Opportunities in Bio-based Collaborations by Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC)

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Speaker: Dr. Yeo Tiong Chia(Charlie),Chief Executive Officer, Sarawak Biodiversity Centre
Friday, 29 June 2018 | CCIFM Business Centre, Plaza Sentral

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Dear members & friends,

" SBC Aims to initiate intensive biotech based research & development on the Sarawak's biological resources "

The Sarawak State Government enacted the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre Ordinance 1997 and set up the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC) the following year to initiate programmes for the conservation, utilization, protection and sustainable development of biodiversity in the State.

The Centre is entrusted to initiate intensive biotech based research and development on the State’s biological resources – particularly those that have been utilized by indigenous communities and to facilitate the documentation of the fast disappearing traditional knowledge of indigenous communities on the utilization of biological resources. 

This presentation will showcase SBC’s R&D focus on meaningful collaborations and projects in creating a value chain from the traditional knowledge of the ethnic communities in Sarawak to bio-products to ensure benefit sharing with the communities.This is in line with the objective of the Convention of Biological Diversity on fair and equitable sharing of benefits. Morie information www.sbc.org.my

About the speaker
Charlie Yeo is the Chief Executive Officer of the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC), a leading state government research and development agency in Sarawak.

SBC is established under the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre Ordinance. Its functions include the documentation of Traditional Knowledge among the indigenous communities of Sarawak and R&D focused on the discoveries of biological resources that are useful over a broad range of applications.Charlie received his Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry at the California State University,Los Angeles in 1991, before he went on to work at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla.

In 1993,he attended graduate school at the University of Washington,Seattle and obtained a PhD in Immunology.Since joining SBC in 2002,he was part of the team which contributed to the amendment of the biodiversity law in Sarawak (Malaysia).Currently he is heading the Centre in the implementation of its biodiversity regulations that includes Access and Benefit Sharing.
Seats are limited, please register now.

Date       : Friday, 29 June 2018
Time      : 14h30 - 16h00
Address: CCIFM Office, Unit 2A-6-2, 6th floor Plaza Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, 50470 Kuala Lumpur


14h30       Arrival of Guest and Registration
14h45       Presentation by Dr. Yeo on Opportunities in Bio-based Collaborations
15h30       Question & Answers Session
16h00        End of Event


Price   :
Patrons & Sponsors  -  Free of Charge - 2 paxs
Members  -  Free of Charge - 1 paxs
Non-Members  -  RM 50 per person

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