3-8 April 2000


"Biosafety 2. Advanced Research and Procedures: Case
Studies for Designated Experts".

Florence, ITALY.

Biosafety 2: Following the suggestions of many biosafety focal points and resource persons we have added, in our agenda for the year 2000, an advanced workshop, directed exclusively to officers in Governmental Agencies and/or designated experts, working in the area of risk assessment of GMOs at official level (governments, scientific institutions, private sector etc.). This second workshop aims to offer to scientists with advanced expertise in risk assessment and/or biosafety regulative framework a dedicated forum for advanced discussion and information sharing.

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.

Marcello Broggio, Istituto Agronomico per l'Oltremare, Florence,
Giovanni Ferraiolo, ICGEB, Trieste, Italy.

Requests for information and applications directly to:
Ms. Micaela Di Blas
Padriciano 99
34012 Trieste

Tel: +39-040-3757333
Fax: +39-040-226555


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