The Flanders-UNIDO Risk Assessment Research Network (FURARN) is an international coordination action project funded by the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO Vlaanderen) and UNIDO. The aim of the network is to bring together scientists and biosafety experts with complementary expertise in fields allowing the assessment of the potential risk of a GMO.
As a networking institute and focal point bringing together different disciplines in the field of biotechnology and biosafety, the Institute of Plant Biotechnology for Developing Countries (IPBO) acts as the coordinator of the FURARN network.
The specific objective of the research network is to develop a computer-based system that will:
The software will be an invaluable tool for risk assessment by:
Prof. Dr. Godelieve Gheysen: FURARN coordinator
Director of the Institute of Plant Biotechnology for Developing Countries( IPBO)
Dr. Ine Pertry: daily network coordination
IPBO, Dpt. of Plant Biotechnology and Genetics, Ghent University