A practical and theoretical course organised by the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB). Deadline for receipt of applications is 31 August 2007.
New Delhi. India
Organised by the International Livestock Research Institute, the topics of this commemorative John Vercoe Conference include the prospects for new DNA-based technologies and for reproductive technologies in developing countries.
Held in conjunction with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the conference includes the 1-day OIE Biotechnology Symposium, on "Applications of biotechnology in the study of pathogens and pathology of animal diseases"
Organised by the Centro de Ingeniería Genética y Biotecnología (CIGB) in Havana and co-sponsored by the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), the conference includes a number of symposia covering issues such as challenges and opportunities in fermentation technology; current trends in biomanufacturing; and new challenges in vaccine production.
Taking place as part of a network of regional centres providing comprehensive training in biosafety established by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, this distance learning course lasts for one year and two on-campus periods are foreseen at the Institute of Plant Biotechnology for Developing Countries, University of Ghent, at the beginning and end of the course. It begins end 2007 (exact date to be fixed) and deadline for registration is 1 July. A maximum of 25 students will be accepted. Five scholarships are available, where preference is given to applicants from Africa.
E-learning and Ghent. Belgium
Organised, among others, by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the purpose of the symposium is to identify critical needs and opportunities to advance the use of animal genomics to solve problems in animal health.
This 6th Latin American and Caribbean Meeting on Agricultural Biotechnology is organised by the Foundation for Agrarian Innovation, REDBIO and FAO. The main topics of the meeting include genomics, abiotic/biotic stress, plant breeding, bio-business, gene flow, bioethics and intellectual property. REDBIO is the Technical Co-operation Network on Plant Biotechnology in Latin America and the Caribbean, based at the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Santiago, Chile.
Viña del Mar. Chile
A practical course organised by the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in collaboration with the Istituto Agronomico per lOltremare. Closing date for applications is 27 April 2007.
Ca`Tron di Roncade. Italy
A theoretical and practical course organised by the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. Closing date for applications is 15 May 2007.
New Delhi. India
A workshop organised by the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in collaboration with the Associação Nacional de Biossegurança (Brazil), the Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Pesca y Alimentos (Argentina) and the Red Regional de Bioseguridad, Universidad de las Naciones Unidas. The workshop is aimed primarily at people who will be in a position to review applications for the deliberate release of GM crops. Deadline for applications is 31 March 2007.
Belo Horizonte. Brazil
For this meeting, it is expected that over 180 scientists from around the world will come together to present, discuss and plan activities of the Generation Challenge Programme (GCP). Participation is by invitation only although there are some limited places for others who would like to attend and they can request an invitation. The GCP is one of the Challenge Programmes approved by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), and it "uses molecular biology, genetics, comparative and functional genomics, molecular breeding, physiology and bioinformatics to explore crop diversity for genes of interest and develop a new generation of crops that better withstand the agricultural constraints that more and more resource-poor farmers face".
Benoni. South Africa
Organised by the International Rice Research Institute, this training course is targeted at breeders and agronomists working on variety development or cultivar testing, and at research managers with responsibility for rice breeding programs in the public, private and NGO sectors. The course content includes a wide range of topics in rice breeding, including quantitative trait locus analysis and molecular marker-aided selection.
Los Baños. Philippines
An international academically accredited course that lasts 12 months and is based on a combination of distance-learning and on-campus training sessions. The course is targeted at individuals interested in or engaged as biosafety professionals in government agencies or industry. It is also tailored for individuals with an interest in public policy, legal and ethical aspects of biotechnology. The course, supported though a technical cooperation project under the aegis of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), starts tentatively in August 2007 and 30 April is the deadline for registration.
Internet and Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia
A practical course organised by the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. Deadline for applications is 15 February 2007.
A course, organised by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Worldwide Academy and the Kellogg School of Management, covering components such as "emerging global intellectual property (IP) issues (including traditional knowledge and genetic resources)". It is designed for legal professionals, business development and commercialisation personnel, scientists involved with IP issues in companies/universities, technology transfer managers and executives involved in licensing.
Chicago. United States of America
Workshop organised by the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in collaboration with the Istituto Agronomico per l`Oltremare. Deadline for applications is 30 November 2006.
A training course organised by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Cornell University that, among other things, provides participants with hands-on skills relating to rice breeding, molecular genetics and genomics.
Los Baños. Philippines
A theoretical and practical course organised by the Atomic Energy Commission of Syria in collaboration with the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology.
Organised by the Generation Challenge Program, the goal of this training workshop is to provide background and training in the use of simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers for characterizing crop germplasm, with particular emphasis on heterogeneous populations, particularly maize. Deadline for applications is 1 January 2007.
New Delhi. India
Sponsored by the Generation Challenge Program (GCP) and the China Association of Agricultural Science Societies, the conference focuses on applied plant genomics and molecular plant breeding. The GCP is one of the Challenge Programmes approved by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).