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The items focus on conferences, workshops, training courses and other events organised by FAO, other UN agencies/bodies and the 15 CGIAR research centres. The events cover all food and agricultural sectors (crops, forestry, fisheries/aquaculture, livestock, agro-industry) and a wide range of biotechnologies (e.g. use of molecular markers, artificial insemination, triploidisation, biofertilisers, micropropagation, genomics, genetic modification etc.). The news and event items on this website are also disseminated through an e-mail newsletter called FAO-BiotechNews that is published in six different versions, one per language i.e. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. To subscribe, send a message to FAO-Biotech-News@fao.org indicating which e-mail addresses are to be subscribed and in which language they wish to receive the newsletter.

Events

30/05/2006-31/05/2006
Organized by the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI), International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) and Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), this conference aims to discuss "major intellectual property rights issues and concerns in Southeast Asia, with focus on biotechnology, biodiversity, and farmers rights toward agricultural and rural development, as well as the policy environment within which they are happening".
Makati. Philippines
ipr@agri.searca.org
15/05/2006-19/05/2006
Organised by the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in collaboration with the Istituto Agronomico per l`Oltremare. Closing date for applications is 30 January 2006.
Florence. Italy
courses@icgeb.org
26/04/2006-28/04/2006
(Biotechnology in Ecuador: Current status and future perspectives). This seminar-workshop on biotechnology in Ecuador is organised by the REDBIO Ecuador National Co-ordination (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).
Quito. Ecuador
redbio2006@usfq.edu.ec
22/03/2006-24/03/2006
Regional practical training programme organised by the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka on behalf of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology.
Peradeniya. Sri Lanka
profaperera@sltnet.lk
06/03/2006-10/03/2006
Workshop organised by the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in collaboration with the Istituto Agronomico per l`Oltremare. Closing date for applications is 30 November 2005.
Treviso. Italy
courses@icgeb.org
19/02/2006-21/02/2006
Sponsored, among others, by FAO, the United Nations Development Programme and the Secretariat for the Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the conference provides an opportunity for "updating scientific information on different aspects of date palm production, propagation, protection, and marketing". Topics for the conference include molecular and genetic engineering and post harvest and processing technologies.
Abu Dhabi. United Arab Emirates
zaid@uaeu.ac.ae
28/11/2005-02/12/2005
This biosafety workshop is organised by the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB). Nationals of ICGEB Member States selected to participate on an ICGEB grant will have their accommodation and local hospitality, but not travel, funded.
Lima. Peru
antonietta@terra.com.pe
21/11/2005-30/11/2005
A theoretical and practical course organised by EMBRAPA Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia on behalf of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB).
Brasília. Brazil
fatimasa@cenargen.embrapa.br
19/11/2005-23/11/2005
Held every five years since 1985 by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the symposium will cover "a wide range of topics from classical genetics to the most advanced research on gene isolation and functional genomics. The symposium will provide an important forum for reviewing the latest advances in rice research and for in-depth discussion and exchange of information on classical genetics and genomics".
Manila. Philippines
rg5@cgiar.org
17/11/2005-17/11/2005
The focus of the seminar is the Application of biotechnology to zoonotic disease diagnosis and it is organised jointly with the 12th International Symposium of the World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) will provide support for participation at the seminar of OIE Experts from OIE Reference Laboratories coming from developing countries.
Montevideo. Uruguay
grohr@congresos-rohr.com
07/11/2005-18/11/2005
A theoretical and practical course organised by the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB). Registration is limited to 16 participants and the deadline for applications is 1 September.
New Delhi. India
shubha@icgeb.res.in
24/10/2005-28/10/2005
Organised jointly by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the workshop "will provide an opportunity to explore methods and procedures for applying the IPPC`s pest risk analysis standards; share experiences on how to use plant health risk analysis (PHRA) as a decision making tool; present tools for completing PHRAs; strengthen international PHRA expertise and communication; build a collaborative international PHRA network". One of the 9 sessions is entitled "risks associated with living modified organisms". Deadline for registration is 1 September. The IPPC is an international treaty relating to plant health whose Secretariat is located in FAO Headquarters, Rome.
Niagara Falls. Canada
ldumouchel@inspection.gc.ca
10/10/2005-12/10/2005
Workshop organised by the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. Deadline 1 June.
Treviso. Italy
courses@icgeb.org
10/10/2005-21/10/2005
Organised by the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI) in collaboration with the CRYMCEPT project (an European Union (EU) funded project on Establishing cryopreservation methods for conserving European plant germplasm collections), the workshops aims 1) to create awareness among decision-makers on the importance of cryopreservation and how it can be useful effectively to conserve plant genetic resources and 2) to train germplasm collection holders on how to develop and optimise cryopreservation techniques and protocols to more effectively conserve germplasm of importance to their regions, countries and institutions. Participants may register for Part 1 (2-days targeted at decision-makers) or the whole workshop. Some participants from EU international co-operation target counties may also attend. Deadline for receiving applications for the workshop or requests for financial support (will be provided to at least 10 applicants) is 31 March 2005.
Montpellier. France
e.dulloo@cgiar.org
03/10/2005-05/10/2005
The objectives of this international conference, co-organised by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), are to "to give a presentation of the new technologies applied to the detection of agents or toxins, the diagnosis of mainly animal but also human diseases and the quality control of human and veterinary vaccines". The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is an inter-governmental organisation with 167 Member Countries.
Saint-Malo. France
genevieve.clement@zoopole.asso.fr
24/09/2005-28/09/2005
The main mission of this conference, organised with technical contributions from FAO, among others, is "to explore the possibilities of science and technology applications to crop improvement and crop management under drought-prone farming by linking progress made at the molecular level to that at the whole plant and crop levels in the field. This conference will provide recommendations on the most effective approaches to achieve better crop productivity under drought conditions as well as the research needed to move forward in this direction".
Rome. Italy
congressi@avenuemedia.it
12/09/2005-22/09/2005
Organised by the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI) in collaboration with the CRYMCEPT project (an European Union (EU) funded project on Establishing cryopreservation methods for conserving European plant germplasm collections), the workshops aims 1) to create awareness among decision-makers on the importance of cryopreservation and how it can be useful effectively to conserve plant genetic resources and 2) to train germplasm collection holders on how to develop and optimise cryopreservation techniques and protocols to more effectively conserve germplasm of importance to their regions, countries and institutions. Participants may register for Part 1 (2-days targeted at decision-makers) or the whole workshop. Some participants from EU international co-operation target counties may also attend. Deadline for receiving applications for the workshop or requests for financial support (will be provided to at least 10 applicants) is 31 March 2005.
Leuven. Belgium
e.dulloo@cgiar.org
05/09/2005-15/09/2005
A theoretical and practical course organised by the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Atomic Energy Commission of Syria on behalf of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. Deadline is 30 May.
Damascus. Syria
atomic@aec.org.sy
23/08/2005-25/08/2005
This conference, convened in partnership with, among others, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, is run in four parallel and two plenary sessions. One of four themes for the parallel session on "Biodiversity, food and agriculture" is dedicated to "Genetic resource use and food biotechnology".
Galway. Ireland
info@cohab2005.com
11/07/2005-13/07/2005
Organised by FAO and the International Feed Industry Federation, this congress also includes six panel sessions, one of which is dedicated to biotechnology.
São Paulo. Brazil
global_feed_food@sight-momentum.com.br
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