgang Friedt, JKI Academic Advisory Council
  • Erich Griessler, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, Austria
  • Frank Hartung, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI), Quedlinburg, Germany
  • Klaus Heider, German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture,
  • Jens Keilwagen, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI), Quedlinburg, Germany
  • Gijs Kleter, RIKILT-Institute of Food Safety (RIKILT), Wageningen, The Netherlands
  • Christian Kohl, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI), Quedlinburg, Germany
  • Lilya Kopertekh, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI), Quedlinburg, Germany
  • Julian Ma, St George's, University of London, London, UK
  • Karin Metzlaff, European Plant Science Organization (EPSO), Brussels, Belgium
  • Dirk Prüfer, University of Münster, Münster, Germany
  • Holger Puchta, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Andrew Pullin, Bangor University, Bangor, UK
  • Jörg Romeis, Agroscope, Institute for Sustainability Sciences ISS, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Eric Sachs, Monsanto, St. Louis, USA
  • Joachim Schiemann, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI), Quedlinburg
  • Patrick Schweizer, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany
  • Armin Spök, Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt | Wien-Graz, Austria
  • Pablo Steinberg, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation (TiHo), Hannover, Germany
  • Jeremy Sweet, Sweet Environmental Consultants (SEC), Cambridge, UK
  • Katja Thiele, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI), Quedlinburg, Germany
  • Rene Van Acker, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
  • Piet van der Meer, Ghent University, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
  • Elisabeth Waigmann, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
  • Justus Wesseler, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
  • Erik Wijnker, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
  • Ralf Wilhelm, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI), Quedlinburg, Germany


Colloquium menue






In case of questions concerning the colloquium please contact:

Joachim Schiemann

Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Quedlinburg, Germany
Phone: +49 3946 47 503


If you need help concerning the registration, please contact:

Klaus Minol

Genius GmbH,

Darmstadt, Germany