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Central Africa Consultative Meeting on Gene Drive Technology

Libreville, Gabon

The New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) is organizing a regional consultation that will examine the basic principles of environmental risk assessment. NEPAD requested that the ILSI Research Foundation assist them in setting the agenda for the scientific program.

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CT-TRACS & Cell and Gene Therapy Joint Workshop: “Safety assessment of cell therapy products: current advances and challenges”

London, UK

HESI’s Cell Therapy–TRAcking, Circulation, & Safety (CT-TRACS) Committee is honored to present the first workshop of the new Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult seminar series.

Topics and Learning Objectives:

1. Future needs in patient safety of cell-based therapies. Identify challenges and opportunities to enhance the accuracy and efficiency of safety assessment of cell therapy products. Perspectives from a broad range of stakeholders from design to implementation settings.

2. Evolving safety tools and applied safety techniques. Learn about in vivo cell tracking approaches and their role in supporting clinical translation, as well as methods for evaluating the potential tumorigenicity risk of cell-based therapeutic products.

3. Role of collaboration in cell therapy development and use. Explore international opportunities to bridge stakeholders and improve our ability to develop and implement effective standards.

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Can Biotechnology Save Threatened Trees?

Washington, DC, USA

The ILSI Research Foundation hosted Andrew Newhouse of the American Chestnut Research and Restoration Project (SUNY-ESF) for a biotechnology seminar on the coexistence of transgenic American chestnut trees with the blight that nearly drove the species extinct.

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7th International Botanical Conference

Dhaka, Bangladesh

The ILSI Research Foundation’s South Asia Biosafety Program (SABP) sponsored the “Genetics, Biotechnology, and Biosafety Regulations in Genetically Engineered Crops” session at the 7th International Botanical Conference in Dhaka.

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Overview: Organized by the Bangladesh Botanical Society (BBS), the 7th International Botanical Conference was held at the University of Dhaka on February 3-4, 2018. It attracted about 300 participants from Bangladesh and abroad, representing policymakers, public and private universities, national agricultural research institutes, private laboratories, and non-governmental organizations.

The conference’s theme was “Plant Diversity - Food Security and Environmental Management.” In addition to a poster session, it included scientific sessions covering the following aspects of plant sciences:

  • Environmental Management and Conservation Biology
  • Restoration of Plant Diversity, Food Security, and Global Climate Change
  • Microbes and Plant Diseases
  • Genetics, Biotechnology, and Biosafety Regulations in Genetically Engineered Crops
  • Taxonomy and Ethnobotany
  • Plant Physiology, Nutrition, and Horticulture.

The ILSI Research Foundation's South Asia Biosafety Program sponsored the “Genetics, Biotechnology, and Biosafety Regulations in Genetically Engineered Crops” session.

Presentations from our Scientific Session

Vibha

Dr. Vibha Ahuja (BCIL)

Strengthening Biosafety
Compliance among Public
Sector Institutions in India

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Dr. Donald J. Mackenzie (IRRI)

The Golden Rice Story:
Realizing the Promise of Public Sector
Biotech Product Delivery

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Dr. Andrew Roberts

Regulatory Transparency, Information
Dissemination and Biosafety Information
Resources for Bangladesh (Video)

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Mr. Mohammed Solaiman Haider (DOE BD)

The Biosafety Regulatory
Regime in Bangladesh

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For more information about the event, please visit the Bangladesh Botanical Society website.

For more information about the South Asia Biosafety Program, please visit our program page.

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