Title
Under the Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint El HassanPresident of El Hassan Science City and Royal Scientific Society

1st International Workshop on Harmonization of GMO Detection and Analysis in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region

Organised by European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC)
and
Directorate General for Health and Consumers (DG SANTE)
in collaboration with
Royal Scientific Society (RSS) of Jordan

Dead Sea, Jordan

4 - 5 June 2012

 

AGENDA AND LINK TO PRESENTATIONS

 

Day 1 : 4 June 2012

Chair: Guy Van den Eede

 9:00

Participants registration 

 9:30

Welcome address and aim of the Workshop

ˇ         Nisreen AL-Hmoud, RSS

ˇ         HE Dr. Yaseen Al-Khayatt, Minister of Environment

ˇ         Guy Van den Eede, EC JRC

10:00

The EU Legislation for GMOs; role and function of the Joint Research Centre and of the European Union Reference Laboratory for GM Food & Feed (EU-RL GMFF)

Guy Van den Eede, EC JRC

11:00

Coffee break

11:30

Networking and harmonization in GMO analysis: EU efforts

Maddalena Querci, EC JRC

12:15

State of GMO detection, networking and harmonization in MENA region

Nisreen AL-Hmoud, RSS Jordan

13:00

Lunch

14:30

Status and experiences related to the implementation of GMO legislation: perceptions from selected Countries

Regional participants:

Algeria : Nadia Ykhlef

Bahrain : Mohammed Dahmani Fathallah

Egypt : Hisham El-Shishtawy

Iraq : Shatha Ayed Yousif

Jordan : Hussein Shahin

Kuwait : Suad Almazrooei

Lebanon : Gretta Abou Sleymane and Lamis Chalak

 

15:45

Coffee break

16:15

Status and experiences related to the implementation of GMO legislation: perceptions from selected Countries (continuation)

Regional participants:

Libya : Abdulaziz Elbuni

Oman : Nadiya Alsaady

Qatar : Mohamed Ahmedna

Saudi Arabia : Ihab Mohamed Ibrahim Moussa

Tunisia : Faiçal Brini and Khaled Masmoudi

UAE: Synan Abu Qamar and Mohammad Al-Deeb

 

17:30

End of the 1st day

20:30

Gala dinner offered by the workshop organisers

Day 2 : 5 June 2012

Chair: Guy Van den Eede

  9:30

Overview on technical aspects of GMO detection approaches

Maddalena Querci, EC JRC

10:15

EU legislation on Low Level Presence (LLP); definition and application in practice

Guy Van den Eede, EC JRC

11:00

Coffee break

11:30

Validation and standardisation of molecular biological methods

Hermann Broll, BfR Germany

12:15

African Union Commission approaches to biosafety

Bather Koné, African Union Commission, Ethiopia

13:00

Lunch

14:30

General discussion on presented technical issues

15:00

Round table discussion on collaboration and capacity building and future collaboration

-   Difficulties

-   Needs

-   Suggestions for solutions

-   Ways towards collaboration and networking

All participants

15:45

Coffee break

16:15

Round table discussion on collaboration and capacity building and future collaboration (continuation)

-   Difficulties

-   Needs

-   Suggestions for solutions

-   Ways towards collaboration and networking

All participants

17:00

Conclusions of the Workshop

Chair

 

 

 

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