This October 16-18, 2019, the 11th Asian Network of Research Resource Centers (ANRRC) International Meeting (ANRRC 2019) will be held at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), with the Museum of Natural History (MNH) at the University of the Philippines, Los Baños as the host institution. The event secretariat is based at the Natural Sciences Research Institute (NSRI), College of Science, University of the Philippines Diliman.
Since 2009, ANRRC has organized international meetings with South Korea, Japan, and China alternating the hosting of the event. ANRRC aims to promote cooperation and networking among Bioresource Centers (BRCs) in the Asia-Pacific Region. BRCs are repositories of plant, animal, and microbial species as well as their tissues, cell lines, and genetic information. The uses of BRCs cut across a wide range of fields as scientific resources are made available to research agencies, educational institutions, and the government.
ANRRC 2019 Theme
Bioresource Centers: Infrastructure for Biodiversity Conservation, Biotechnology, and Biomedicine
ANRRC 2019 Highlights
Session on Biodiversity: conservation, authentication, systematics (taxonomy), and collection of animal, plant, and microbial resources for research and other purposes; regulations and laws relevant to access to biological resource, bioprospecting, and benefit sharing
Session on Biotechnology: use of emerging technological applications such as molecular techniques, genetic engineering, nanotechnology to develop bioresources, their derivatives or products and relevant processes for agricultural, industrial and environmental applications
Session on Biomedicine: utilization of animal, plant and microbial resources for health research; establishment and maintenance of human biobanks
Session on Standardization: guidelines and ISO standards relevant to bioresource repositories and biobanks
Session on Data Management: establishment, management of, and access to databases of animal, plant, and microbial resources
ANRRC 2019 Abstract Submission Deadline: July 31, 2019
ANRRC 2019 Registration Deadline: August 31, 2019
Foreign Participants: US$ 100.00
Local Participants: ₱4,500.00
ANRRC 2019 Information