Paper on regulation of GM algae has been published

Just a short post on the blog today to say that my paper in the journal Industrial Biotechnology, “Pathways to Obtain Regulatory Approvals for the Use of Genetically Modified Algae in Biofuel or Biobased Chemical Production” (Industrial Biotechnology. April 2015, 11(2): 71-83. doi:10.1089/ind.2015.1503), has been published and is now available online. You can access the article here on the journal’s website, or please contact me if you’d like to receive a reprint.

By the way, this subject will also be discussed in one of the two papers I’ve had accepted for breakout session presentations at this year’s BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. In addition to a paper on regulation of genetically modified algae, I will also be presenting a talk analyzing whether the existing biotechnology regulatory frameworks are sufficient to cover products developed using synthetic biology. This year, the World Congress will be held in Montreal, July 19-22, 2015. I’ll post more on the World Congress and my presentations when the date gets closer.

You can find more information on regulation of genetically modified algae at the following earlier posts on the blog:

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