Title

 

International workshop on
harmonisation of GMO detection and analysis

Organised by European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC)
in collaboration with Directorate General for Health and Consumers (DG SANTE)
under the ‘Better Training for Safer Food’ Programme

 

White River (South Africa)
28-29 October 2010

 

AGENDA AND LINK TO PRESENTATIONS

 

              

 

Day I : 28 October 2010

Chair: Guy Van den Eede

 9:00

Participants registration 

10:00

Welcome address

10:15

The 'Better Training for Safer Food' initiative
Thierry Chalus, EC DG-SANTE

10:45

The Joint Research Centre in support to the implementation of EU legislation on GMOs: role, responsibility and activities towards harmonisation in GMO analysis
Guy Van den Eede, EC JRC

11:30

Coffee break

12:00

The European Network of GMO Laboratories (ENGL) as a platform for exchange of information
Cristina Aleixo, Portugal

12:45

African Union and its approaches to Biosafety  
Mahlet Teshome, African Union Commission, Ethiopia

13:15

Lunch

14:30

GM detection in Africa: Needs and challenges
Chris Viljoen, South Africa

15:15

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

16:15

Coffee break

16:30

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

17:30

End of the 1st day

20:30

Gala dinner offered by the workshop organisers

 

Day II : 29 October 2010

Chair: Guy Van den Eede

10:00

Overview on GMO detection approaches
Maddalena Querci, EC JRC

10:45

Quality assurance for GMO testing laboratories
Patrick Philippe, France

11:30

Coffee break

12:00

Critical aspects and specific requirements in GMO analysis:  measurement of uncertainty and data reporting
Manuela Schulze, Germany

12:45

Lunch

14:00

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

All participants

17:00

Conclusions of the Workshop
Chair

 

 

 

 

 

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