One-year Master Fellowships in GM Crop Risk Assessment
News Mar 15, 2010
As part of its capacity building project for sub-saharan Africa, the ICGEB is providing five fully funded fellowships for a 1 year course on the risk assessment of GM crops at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University, UK. The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the principles of risk assessment.
The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) is an international, intergovernmental organisation conceived as a centre of excellence for research and training in genetic engineering and biotechnology with special regard to the needs of the developing world, and implements a comprehensive programme on biosafety centred on capacity building and dissemination of scientific information. The ICGEB is currently offering five biosafety fellowships in the framework of a capacity building initiative focused on sub-Saharan Africa.
The prime objective of this initiative is to strengthen the ability of developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa to fully integrate into the worldwide effort to assure full and balanced consideration of biosafety issues in pursuing the appropriate uses of modern biotechnology in agriculture. A key activity is the provision of support to local and regional regulatory systems overseeing the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and as such, the ICGEB is offering five fully-funded fellowships for a one-year MSc course “Managing the Environment” (specifically the Risk Assessment of GM Crops pathway) at the world renowned Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University, UK (http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/) commencing on 27 Sept 2010.
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