Crop Biotech Update

Asian Short Course on Agri-biotechnology, Biosafety Regulation, and Communication

May 9, 2018

The potential of agribiotechnology to contribute to sustainable agriculture depends on the R&D as well as on the integration of many other factors such as effective communication, science-based national regulatory frameworks, adequate understanding of international legal instruments. Strong collaboration among scientists, regulators, and lawyers, is important so that science and regulations can coevolve and society can benefit from modern biotechnology while risks are minimised.

This Asian regional short course to be held on August 13-17, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is designed to enable participants to better understand

  • the entire value chain related to research, development, commercialisation and trade of LMOs;
  • national and international legal instruments related to LMOs; and
  • effective communication of agribiotechnology and biosafety regulation.

An Asian hub is crucial for capacity building in this area for Asian scientists, regulators and policymakers. This is a joint effort of Monash University's Global Asian for the 21st Century (GA21) and the Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (MABIC).

Register now at and email your payment slip to and For more details, download the updated brochure from MABIC.