Biotech Updates

7th Asian Short Course on Agribiotechnology, Biosafety Regulation, and Communication (ASCA7)

July 11, 2024

The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications, Inc. (ISAAA Inc.) and the Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (MABIC) are now accepting registrations for the 7th Asian Short Course on Agribiotechnology, Biosafety Regulation, and Communication (ASCA7). This intensive 5-day program, to be held on September 2-6, 2024 at the Maruay Garden Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, is co-hosted by the Department of Agriculture and Biotechnology Alliance Association.

ASCA7 is designed for scientists, regulators, communicators, and other stakeholders in the Asian biotechnology sector. It aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to navigate the complexities of modern agribiotechnology, focusing on:

  • The value chain of research, development, commercialization, and trade of Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) and gene-edited crops/organisms
  • National and international regulations governing LMOs and gene-edited products
  • Effective communication strategies for agricultural biotechnology innovations and biosafety regulations
  • Bioethical considerations and responsible stewardship practices
  • The role of science diplomacy in international negotiations

Since its inception in 2018, ASCA has trained over 200 key biotech players in Asia. This program fosters collaboration between scientists, regulators, communicators, and the private sector, ensuring that science and regulations evolve together. This collaborative approach maximizes the benefits of modern biotechnology for society while minimizing potential risks.

Register now and avail of the early bird registration fee of USD 900 until July 15, 2024. Download the flyer for more details.

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