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International Delegations to Iran Biotech 2015 visits NIGEB

 

International Delegations to Iran Biotech 2015 visits NIGEB

Alongside the Iran Biotech 2015 and the First International Congress of Biotechnology, delegations from the countries of China, Philippines, Hungary, Mongolia, France, and Pakistan visited the National Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (NIGEB).

The Chinese delegation was mainly from the East Lake High Technology Development Zone, Wuhan National Bioindustry Base as well as Wuhan University. During the visit which took place on Wednesday May 20, 2015 the potentials of collaboration specifically on production of production of recombinant proteins and vaccines were discussed. The Chinese party stated that they are open to support the Iranian Biotechnologists to start businesses in China.

Another visit was made by Prof. Muhammad Umar Dahot, director of the Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Pakistan, Oyunbileg Janchiv, vice chairman of Mongolian National Council of Scientists, Dr. Szilvia Kusza, the senior research fellow from the University of Debrecen, Hungary, and Cedryc Douillet, air filtration specialist form Bioconservacion, France. During the meeting which was headed by Prof. Zamani, the director general of the institute on May 25, 2015, the visitors sought to get answers to the posed questions on different fields specially the production of recombinant proteins, stem cells, food enzymes, etc.

Lastly, on Wednesday May 27, 2015, Dr. Reynaldo Ebora, director of the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of the Philippines Los Banos, made the final visit from NIGEB. In the meeting, organizing workshops and handling researches on medicinal plants transgenic crops have been discussed. Furthermore, supporting projects in the field of biotechnology by both parties has been negotiated.

The officials of the institute accompanied the delegations while visiting the laboratories of Medical and Agricultural Biotechnology, the short-term training center as well as National Center for Transgenic Mouse. They provided the visitors with the comprehensive explanations concerning the NIGEB ongoing scientific projects with the objectives of initiating or expanding international research collaborations.