Hyderabad, India

Taj Krishna

19-21 September

2016

International

Speakers

100 Seats

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The South Asia Biosafety Program (SABP), the Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL), and the ILSI Research Foundation organized the 4th Annual South Asia Biosafety Conference in Hyderabad, India from 19-21 September 2016. This conference provided an opportunity to hear from leading scientists representing regulatory agencies, public sector research institutions, and the private sector in South Asia and internationally. The conference was held at the Taj Krishna, Road Number 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034, India.

Presentations - South Asia Biosafety Conference 2016

Plenary Session 1: Regulation of Biotechnology in South Asia

Strengthening Environmental Risk Assessment in Indian Biosafety Regulations (presentation)
Dr. K. Veluthambi, Madurai Kamaraj University, India

Update on Biosafety Regulation in Bangladesh (presentation)
Mr. Mohammed Solaiman Haider Department of Environment, Bangladesh

Update on Biosafety Regulatory Framework in Bhutan (presentation)
Mr. Jamyang Phuntsho, Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA), Bhutan

Update on Biosafety Regulation in Sri Lanka (presentation)
Ms. Himali De Costa, Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment, Sri Lanka

Parallel Session 1: Biotechnology Research and Development in South Asia

Recent Advances in Breeding Golden Rice in Bangladesh (presentation)
Dr. Partha Biswas, Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), Bangladesh

Parallel Session 2: Research Efforts to Address Climate Change

National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (presentation)
Dr. Srinivasa Rao, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), India

Developing Plant Resources for Stress Tolerant Molecular Breeding in Rice (presentation)
Dr. Zeba Seraj, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Plenary Session 2: New Technologies in Genetically Engineered Development

Biosafety Considerations for the Use of Gene Drives in Anopheles gambiae for Malaria Control (presentation
Dr. Andrew Roberts, ILSI Research Foundation, United States

Genetic Biocontrol for Snails Utilizing a Cas9-Mediated Gene Drive (presentation)
Dr. John Teem, ILSI Research Foundation, United States

Plenary Session 3: Meeting Regulatory Challenges and Approaches to Regulatory Support

South Africa’s Evolving Biosafety Regulatory System (presentation)
Dr. Hennie Groenewald, Biosafety South Africa, South Africa

Biosafety Regulatory Framework in Kenya: Challenges and Approaches (presentation)
Dr. Willy Tonui, National Biosafety Authority, Kenya

Guidance for the Biosafety Regulatory Process in Bangladesh (presentation)
Ms. Khorsheda Yasmeen, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Bangladesh

Regulatory Challenges for Small Companies (presentation)
Dr. Keith Redenbaugh, Arcadia Biosciences, United States

Plenary Session 4: Dossier Preparation: Planning and Generation of Regulatory Data

Regulatory Data Generation, Analysis, and Interpretation (presentation)
Dr. Donald MacKenzie, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines

Writing Regulatory Dossiers: Good Reports, Good Dossiers, Good Stories (presentation)
Dr. Monica Garcia-Alonso, Estel Consult, United Kingdom

Development of a Genetically Engineered Virus Resistant Fruit Tree - From Concept to Product Release (presentation)
Dr. Ralph Scorza, United States Department of Agriculture (Retired), United States

Building Support for our Science: Four Keys to Successful Stakeholder Engagement & Communication (presentation)
Ms. Jill Kuehnert, Seed Stories, United States

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The 4th Annual South Asia Biosafety Conference Poster Program

The 4th Annual South Asia Biosafety Conference Poster Program provided an opportunity for individuals to share their research, findings and achievements with colleagues at the conference. Presenting a poster is a noteworthy way to share expertise or accomplishment. Poster presenters had dedicated time to present and discuss their work with the diverse group of conference attendees.

