19-22 Sept 2016
Cape Town
South Africa

ICGEB Workshop

"Bridging the Gap between Agriculture and Human Health"

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ICGEB Workshop - "Bridging the Gap between Agriculture and Human Health"

19 - 22 September, Cape Town, South Africa

The meeting is aimed at discussing priority agricultural research areas relating to improved nutritional health in Africa.Issues related to the diversity of diets in the context of food production and availability, as well as safety issues, will be addressed.

Local and international experts will discuss current and future challenges facing the African continent and propose areas of synergy between health and agricultural projects. Adequate time will be allocated for general discussion and for short presentations by participants. Dedicated poster sessions will also be organised during tea/coffee breaks so as to facilitate general discussion.

The workshop programme will focus on:

  1. Understanding changes in pathogen populations related to changes in agriculture/ecological systems; including research and applications of diagnostics.

  2. Agricultural practices focused on production, post harvest processing and distribution of products



Southern Sun Newlands,
Main Road, Newlands,
Cape Town, South Africa, 7700

Website: www.tsogosun.com 

Tel: +27 21 683 6562   Fax: + 27 21 683 6794



Admittance to the Workshop is subject to payment of a registration fee of Euro 100.

The Workshop is aimed at students, postdoctoral fellows or faculty active in research in the focus area of the meeting and involved in areas related to agricultural productivity of human health from a nutrition standpoint.

Selected participants must be prepared to make an oral or poster presentation.

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  • Participants are expected to cover their own travel and living costs
  • Accommodation and lunches will be provided to all selected participants


Organising Committee:

M.lqbal Parker (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Appolinaire Djikeng (Biosciences Eastern and Central Africa - BecA, Hub, Nairobi, Kenya) and Sagadevan G. Mundree (Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia)


Applications are now closed

International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology BecA QUT FASBMB

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