Biotechnology and Farm Animals - BARC Symposium XX
rdobert at nalusda.gov
Thu Jan 26 14:10:49 EST 1995
An upcoming meeting sponosred by the USDA Agricultural Research Service.
See Contact information below.
R. Dobert, Biotech Info Center
BARC Sumpsium XX "Biotechnology's Role in the Genetic Improvement of Farm
Animals" will be held May 14-17, 1995, at the Beltsville Agriculture
Research Center, Beltsville, MD, 20705.
The purpose of the symposium is to present and evaluate the impact of
recent advances in biotechnology including gene mapping and gene transfer
on science, production and society.
The program will include sessions on Genetic Diversity, Mapping
Technologies, Embryo and Gamete Technology, Acceptance of Biotechnology,
Political and Social Issues and Marker Application. Speakers include
Michael Strauss, AAAS; Patrick Kennedy, Trinity College, Ireland; Keith
Hammond, FAO; Roger Gerrits, ARS, USDA; Craig Beattie, ARS, USDA; Joan
Lunney, ARS, USDA; Susan Lamont, Iowa State University; Noelle
Mugli-Cockette, Utah State University; James Womack, Texas A&M
University; Harris Lewin, University of Illinois; Bill Day, University of
Missouri; Ian Wilmut, Roslin Institute, U.K.; Larry Johnson, ARS, USDA;
Robert Wall, ARS, USDA; Steven Stice, University of Massachusetts;
Bernard Wentworth, University of Wisconsin; Steve Bauer, FDA; Pat Basu,
FSIS, USDA; Gerald Gaull, Georgetown University; Joel Weller, Volconi
Center, Israel; Lief Anderson, Swedish University & Agricultural Science,
Sweden; Margaret Dentine, University of Wisconsin; Wayne Fairfull, Ag
Canada; John Keele, ARS, USDA; Paul Van Raden, ARS, USDA.
Two poster sessions will be held.
Registration is $175. and $75. for students and includes the scientific
meeting, proceedings, luncheon and socials. For information, please
contact Virginia Hupfer at 301-504-6108 or (fax) 301-504-6357. Beltsville
is accessible from Baltimore or Washington Airports.
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