June 2017

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Browse the posters presented at ISBGMO14 this week

Don’t miss these informative posters presented by ILSI Research Foundation staff at the 14th International Symposium on the Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms (ISBGMO14) in Guadalajara, Mexico this week. 
Poster Session I

The ILSI Research Foundation presented a poster on maximizing the value of confined field trial results through data transportability on Monday, June 5.
Poster Session II

Today, the Research Foundation will present on the Crop Composition Database, an open access resource on conventionally grown crops.
View the agenda for the 5th Annual South Asia Biosafety Conference

Under the auspices of the South Asia Biosafety Program, SABC is co-organized by the ILSI Research Foundation and Biotechnology Consortium India Ltd, with cooperation from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Government of India), National Academy of Agricultural Science (India), the International Society for Biosafety Research, the Department of Environment (Bangladesh) and other regional partners. This y ear's program on September 11-13, 2017 will feature sessions on: 
  • Regulation and Capacity Building Initiatives in South Asia
  • Crop Biotechnology and Biosafety in South Asia
  • Soil and Plant Microbiomes
  • Synthetic Biology
  • New Applications of Biotechnology: Focus on Forestry and Biofuels
  • Designing Confined Field Trials to Maximize Data Transportability
  • Best Practices for Public Sector Genetically Engineered Product Development Programs
  • Intersection of the Cartagena Protocol and the Indian Biosafety Regulatory System
Congratulations to Dr. Seraj 

University of Dhaka Professor Dr. Zeba I. Seraj was recognized with the prestigious award, Top Ten Woman of Influence in Bangladesh, for her outstanding contributions to agriculture. Find out about her ground-breaking effort to produce salt tolerant and high yielding rice varieties intended for the coastal region of Bangladesh. 
Spotlight on the GM Crop Database 

Curious to find information on environmental releases, food safety and livestock feed approvals of genetically engineered plants? Browse this publicly accessible resource that contains safety-related information about regulatory evaluations and approvals for over 200 events.