Biotechnology Information Centers

At the heart of the KC are Biotechnology Information Centers or BICs. They respond to specific information needs, promote and advance a broader public understanding of crop biotechnology and monitor the local agri-biotech environment. There are 19 fully operational national/regional nodes located in three continents.

Korea

Africa

Dr. Nompumelelo H. Obokoh
CEO
AfricaBio
The Innovation Hub
Pretoria Gauteng 0087, South Africa
Tel: +27 12 844 0126
Fax:+27 86 619 9399
Email: nompumelelo@africabio.com
Website: http://www.africabio.com

Burkina Biotech Association
01 BP 2547 Ouagadougou
Burkina Faso

Dr. Margaret Karembu
East and Central Africa
Biotechnology Information Center (ECABIC)
ILRI Campus, Old Naivasha Rd.
Uthiru, Nairobi 00605, Kenya
Tel: +254 20 422 3618
Fax: +254 20 423 600
Email Address: m.karembu@isaaa.org

Prof. Naglaa A. Abdallah
Acting Director
Egypt Biotechnology Information Center (EBIC)
Department of Genetics
Cairo University
Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute (AGERI)
Giza 12619, Egypt
Tel: +20 2 573-9751/572-9057
Fax: +20 2 568-9519/573-1574
Email Address: nabdallah@e-bic.net
Website: http://www.e-bic.net

Barbara Mugwanya Zawedde
Uganda Biosciences Information Center (UBIC)
National Crop Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI)
Namulonge, 27 Km on Gayaza-Zirobwe Road,
Uganda
Tel: 256-414-573016
Email Address: bmugwanya@gmail.com

Yacouba Coulibaly
West Africa Biotechnology Information Center
Institut d’Economie Rurale
Rue Mohamed V
BP 258 Bamako, Mali
Tel: +223 222 2606; 223 1905
Fax: +223 222 3775
Email Address: yacouba.coulibaly@ier.ml

 

Asia

Le Duc Linh
Agbiotech Vietnam

House No 12B, Block 13B
Trung Yen 11 Street, Trung Yen New City,
Trung Hoa Precinct, Cau Giay District,
Hanoi, Vietnam
Email address: ldlinh@gmail.com
Website: http://www.agbiotech.com.vn

Prof. Dr. Khondoker M. Nasiruddin
Bangladesh Biotechnology Information Center (BdBIC)

Department of Biotechnology
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh 2202, Bangladesh
Tel: +880 91 55695-7 Ext 4560 (O),
+880 91 54497 (R)
Fax: No.: +880 91 55810
Mobile: 0171130256
Email address: nasir@yahoo.com

Dr.G.A.U.Jayasekera
Director
Biotechnology Education & Information Center (BEIC)
Department of Plant Sciences
University of Colombo
Colombo 03, Sri Lanka
Tel: +94-11-2585038
Email Address: anil@pts.cmb.ac.lk ; beic@pts.cmb.ac.lk
Website: http://www.slbic.org

Supat Attathom
Biotechnology and Biosafety Information Centre (BBIC)
Deparment of Plant Pathology
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC)
Kasetsart University
Kamphaengsaen, Nakhon Pathom
73140 Thailand
Email address: rdispa@ku.ac.th; agrspa@ku.ac.th
Website: http://www.safetybio.agri.kps.ku.ac.th

Dr. Huang Dafang
China Biotechnology Information Center
(Cabic)
Chinese Society of Biotechnology
33 Beisihuan Xi Lu, Zhong Guan Cun
Beijing 100190, P R China
Tel: +86 1068919842 or 62896113
Email Address: dfuang@mail.caas.net.cn
Website: http://www.chinabic.org

Dr. Bambang Purwantara
Director
Indonesian Biotechnology Information Center (IndoBIC)
c/o SEAMEO-BIOTROP
Jalan Raya Tajur Km. 6
Bogor, Indonesia
Tel: +62 251 323 848
Fax: +62 251 326 851
Email Address: b.purwantara@biotrop.org
Website: http://www.indobic.or.id

Bhagirath Choudhary
National Coordinator
ISAAA South Asia Office
NASC Complex
Dev Prakash Shastri Marg
Opp. Todapur Village
New Delhi-110012, India
Tel: +91-11-32472302
Fax: +91 11 25841294
Email: b.choudhary@cgiar.org
URL: http://www.isaaa.org/india

