SEARCA, in collaboration with the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), is pleased to invite you and your colleagues to the following seminar at the SEARCA headquarters, UPLB Campus, Los Baños, Laguna:
Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops in 2016
by Dr. Paul S. Teng
Chair of the Board, ISAAA and Senior Fellow, SEARCA
19 May 2017 (Friday), Drilon Hall, 3:00 p.m.
The SEARCA Agriculture & Development Seminar Series (ADSS) and its special seminars are open to the public. It is meant to encourage the presentation and discussion of development and research issues, as well as their implications for agricultural and rural development. Through the ADSS, SEARCA proactively contributes to having a vibrant scientific exchange within, and even beyond, the Los Baños Science Community.
European Biotech Week: Celebrating Innovation
The European Biotech Week celebrates biotechnology, an innovative and vibrant sector launched by the discovery of the DNA molecule back in 1953. The first European Biotech Week that took place in 2013 marked the 60th anniversary of this pivotal moment in history.
This momentous occasion opened the door to a better understanding of the world we live in both for scientists and for society.
To provide you with an example, DNA triggered crucial discoveries and deeper knowledge on genes, proteins, viruses, bacteria and stem cells.
Biotech entrepreneurs were able to translate this knowledge into applications for many sectors such as healthcare, agriculture, food, energy, water sanitation and biochemical processing, all of which have changed the world for the better.
Biotech associations are key in helping to maximize the potential of biotechnology. In Europe, the National Associations Council, hosted by EuropaBio, represents 17 national biotech associations that together represent over 1,800 small- and medium-sized biotech companies and organisations.
In 2017, the week takes place between 25 September and 1 October.
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.
Conference Series Ltd conferences, “2nd International Conference on Plant Physiology, Pathology and Biotechnology”during September 16-17, 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, specialists and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Plant Physiology, Pathology and Biotechnology. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss trends, the most recent innovations, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Plant Science, Plant Physiology, Pathology and Biotechnology.
Conference Series Ltd aims are to engage new audiences to participate in activities on the day Plant Physiology, Pathology and Biotechnology 2019. Of course, we also want to reach existing followers of plant physiology social media accounts, and to expand the global reach. Finally, this will be a great opportunity to explore as new science communication tool. We are now looking for people to contribute, and to help us make plants ‘go viral’!
Why to attend?
With members from around the world focused on learning about Plant Physiology and its advances; this is your best opportunity to reach the largest assemblage of participants from the Plant Physiology, Pathology and Biotechnology. Conduct presentations, distribute information, meet with current and potential scientists, make a splash with new advancements and developments, and receive name recognition at this 2-day event. World-renowned speakers, the most recent techniques, developments, and the newest updates in Plant Physiology are hallmarks of this conference.
- Agricultural Universities
- Plant Science Faculty
- Plant Science Researchers
- Directors, Board Members, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Deans and Head of the Departments
- Business Entrepreneurs
- Forest Science
- Horticulture and Landscaping
- Manufacturing Agricultural Devices Companies
- Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Sciences
- Plant Science and Agriculture Associations and Societies
- Plant Science / Agricultural Students, Scientists
- R&D Laboratories
- Seed Science and Technology
- Soil science and soil-plant nutrition
- Training Institutes
- Drug Manufacturing Companies and Industries
- All the Stake Holders (both Academia & Industry) of the Sector
- Researchers & Innovators
- Experts Looking for Collaborative Work
- Product Developers
- Solution Providers
- Sales & Marketing Professionals
- Associations, Societies, & Professional Bodies
- Funding Agencies & Fund Raisers
- Management Bodies
- Decision Makers
About the Symposium
The Plant Sciences Symposium is primarily a student organized symposia series sponsored by Corteva Agriscience™, an agriculture division of DowDupont™, that is held at universities and research institutes worldwide. The objective of the Symposium is to promote the interaction between scientists and experts of both public and private sectors. In October 2019, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) will host the Plant Science Symposium in Los Baños, Philippines.
The theme of the symposium is “Agri-food value chain: Challenges and Opportunities“.
Focusing on five levels of the value chain: 1) Agri-input manufacturer, 2) Farmers, 3) Food manufacturer and traders, 4) Food retailers, and 5) Consumers.
About the Host
IRRI is the world’s premier research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science, improving the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers, and protecting rice-growing environments for future generations. It is an independent, nonprofit, research and educational institute, founded in 1960 by the Ford and Rockefeller foundations with support from the Philippine government. The Institute is also a part of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food-secured future.
The Symposium is organized by the Association of Fellows, Scholars, Trainees, and Residents of IRRI (AFSTRI) which is a scholar-based community responsible for trainings, sports, and cultural activities for all students, research scholars, postdoctoral fellows, and trainees at IRRI.
About the Co-host
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is one of the 26 specialist institutions of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO). Established in 1966 and hosted by the Philippine government, SEARCA is mandated to strengthen institutional capacities in agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia through graduate education and institutional development, research and development, and knowledge management. It serves the 11 SEAMEO member countries, namely, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam.