CENTER OF GENOMICS AND BIOINFORMATICS

                 Academy of Sciences The Republic of Uzbekistan                



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Genetically modified organisms (GMO) testing laboratory

                                                                              Mission

The mission of the laboratory is to develop the basis for monitoring and developing the legislative framework for the use and import/export of GMOs in Uzbekistan, as well as assessing the potential risks during development and use of GMOs.

Tasks

-exploration the world experience in the field of legislation on GMOs and preparing the basis for developing a similar law in Uzbekistan, taking into account local conditions;

- exploration of the world experience in molecular testing of GMOs and development of a methodical guideline establishing methods for the identification of plant origin GMOs  and their presence in food products;

 

- exploration of the world experience in the basic requirements and principles of risk assessment in the development and use of GMOs and the development of a national system for assessing the risks of genetic engineering activities based on international standards, as well as methodological guidelines that establish methods for assessing the risks of using GMOs;

- strengthening of material and personnel infrastructure;

-training of the personnel.