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* Modern Biotechnology in Integrated Crop Management

Topic: During this 8th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS working group "GMOs in Integrated Plant Production", the following topics will be covered: Modern biotechnology in integrated crop management; Risk assessment of GM plants including products from the public sector; Plant protection products produced by GMOs, including microbials and microorganisms; Plants using RNAi technology to provide pathogen or insect resistance; New plants derived from biotechnology (including genome editing) and their potential for IPM; Insect resistance management strategies of GM crops; GM insects for agriculture
Date: 4 - 6 September 2017
Venue: Ghent, Belgium
Further Information: http://www.eigmo.info

* Principles of Biosafety

Topic: This international course provides a comprehensive review of all essential elements of risk assessment and risk management (Part 1) and highlights topics indispensable for biosafety practitioners to fulfil their tasks (Part 2). The course concludes with an opportunity for participants to join in practical exercises (e.g. spill training, working in a microbiological safety cabinet) and experience the implementation of biorisk management during a visit of the Institute of Tropical Medicine. This is an international course, organized by University of Antwerp, Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Ghent, University of Namur, Free University of Brussels, Scientific Institute of Public Health / Biosafety and Biotechnology Unit (SBB), and Perseus BVBA.
Date: 11 - 15 September 2017
Venue: Antwerp, Belgium
Further Information: https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/summer-schools/principles-of-biosafety/

* ABSA Annual Biological Safety Conference

Topic: 60th Conference of the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA).
Date: 13 - 18 October 2017
Venue: Albuquerque, NM, USA
Further Information: http://www.absa.org/

* Special event on the risk assessment of new plant breeding techniques

Topic: The goal of this event is the discussion of risk assessment issues regarding new plant breeding techniques with experts to facilitate the scientific and technical exchange.
Date: 17 October 2017
Venue: Vienna, Austria
Further Information: http://www.umweltbundesamt.at/era_newtechniques

* Gene edited animals: applications and implications

Topic: With this symposium, the Netherlands Commission on Genetic Modification (COGEM) aims to provide insight into current developments in the field, to draw up an inventory of the ethical and societal aspects linked to GM animals and the arguments raised in the public debate and to provide food for thought about its possible implications from a governance perspective. The debate and results of this symposium will provide input for a COGEM report on gene editing in animals to be issued later this year.
Date: 19 - 20 October 2017
Venue: Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Further Information: https://www.cogemsymposium.nl/

* Advancing Environmental Risk Assessment by Accounting for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services as Protection Goals

Topic: Joint VKM and EFSA Symposium. How can we derive operational protection goals for use in environmental risk assessments? This question will be addressed at the Symposium where EFSA’s latest guidance on making protection goals operational will be presented. The Symposium also aims at fostering dialogue and cooperation on protection goals between risk assessors and risk managers. The Symposium will include presentations from international speakers, as well as a panel discussion with representatives from environmental and food safety Agencies in the Nordic Zone.
Date: 26 - 27 October 2017
Venue: Oslo, Norway
Further Information: http://www.english.vkm.no/eway/default.aspx

* Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology

Topic: This VIB Tools & Technologies conference will look at emerging tools and approaches in the field of: CRISPR and Synthetic Biology Tools, Gene and Genome assembly, Targeted Genome Engineering and Design, Genetic Circuits and Regulation, CRISPR Screens. The symposium will bring together some of the most highly regarded Academics and Companies in the world with novel technologies in several sessions. In addition to a great scientific and technology program, the conference will provide ample opportunities to network during the breaks, poster sessions, the conference dinner and our 'Meet the Expert' session!
Date: 25 - 26 January 2018
Venue: Bruges, Belgium
Further Information: http://vibconferences.be/event/genome-engineering-and-synthetic-biology-3rd-edition

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