Biotech Updates

CBU's 10th Set of Borlaug Medallion Winners and Netbook Winner

January 7, 2011

Three lucky CBU subscribers comprise the 10th and last set of winners of the Knowledge Campaign on crop biotechnology, launched by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA). They are Bhubaneswar Pradhan, a student from the Institute of Life Sciences, India; Dwi Priyo Prabowo, field scientist from Syngenta, Indonesia; and Shing Yiing Tiong, a postgraduate student from Forest Genomics and Informatics Laboratory in Malaysia. They will each get a bronze duplicate of the Dr. Norman E. Borlaug Congressional Gold Medal.

The grand prize winner of a Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Netbook is Shirin Sultana, assistant professor at the Bangladesh Open University. ISAAA congratulates all the winners of the Knowledge Campaign and all those who participated by subscribing or sending e-mail addresses of their friends and colleagues.

The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) launched the Knowledge Campaign "A million healing hands to help a billion hungry", dedicated to Dr. Norman Borlaug, 1970 Nobel Peace Laureate who was the founding patron of ISAAA. With his full support and initiative, ISAAA established the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology in 2000 in the Philippines with active nodes called Biotechnology Information Centers (BICs) in 24 countries globally. ISAAA and its global family of BICs are celebrating a decade of success in spearheading the sharing of knowledge and capacity building on crop biotechnology to help alleviate poverty in developing countries. ISAAA has institutionalized the sharing of knowledge on crop biotechnology by creating and distributing a weekly email-based newsletter Crop Biotech Update (CBU) which summarizes the latest world developments in agriculture, food and crop biotechnology relevant to developing countries.