Sponsored by Jiangsu Genetics Society (JGS) and Hosted by the Institute of Biotechnology of Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS), the Symposium on GMO Safety, one of the activities of Jiangsu natural science academic month, was held in JAAS on November 6, 2011.
Deputy Director Zhou Yunlong of Science and Technology Development Center of MoA, Prof. Wan Jianmin of the Institute of Crop Sciences of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (ICS, CAAS), Prof. Wu Kongming of the Institute of Plant Protection of CAAS, Profs Huang Peitang and Zheng Tao of the Institute of Bio-Engineering of Academy of Military Medical Sciences, Prof. Lu Baorong of Fudan University and Prof. Tian Dacheng of Nanjing University were invited to the symposium and gave plenary lectures. The lectures covered GMO safety management in China, cultivation process of new GMO varieties in China, situation and suggestions of biological defense and other relevant topics.
More than 130 scientists and technicians from 16 universities and research institutes attended the symposium. Director Xu Jun of Jiangsu Association of Science and Technology and JAAS Vice President Zheng Jianchu made important speeches.