The 4th Biosafety Forum shall focus on the global application and regulation approaches in handling organisms and products derived from new breeding technologies such as gene editing, synthetic biology, use of digital sequence information among others.  Also, to be discussed are implications of the recently passed genetic engineering regulatory Act and other evolving technical aspects of genetically modified (GM) technology applications in Uganda.

In attendance will be members of the National Biosafety Committee, officials from Uganda National Council for Science and Technology, some members of Parliament, senior regulatory officials from government departments and ministries, regulatory authorities, scientists and one or two senior scientists from abroad.