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Prof. Kameswara Rao and Dr. Manjunath's Participation in the Following Biotech Activities in 2008

January 7, 2008: Forest Officers’ Training Program, Institute of Wood Science and Research, Bangalore; presented a talk on ‘Biotechnology in Forestry’.

January 25, 2008: FBAE Foundation Day Lecture, Seminar Hall, Bangalore University Auditorium Complex, Central College, Bangalore 560 001; presented a ‘Report on seven years of progress of the FBAE’.

January 27, 2008: Science Exhibition by students at Davanagere, Department of Collegiate Education, Government of Karnataka and Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology; presented a talk on ‘Importance of science exhibitions as a means of enhancing public awareness of science and technology’.

February 2, 2008: Consultation Workshop for Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering.  BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore; presented a talk on ‘Consultation Options in Biotechnology Based Chemical Engineering’.

February 6, 2008: Jain International School and ABLE program for School Students; talk on ‘Golden Rice’.

February 14, 2008: Program of Special Lectures, Department of Applied Botany, Kuvempu University, Shimoga; presented two talks on
a) ‘Scientific evaluation of Indian medicinal plants’, and
b) ‘Biopharming: the interface of plant biotechnology, pharmacology and farming’.

February 16, 2008: National conference on Environment, SJ Renukacharya College, Bangalore; presented a talk on ‘Biosecurity of genetically engineered crops’.

February 18, 2008: ISAAA-FBAE program at the Press Club of Bangalore, to release ISAAA report on the global performance of commercialized biotech crops 2007; Dr. TM Mnajunath and Professor Rao briefed the media on ISAAA and FBAE, respectively.

February 19, 2008: BioSpectrum meeting for discussion on National Biotechnology Policy; discussant.

February 25, 2008: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Hyderabad.  Meeting on genetically engineered crops in India; talk on ‘Agribiotech in India: Progress, Prospects and Acceptance’.

March 3, 2008: Departments of Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering, Bapuji Engineering and Technological Institution, Davanagere.  Workshop on Biotechnology; talk on ‘Biopharmaceuticals, agricultural biotechnology and chemical engineering’.

March 13, 2008: Sapthagiri College of Engineering, Hesarghatta Road, Bangalore; ‘Biopharmaceuticals, agricultural biotechnology and chemical engineering’.

March 15, 2008: Workshop for Judiciary on Emerging issues of Biotechnology, IPR & PPV&FRA. Jointly organized by NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad and All India Crop Biotech Association (AICBA), New Delhi, at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad; talk on  ‘From the lab to the land: the travails of genetically engineered crops’.

March 30 to April 2, 2008: 2nd International Forum on Biosecurity, Budapest, Hungary. Organized by the Inter-Academy Panel on International Issues (IAP), the Inter-Academy Medical Panel (IAMP), the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS), the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB), the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the National Academies of the United States; participation in Group and discussion meetings.

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