Workshop “Exploring Biodiversity for Sustainable Development in South East Asia” (EBSEA2013)

On September 16, 2013 at Hanoi University of Science and Technology, the International Workshop “Exploring Biodiversity for Sustainable Development in South East Asia” (EBSEA2013) » funded by the Agency for French Speaking Universities (AUF) was co-organized by the School of Biotechnology and Food Technology, Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), Vietnam and the Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), France. The workshop attracted the participation of more than 70 participants coming from 20 institutions of France, China, Thailand and Vietnam

EBSEA2013 workshop aimed at providing an opportunity to share knowledge and experience in vegetal and microbial diversity and biotechnology in South East Asia regions and to setup linkages and future cooperation among scientists and experts in interdisciplinary way.

The workshop consisted 11 presentations followed by rich discussions on the biodiversity of the region, technological innovation in food processing and preservation. The focused topics were: (i) vegetal and microbial diversity of the region; (ii) bioactive compounds and their applications in food, aquaculture and pharmaceutical products and (iii) innovation in food processing and preservation.

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Opening ceremony of EBSEA2013 workshop

EBSEA2013 was a key element of the Pre-project for Inter-university Scientific Cooperation (PCSI) “Exploring Vegetal and Microbial Diversity and Technological Innovation for Food Quality and Safety” funded by AUF, coordinated by HUST in collaboration with CIRAD (France), University of Yunnan (China), AIT (Thailand), VAST, FIRI, HUA, HCMUT, CTU, HUFI (Vietnam). The kick-off meeting among official partners to the PCSI was organized after the EBSEA2013 and focused on the presentation of capacity and collaboration potentials among PCSI partners

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Participants at the PCSI kick-off meeting on September 17, 2013

More details can be found at the official websites of the EBSEA2013 (http://ebsea.hust.edu.vn) and the PCSI project http://pcsi2013.hust.edu.vn