New Plant Breeding Techniques, April 2015 - Scott Thenell discussed the regulation of New Plant Breeding Techniques at the Analytical Enviromental Immunochemical Consortium (AEIC) Spring meeting, San Diego, California. Click here for Mr. Thenell's presentation.
Risk Assessment and Containment for Plant Research, October 2014 - Dann Adair was lead instructor for Risk Assessment and Containment for Plant Research at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Biological Safety Association in San Diego, California. Click here for more information.
How to Achieve Pre-Market Approvals, June 2013 - Scott Thenell presented strategies for achieving pre-market approvals for genetically modified crops to the 25th Annual Conference of the North American Agricultural Biotechnology Council hosted by Texas A&M University. Click here for Mr. Thenell's remarks.
Risk Analysis Procedures for Genetically Modified Non-Food Crops in Columbia, 2013 - Rodrigo Artunduaga, PhD, was invited guest speaker at the VIII International Congress of Biosafety organized by the Brazilian Association of Biosafety (ANBiO), Salvador, Bahia.
ABTR Network Biosafety Expert Guides Opening of High Containment Greenhouse, May 2013 - Dann Adair assisted Biogard Asia and the University of Malaysia Sabah (UMS) create a new high containment greenhouse facility in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Clickhere for more information.
Of Counsel to Gordon & Rees, January 2013 - Ken Morris, Esq. became Of Counsel to Gordon & Rees, an experienced intellectual property law firm with offices in 28 states. View more of Gordon & Rees capabilities at www.gordonrees.com.
Nano-science and Biotechnology, September 2012 - Rodrigo Artunduaga, PhD, new publication entitledNanociencia y biotecnología. Análisis de riesgo ambiental (Nanoscience and Biotechnology: Environmental Risk Assessment) was recently published by the Universidad Externado de Colombia. This document makes contributions to the analysis of potential risks of the use and environmental release of the products resulting from the interaction or convergence of nano-science and recombinant DNA technologies. It includes basic elements of risk analysis: identification and characterization of the hazard, followed by exposure assessment and risk characterization; the context of risk and its evaluation criteria (the concepts of familiarity, uncertainty and substantial equivalence), risk management and alternative analysis, as well as public perception and communication of risk to the community. Click here for more information.
ABTR Network Urges EFSA to Retain OECD Study Design, August 31, 2011 - The ABTR Network recently urged Europe's Food Safety Authority to retain the OECD internationally accepted and approved design for the 90-day study used as the pivotal study for substances from all sectors including food and GMO safety. Click here to read ABTR Network's full technical comments. Andrew Cockburn, PhD, April 2011 – Dr. Andrew Cockburn has been reappointed Visiting Professor at the University of Newcastle (School of Biology) for the next 3 years, a role he has held since 2001. Dr. Cockburn is also Chairman of ILSI Europe Expert Group on Guidance for the Safety Assessment of Engineered Nano-materials in Food. Click here for more information.
Biosafety Expert Details Biocontainment Requirements, April 2011 - ABTR Network affiliate Dann Adair described USDA and NIH containment criteria for research greenhouses and growth chambers at the 2011 International Conference on Biocontainment Facilities, San Antonio, TX. Click here for details.
Rodrigo Artunduaga Publication Announced, April 2010 -The University Externado de Colombia published R. Artunduaga’s new book titled “Medio Ambiente y Evolución: algunas interpretaciones, desde la perspectiva ambiental, de la evolución humana, desde sus cimientos hasta la era de la convergencia Tecnologica en el siglo XXI” (“Environment and Evolution: some interpretations, from an environmental perspective of human evolution, from its foundation to the era of technology convergence in the 21st century”). Click here for more information.
Japan Expert Joins ABTR Network, January 2011 - ABTR Network proudly announces Dr. Takahiko Hayakawa, Mitsubishi Chemical Techno-Research Co., as a new affiliate in Tokyo, Japan. ABTR Network Expert Examines Human Evolution, February 2010 - ABTR Network Andean region expert Dr. Rodrigo Artunduaga authored a new text, “Evolution and the Environment" in which he interprets human evolution from the beginning through the knowledge era of the twenty-first century. See "Medio Ambiente y Evolución (ISBN/ISSN : 978-958-710-472-1) at the Universidad Externado de Colombia:http://www.uexternado.edu.co/publicaciones/catalogo/.