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Short Term Course On Capacity Building for Micropropagation & Genetic Engineering of Biofuel Plants
15 - 20 January 2007
Sponsored by
Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, (DONER), Govt. of India

Dr. Lingaraj Sahoo, Center for Energy, Indian Institute of Technology,
Guwahati - 781 039

Asia Pacific Conference on Plant Tissue Culture and Agrobiotechnology (APaCPA) 2007
June 17-21, 2007, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Organized by: Asian Institute of Medicine, Science and Technology and the State Government of Keday Darul Aman
Sponsored by: Forest Research Institute of Malaysia, Malaysia Biotechnology Information Centre, University Malaya and University Sains Malaysia
Location: PWTC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysa
Website: http://www.aimst.edu.my/apacpa2007/index.htm
Contact: APaCPA 2007 SecretariatAsian Institute of Medicine, Science & Technology (AIMST)Amanjaya Campus,08000, Sungai Petani, Kedah, MalaysiaTel: +604-442 2884 Fax: +604-442 2887 Email: secretariat_apacpa2007@aimst.edu.my
Description: The Asia Pacific Conference on Plant Tissue Culture and Agribiotechnology will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia under the auspices of the Asia Pacific Association of Plant Tissue Culture and Agribiotechnology and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia. The Asia Pacific Association of Plant Tissue Culture and Agribiotechnology is a voluntary academic organization that aims to facilitate the exchange of information, ideas and manpower in the field of plant biotechnology, with particular emphasis on plant tissue culture and its application to agriculture.

Bionanotechnology: from self-assembly to cell biology
Cambridge, UK (January 03-05, 2007)

Nanotechnology has been widely touted as the basis of ‘the next industrial revolution’. A particular aspect of nanotechnology is its interface with the biological sciences, which has been dubbed ‘bionanotechnology’. This emerging discipline draws on biological inspiration and provides new tools to investigate biological systems with unprecedented resolution and input. Despite its impact on the biological sciences, nanotechnology has been largely driven by the physical science and engineering and we feel it’s now timely to engage life scientists in this exciting and rapidly developing area.

For more details: http://www.biochemistry.org/meetings/programme.cfm?Meeting_No=SA057

Crop Genetic Engineering Workshop Two-day workshop
January 4 - 5, 2007
Video-delivered via Web archiving.
Workshop is available for noncredit professional development and CEU-credit. Full course is available for undergraduate and graduate academic credit and runs from 1/4/07-3/5/07.
Cost: For noncredit and CEU-credit participants, cost is $250 on or before 12/22/06; $300 thereafter. Regular UNL tuition applies for academic credit.
Synopsis: Genetic engineering is one of the most rapidly integrated and intensively scrutinized technologies applied to crop production in the United States. The impact of transgenic crops on our nation's food system requires producers, agribusiness professionals, educators and students to have a working knowledge of the genetic engineering process and how these crops are different from their conventional counterparts. That is the focus of "Crop Genetic Engineering."
Registration/Payment: To register online for noncredit or CEU-credit, please visit: http://estore.adec.edu/product_info.php?cPath=27&products_id=153

Greenhouse Crop Production and Engineering Short Course
January 14-17, 2007
DoubleTree Hotel Tucson at Reid Park - Tucson, Arizona, USA

International Conference "Plant Transformation Technologies"
04.02.2007 - 07.02.2007
Vienna, Austria
Wewbsite: http://www.univie.ac.at/planttranstech/

DBT sponsored Training Workshop on“Molecular Biology: Tools, Techniques and Technological Interventions”
5th to 17th February 2007
The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi

This training course has been formulated to provide the participants with an exposure to key molecular biology tools and techniques and scientific concepts through a blend of theoretical and “hands-on” training activities.

Themes to be covered
Introduction to recombinant DNA tools and genetic engineering techniques
      Isolation of DNA
      Restriction Digestion
      Versatile cloning strategies
      E. coli transformation and screening of recombinants
Polymerase Chain Reaction and its applications
PCR based molecular markers for assessment of genetic diversity
        RAPDs, ISSR, SCARS as DNA fingerprinting tools
        Scoring DNA fingerprints for generation of binary matrix
        Analyzing binary data with numerical taxonomy software package
        Generating and understanding a phenetic dendrogram
Protein analysis using SDS-PAGE
Introduction to basic Bio-informatics tools
Biotechnology and biosafety
IPR issues in biotech research

Who can apply: Faculty members involved in under-graduate teaching in life sciences and holding regular positions

Last date for registration: January 15th, 2007

For further details, please contact:
Dr Anandita Singh, Assistant Professor, TERI-University, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi- 110003, India. Tel. (91)-011-24682100 extn. 2627.
E-mail: asingh@teri.res.in. Website: www.terischool.ac.in

Dr Shashi Bhushan Tripathi, Fellow, Biotechnology and Management of Bioresources Division, The Energy and Resources Institute, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi- 110003, India. Tel. (91)-011-24682100 extn.2528.
E-mail: sbhushan@teri.res.in. Website: www.teriin.org

Gordon Research Conference on AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE
Agricultural Biotechnology: Today and Tomorrow
March 11-16, 2007,Four Points Sheraton: Harbortown, Ventura, CA

Third General Meeting on Biotechnology, Breeding & Seed Systems for African Crops. 26-29 March, 2007. Joaquim Chissano International Conference Centre, Maputo, Mozambique. Organized by The Rockefeller Foundation & Instituto de Investigação Agrária de Moçambique. http://www.africancrops.net/rockefeller/icv3/index.htm