Vietnam: Institute of Biotechnology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology.
International Organizer: Niigata University, Japan.
Date and time: from 8th to 10th of December, 2008.

Location: Army Hotel, No 33C Pham Ngu Lao, Hanoi.


Participants: 64 domestic and oversea participants, included 15 oversea participants and guests from Asian and African countries: Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, etc.

Scientific reports: 33 oral presentations and 9 poster presentations, included 13 reports of foreign scientists and researchers, 29 reports of Vietnamese scientists from organizations, research intitutes, state agencies across Vietnam, such as Institute of Biotechnology, Institute of Agricultural Genetics, Plant Protection Research Institute, Soils and Fertilizers Institute, Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Military Institute of Hygiene & Epidemiology, Center for Termite and Pest Control, Agricultural Science Institute for Southern Coastal Central of Vietnam, Southern Fruit Research Institute, Cuulong Delta Rice Research Institute, Ha Noi National University of Education, Hanoi Open University, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, Thai Nguyen University, Hanoi National University, Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, etc. Reports were arranged in to 5 sessions:

Culture of GMO in the World
Progress in Integrated Pest Management
Breeding of Pathogen Resistant Crops
Highly functional, active organic fertilizer, mechanisms of organic fertilizer in plant growth and nitrogen movement in soil
Bacillus thuringiensis toxin and Biocontrol
The Meeting provided opportunities for scientists from Vietnam and other countries to exchange their research results, knowledge and promote cooperation relationship.

The Meeting held a Halong Bay excursion and Tour to Battrang traditional ceramic village and Vanphuc traditional silk village to introduce Vietnamese natural sight seeings, custom and people to foreign friends.