Shahid Beheshti University to host biotech congress
Tehran's Shahid Beheshti University will host the First International and 9th Iranian Biotechnology Congress from May 24 to 26, an official said.
Dr. Mostafa Qanei, the head of the Headquarters of Biotechnology Development and secretary of the congress, added that the congress will focus on medical, plant and animal biotechnology, plant tissue culture, agricultural microbiology, plant genetic engineering, plant genomics, bioinformatics and systems biology, biotechnology of microorganisms, bioethics and biotechnology in industries, mines and environmental biotechnology.
Biotechnology Society of Iran will host the congress.
Biotechnology has advanced rapidly in Iran in the past two decades. Pharmaceutical biotechnology has developed to a degree that Iranians are exporting biotech drugs to different regions, including Europe.
The conference program will include invited speakers, oral communications and poster presentations.