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Workshop on the Confinement of Genetically Engineered Crops during Field Testing

Biotechnology MeetingsWorkshop on the Confinement of Genetically Engineered Crops during Field Testing
September 13-15, 2004

Presentations and Abstracts


  • Introduction to and principles of confinement;
    Susan Koehler, Chief of the Environmental and Ecological Analysis Branch, USDA/APHIS/BRS
    Presentation Abstract
  • Setting of AOSCA standards;
    Allan Simons, President, AOSCA
    Presentation Abstract
  • Modeling tools for gene flow and confinement;
    Franco DiGiovanni, Air Quality Modeller, AriZOne Inc.
    Presentation Abstract
  • Confinement analysis critical control points (CACCP) and quality control/monitoring;
    Stacy Charlton, Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Syngenta Seeds, Inc.
  • Monitoring to verify confinement;
    Jeff Wolt, BIGMAP, Iowa State University.
    Presentation Abstract
  • Bioconfinement - molecular strategies for gene containment;
    Henry Daniell, University of Central Florida.
    Presentation Abstract

Breakout Groups 

  • Wind Pollinated Crops (e.g. Corn)

  • Integrating the biological and physical components of maize pollen dispersal;
    Mark Westgate, Iowa State University.
    Presentation Abstract
  • What we have learned in four years of production;
    Bill Horan, Horan Brothers Farms
  • Practical application of redundant systems for biological confinement;
    Mark Halsey, Consultant, Donald Danforth Plant Sciences Center, Program for Biosafety Systems.
    Presentation Abstract

    Self Pollinated Crops (e.g. Rice)

  • Dynamics of pollen dispersal and confinement in U.S. rice;
    David Gealy, USDA/ARS.
    Presentation Abstract
  • Gene containment via process management;
    John Nelsen, Rice Tech.
    Presentation Abstract
  • Opportunities for confinement of rice;
    Donna Mitten, Bayer Crop Science.
    Presentation Abstract

    Insect Pollinated Crops (e.g. Safflower)

  • Confining safflower pollen during regeneration of germplasm seed stocks;
    Richard Johnson, USDA/ARS.
    Presentation Abstract
  • Confinement of transgenes - seed and volunteer crops;
    Linda Hall, University of Alberta.
    Presentation Abstract
  • PMP safflower confinement at SemBioSys;
    Rick Keon, SemBioSys.
    Presentation Abstract

Public Meeting 

  • Pollen-Mediated gene flow in California cotton;
    A.E. Van Deynze, F.J Sundstrom and K.J. Bradford, University of California Seed Biotechnology Center.
  • Assessing pollen flow and outcross in maize;
    Susana Goggi, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
  • Optimizing pollen confinement in maize grown for regulated products;
    Gene Stevens, University of Missouri-Delta Research Center.
    Presentation Abstract
  • Gene flow from Oryza sativa to wild relatives of rice and weedy rice under tropical conditions;
    Ana M. Espinoza, University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica.
    Presentation Abstract
  • Theoretical prediction of insect-mediated gene dispersal;
    James Cresswell, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
  • Four years of experience growing transgenic crops, public presentation;
    Bill Horan, Horan Brothers Farms



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