PlantEd – COST Action CA18111 – Genome editing in plants

WG1 Training School – Plant transformation systems

PlantEd is organising a WG1-related Training School on the topic “Plant transformation systems”.

Dates: 05-08 June 2023

Venue: John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, UK

Participants: limited to 12

Deadline for application: 28 Feb 2023

In this PDF file, you will find more information including how to apply: 230117_Announcement_WG1 Training School JIC

Objective: The WG1 Training School will focus on targeted mutagenesis using CRISPR/Cas technology of cereal and Brassica crops. Participants will get hands-on-experience in the transformation of wheat, barley and Brassica to deliver editing components. The main objective is to equip participants with the full set of skills such that they can set up the relevant transformation / editing systems in their own labs. This will include construct design and assembly, working with Agrobacterium, media preparation, isolation of explants, transformation, selection, regeneration, rooting and transfer to soil. It will also include initial molecular analysis of transgenic / edited plants.

For more information and enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Prof Wendy Harwood ( and Dr Götz Hensel (

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