Biotech Updates

Victoria to Host Plant Biotechnology and Aquaculture Events

September 3, 2010

World experts on plant biotechnology and aquaculture will visit Victoria to attend major international conferences. Melbourne has won rights to be the host of the International Association for Plant Biotechnology (IAPB) Congress 2014 and the Australasian Aquaculture International Conference and Tradeshow 2012.

Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Biosciences Research Executive Director and elected IAPB President, Professor German Spangenberg, revealed that the IAPB Congress will cover significant issues such as the effect of climate change on agriculture, drought, biofuels technology, and biosafety.

"Plant Biotechnology has emerged as a critical platform to contribute to meeting this challenge, and we look forward to progressing our knowledge on this important field in Melbourne in 2014," Professor Spangenberg said.

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