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7th Training Workshop for Institutional Biosafety Officers on the Conduct and Monitoring of Confined Field Trials of Regulated Genetically Engineered (GE) Plants

New Delhi, India
December 10, 2018 – December 11, 2018
ICAR-National Research Center on Plant Biotechnology

Biotech Consortium India Ltd. and the ILSI Research Foundation co-organized the 7th Training Workshop for Institutional Biosafety Officers on Confined Field Trials of Genetically Engineered Plants on December 10-11 in New Delhi. The workshop, part of ICAR’s Program on Biosafety Compliance and Readiness, provided training to 20 participants, including institutional biosafety officers and scientists engaged in the development of GE plants under the ICAR Network Project of Transgenics in Crops.

Agenda

December 10, 2018

Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Vibha Ahuja, Chief General Manager, Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL)

Opening Remarks
Dr. N.K. Singh, Project Director, National Research Center on Plant Biotechnology (NRCPB) and Coordinator, ICAR Network Project of Transgenics in Crops (NPTC)

Overview of the Program
Dr. Andrew Roberts, Deputy Executive Director, ILSI Research Foundation

Session 1: Regulatory Framework and Guidelines for the Conduct of CFTs

Regulatory framework for CFTs of GE Crops
Dr. Vibha Ahuja, Chief General Manager, Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL)

Guidelines for the Conduct of Confined Field Trials of Regulated, GE Plants
Dr. Vibha Ahuja, Chief General Manager, Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL)

Exercise 1: Workbook Questions on CFT Regulations and Guidelines

Q&A and Review of Session 1

Session 2: Application and Conduct of CFTs for GE Plants

Application for Seeking Permission for Confined Field Trials of Regulated GE Plants
Dr. Vibha Ahuja, Chief General Manager, Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL)

Exercise 2: Using Plant Biology Documents to Complete Part E of CFT Applications

Interactive Walkthrough: Annotations to the CFT Application Form
Dr. Andrew Roberts, Deputy Executive Director, ILSI Research Foundation

Conducting a CFT: Handling Material, Maintaining Isolation, Harvest, and Termination
Dr. Andrew Roberts, Deputy Executive Director, ILSI Research Foundation

Exercise 3: Workbook Questions on Conducting a CFT

December 11, 2018

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