June 2019
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Topic Announced for the ILSI Research Foundation's
2019 Scientific Symposium

The ILSI Research Foundation and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) are co-organizing the symposium Addressing Water Variability and Scarcity: The Role of Agricultural Research at IFPRI’s headquarters in Washington, DC (and via live webcast). Presentations will focus on new technologies that are being developed and/or applied to mitigate the impacts of water stress on agricultural productivity, as well as the enabling policy environment that is needed to ensure that water-related research and development efforts are effectively deployed and scaled up. Mark July 17, 2019 on your calendar and stay tuned for more details!

Next-Generation Food Shock Modeling

Co-sponsored by the ILSI Research Foundation and organized by the   Aspen Global Change Institute o n May 19-24, 2019, the  Next-Generation Food Shock Modeling Workshop brought together experts in climate, agriculture, health and nutrition, trade, security, and humanitarian aid to advance next-generation tools and decision support systems that confront current and future challenges to food security and improved nutrition. A huge thanks go to Dr. Mark Rosegrant, ILSI Research Foundation Trustee, for being part of the organizing committee.
Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Science to Solve Real World Problems

The University of Florida Institute for Sustainable Food Systems organized the talk Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Science to Solve Real World Problems on May 16, 2019 in Gainesville, Florida. During this event, ILSI Research Foundation Executive Director, Dr. Morven McLean, shared some examples of how our commitment to interdisciplinary science has opened up opportunities for us to extend our work, sometimes in unexpected ways.
Biosafety Regulations for Biotech Researchers and Biosafety Practitioners

The ILSI Research Foundation’s South Asia Biosafety Program (SABP) , in collaboration with Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, organized a capacity building biosafety seminar for regional scientists and academics on May 2, 2019 in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Spanning half a day, the event included presentations on biosafety regulations, SABP's activities in Bangladesh, and the  Bangladesh Biosafety Portal
Consultation Meeting for the Biosafety Research in Bangladesh Grants Program

The Biosafety Research in Bangladesh Grants Program (BRBGP) is a competitive grants program managed by the ILSI Research Foundation through SABP and supported by the United States Agency for International Development. The BRBGP uses a preproposal evaluation process to provide feedback to potential applicants. After evaluation, qualifying applicants were invited to submit full proposals. On April 29, 2019, a consultation meeting was arranged in Dhaka with the short-listed applicants.