International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research (ICABR)
organized by the:
International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research
Catholic University of Leuven
the Conference will take place at
Ravello ( Scala ) ( Italy ) July 26 – 29, 2007
More then a decade has passed since the first biotech varieties were made available to farmers for cultivation. During those years an increasing number of biotech varieties and processes have been invented, commercialised or made available to scientists. The presence of those varieties and processes have attracted public attention and stirred public debates.
Important policy questions regarding public research system design and conduct are emerging. These are of particular importance in developed as well as in developing countries. These questions require a long view and an understanding of the scientific revolution that is underway.
The Ravello's Conference will focus on the following topics:
The Conference will include:
Proposals for contributing papers are sought.
Proposals in the form of a maximum of 500 words abstract incorporating agbiotech applications to one or more of the topics on the previous list of topics should be sent to:
The Conference steering committee promise a response by February 27, 2007, with accepted papers due by June 10, 2007.
Authors of accepted papers should register as soon as possible following notification.
Participants at the Conference are encouraged to propose specific issue and panels for the Round Tables. It is strongly suggested that components of the panel include a mix of expertise (an economist, a scientist, a representative from companies, consumers org., producers org., etc.).
The proponent will act as chairman of the Round Table.
By 15th April, 2007 the steering committee will
communicate to the proponent if the Round Table has been included in the
All trough the Conference and then in a special session, biotechnologists are encouraged to present the results of their research by posting them in spaces specifically provided for this purpose.
Aim of this session is to favour exchange of views between economists and biotechnologists. This exchange should provide economists an opportunity to acquire additional information on what are the latest developments on biotech sciences and more in general on what is in the biotech pipeline. At the same time biotechnologists would have an opportunity to broaden their appreciation on the economic relevance of their laboratory activities.
Biotechnologists are invited to send a short summary of their presentation to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A poster session is organised to give the opportunity
to discuss on going research works.
Summary of the poster content should be sent to the steering committee by April 2, 2007.
Fees will cover copies of the papers presented in the conference, coffee breaks and lunches.
Ravello is a village perched on a 350 meters above the blue sea of Amalfi and
is one of the most beautiful places of the Amalfi coast. Ravello has conserved
its historical monuments through the ages in a natural setting which has few
equals in the world.
Additional information on previous Conferences can be obtained here.