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Biotech Scientists and Communicators Discuss Strategies to Strengthen Knowledge Sharing

July 13, 2016

Members of the ISAAA Biotechnology Information Network and partners from 12 countries convene in Malaysia on July 10-14, 2016 for the annual network meeting. Every year, ISAAA gathers its network to present best practices in science communication and discuss new strategies to intensify efforts to inform the public with evidence-based information on biotechnology.

Dr. Mahaletchumy Arujanan, Executive Director of the Malaysian Biotechnology Information Center (MABIC) and host of the 2016 meeting, welcomed the participants. ISAAA Chair Dr. Paul Teng facilitated a workshop on funding opportunities while Dr. Rhodora Aldemita, ISAAA Senior Program Officer, talked about the accomplishments of the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology (KC) in 2015. Participants from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Malaysia, PakistanPhilippines, Thailand, and Uganda, presented their significant milestones in 2015. New communication tools such as social media, photo sharing, and database management were discussed by the KC staff.

ISAAA also signed a memorandum of understanding with Monash University to continue partnership in disseminating biotechnology information through MABIC.

For more information about the ISAAA-BIC network, contact knowledge.center@isaaa.org.