First Place Winner

The first place winner was: Lourdes D. Taylo, Joseph C. Banasihan and Desiree M. Hautea for their poster on “Baseline Susceptibility to Bt Cry1Ac Protein of Eggplant Fruit and Shoot Borer (EFSB), Leucinodes orbonalis Guenée (Lepidoptera:Crambidae) in the Philippines.”
The first place winner will be sponsored to participate in the 14th International Symposium on the Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms (ISBGMO), to be held in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2017. ISBGMO is a biennial, international meeting organized by the International Society for Biosafety Research (ISBR), which offers a unique opportunity to share information and experiences as well as engage in open and meaningful dialogue on biosafety research, risk analysis, policy and regulatory matters. This 1st place prize includes:

  • Economy class airfare to Guadalajara
  • Standard hotel accommodations during the ISBGMO
  • Per diem allowances in an amount to be determined by SABC
  • Payment of the winner’s ISBGMO registration fee
  • A two-year membership to ISBR

Second Place Winner

The second place winner was: Mark Gabriel S. Sagarbarria, Joane Rachel C. Mosico, John Carlo M. Marasigan, Lourdes D. Taylo and Desiree M. Hautea for their poster on “Mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I (COI) DNA Sequence and Morphometric Traits of Eggplant Fruit and Shoot Borer, Leucinodes orbonalis Guenée (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in Southern Luzon, Philippines.”
The second place winner of this competition received a USD $100 cash prize and a two year membership for the International Society of Biosafety Research. The International Society for Biosafety Research, ISBR, aims to promote scientifically sound research that supports biosafety assessment by improving communication among scientists who study plants, animals, and microbes with new characteristics due to altered DNA and produced using modern biotechnology.

Accommodation – SABC 2016

Name of the Hotel

Address

Tariff

Taj Krishna

Road Number 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad,
Telangana 500034, India
Email: tkhresv.hyd@tajhotels.com

Single Occupancy - Rs. 10000/-
Price includes taxes, breakfast, airport pick up/drop off and Wi-Fi.

Double Occupancy - Rs. 11000/-
Price includes taxes, breakfast, airport pick up/drop off and Wi-Fi.

Taj Deccan

Road No. 1, Banjara Hills,
Hyderabad-500034 Telangana
Email: tdhresv.hyd@tajhotels.com

Single Occupancy - Rs. 6000/-
Price includes taxes, breakfast and Wi-Fi.

Double Occupancy - Rs. 7000/-
Price includes taxes, breakfast and Wi-Fi.

Taj Banjara

Road No. 1, Banjara Hills,
Hyderabad-500034 Telangana
Email: tbhresv.hyd@tajhotels.com

Single Occupancy - Rs. 5750/-
Price includes taxes, breakfast and Wi-Fi.

Double Occupancy - Rs. 6750/-
Price includes taxes, breakfast and Wi-Fi.

Hotel NKM’s Grand

6-3-563/31/1, Off Taj Deccan Road,
Erramanzil, Somajiguda Hyderabad-500082, Telangana
Email: reservation@nkmsgrand.com

Single Occupancy - Rs. 3,200/-
Price includes taxes, breakfast and Wi-Fi.

Double Occupancy - Rs. 4,000/-
Price includes taxes, breakfast and Wi-Fi.

For assistance with your accommodations, please contact Dr. Vibha Ahuja at vibhaahuja.bcil@nic.in.

Visa for short term visit – SABC 2016

For assistance with obtaining your visa, please contact Dr. Vibha Ahuja at vibhaahuja.bcil@nic.in

Organized by

South Asia Biosafety Programme
South Asia Biosafety Programme
Center for Environmental Risk Assessment
Center for Environmental Risk Assessment
Biotech Consortium India Limited
Biotech Consortium India Limited
ILSI Research Foundation
ILSI Research Foundation
 
 
 
 

Supported by

National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India
International Society for Biosafety Research (ISBR)
International Society for Biosafety Research (ISBR)
Bangladesh Academy of Sciences
Bangladesh Academy of Sciences
Department of Environment, Bangladesh
Department of Environment, Bangladesh
 
 
Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India
Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India
Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of Indiah
Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India

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