Biotech Updates

Information Exchange on Biotech Crops in Hanoi University of Agriculture

January 30, 2013

AgbiotechVN, the Biotechnology Information Center in Hanoi, in collaboration with the Faculty of Food Technology of Hanoi University of Agriculture held a biotech forum called Information exchange and contest about biotech crops in Vietnam and in the world  on December 27, 2012. Taking part in the first event of its kind in the University were 300 participants composed of teachers and students. Speaking at the opening, Dr. Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy, Head of the Food Technology Faculty highlighted the importance of the development of biotech crops. Featured speaker Prof. Dr. Le Huy Ham, Director General of the Institute of Agricultural Genetics under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development gave a comprehensive presentation on biotech crops and its potentials in Vietnam's food production endeavors.

The second part of the event brought all the students and teachers to participate in a writing contest on the basic knowledge of biotech crops and its potential in Vietnam's agriculture. Eleven entries were selected to win prizes and be published in the BIC's website.

For details of the event, contact Hien Le at