Workshop on Genetically Modified Organism Detection Techniques

1With the help of International Expert Dr. Frank Narendja from Austria, the National Biosafety Framework Project under Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority is carrying-out two week’s training workshop on Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) Detection Techniques. A total of 11 Laboratory officials from the National Food Testing Laboratory, BAFRA and two Regulatory and Quarantine Official from BAFRA are attending the training workshop which begin on 2nd September 2013 and will end on 13th September 2013.

The objective of the training workshop is to provide hands-on training for detecting GM content in food, feed and plant and also to develop GMO testing protocols. The protocols will enable the Laboratory Analysts to carry-out detection, identification and quantification of GM content using real time PCR. The training workshop will help in strengthening the national capacity for implementation of biosafety regulations in Bhutan.

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