Several scientists, scholars, extension workers, and policy-makers across the globe will convene in the Philippines for the 9th Asian Reproductive Biotechnology Society (ARBS) conference slated from October 23 to October 28 at Edsa Shangri-la Hotel in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila.
The conference will underscore the great promises that biotechnology offers in addressing the emerging issues on food, health, and biodiversity. It will also highlight the various efforts and innovations that are continuously being undertaken in countries where participants will come from.
Scientific papers to be presented are researches and innovations in embryo development, advances in the production of frozen buffalo semen, advances in in vitro and in vivo development of vitrified mammalian oocytes and embryos, advances in Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), and cloning techniques, among others.
The participating countries include the Czech Republic, India, Italy, Spain, Portugal, North Korea, South Korea, China, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, USA, Australia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates.
With the wide-range of research results to be presented from various countries, the conference will serve as an important venue for public awareness about the vital role of biotechnology, both in humans and animals, in improving food security, health, and biodiversity.
The conference also aims to encourage more young scientists to engage in reproductive biotechnology researches, highlight the recent advancements in the different areas of reproductive biotechnologies, and the technological developments in increasing the productivity and profitability of livestock.
It is also expected to produce opportunities for collaborative research and business activities among scientists, students, and practitioners across the Asian region.
The event is organized by the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC), Department of Agriculture-Biotechnology Program (DA-Biotech), and the Philippine Society of Animal Science (PSAS). The conference coincides with the holding of the 49th Annual PSAS Convention.