27-31 March 2000


"Biosafety 1. Science and Policy in Risk Assessment of
Transgenic Organisms: A Case Study Approach".

On biosafety and risk assessment for the environmental release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) -- within the Year 2000 ICGEB Calendar of Activities:

Trieste, ITALY.

The workshop aims to offer a comprehensive approach to biosafety and is directed to scientists actively involved in biological risk assessment and/or biotechnology regulations.
ICGEB is dealing with biosafety since its inception and since 1991 the Centre organizes annual workshops on this issue attended, to date, from over 500 scientists involved in biosafety issues in more than 50 different countries.

The general approach will focus, with special emphasis, on case study presentations and discussion for the environmental release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Detailed program will be distributed when available.

Preference will be given to applicants from developing countries.
A limited number of grants will be available for scientists from
ICGEB Member Countries. These grants will cover accommodation meals and incidentals for the duration of the course; travel is
NOT funded. Registration for the Workshop is limited to 30 participants.

George Tzotzos, UNIDO, Vienna, Austria;
Gilbert Howe, University of Bristol, UK;
Giovanni Ferraiolo, ICGEB, Trieste, Italy.

ICGEB is looking for Sponsors / Co-sponsors / Contributors in order to recognize contributions toward travel expenses of the participants. Interested organizations may wish to contact the ICGEB Secretariat in due time to facilitate the widest participation to both workshops.

For more information on ICGEB biosafety activities, please

Giovanni Ferraiolo
ICGEB Biosafety, Programme Officer
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
Area Science Parc
Padriciano 99
I-34012 Trieste (Italy)

Tel: +39 040 3757364
Fax: +39 040 226555
ICGEB Biosafety WebPages:

The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) is an autonomous, international, intergovernmental organization formed by 61 signatory countries
of which 43 are full Member States. The Centre is dedicated to advanced research and training in molecular biology and biotechnology. The mandate of the ICGEB is to promote the safe use of biotechnology world-wide and with special regard to the needs of the developing world. Further information on the ICGEB
could be found on its web pages at