Biotechnology as a toolbox to study and monitor agricultural genetic resources
SBSTTA Side Event: Friday 22 February, 13:15 - 14:25, Mexico Room, D-211, FAO Headquarters, Rome.
Organised by the FAO Working Group on Biotechnology as a side event to the 13th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on
Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) of the Convention on Biological Diversity
that takes place from 18 to 22 February 2008 at FAO Headquarters, Rome.
After the event, a short summary of the presentations was prepared.
13.15: FAO's Role and Programmes in the Field of Biotechnology (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Dr. Andrea Sonnino,
Secretary of the FAO Working Group on Biotechnology
e-mail: Andrea.Sonnino (at) fao.org
13.30: The Use of Molecular Markers for Preserving Genetic Resources in Wild
Fish Populations (PDF, 1.1 MB)
One-Page Summary of the Presentation
Prof. Michael M. Hansen
Technical University of Denmark
National Institute of Aquatic Resources
mmh (at) difres.dk
13.50: The Application of DNA Markers to Monitoring Adaptation and Migration of
Forest Tree Species (PDF, 0.9 MB)
Prof. Michele Morgante,
Istituto Genomica Applicata
Parco Scientifico e Tecnologico Luigi Danieli
Via J.Linussio, 51 33100 Udine
morgante (at) appliedgenetics.org
14.10: General discussion
Moderated by Dr. Shivaji Pandey, Chair of the FAO Working Group on Biotechnology
For more information on FAO activities in biotechnology, see http://www.fao.org/biotech/index.asp.
© FAO, 2008