South Asia Biosafety Conference Poster Winners Receive Sponsorship to ISBR

16/10/2017

As part of the ongoing South Asia Biosafety Program (SABP), the 5th Annual South Asia Biosafety Conference was held on 11-13 September 2017 in Bangalore, India.  This conference is the premier biosafety meeting in South Asia, and provides an essential forum to hear from leading scientists representing regulatory agencies, public sector research institutions, and the private sector in South Asia and internationally.
 
The conference serves as a forum for exposing participants to the latest developments in biosafety in South Asia and sessions are organized in response to interests identified in a stakeholder survey.  This year’s program included a poster session sponsored by ISBR, which provided an opportunity for individuals to share their research, findings and achievements with colleagues at the conference.
 
Congratulations to Sundaresha Siddappa for his poster Transgenic Potato Conferring Field Resistance to Late Blight Difficulties in Generating Food Safety Data of Pure RB Protein winning first prize and receiving a two year membership for the International Society of Biosafety Research, a USD $500 cash prize, and an award certificate.
 
Sundaresha Siddappa Sundaresha Siddappa & Don MacKenzi
Sundaresha Siddappa receiving his award from Don Mackenzie, ISBR Treasurer
 
Congratulations to second place winner, Michael Chhandama for his poster on Estimation of Lipid Content from Stress Induced Microalgae for Biodiesel Production. He received a two year membership for the International Society of Biosafety Research, a USD $200 cash prize, and an award certificate.
 
Michael Chhandama Michael Chhandama & Don Mackenzi
Michael Chhandama  receiving his award from Don Mackenzie, ISBR Treasurer
 
To read about their full experiance at the SABC 2017 download the newsletter here!