ERIC Number: ED263005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of the Symposium on Research in Biology and Biotechnology in Developing Countries (National University of Singapore, November 2-4, 1983). Selected Papers.
Rao, A. N., Ed.
These proceedings of a symposium designed to increase public awareness of current research in biology and biotechnology include: welcoming addresses by Chau Sian Eng and S. Radhakrishna; an opening address by Tay Eng Soon; five papers; four abstracts; summary; symposium program; and list of participants. The five papers are: (1) "The Role of Biotechnology in the Economy of Developing Countries" (John Smith); (2) "Gene Transfer and Somaclonal Variation for Plant Improvement" (R. D. Brock); (3) "Recent Advances in Biotechnology with Special Reference to Developing Countries" (K. F. Gregory); (4) "The Application of Recombinant DNA Techniques for the Study of Human Genetic Diseases" (J. Tam, K. Tan-Un, Y. Woo, and V. Lam); and (5) "Brem Bali Fermentation" (Indrawati Gandjar, Dewi Slamet, and Isworo Rukmik). The abstracts are "Current Research in Biotechnology in India" (H. Sharat Chandra); "Biotechnology of Interferons: The Transition from Natural to Recombinant Human Interferon" (Y. H. Tan); "Recombinant DNA Derived Human Interferon" (Budd Colby); and "New Sources of Single Pore Cell Protein" (Yasuju Minoda). The symposium demonstrated clearly that biotechnology encompasses a wide variety of techniques and applications; moreover, because developing countries are widely diverse, the role and application of biotechnology cannot be generalized across all nations. (JN)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Developing Nations, DNA, Genetic Engineering, Genetics, Higher Education, Science Education, Scientific Research
Professor A. N. Rao, Secretary, ANBS, Botany Dept., National Univ. of Singapore, Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 0511 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Asian Network for Biological Sciences.; Singapore Inst. of Biology.