Visit of The Hon. Joe Helper, Minister for Agriculture, Victoria State, Australia


On 15 July 2008, The Hon. Joe Helper, Minister for Agriculture and Small Business, State Government of Victoria, Australia paid a visit to BIOTEC at Thailand Science Park. Accompanying   Minister Helper were Mr. Anthony White (Chief of Staff, Minister for Agriculture), Mr. Bryan Balmer (Manager Thailand, State Government of Victoria), Mr. Tim Ada (Manager Agribusiness Group) and Ms. Sunee Sathaporn (Managing Director, Summit Thailand). The delegation had opportunity to discuss with BIOTEC management team on potential collaboration between BIOTEC and the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) of Victoria State, particularly in the area of gene technologies for yield enhancement, biotic and abiotic stress tolerance, systems biology.   

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  Visit to BIOTEC Plant Physiology and Biochemistry Laboratory (left) and Alltech Asia-Pacific Biosciences Centre (right)

On the occasion of this visit, an MOU to facilitate the collaboration in agricultural biotechnology was signed between BIOTEC and DPI.   



Posted on 15 July 2008.