Thursday, July 27, 2006

Indo-UNESCO MoU on biotech centre

Read the full article on the Chennai Online News Service.

The article notes:
India and UNESCO Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish in Delhi a Regional Centre for Education and Training in Biotechnology.

The MoU was signed by UNESCO Director General Maciej Nalecz (sic) and Secretary, Department of Biotechnology M K Bhan in the presence of Union Minister for Science and Technology Kapil Sibal.

In addition to education and training, the Centre will have strong research programme with an aim to develop human resources.

The key areas to be covered by the Centre include nano-biotechnology, stem cell research, biosensors, agriculture and environment biotechnology.

Editor's note: Maciej Nalecz is in fact the Director of the Division of Basic and Engineering Sciences of UNESCO.

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