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(Last revised: February 9, 2017 )


* Challenges for the Regulation of Gene Drive Technology

Topic: This international workshop will promote a knowledge-based discussion about gene-drive applications. The workshop will bring together scientists from various disciplines (gene editing, modelling, genetics, entomology, ecology), regulators and potential users of the new technology. The approach will be general with special interest for control of mosquitos and malaria, since this is likely to be the first application of gene drive technology in nature.
Date: 20 - 24 March 2017
Venue: Lorentz center, Leiden, The Netherlands
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* 20th Annual meeting - EBSA conference "The diverse world of Biosafety"

Topic: Annual meeting of the European Biosafety Association (EBSA) comprising 2 days of preconference courses and 2 days of conference.
Date: 25 - 28 April 2017
Venue: Madrid, Spain
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* Risk analysis for the release of GMOs into the environment

Topic: This workshop, organised by the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), will teach the application of risk analysis principles and processes in regulatory decision-making for the general release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Worked examples and practical sessions will involve the evaluation of hypothetical case studies. Topics include: the theory of problem formulation in GMO risk analysis; key issues concerning animal and human health, environment and socio-economics; exploration of risk management options; risk communication within a regulatory context; and the application of mechanisms and tools.
Date: 22 - 26 May 2017
Venue: Trieste, Italy
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* 14th International Symposium on the Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms (ISBGMO)

Topic: The goal of the symposium is to advance the standing of biosafety research around the world and shape the ways in which GM technology is applied and regulated. The ISBGMO 2017 conference theme is "Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms: past, present and future", hoping that an in-depth analysis of 30 years of experience will help advance the sound application of environmental risk assessment to limit environmental impacts and ensure safe food and feed, for the next generation of GMOs, and products derived from new technologies.
Date: 4 - 8 June 2017
Venue: Guadalajara, Mexico
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* Plant Transformation & Biotechnology IV

Topic: This international Conference will discuss current key objectives of the plant transformation technologies including understanding and control of precise transgene integration, expression and stability in plants, improved transformation systems, address biosafety considerations and develop GM crops for the benefit of developing countries.
Date: 29 - 30 June 2017
Venue: Vienna, Austria
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* Plant Genome Editing & Genome Engineering

Topic: This international Conference will discuss the advances in genome editing and engineering, notions, challenges, pros and cons, technologies and methods of applications of the genome editing tools like CRISPR/Cas9, TALENs, ZNFs and AAVs in plants. The case study and sessions will reveal the potential application of Genome editing tools plant biology and crop improvement. Special emphasis on CRISPR system addressing the concept, technology, challenges like off-target effects, efficiency improvement and delivery systems etc.
Date: 3 - 4 July 2017
Venue: Vienna, Austria
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* Principles of Biosafety

Topic: A comprehensive international course on all essential elements involved in risk assessment and risk management.
Date: 11 - 15 September 2017
Venue: Antwerp, Belgium
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* ABSA Annual Biological Safety Conference

Topic: 60th Conference of the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA).
Date: 13 - 18 October 2017
Venue: Albuquerque, NM, USA
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