The national government recognizes the beneficial impact of safe and responsible use of biotechnology and its products as one of the several means to achieve and sustain food security, equitable access to health services, sustainable and safe environment, and industry development.
In observance of Presidential Proclamation No. 1414, s. 2007, the 13th National Biotechnology Week (NBW) is being organized by Departments of Agriculture (DA), Science & Technology (DOST), Health (DOH), Environment & Natural Resources (DENR), Trade & Industry (DTI), Interior & Local Government (DILG), Education (DepEd), and the Commission of Higher Education (CHED), as well as the academe, civil society organizations, and private companies, constitute the National Biotechnology Week Committee with the Department of Agriculture as its Chair for this year’s celebration.
As part of the NBW Committee, SEARCA Biotechnology Information Center carries out built-up activities for the NBW.
The international applied biotechnology conference: Biotech France 2018 Conference & Expo will be held in Paris, France from 27 to 29 June 2018. This international event will reflect the full diversity of current biotechnology science advances in research and practice that open opportunities for exploitation of knowledge, commercially or otherwise, together with news, discussion and comment on broader issues of general interest and concern.
The aim of this conference is to foster the exchange of knowledge, experiences and ideas among scientists, academics, students, industry representatives and other professionals interested in biotechnology; and works to develop synergies and relationships that further advance the field. It will provide an excellent opportunity to all participants to establish networks, to share ideas and to form partnerships with biotechnology-based private sectors, equipment manufacturers, technology providers, and biotechnology associations, research institutes, universities, biotechnologists and biotechnology students.
The Biotech France 2018 is an international conference on applied biotechnology focusing on the following topics:
- Biochemical/Bioprocess Engineering
- Pharmaceutical/ Medical Biotechnology
- Environmental Biotechnology- Green Economy
- Food, Marine and Agro-Biotechnology
- Bio-economy/ Green Economy
Abstracts Submission Deadline – Apr 27 , 2018
Early Bird Registration fee deadline – Mar 30 , 2018
Conference Registration deadline – May 24 , 2018
Conference Proceedings Papers Deadline – Jul 20 , 2018
Conference Journals Papers Submission Deadline – Jul 20 , 2018
It brings together farmers and other stakeholders from Asia to learn about plant biotechnology through first-hand experience by visiting plant biotech commercial farms and R&D biotech facilities; and interacting with farmers, scientists, media and policymakers.
The FX Program has been held annually since 2007. The 9th FX Program was held Mar 2-7 in the Philippines. The CropLife Asia, CropLife Philippines and the Biotechnology Coalition of the Philippines have organized the nine editions of the FX program.