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CURRENT STATUS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY IN MONGOLIA Ts. OYUNSUREN Ph.D Ts. OYUNSUREN Ph.D Center for Biotechnology, Center for Biotechnology, Institute of Biology,

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1 CURRENT STATUS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY IN MONGOLIA Ts. OYUNSUREN Ph.D Ts. OYUNSUREN Ph.D Center for Biotechnology, Center for Biotechnology, Institute of Biology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Ulaanbaatar Ulaanbaatar

2 Area: 1,565,000 sq km (604,250 sq mi) Population: 2,438,000 Capital: Ulaanbaatar 627,000

3 National Policy the Biotechnology was declared by the Mongolian Government as one of the main priority areas of science and technology for the National Economy Development the Biotechnology was declared by the Mongolian Government as one of the main priority areas of science and technology for the National Economy Development National Program on Biotechnology for elaborated by the Ministry of Science and Education, due to social economical changes faced to the country was not considered by the Government National Program on Biotechnology for elaborated by the Ministry of Science and Education, due to social economical changes faced to the country was not considered by the Government the Biotechnology Sub-Program elaborated the Biotechnology Sub-Program elaborated the National Program of Science and Technology Development towards the year 2010 has special section for Biotechnology the National Program of Science and Technology Development towards the year 2010 has special section for Biotechnology

4 Biotechnology institutions The biotechnology research is being conducted mainly by following institutions: the Center for Biotechnology and the Center for Biotechnology and the Division of Microbiology at the Institute of Biology; Mongolian Academy of Sciences; the Division of Microbiology at the Institute of Biology; Mongolian Academy of Sciences; the Research Institute of Animal Husbandry the Research Institute of Animal Husbandry the Research Institute of Veterinary the Research Institute of Veterinary Monenzyme Science and Production Co. Monenzyme Science and Production Co. SHIM Research and Production Co. SHIM Research and Production Co. Further, 6 universities and institutes have biotechnology teaching and research activities Further, 6 universities and institutes have biotechnology teaching and research activities

5 Biotechnology activities The main activities of biotechnology going at present in Mongolia are: - research and production of diagnostics, vaccines and - research and production of diagnostics, vaccines and bioproducts for human and animal health bioproducts for human and animal health - production of food and fodder additives, also biofertilizers - production of food and fodder additives, also biofertilizers - increase biological resources of useful and rare plants by - increase biological resources of useful and rare plants by methods of cell culture techniques methods of cell culture techniques - development of embryo transfer methods to increase number - development of embryo transfer methods to increase number of high quality animals, also to use this method for animal of high quality animals, also to use this method for animal conservation purposes conservation purposes

6 International collaborations APCTT APCTT ICGEB ICGEB APO APO the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology the Japan Bioindustry Association the Japan Bioindustry Association and other institutions. and other institutions.

7 Problems H High investment costs Lack of qualified personnel Lack of sufficient research laboratories Shortage of experiences Lack of inadequate financial supports

8 Participation in BINASIA exchange information related to the national and international biotechnology activities exchange information related to the national and international biotechnology activities will serve as a communication link among researchers, policy makers, businessmen and other people with varied information on biotechnology to promote international collaboration in different areas of biotechnology will serve as a communication link among researchers, policy makers, businessmen and other people with varied information on biotechnology to promote international collaboration in different areas of biotechnology the setting up a homepage on the Internet ( or CD-ROM) will give easy and free access to all the member countries the setting up a homepage on the Internet ( or CD-ROM) will give easy and free access to all the member countries Mongolia needs in good computers Mongolia needs in good computers

9 Thank you for your attention


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