Prof. Lawrence Banks, General Director of ICGEB, visiting the ICB Cluj – INCDSB branch

On October 21-22, 2019, the visit of Prof. Lawrence Banks – General Director of ICGEB (International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology) took place in Romania, with the aim of consolidating the strategies for future collaboration.

The visit to the Institute of Biological Researches Cluj Napoca, a branch of the INCDSB, took place on October 21, 2019.

At the meeting were presented achievements of the institute, such as:

  • Presentation of DANUBIUS-RI project, which was sustained by Dr. Manuela Elisabeta Sidoroff – General Director of INCDSB, Romanian Representative in ICGEB;
  • Dr. Cristian Coman presented the scientific work entitled “The One Health approach environmental and human health stidies”;
  • Dr. Mihael Cristin Ichim supported the presentation with the title:”DNA metabarcoding authentication of herbal medicines and food supplements for safety and efficacy”.

Prof Banks visited the Institute’s cyanobacteria and algae colllection, the bigest in the South-East Europe. The visit was followed by discussions about the activity of INCDSB as an ICGEB Affiliate Centre and established future joint actions between the two organizations.

The presence of Prof. Lawrence Banks in Romania was also reflected in the news published on the ICGEB website: https://www.icgeb.org/scientific-mission-by-lawrence-banks-to-romania/