NEWCOTIANA 1st Annual Meeting was held on 5 – 6 March 2019 hosted by the PGB Research Group of the IBMCP (CSIC-UPV) at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain.
During two days, NEWCOTIANA partners reviewed and discussed the work carried out during the first year of the project as well as the work plan for the second year. The meeting was attended by 46 attendees with representatives of all participating institutions and the Advisory Board.
In addition to NEWCOTIANA internal reunions, the meeting included one afternoon of joint sessions with the H2020 Pharma Factory project to collectively discuss project synergies, public engagement, and regulatory affairs. Information on the meeting programme can be found here
The meeting ended with an open workshop devoted to technical and regulatory issues of Plant Biofactories and NPBTs. The workshop brought together experts on CRISPR/Cas technology and regulatory issues and included the presentation of the N. benthamiana genome generated in the NEWCOTIANA project with a practical demonstration of the Apollo based genome browser.