Serving as a national infrastructure, the National Biobank was initiated and operated by National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) in an attempt to preserve biological resources and their information for conservation and utilization in future research and development. Among the collections of biological resources stored is seed bank which houses collections of Thai native seeds.
In cooperation with the Millennium Seed Bank, Kew Gardens, UK, BIOTEC organized the Workshop on Seed Bank during September 19 - 21, 2018 at Sirindhorn Science Home, Thailand Science Park. The workshop focuses on practical and theoretical aspects of ex situ seed conservation covering seed collection, storage and management, as well as data management.
Over 60 participants from BIOTEC and our National Biobank partners include Biodiversity-Based Economy Development Office (Public Organization)-BEDO, Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) and local universities participated in the lecture session and lab session.
Posted on 10 October 2018.