The scientific seminar – Biotechnology applications to sustainable agriculture and aquaculture production

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(TVU) – On October 23, 2020, Tra Vinh University hold the second scientific workshop on “Biotechnology applications to sustainable agriculture and aquaculture production”. The scientific seminar attracts nearly 100 scientists, experts at home and abroad, and TVU lecturers. 

The seminar attracted a large number of scientists attending

The workshop is the opportunity for scientists to present and discuss the latest research results on the development of biotechnology in agriculture – aquaculture and practical applications in life in the coming time. Seven reports presented related to climate change, sustainable production issues, and over 40 research on microbiological – environmental technology, plant breeding, etc.

Dr. Nguyen Minh Hoa – TVU Vice-Rector said: TVU has especially promoted scientific research activities in faculty and students for many years. The scientific research motion is an important task and a leading goal in the current innovation and international integration period at TVU. This workshop aims to expand cooperation in the field of bioscience and environment; create conditions for teachers and students to learn and share experiences from domestic scientists. It also creates conditions for scientists to share practical experiences in scientific research to cope with climate change, contribute to raising awareness about the importance of scientific research as well as international publication on scientific fields in the country and the world.

Delegates attending the Workshop

Prof. Dr. Vo Tong Xuan – Rector of South Can Tho University presented the theme “Agricultural production adapting to saline drought for the Mekong River Delta”, raised the issue of climate change as a reality and how we adapt.

Regarding the biotechnology application in production, the topic “The role of the gene RsMYB1 in increasing anthocyanin content accumulation capacity and abiotic stress tolerance” presented by Ph.D. Trinh Ngoc Ai (Tra Vinh University). Research indicated transferring genes from sugar beets to petunia will increase the plant’s tolerance to environmental and climatic changes.

Assoc. Prof. Ph.D. Nguyen Minh Chon – Deputy Director of the Institute of Biotechnology (Can Tho University) clarified the role of Brassinosteroid in growth regulation and increase tolerance in plants.

In the afternoon, the seminar works in subcommittees focusing on the field of plant biotechnology – biochemistry (the application of biotechnology in plant breeding), microbiological biotechnology – environment (application of microorganisms in agriculture, technology application in environmental protection), aquaculture – veterinary topics (new technology application in livestock and fisheries).

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