Egypt Hosts Nanotechnology Workshop

A two-day workshop on "Nanotechnology and its Applications" was organized by the Egypt Biotechnology Information Center (EBIC) and Nakaa Scientific Foundation on June 26 to 27, 2013 at the Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University.

Some 45 participants including undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and staff members attended the workshop. Topics included the use of nanotechnology in biotechnology, drug delivery, stem cells, and food safety

Wesam Tawfik President of Nakaa Nanotechnology Network (NNN) said that "Nanoparticles have novel properties and functions that differ markedly from those seen in the bulk scale. Nanotechnology has achieved the status as one of the critical research endeavors of the early 21st century, as scientists study the unique properties of atomic and molecular assemblages built at the nanometer scale."

For more information about the workshop email Dr. Naglaa Abdalla of the Egypt Biotechnology Information Center at


This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)

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