ICGEB Board meets in South Africa to discuss future steps in BiotechnologyLe 5 juin 2023
The ICGEB is an intergovernmental organisation that plays a key role in promoting Biotechnology research excellence, training and technology transfer to industry for the benefit of humanity. It held its first in-person Board of Governors meeting since the pandemic on 10-11 May 2023 in Cape Town.
Focused on world-leading quality research, training and technology transfer in infectious and non-communicable diseases, medical, industrial and plant biotechnology, with laboratories across three Continents, the session was attended by over 180 participants, including representatives from 55 Member States, Observer Countries from the industrialised and developing worlds, and 10 partner Multilateral Organisations.
Min. Jelena Begovic, Minister of Science, Technological Development and Innovation of the Republic of Serbia, was elected President of the Board, effective 1 January 2024. A molecular biologist Min. Begovic has been long associated with the ICGEB, and acknowledged the fast developing challenges in biotechnology, including Artificial Intelligence, “to address and communicate in years to come,” considering “ICGEB one of the best Organisations to do this.”