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Presentation on theme: "CURRENT STATUS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY IN MONGOLIA"— Presentation transcript:

Ts. OYUNSUREN Ph.D Center for Biotechnology, Institute of Biology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Ulaanbaatar

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

3 National Policy 1986 -the Biotechnology was declared by the Mongolian Government as one of the main priority areas of science and technology for the National Economy Development 1991- 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 . 1998 -the Biotechnology Sub-Program elaborated 2002 -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 Division of Microbiology at the Institute of Biology; Mongolian Academy of Sciences; the Research Institute of Animal Husbandry the Research Institute of Veterinary Monenzyme Science and Production Co. SHIM Research and Production Co . 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 bioproducts for human and animal health - production of food and fodder additives, also biofertilizers - increase biological resources of useful and rare plants by methods of cell culture techniques - development of embryo transfer methods to increase number of high quality animals, also to use this method for animal conservation purposes

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

7 Problems 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 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 Mongolia needs in good computers

9 Thank you for your attention


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