2nd International Workshop of GMO-analysis Networking

Varese, Italy, 21-23 July 2015



21 July 2015 - DAY 1

  Chair: Joachim Kreysa
09.15-9.30 Welcome and opening remarks (Joachim Kreysa, JRCIHCP)
09.30-10.00 The 'Enlargement, international collaboration and capacity building' Project in the context of the BTSF Programme (Maddalena Querci, JRC IHCP)

Session 1: The global context

10.00-10.30 I: How GMOs and GM food and feed are regulated in the European Union (Ilaria Ciabatti, DG SANTE)
10.30-11.00 Coffee break (+ posters exhibition)
11.00-11.30 II: EFSA's role in the risk assessment of GMOs in the EU and in the international context
(Zoltán Divéki, EFSA)
11.30-12.00 III: GMOs in seed testing - the ISTA perspective (Enrico Noli, ISTA)
12.00-12.30 IV: The Biosafety Clearing-House and the Network of Laboratories for Detection and Identification: Two Key Elements in the Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (Manoela Pessoa de Miranda, BCH Canada)
12.30-14.15 LUNCH BREAK

Session 2: Technical update

14.15-14.45 V: 2020 Outlook: The GM crops global pipeline and New Plant Breeding Techniques
(Claudia Parisi, JRC IPTS)
14.45-15.15 VI: Challenges and what the future holds for GMO analysis: ENGL perspective (Lutz Grohmann, Germany)
15.15-15.45 VII: Towards higher throughput GMO testing: matrix-based screening approaches and multi-target detection systems (Alexander Angers & Francesco Gatto, JRC IHCP)
15.45-16:15 coffee break (+ posters exhibition)
16.15-16.45 VIII: Digital PCR and its role in GMO analysis (DavidDobnik, NIB Slovenia)
16.45-17.15 IX: Next Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatics for the characterisation of unauthorized GMOs (Mauro Petrillo, JRC IHCP)
20:00  WORKSHOP NETWORKING DINNER (Ristorante Tana D'Orso, Mustonate, Varese)

22 July 2015 - DAY 2

  Chair: Maddalena Querci

Session 3: Regional Meetings / 5 break out groups (Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean, MENA)

09.15-09.30 Framing of the regional meetings and organisation of the day
09.30-10:45 Regional meetings (Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, MENA) 10.45-11.15 coffee break (+ posters exhibition)
11.15-12:30 Regional meetings (continuation)
12.30-14.45 LUNCH BREAK (+ posters exhibition)

Session 4: Regional perspectives


a: State of GMO analysis, incl. existing/developing regional networks and
b: outcome of the regional meetings of Session 3

14.45-15.05 Middle East North Africa (incl. MENANGL) [Rapporteur: Gretta Abou Sleymane, Lebanon]
15.05-15.25 Asia (incl. ASEAN) [Rapporteur: Paul Chiew, Singapore]
15.25-15.45 Africa (incl. SANGL) [Rapporteur: Chris Viljoen, South Africa]
15.45-16.05 Latin America & the Caribbean (incl. RLAC OGM) [Rapporteur: Delilah Cabb, Belize]
16.05-16.25 Eastern Europe [Rapporteur: Adaleta Durmic Pasic, Bosnia Herzegovina]
16.25-16.50 Coffee break (+ posters exhibition)
16:50-18:00 Poster award
18.00 End of day 2 - visit to Sacro Monte di Varese (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
20:00 DINNER (Ristorante Le Colonne, Sacro Monte, Varese)

23 July 2015 - DAY 3



08.15 Departure from the Hotel (Varese) to EXPO2015
10:30-11:30 Visit (EU Pavillon, ground floor)
11:30-12:15 Round table: Turn global cooperation into benefit (Moderator: Joachim Kreysa) (EU Pavillon, conference room)
Contributing to the round table: Sandra Nnadi, Nigeria; Paul Chiew, Singapore; Zoran Popovski, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; Jorge A. Huete-Pérez, Nicaragua; Nisreen AL-Hmoud, Jordan)
12:15-12:30 2nd IWGN Closing Session (EU Pavillon, conference room)
12:30-14:00 Good bye Cocktail with speed buffet lunch (EU Pavillon, terrace)




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