International Short Course: Bio-safety — Environmental Aspects of Agricultural Biotechnology (August 2014)
Description: The Bio-safety short course is designed to give participants a thorough grounding in all aspects of bio-safety for environmental release and commercialization of genetically engineered organisms. It covers the theory and practice of environmental risk assessment and management, and communication of benefits and risks of agricultural biotechnology applications. A major component of the program will provide practical experience in bio-safety evaluation through the real world case studies covering a diverse group of crops, genes, and potential environmental concerns. The knowledge, information, and experience gained through this course will help participants contribute towards the development of environmentally sound and safe use of agricultural biotechnology. Using a participatory approach, the course will foster linkages and provide opportunities for networking among participants to exchange their experiences and establish regional collaborations.
Dates: August 3 – 8, 2014
Audience: International students, scholars, scientists, senior administrators, governmental agencies, and policy-makers.
Partners: MSU’s Institute of International Agriculture, in collaboration with the Plant Breeding and Genetics Program.
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