This two-day workshop (23-24 April 2008, Rome, Italy) aims at addressing the issue of appropriate and effective sampling for GMOs analysis in terms of description of the current state of knowledge, existing gaps, preliminary Co-Extra results and future recommendations under the “fit for purpose” approach.
The key focus of the meeting will be on:
The Workshop is organised by the National Institute of Health (ISS) Rome–Italy in collaboration with the Co-Extra project (www.coextra.eu)
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The workshop (24 - 25 April 2008, Berlin, Germany) will deal with concepts for the collation, analysis and sharing of monitoring data. The following concepts of the monitoring approach: (i) gathering focussed data (e.g. questionnaires), (ii) identifying existing surveillance systems for suitable non-focussed information, (iii) data-recall facilities (summarized by meta-analysis) and the coordination of data collation and reporting (e.g. by a central reporting office) shall be discussed during the workshop.
Key topics are
Plenary sessions will provide a general introduction presented by invited speakers, followed by two parallel working groups. These are (A) Monitoring of Bt maize: experiences, data analysis and interpretation and (B) Data collection, reporting and processing (including joint monitoring of multiple GM crops and centralised reporting).
The workshop is organised by the Julius Kuehn-Institute.