About PTCA(I) and the Symposium

The Plant Tissue Culture Association (India) [PTCA (I)] is an elite body of Plant Tissue Culture Scientists, several of whom are pioneers in this field, while others have established scientific credentials. At present, the Association comprises of 106 elected members. One of the goals. of PTCA(I) is to provide a platform for students, researchers, and scientists to present their work for interaction and exchange views on the most recent developments in plant science. PTCA (I) has been providing this unique platform by facilitating an annual congregation of scientists, year after year, for more than the past four decades. The annual meeting of the association is combined with a three-day symposium on a theme related to advances in plant tissue culture and plant biotechnology. The 42nd Annual Meeting of Plant Tissue Culture Association (India) & International Symposium on Advances in Plant Biotechnology and Genome Editing (APBGE-2021) is being organized by ICAR-Indian Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology, Ranchi- 834 010, India during April 8-10, 2021 in association with PTCA(I). In order to celebrate the award of Nobel prize in chemistry for the year 2020 to Dr. Jennifer Doudna and Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier for developing a technology of genome editing using CRISPR/Cas9, one of the focus areas of this year’s symposium is on applications of Genome Editing in Plant Science.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this event will be alive, virtual event. This symposium will provide an excellent opportunity to bring together international experts and emerging scientists with an interest in this exciting field of plant biology. The overall goal of this symposium is to provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas on plant biotechnology and genome editing and the development of new scientific collaborations.