International Biotechnology Seminar in Indonesia

An International Seminar and Workshop on Biodiversity, Biotechnology, and Crop Production is scheduled to be held at Padang, West Sumatera on 17-18 March 2009. The seminar aims to introduce current molecular biology techniques to explore potentials of germplasm (plant or microbial) biodiversity for biotechnology applications and strengthen information dissemination on biotechnology. The event is organized by the Indonesian Association on Agricultural Biotechnology West Sumatra Branch, Andalas University and Indonesian-German Networking-Teaching, Training and Collaboration Research (IGN-TTRC). Lecturers and university students, professionals from government research institutions, private sectors, and non-government organizations are invited to attend this event.

For more information, visit or contact Ir. Jamsari, at For information on biotechnology in Indonesia, contact Ms. Dewi Suryani 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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