East African Scientists and Regulators attended an advanced biosafety course

On November 4-13 2015, a 10-day course, organized by IPBO in collaboration with UGent and CIP (International Potato Center), took place in Entebbe, Uganda.

With the potato and resistance to late blight as a case study, the course covered in a first part the scientific and biotechnological aspects to obtain improved varieties. The course also treated the regulatory and biosafety issues of agricultural biotechnology in the east-African region and finally dedicated a section on the art and tricks of science and risk communication.

The 20 workshop participants came from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania or Rwanda and were representing a broad spectrum of professionals, working in the field of biotechnology, as scientists or as regulators at governmental or nonprofit organizations within the east-African region.

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