In a kick-off symposium on Oct. 27, the future directions of R&D in Japan on genome editing of plants and microorganisms was scrutinized. Presentations also included the perspectives of supercomputing and AI. Among the presentations provided by companies and academics was Japan’s own development of an ultra-high-speed microbial breeding platform” smart cell Foundry” by Kobe University.”

NEDO news release, October 27, 2016