National Biotech Policy Summit and Training Workshop October 2018, Abuja

08/October/2018 09:00 AM to 09/October/2018 05:00 PM (Africa/Lagos)

FCT, Nigeria

National Biotech Policy Summit for Policymakers, Government Regulators, and Research Administrators 

This workshop has been postponed to early 2019

A new date will be announced soon


Genomics is a modern science advancing at breakneck speed. This workshop aims to educate participants in the policy implications of genomics and how to integrate these into research mandates, institutional frameworks and formulate national policy. Participation is expected from institutional leaders, directors and senior bureaucrats from research institutes, federal ministries, agencies and departments, and their counterparts from the various state governments. Topics of engagement of participants will include:


1.     Overview of Genomics Landscape

2.     Genome Policy Issues

    ·      Capacity Building

    ·      Research and Innovation

    ·      Advocacy and Public Awareness

    ·      Intellectual Property

    ·      Biosafety and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

    ·      Ethics and Legality

    ·      International Linkages and Collaborations

Future Trends and Perspectives on Genomics Policy for Development

SPECIAL GUEST OF HONOUR: Dr Ogbonanya Onu, Minister for Science and Technology

                                                      Federal Republic of Nigeria


CHAIRMAN & KEYNOTE: Alhaji Muhammad Musa Bello, Minister Federal Capital Territory, Abuja


CHIEF HOST: Prof Alex Akpa, Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency



Prof Samuel E. Aggrey, University of Georgia, Athens, USA

Prof Ikhide G. Imumorin, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

Prof. Nyerkovwo Tonukari, Editor, African Journal of Biotechnology

Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, Executive Director, Forum for Agricultural Research in   Africa, African Union, Accra, Ghana


WORKSHOP FEE: ₦200,000 (tuition, workshop bag, tea break, lunch and certificate of attendance)


EARLY REGISTRATION: ₦150,000 (By 15 September 2018)


National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA)
Umaru Musa Ya'adua Way
    Lugbe, Airport Road


From 08/October/2018 09:00 AM
To 09/October/2018 05:00 PM


African Biosciences Ltd
+234 (0) 22918716

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Prof Ikhide Imumorin (PhD, Texas A&M) - Coordinator