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THE PACIFIC RIM CONFERENCE ON BIOTECHNOLOGY OF
ITS IMPACT TO THE ENVIRONMENT
October 17 - 21, 1994
In order to promote the use of BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS (B.t.)-based
insecticides in the Pacific rim region, the conference is being
organized by a group of scientists from the universities, government
institutions, and B.t. industries from Taiwan, Japan, and the U.S.A.
The conference will be held in the Academic Activity Center, Academia
Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, which can accommodate around 200 participants.
In addition to the speakers from the U.S.A. and Canada, the conference
organizers plan to invite as many speakers as possible from the Asia-
The goals of the conference are:
* To promote the biotechnolgy of B.t. for the agricultural industry;
to exchange the latest information on strain isolation and
identification; to review the current topics on the molecular
biology of the insecticidal proteins, transgenic plants, resistance
management and field application of B.t. products in the Asian
* To promote collaboration among scientists working on B.t. in the
Pacific rim region.
Planned Topics of the Conference
- New strains/genes discovery
- Structural and function relationship of B.t. insecticidal proteins
at the molecular level
- Registration and application of recombinant B.t. products
- Resistance management
- Impact to the environment
Organizing Committee (listed in the alphabetical order)
(1) Local organizing committee:
Dr. K.-F. Chak (National Yang-Ming Medical College) (Secretary
Dr. S.-S. Chang (National Taiwan University)
Dr. L.-J. Chen ( National Chung Hsing University)
Dr. T.-Y. Feng (Academia Sinica) (Coordinator)
Dr. S.-S. Kao (Taiwan Agricultural Chemicals and Toxic
Substances Research Institute)
Dr. C.-L. Lan (Fu Jen Catholic University)
Dr. H.-S. Tsai (Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute)
(2) Organizing Committee for North America:
Dr. Michael Adang (University of Georgia)
Dr. Bruce Carlton (Ecogen Inc.)
Dr. Thomas Currier (Ciba-Geigy Corp.)
Dr. Donald Dean (Ohio State University)
Dr. James Wong (Dupont Company)
Dr. Leo Kim (Mycogen Corp.)
Dr. Robert Smith (Abbott Lab.)
Dr. Robert Starnes (Entotech Inc.)
Dr. Takashi Yamamoto (Sandoz Agro Inc.) (Coordinator)
(3) Organizing Committee for Japan
Dr. Toshihiko Iizuka (Hokkaido University) (Coordinator)
(1) National Science Council, Taiwan, R.O.C.
(2) Institute of Botany, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, R.O.C.
(3) Environmental Protection Administration, Taiwan, R.O.C.
(4) Chinese Biochemical Society, Taiwan. R.O.C.
(5) Industrial companies from R.O.C., the U.S.A., and Japan
If you are interested in participating in this Conference, please
complete and return the enclosed form before March 1994. The
participants will then receive the Second Announcement in March 1994,
consisting of the final registration form, summary of the scientific
programme and a list of hotels in Taipei and the residence hall in
Academia Sinica. The deadline for submitting abstracts for oral
presentations and posters is July 1, 1994.
All correspondence concerning the conference must address to the
Coodinator of the Conference in Taiwan:
Dr. T-Y Feng
c/o The Pacific Rim Conference of B.t.
Institute of Botany
Taipei, Taiwan 11529
Fax# 886-2-7827954 Tel# 886-2-7899590
E-mail# BOFENG at CCVAX.AS.EDU.TW
For further infomation, please return this form to the
Coordinator of the Conference in Taiwan before March 1, 1994.
Those who are in the U.S.A., Canada and Japan can send this form
In the U.S.A. and Canada:
Dr. T. Yamamoto
Dr. T. Iizuka
Sandoz Agro, Inc.
Faculty of Agriculture
975 California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Sapporo, Hokkaido 060
Phone#: 81-11-716-2111 ext 2423
E-Mail#: yamamoto at palres.dnet.sandoz.com
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