Thank you for participating in IPFS2017!

Our team has worked on the organization of this symposium since January. We hope all those who attended enjoyed the symposium and workshop. We had 169 delegates from 8 different countries (Bangladesh, Canada, China, Ethiopia, India, Japan, Korea and US) in this symposium, and it exceeded our wildest expectations. It truly gave us an opportunity to meet and talk to people from many quarters of world. We are proud to have organized such a good meeting anddiscussing place for many people.

We thanks all speakers, poster presenters, and volunteers for their inputs in the symposium. Without your help, this symposium could not be successful. Also we appreciate all of the sponsors and partner assistance in hosting this event. Your help was crucial. Lastly, as the chair of organizing committee, I thank every organizing committee members for your great help. Your hard work made this symposium enjoyable and successful.

The next IPFS symposium will take place in Fujian, China in 2018. We hope to see you again!

Kind regards,

Takuji Tanaka,
Chair of IPFS2017 Organizing Committee

Student Awards

Best Oral Presentation

Chenxuan Wang, University of Saskatchewan: Nutraceutical potential of oat phenolic compounds

Best Posters

Kenji Matsumura, Iwate University, Morioka, Japan: Enhancement of glycolic acid oxidase activity by in vitro evolution of an alcohol oxidase gene from Ochrobactrum sp. AIU 033

Ian R. Willick, University of Saskatchewan: Ice nucleation properties of winter wheat and rye crown tissues reveals cold acclimation mechanism for freezing survival

Group Photo

CRISPR Cas9 workshop materials (available for download)


Abidur Rahman (Iwate University, Japan)

CRISPR Cas9 Background, Domain specific function of TBP Associated Factor 2 (TAF2) revealed by CRISPR/Cas9.


Sateesh Kagale (National Research Council, Saskatoon)

Wheat CRISPR: A web-based guide RNA designer for CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing in Wheat.


Brett Dalman (ThermoFisher Scientific)

Overview of Plant Solutions.


Pankaj Bhowmik (National Research Council, Saskatoon)

Optimization of the methods for efficient delivery and expression of CRISPR/Cas9 components in wheat.


Kevin Rozwadowski (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon)

Detection of CRISPR/Cas9-derived mutations by droplet digital PCR.  


Udhaya Kannan (Dept. Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan)

A novel system for coexpression of multiple gRNAs using RNA polymerase II promoters for multiplex gene editing with CRISPR/Cas9.


Tawhidur Rahman (Dept. Plant Sciences, UofS)

Genome Editing by CRISPR: New developments and applications.