5th African Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases & Biosecurity

When: 07-09 August, 2019

Where: Abuja, Nigeria

What: The objective of the conference, convened under the Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium (GET), is to discuss and debate the impact of changing climate on Emerging Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity in Africa. The conference will also discuss the rising insecurity and the influence of non-state actors on biosecurity in Africa.

For more information, visit https://www.getafrica.org/conference/conference-2019/

8th Annual Biosafety Conference

When: 13-16 August, 2019

Where: Nairobi, Kenya

What: The conference, to be held under the auspices of Kenya’s National Biosafety Authority (NBA), will bring together a wide range of stakeholders to explore and discuss different ways of strengthening coordination of biosafety systems towards commercialization of GM crops in order to ensure food security and nutrition in Kenya.

For more information, visit https://www.biosafetykenya.go.ke/

International Conference on Biorefinery (ICB2019)

When: 18-21 August, 2019

Where: Johannesburg, South Africa

What: ICB2019 will offer a scientific and technical platform for industry, research, policy and financing stakeholders around the world to gather and share insights into recent R&D activities and new developments in biorefinery technologies. The conference will highlight the development towards bio-economy with respect to renewable energy and related business. Biotechnology Integrated Systems and Synthetic Biology Technologies are among areas of focus in the conference.

For more information, visit http://icb2019.csp.escience.cn/dct/page/1

Africa Biennial Biosciences Communication Symposium, 2019 (ABBC2019)

When: 29-30 August, 2019

Where: Pretoria, South Africa

What: ABBC2019 will provide a unique opportunity to address key components that will lay the foundation for uptake of genome editing in Africa. It will involve key African players who will play a role in steering the narrative and governance of the technology. The Symposium will provide an Africa-based and African-led platform to interrogate best communication practices that will facilitate informed decision making on genome editing in the region.

For more information, visit https://abbcsymposium.org/