14:30, 22.05.2023
Employees of the Genetic Resources Institute of MSE have successfully completed the international course

Executive Director of the Genetic Resources Institute (GEI) of the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Doctor of Biology Mehraj Abbasov, the Head of the Laboratory of Germplasm PhD in biology, Associate Professor Sevinj Mammadova, Leading Researcher of the Department of Molecular Genetics and Genomics, PhD in biology, Sevda Babayeva, Senior specialist of Database Group, PhD in biology Ilhama Mirzalieva completed the international course on "Principles of gene pool management and quality assurance systems" performed on May 15-19, 2023, within the framework of the Biodiversity for Opportunities, Livelihoods and Development (BOLD) Work Package 1 (WP1) General Meeting in Bonn, managed by the Global Crop Diversity Trust (Crop Trust) in Bonn, Germany, covering 2023-2030. During the course, the reports on "Conservation and efficient utilization of genetic resources", "Establishment of quality assurance system in gene pools", "Integration into international databases", and "Formulation of international and national policies in the field of plant genetic resources" and "Future gene pools requirements" were heard, as well as a comparative analysis of national and international systems for plant genetic resources were discussed under business conditions. The course also provided extensive information about the work in the newly established gene pool of The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA). Also the sides held the discussions and negotiations regarding the expansion of cooperation, joint expeditions, personnel training, as well as the introduction of new modern methods to Azerbaijan. Then the visitors visited the Botanical Garden and experimental areas of the Bonn University of Germany. The employees of GRI were awarded international certificates.