14th International Symposium on the Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms

Guadalajara, Mexico
2017-06-04 – 2017-06-08
Hotel Fiesta Americana (Minerva), Guadalajara


The International Symposium on the Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms (ISBGMO) is a biennial, international meeting organized under the auspices of the International Society for Biosafety Research (ISBR), which has previously been hosted in South Africa, Germany, Canada, China, France, Korea, New Zealand, Argentina and the USA.

The goal of ISBGMO14 was to advance the standing of biosafety research around the world and shape the ways in which genetically modified (GM) technology is applied and regulated. Over the course of four days, attendees learned from the past, discussed the present and looked ahead to future opportunities and challenges associated with GM technology.

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View the posters presented at ISBGMO14 by the ILSI Research Foundation.

Poster Session I

Maximizing the value of confined field trial results through data transportability

Poster Session II

The Crop Composition Database: Open access information on conventionally grown crops

Connect with the ILSI Research Foundation at ISBGMO14

Don’t miss these great presentations by ILSI Research Foundation staff at ISBGMO14 in Mexico.

Monday, June 5

Poster Session I

The ILSI Research Foundation presented a poster on data transportability for field trial research.

Tuesday, June 6

Plenary Session II: Advancing ERA of GMOs – Present Challenges

Dr. Andrew Roberts presented “Identifying surrogate environments to facilitate data transportability for ERA”.

Poster Session II

The ILSI Research Foundation presented a poster on the Crop Composition Database, an open access resource which provides information on the natural variability in composition of conventionally grown crops.

Tuesday, June 6

Parallel Session X: Gene drive and GM insects for pest control

The ILSI Research Foundation co-organized this session. Dr. Roberts presented on “Problem formulation for the use of gene drive in Anopheles gambiae to control malaria transmission”.

Parallel Session XII: Capacities for the risk assessment of GMOs: Challenges to build sustainable systems

Dr. John Teem presented “e-Learning Courses: Providing a sustainable and interactive resource”.