7th International Botanical Conference

    February 3, 2018-February 4, 2018
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

Organized by the Bangladesh Botanical Society (BBS), the 7th International Botanical Conference was held at the University of Dhaka on February 3-4, 2018. It attracted about 300 participants from Bangladesh and abroad, representing policymakers, public and private universities, national agricultural research institutes, private laboratories, and non-governmental organizations.

The conference’s theme was “Plant Diversity – Food Security and Environmental Management.” In addition to a poster session, it included scientific sessions covering the following aspects of plant sciences:

  • Environmental Management and Conservation Biology
  • Restoration of Plant Diversity, Food Security, and Global Climate Change
  • Microbes and Plant Diseases
  • Genetics, Biotechnology, and Biosafety Regulations in Genetically Engineered Crops
  • Taxonomy and Ethnobotany
  • Plant Physiology, Nutrition, and Horticulture.

The Agriculture & Food Systems Institute’s South Asia Biosafety Program sponsored the “Genetics, Biotechnology, and Biosafety Regulations in Genetically Engineered Crops” session.

Speakers from AFSI's Session

Dr. Vibha Ahuja
Biotech Consortium India Limited
Dr. Donald J. Mackenzie
International Rice Research Institute
Mr. Mohammed Solaiman Haider (DOE BD)
The Biosafety Regulatory Regime in Bangladesh
Dr. Andrew Roberts
Agriculture & Food Systems Institute

For more information about the event, please visit the Bangladesh Botanical Society website.

For more information about the South Asia Biosafety Program, please visit our program page.