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International conference on development of biotechnologies in Avaza
The International scientific conference “The Trends of Biotechnologies Development in Turkmenistan” started in the conference hall in the Arzuv Hotel in the Avaza National tourist zone. The main goal of the forum is to make contribution into the study and introduction of the most advanced achievements in such spheres as biotechnology, bio-engineering, bio-energy and bio-informatics and promote development of the international scientific and technological cooperation.
Establishment of the wide international partnership and close cooperation with the world leading scientific and educational centres are the important factors for the successful implementation of the scientific policy of Turkmenistan. That is vividly proved by the expanding geography of the countries taking part in the scientific forums held in the Turkmen capital and in Avaza, the largest tourist centre of the country on the Caspian coast that has become a unique platform for the international activity as well as the scientific, business and cultural life of Turkmenistan.
The International conference organized by the institutions of medical plants and botany affiliated to the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan has brought together the representatives of more than 40 countries of Europe, Asia, America and Africa. Among them are the world-known scientists, the heads and specialists of the world academic scientific centres, leading institutions of higher education as well as developers of the research equipment from the US, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Russia, Ukraine, Korea, Japan, Israel, Pakistan, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Suriname, Bangladesh and others.
The scientists and graduate students of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan, teachers and students of the leading educational centres of the country, including Magtymguly Turkmen State University, the Turkmen Agricultural University, the State Medical University and a number of the institutions affiliated to the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan, the International University of Oil and Gas and other institutions of higher education as well as the specialists of the Ministry of Nature Protection, the National Parliament, public organizations as well as journalists represent our country at the forum.
“The scientific and technological development contributes to the economic achievements and social wellbeing of our state. Due to it, Turkmenistan successfully implements the complex programmes of the national and international significance related to the intensive and efficient accession of the national scientific system into the world scientific space”, underlines President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in his welcome address to the conference participants.
The Turkmen and foreign scientists and specialists discussed the important areas and prospects for development of the biotechnologies, their safety, conceptual discoveries and innovative solutions in this sphere. Within the framework of the plenary session, the conference participants focused on the complex of important issues in studying the capacities of the biotechnologies and applying scientific developments.
In the afternoon, the conference continued in three sections, which focused on "The agricultural, cattle breeding and food technology","The medical and pharmaceutical biotechnology“, “The biological industry, biological resources, marine and environmental biotechnology”.
The reports presented during the sessions underlined the role and significance of biotechnologies in the medicine, pharmaceutics, food industry and agriculture, ecology, and marine environment. Among the most important topics covered during the conference are the development of cellular technologies in manufacturing new products, the use of renewable biomass for sustainable production, advanced methods of production of raw materials for biofuel, the use of biotechnology methods in veterinary medicine, poultry farming, waste production, etc. The conference participants paid particular attention to bioethics. The introduction of new technologies in the field of genetic engineering and cloning caused the necessity of a legal framework governing the activities in these areas.
State News Agency of Turkmenistan (TDH)