Workshop “Applied Biotechnology for 2030 Agenda”

4 – 7 October 2023, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The ICGEB aims at strengthening the research capability of its Members through a comprehensive training programme and approach to promoting biotechnology internationally. The active participation of ICGEB Member States nationals in the ICGEB Meetings and Courses is therefore highly encouraged.


Lejla Pojskic (Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology – University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

In collaboration with:

Deadline for receipt of applications:
13 July 2023

The global development trends according to Agenda 2030 (SDG 2030) require fast and efficient transformation and adoption of green technologies into everyday practice for the purpose of ecologically acceptable industries, wellbeing of citizens, protection of environment and biodiversity amongst all. This meeting represents an opportunity to assemble critical scientific and academic community, as well as governing bodies in order to discuss role of scientific capacities in above mentioned transition, educate and direct young investigators and recruit future scientists to the field of applied biotechnology, increase national and regional capacities, upgrade professional skills in latest gene editing techniques, establish new and strengthen existing collaborative networks and raise the awareness on individual scientific and citizen contributions to the global goals.


Biotic and Abiotic Stress in Agricultural Production; Green Biotechnologies to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 2030); Microbiome in Agricultural Practice; Biotechnology, Food Engineering, Nutrigenomics; Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Agriculture.


PhD students and postdocs in the field of life sciences (basic, biotechnical and biomedical field) and interdisciplinary fields to address SDG2030; Early career scientists/technologists from ICGB member states and/or EU candidate countries and/or low- and medium-income countries are encouraged to apply.

The Organizer will contact applicants via email in case any additional information or clarification is needed. EU citizens need passport to travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Participants are personally responsible for obtaining visa if required for their entry to Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Limited number of travel and accommodation grants for young scientists and biology teachers (under 40 years old) nationals of ICGEB Member States is available based on their motivation for participation and personal career relevance; Course participation fee for all participants is 80 EUR that include local hospitality: 3 nights accommodation in shared room and subsistence costs during the meeting working hours. Travel costs are not covered.

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