Workshop Hybrid True Potato Seeds (HPTS) Cultivation and Breeding in Africa.

It is very important that young people (1st year Biochemistry and Biotechnology) already have a vision about Society and Plant Biotechnology.

Guest lecture @ UGent by Prof. Marc Van Montagu: Science, Ideology and Daily Life

Well Fed’ Movie Screening & Debate with Filmmakers – 25 September (19:00-22:00)
Are you food privileged or food deprived?
Facing the truth about food security and GMOs in Europe & abroad.

You are invited to join us for a special movie screening and panel debate about the Dutch documentary “Well Fed” (with English sub-titles), hosted by the International Plant Biotechnology Outreach cell of the VIB (Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie) in partnership with Europabio, as part of European Biotech Week. Join the two filmmakers Karsten de Vreugd and Hidde Boersma as well as other distinguished panellists to explore and discuss the issue of food security and GMOs from a European and global perspective.Should you wish to attend, please register by 18 September at latest using the button below, as seats are limited.

Conference 2018 – Report

Food evolution

8th Meeting of the IOBC/WPRS working group: GMOs in integrated Plant Production

IPBO was co-organizer of the “8th Meeting of the IOBC/WPRS working group: GMO’s in integrated plant production”. The following topics were be covered during the meeting: (i) Modern biotechnology in integrated crop management; (ii) Risk assessment of GM plants including products from the public sector; iii) Plant protection products produced by GMOs, including microbials and microorganisms; (iv) Plants using RNAi technology to provide pathogen or insect resistance; (v) New plants derived from biotechnology (including genome editing) and their potential for IPM; (vi) Insect resistance management strategies of GM crops and (vii) GM insects for agriculture.  

IIBN 2017 Forum: Biotechnology: From innovation to industrial production l 10 May 2017 l Ghent, Belgium  

In many parts of the world a knowledge-based bio-economy is emerging using eco-efficient bio-processes and renewable biological resources to create new value chains. These innovations are enabled by unprecedented advances in biotechnology offering new technological solutions for sustainable agricultural development and the production of food, feed, fiber, energy and improved health care from renewable biomass or underutilized biological resources.
The 2017 IIBN Forum brought together experts in the area of biotechnology who addressed the industrial chain from innovation to the market side. The focus was to promote value creation beyond food production to support sustainable development in Africa and other developing countries.

Second Conference of the International Society for Plant Molecular Pharming l 25-27 May 2016 l Ghent, Belg

During this scientific meeting, the state of the art of leading molecular farming projects will be presented in oral and poster sessions, providing a platform for dissemination of the latest developmental trends but also offering the opportunity for budding groups and young researchers to showcase their research and develop their network. The conference will cover different topics including antibody and vaccine production, modified glycosylation, secondary metabolites, clinical trial results, intellectual property rights and tech-transfer, and a panel discussion by experts in the field will complete the meeting. During a ‘meet-the-expert lunch’, the participants will also have the opportunity to interact with technical experts in protein purification and antibody library screening, answering the technical queries of the attendees. In all, we aspire to provide a comprehensive coverage of science around the interdisciplinary topic of plant molecular farming covered by expert speakers in the field.

2015 IIBN Forum

Merging Ecology & Biotechnology for a sustainable Agriculture