Attendees are invited to join us for the official launch of the Biodiversity Biobanks South Africa, a Department of Science & Innovation Research Infrastructure project hosted by SANBI, to celebrate a shared vision of the potential of biobanking in South Africa and beyond.
Biodiversity Biobanks Forum Details
- Date: 28 February 2023 to 2 March 2023
- Time: 09h00 for 10h00 – 17h00
- Venue: 26 Degrees South Hotel, Beyers Naude Drive Zwartkops, Muldersdrift, Gauteng
Established as part of the Department of Science & Innovation’s Research Infrastructure Roadmap (SARIR) and co-ordinated by SANBI, the BBSA provides a coordinating structure across several of South Africa’s existing biodiversity biobanks, with the main aim of increasing the range and quality of samples stored and/or distributed, and increasing and improving access for research and development through a single, centralised data portal, which will also allow more strategic collection of samples.
SANBI CEO Mr. Shonisani Munzhedzi will open proceedings, and the Department of Science & Innovation (DSI) will conduct the formal launch. Researchers from biobanks all over South Africa will discuss the utility of biobanks for food security, conservation, biotechnology and capacity development, and the challenges biobanks face in pursuit of this.
We hope that you will join us for this event which provides a unique opportunity to build the biodiversity biobanking community in South Africa.
For more information on the official launch of the BBSA, please consult the attached programme or read this. And for further enquiries about the launch, the network or related matters, contact Michelle Hamer at email@example.com.