IPBO: International Plant Biotechnology Outreach

Sustainable, intensive as well as small scale agriculture needs GM crops


Marc Van Montagu,

World Food Price Laureate 2013


Empower biotech capacities by training students from developing and emerging economies.


Networking to foster innovations in farming and industry that adress the development priorities of low- and middle-income countries.

Cooperations can valorize VIB-research and other technology providers in Flanders.


East African scientists and regulators attented an advanced biosafety course
Publication: Removing Bt eggplant from the face of Indian regulators
UMIP awarded Prof. Marc Van Montagu the title of Doctor Honoris Causa
Prof. Marc Van Montagu received the Iran Agriculture Gold Metal
Publication: Fatal attraction: the intuitive appeal of GMO opposition
Prof. Marc Van Montagu appointed as UNIDO Goodwill Ambassador for Agribusiness
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Registration for the Specialised Source: "Biosafety in Plant Biotechnology" is open
Period: October 17 - October 28, 2016
Venue: IPBO, Ghent, Belgium
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Course: "Banana breeding in Africa: Modern breeding techniques, regulatory and biosafety issues"
Period: September 19 - September 30, 2016
Venue: NARO-Kawanda, Kampala, Uganda
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Registration for the Postgraduate course “Biosafety in Plant Biotechnology” is open!

This course provides students with expert information on current and potential future developments in biotechnology; expert information on national and international norms and regulations in biotechnology; advanced skills to conduct risk assessment and apply risk assessment in biotechnology and risk communication skills
University Ghent - Academic year 2016 - 2017
First on campus session (October 2016) is mantadory to attend
Venue: IPBO, Ghent, Belgium
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