Mahaletchumy Arujanan
Malaysia Biotechnology Information Centre (MABIC)

Monash University
2-5-51 Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway
46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel. No.: +603 5636 0600 Ext 3836/3837; +603-5880 4384 (Direct)
Fax No.: +603 5880 4384
Email Address: maha@bic.org.my
Website: http://www.bic.org.my

Fusao Tomita, PhD
President
Nippon Biotechnology Information Center
NPO Hokkaido Bioindustry Association (HOBIA)
c/o Hokkaido Collaboration Center
Kita-21, Nishi-12, Kita-ku, Sapporo
Japan 001-0021
Tel. Fax +81-11-706-1331
Email ftomita@chem.agr.hokudai.ac.jp or f.tomita@isaaa.org

Soo-Chul Park, Ph.D
Director
The National Center for GM Crops (NCGC)
National Academy of Agricultural Science
Rural Development Administration
224 Suin-ro Gwonseon-gu, 441-707
Republic of Korea
82-31-299-1780 (office)
82-10-3285-9519 (mobile)
Email: usdapark@korea.kr

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary
PABIC Director
Pakistan Biotechnology Information Center (PaBIC)
H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry
International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences
University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan 75270
Tel: +92-21- 4819010
Fax: +92-21-4819018-9
Email hej@cyber.net.pk; hej@khi.comsats.net.pk
Website: http://www.pabic.com.pk

Ms. Maria Monina Cecilia A. Villena
Network Administrator
SEARCA Biotechnology Information Center
SEAMEO Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)
College, Los Baños, Laguna 4031, Philippines
Tel: +63 49 536-2287/2290/2361 loc 169 or 406
Fax: +63 49 536-4105
Email: jap@agri.searca.org
Website: http://www.bic.searca.org

 

Americas

Dr. Anderson Galvão Gomez
Diretor
Celeres
R. Engenheiro Helvio Felice
119-Altamira, Brazil
Phone: +55 34 3229-1313
Mobile: +55 34 9194-1516
Fax: +55 34 3229-4949
PABX: +55 34 3229-1313
Email Address: agalvao@celeres.com.br
Website: http://www.celeres.com.br

Ramon Lastra, PhD
Coordinator, Biotechnology & Biosafety
Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
Coronado, San Jose 11101
Costa Rica
Phone: +506 22160326
Website: http://www.iica.int

Dr. Alexander Grobman
PeruBiotec/ Peru Biotechnology Information Center
Avenida Paz Soldán 225, A-25,
Lima 27, Peru
Tel:  51-1-4220770
Cell Phone 51-1-999 672153
Email: alexander.grobman@gmail.com
Website: http://www.perubiotec.org

Maria Mercedes Roca
Zamorano Biotechnology Information Center (ZBIC)

Biotechnology and Crop Protection Programs
Zamorano University
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Tel: (504) 287 2000, (504) 776 6140 ext.2362
Email: mmroca@zamorano.edu

 

Europe

Dr. Nevena Alexandrova and
Dr. Dimitar Djilianov
Bulgarian Biotechnology Information Center (BgBIC)
AgroBio Institute
8 Dragan Tsankov Blvd.
1164 Sofia, Bulgaria
Tel: +359 (0) 2 9635211
Fax: +359 (0) 2 9635208
Email Address: alexandrova@abi.bg; d_djilianov@abi.bg

Maria Rodriquez Guzman
Technical Coordinator
Center for Information on Biotechnological Innovations (IBERCIB)
Escuella Agraria de Cogullada
Obra Social y Cultura de Ibercaja
Zaragoza, Spain
Tel: +34-976464030
Fax:  +34-976464038
Email: coord@ibercib.es
Website: http://www.ibercib.es

Fondazione Bussolera-Branca
via Castel del Lupo 5
27045 Mairano di Casteggio
Pavia, Italy
Website: http://www.lefracce.it/fondazione.html

Mrs. Irina Iakovleva
Executive Manager for Information Sharing
Russian Biotechnology Information Center (RuBIC)
IACGEA, 60-letiya Oktyabrya 7-1
117312 Moscow, Russia
Email Address: iacgea@biengi.ac.ru
Website: http://www.iacgea.ru