Arturo Falaschi Conference Series

Nigeria Course Plant Tissue Culture 2014


Theoretical and Practical Course “Plant Tissue Culture: Tool for Genetic Engineering of Plants”

10-23 August 2014 Lugbe, Abuja, Nigeria 

Organiser: Shakirat O. Ajenifujah-Solebo (National Biotechnology Development Agency, Abuja, Nigeria)
Co-organisers: B.O. Solomon and Oyekanmi Nash (National Biotechnology Development Agency, Abuja, Nigeria)

Requests for information and applications directly to:
Shakirat O. Ajenifujah-Solebo 
National Biotechnology Development Agency 
Umar Musa Yardua Way (Former Airport Road) 
Lugbe, P.M.B. 5118 
Wuse, Abuja 
Telephone: +234-8098244979 
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The ICGEB aims at strengthening the research capability of its Members through a comprehensive training programme and approach to promoting biotechnology internationally. The active participation of ICGEB Member States nationals in the ICGEB Meetings and Courses is therefore highly encouraged.

For more information on the terms of participation and funding opportunities for this event please access the meeting website or contact the local organisers directly
The course is now underway with the arrival of the international resource persons and selected participants from different countries from 10th August 2014.

The Opening Ceremony of the workshop was formally held on 11th August 2014 by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita. The Italian Ambassador to Nigeria was ably represented by the Deputy Head of Mission, Nicola Bazzani who gave a goodwill message on behalf of the Italian Government. Also in attendance were other partners such as the NEPAD-African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE). Lectures commenced immediately after the opening ceremony.

The course is designed to equip participants with the understanding and skills to carry out and initiate in vitro regeneration in crops and to emphasise the importance of tissue culture as a pre-requisite to the application of plant biotechnology in crop genetic improvement.
Topics will include an introduction to plant tissue culture, experimental techniques, hands-on practical sessions, an introduction to bioinformatics application in plant genetic engineering, evaluation of international biosafety laws.

Nationals of ICGEB Member States are eligible to attend this event on an ICGEB grant to cover accommodation (twin share) and local hospitality for the duration of the course. Travel is NOT funded.

Interested participants must submit the APPLICATION FORM, attaching a short curriculum vitae and a list of publications (if any), to the Organising Secretariat[nbsp]of the course by e-mail (To:, CC: adetoyin73@yahoo.comon or before 1stJanuary 2014


Application opens: September 16, 2013
Application Deadline: January 1, 2014
Notification of Admission: March 1, 2014
Course Dates: August 10 - 23, 2014


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