Biotech Updates

South American Regional Biosafety Course

February 9, 2007

The Norwegian Institute of Gene Ecology (GenØk) together with the Asociación Desarrollo Medio Ambiental Sustentable (ASDMAS) is offering a capacity building course in biosafety in Lima, Peru on 19 - 24 March 2007. The course is entitled “Holistic Foundations for Assessment and Regulation of Genetic Engineering and Genetically Modified Organisms”. It is designed to provide policy makers, regulators, scientists and NGOs/civil society leaders, with the necessary balanced and critical knowledge and training in crucial GE/GMO issues through lectures, laboratory demonstrations, group work on case studies, and discussions.

Further information about the course is at