meeting announcement

jcallis at UCDAVIS.EDU jcallis at UCDAVIS.EDU
Sun May 17 20:12:28 EST 1992


Dear Arabidopsis community:

I would like to bring to your attention a meeting that is occuring in Sacramento, CA this summer (Sacramento is 20 minutes from Davis, CA and has bigger hotels!).  Please tell anyone who you think might be interested about this meeting.

Thank you,
Judy Callis

UC DAVIS-PACIFIC RIM FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL 
BIOTECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE SERIES

MOLECULAR CROP AGRICULTURE FOR THE PACIFIC RIM
 
HYATT REGENCY HOTEL SACRAMENTO
JUNE 20 - 24, 1992

In June of 1992 the University of California at Davis will host the first in 
a series of conferences focusing on Food and Agricultural Biotechnology in 
the Pacific Rim. The first conference is entitled "Molecular Agriculture 
for the Pacific Rim" and addresses molecular approaches to crop 
improvement, disease resistance, food preservation and processing and 
includes cutting-edge techniques in plant biotechnology.  The 
socioeconomic implications of biotechnology research and applications 
within the Pacific Rim region, including technology transfer, will also be 
addressed. These conference topics are of immediate interest to countries 
bordering the Pacific and will provide an opportunity for participants to 
develop fruitful interactions with scientists throughout this region.  The 
primary goal of the meeting is to stimulate serious discussion and debate 
on scientific issues, including the potential of biotechnology-based 
strategies and obstacles to the exploitation of biotechnology in crop 
agriculture especially within this region.


KEYNOTE SPEAKER: 	Gurdev Khush, Director, International Rice Research 
Institute, Philippines will present a global perspective on how the 
techniques of molecular biology will contribute to the future of world 
agriculture.

For further information, please contact Martina McGloughlin, 
Biotechnology Program, Dept. Biochemistry and Biophysics, UC Davis, 
Davis 95616. Tel. (916) 752-5326. FAX (916) 752-3085.



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