Plant ETP contributed to the scientific Congress Eurobiotech 2017

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On September 11, at Plant ETP’s invitation, experts from the European Commission (DG RTD) visited Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology (MCB) at the Jagellonian University. Centre Director, Professor Kazimierz Strzałka, briefly introduced the visitors into the main research areas and projects MCB is actively focusing on at the moment and discussed the application of research, namely plant biotechnology, in addressing tomorrow’s challenges in primary production and food systems.

Following this visit, Plant ETP participated in the 6th Central European Congress of Life Science Eurobiotech 2017 held in Cracow and gathered together over 400 participants from the Academia and the industry. The Congress aimed to bring into perspective the many aspects of biotechnology and highlighted the current leading biotechnological breakthroughs with an impact in various industries.

The first day of the Congress, Plant ETP – represented by its Executive Manager, Aleksandra Małyska – coordinated the roundtable discussion Microbiome towards securing sustainable food system. Following the introductory speech of Dr. Marios Markakis (European Commission, DG Research and Innovation), experts in the field of plant-microbiome interactions emphasized the need for a holistic approach in understanding the complexity of the food system.

On September 12, Aleksandra Małyska chaired one of the Congress’ sessions Plants for the European Bioeconomy. Plant ETP enabled discussion among policy makers, researchers, students and representatives of the industry who touched upon the role of Microbiome as part of the Food2030 initiative, the need for science-based regulations and the contribution of plant breeding to biodiversity and the food production.

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For more information about the Eurobiotech2017 Congress, the agenda of the event is available here.

On social media, check out #Eurobiotech2017. 

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For further information:

Aleksandra Malyska, Executive Manager ETP ‘Plants for the Future’: aleksandra.malyska@plantetp.eu

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