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Call for Paper

Third
C
ongress
on Biosafety and Genetic E
ngineering

Tehran, Iran. June
13
-
15, 2011
.

Genetic Engineering, Food Safety and Sustainable D
evel
opment


Biosafety Society of Iran (BSI), Iran Biotechnology Information Center (IRBIC) and Azad Islamic

University of Iran
will host

the
Third Biosafety and Genetic Engineering Congress
at Islamic Azad University
,
Tehran, Iran on June
13
-
15

June 2011.

The official

inauguration of the IRBIC will precede this congress

on 14 June.

Researchers and academia from

both private and public sectors and
regulatory authorities and civil activists are invited to attend
.

Extended abstracts are accepted until
April 30, 2011.

Please submit your abstracts to the following address:

biosafetycongress@gmail.com


Tentative progr
am

The organizing committee
has constituted a scientific steering committee under the chairmanship of Dr. Behzad Ghareyazie,
President, Biosafety Society of Iran to make an extensive program, review the papers and make preparations for the final prog
ram. A
t
this stage the highlights of the program are available. Detailed program as it develops will be posted at
www.irbic.ir
.

Genetic Engineering and Food Security


Latest developments in the production and application of Bi
otech Crops


Future prospects of genetic engineering


Production of transgenic plants for abiotic stress tolerance


Production of Transgenic plants for improved quality and nutritional value


Molecular farming


Safety concerns of foods derived from genetic
ally modified organisms


Safety of the new proteins and antibiotic resistant genes used in GMOs

Genetic Engineering and Environmental Safety


Environmental concerns on the application of genetic engineering


Genetic Engineering for increased biological div
ersity


Horizontal gene transfer and gene flow


Genetic engineering for rehabilitation of the endangered species


Genetic engineering and reduction

in

the use of
agrochemicals and environmental pollutants


The impact of transgenic plants on non target orga
nisms

Management, standards and national/international regulation


Legal Issues related to GMOs


Liability and redress


Concept of substantial equivalence


Risk assessment and risk management


GMOs at International instruments


Management of GMOs


Socio


economic impact of application and use of GMOs


Approval systems for the environmental release and commercialization of GMOs


Religious issue surrounding the genetic engineering


Biosafety and consumer rights


Animal feeding trials


Field trials


Genet
ic engineering and animal right


Molecular analysis and detection of GMOs


Issues related to the labeling GMOs


Co
-
existence of GMOs, organic farming and traditional agriculture

Public awareness and participation for biosafety


Communicating science with
the public


Public view and perception analysis


Biosafety education


The role of mass media in public awareness


Significance of sharing scientific and correct information in the development of genetic engineering programs.


Genetic engineering and bioter
rorism

Country reports


With special emphasis on common problems in the region


Registration fee and Sponsorship

Registration fee for international participants
(USD200 or IR 2.000.000)
will be collected at the time of formal registration
on June
13
,

2011
(1

USD ≈ IR 10500).

Registration fee covers Abstracts, breakfasts and lunches.

Limited partial sponsorship (waving the registration fee and/or accommodation) to participants from developing countries is a
vailable.
Requests should be sent to Dr. Behzad Gharey
azie (
ghareyazie@yahoo.com
) after submitting the papers.

Journal Publica
tion

All selected papers will be screened by the scientific committee for publication in the peer reviewed scientific journal: "
Biosafety
Jo
urnal
". Immediately after the congress.

Additional Information

For any additional information please contact:

Dr. Behzad Ghareyazie

President, Biosafety society of Iran,

Tel: 00989121271496

Fax: 00982614482871

E
-
mail:
ghareyazie@yahoo.com

Accommodation

and local transportation

Tehran, being an international metropolitan city has accommodation facilities to varying budgets that can be arranged on prio
rity
basis.
Organizing committee has arranged for several accommo
dation options at discounted rates.
Send your requests for hotel
booking to

Eng. Fahimdokht Mokhtari

Vice president, Biosafety Society of Iran

mfahimdokht@yahoo.com

Local transportation will be available and all

the international participants will be picked up from the International Imam Khomeini
Airport.

Third Congress on Biosafety and Genetic Engineering

Tehran, Iran. June
13
-
15,
2011.


INSTRUCTIONS TO SUBMIT PAPERS*

Please, submit your paper using Microsoft
Word, following the formatting specified below.

GENERAL GUIDELINE

All papers should be
presented following the instruction given below. Papers should include

Title of the paper

Names and affiliations of the authors,

Indication of the corresponding author

and presenting author,

E
-
mail, fax and Tel. No. of the corresponding author,

Abstract,

Introduction

Organized body of the paper

Results and conclusions

Discussions and recommendations

Acknowledgements

References.


GENERAL TEXT REQUIREMENTS

All papers mu
st be prepared in English or Farsi and must be free of grammatical, spelling and/or punctuation errors. Please make sure
your paper is thoroughly edited and proof read before submission.

1.

General Paper Specifications:


Paper size:


A4


Orientation:


Po
rtrait

2.

Page Formatting FOR THE ABSTRACT

and
MAIN PAPER


Margins:


Top: 1 inch (2,50 cm)




Bottom: 1 inch (2,50 cm)




Left: 1 inch (2,50 cm)




Right: 1 inch (2,50 cm)

3.

Text & Paragraph Formatting:


Text Font:


Times New Roman


Line Spacing:

Single


Size:


10 point (regular)


Leave a hard return after each paragraph.


Headings


All headings use a separate line. There should be a hard return before and after each heading


Main Title:


Size 14 point, boldface type, all caps and center


Subtitle:


S
ize 12 point, boldface type, title case and center


Sub
-
subtitle:

Size 10 point, boldface type, title case and left


Tables

Place table titles above the table, flush left to align with the left margin of the table and highlight the title by using bo
ldface

type.

Text font and size should be the same as in the text.


Figures/Charts

Embed (do not link to another file) all graphics in your paper. Figure tiles should be above the figure and center within the

figure


Minimum and Maximum length of the papers

Minimum length of the paper is 4 pages and the maximum is 15 pages.

Deadline for submission of papers.

Papers must be submitted
before

April 30, 2011. Papers received after this date may not be accepted.

*Papers may be accepted for poster presentation.