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2nd International Workshop on Harmonisation of GMO Detection and Analysis for African Countries

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)
7-8 February 2012

 

AGENDA AND LINK TO PRESENTATIONS

 

              

 

Day I : 7 February 2012

Chair: Maddalena Querci

  9:00

Participants registration 

10:00

Welcome address
Maddalena Querci, EC JRC

10:15

General approach for GMO detection in the EU
Damien Plan, EC JRC

10:50

2010-2011 progress in networking in GMO analysis and presentation of the ‘Compendium of validated reference methods
Maddalena Querci, EC JRC

11:30

Coffee Break

12:00 Update on networking and international collaboration in Africa
Derick George, Botswana

12:30

Bather Kone, African Union Commission

13:00

Lunch

14:30

Tour de Table on salient developments with respect to GMO analysis

  • Update on recent developments
  • Areas of improvements

All participants

15:30

Coffee break

16:00

Tour de Table on salient developments with respect to GMO analysis

  • Update on recent developments
  • Areas of improvements

All participants

17:00

End of the 1st day

 

 

Day II : 8 February 2012

Chair: Maddalena Querci

9:00

EU legislation on Low Level Presence (LLP); definition and application in practice
Damien Plan, EC JRC

 9:45

Methods verification and transfer of validated methods into laboratories working routine
Manuela Schulze, Germany

10:45

Coffee break

11:15

New approaches in GMO detection: Detection of Unapproved GMOs
Cristina Aleixo, Portugal

12:15

The Chinese rice case: the adopted matrix based detection strategy
Patrick Philippe, France

13:00

Lunch

14:30

Round table discussion on collaboration and capacity building and future collaboration with ENGL network

  • Difficulties
  • Needs
  • Suggestions for solutions
  • Ways towards collaboration

All participants

15:30

Coffee break

15:45

Round table discussion on collaboration and capacity building and future collaboration with ENGL network

  • Difficulties
  • Needs
  • Suggestions for solutions
  • Ways towards collaboration

All participants

 16:45

Conclusions of the Workshop

 17:00

End of the Workshop

 20:30

Gala dinner offered by the workshop organisers

 

 

 

 

 

 

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