Posts made in October, 2008

Mindanao Farmers Learn Biotech

Posted by on Oct 14, 2008 in Archive | 0 comments

Mindanao Farmers Learn Biotech

October 14, 2008 UPLB and IRRI, Philippines Around 50 farmers from Mindanao visited biotech learning institutions in Los Baños, Laguna. At the Institute of Plant Breeding, the farmers were oriented with basic concepts and applications of modern agricultural biotechnology. Research professors at the Institute discussed their activities to develop papaya with delayed-ripening property, papaya that is resistant to the papaya ringspot virus, and eggplant that is resistant to fruit and shoot borer....

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Seminar-Workshop on Biosecurity and Dual-use of Research

Posted by on Oct 3, 2008 in Archive | 0 comments

Seminar-Workshop on Biosecurity and Dual-use of Research

2 to 3 October 2008 Linden Suites, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines In an effort to beef-up the country’s preparedness in case of a bioterrorist attack, a seminar workshop on Biosecurity was organized and participated in by representatives from the academe and government, particularly the Department of Health and Department of Agriculture. Guest speaker for the event was Dr. Elisa Harris. The event showcased the various ways of bioterrorism and how the government is preparing for...

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Straight Talk on Biotechnology Book Launching

Posted by on Oct 1, 2008 in Archive | 0 comments

Straight Talk on Biotechnology Book Launching

1 October 2008 Linden Suites, Ortigas Center, Pasig City A book that was three years in the making, Straight Talk in Biotechnology puts together some of the best minds in biotechnology, both locally and abroad, in order to make biotechnology understandable to the common man. Edited by Dr. Benigno D. Peczon and Mr. Abraham J. Manalo, the two volume book discusses every facet of biotechnology from the technical aspects of the science to the policies involved in the development of a biotech...

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