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Jacky E.L.Foo, IAS/UNU FOO at hq.unu.edu
Fri Apr 26 19:43:35 EST 1996

Announcement of Electronic Seminar

By:          Prof. Emeritus Horst Doelle, MIRCEN-Biotechnology 
               Pacific Regional Network
Date:      1-17 May 1996
E-list:   	  ET-VENUS
Subscription: email listserv at searn.sunet.se and write the 
              SUBSCRIBE ET-VENUS firstname lastname 
             e.g. subscribe et-venus Horst Doelle


Any technological development is aimed at improving the quality 
of life of a community of people. Bioresource utilisation 
programmes are the best systems to combat malnutrition and 
starvation and, if coupled with waste utilisation and treatment 
could lead to high public health standards. MULTIPLE goal or 
INTEGRATED system development can also lead to employment in 
villages and higher living standards, avoiding the trend of 
increasing urbanisation. Although the creation of wealth 
through biotechnology firmly places the discipline within the 
industrial sector, it is the farmer who supplies the raw material 
and MUST participate in the wealth creation to secure the supply. 
A model for future microbial process systems is being developed 
which secures a clean environment during sustainable 
development. It not only keeps the environment clean, it also 
takes care of soil fertility, food, feed problems and bionergy 

About the Author:
Prof. Emeritus Horst Doelle received his basic degree in 
microbiology from the University of Jena and Dr.rer.nat. from the 
University of Gottingen in Germany in microbiology [major], 
botany and organic chemistry. His research in fermentation 
technology led to the award of a D.Sc. in 1976 by the University 
of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. After 28 years teaching in 
the Department of Microbiology he retired in October 1992 and 
devoted his time ever since to the teaching of environmentally 
clean fermentation technologies in the developing countries. In 
1975 Prof. Doelle co-founded the Australian Biotechnology 
movement in Australia and was elected to the Executive of the 
International Organisation of Biotechnology and Bioengineering in 
1980, became Chairman-elect in 1992 and will assume 
chairmanship in 1996. Since 1975 he has been heavily involved in 
Unesco training course activities and since 1987 he has been 
Director of MIRCEN [Microbiological Resources 
Centre]-Biotechnology Brisbane and since 1989 of the 
MIRCEN-Pacific Regional Network. His main teaching 
activities are concerned with integrated fermentation 
technologies and microbial process development for sustainable 
development in the areas of socio-ecological as well as 
socio-economical biotechnology.

How to Participate

This electronic seminar will use the Listserv electronic 
mailing list called ET-VENUS . To join this list, e-mail 
LISTSERV at SEARN.SUNET.SE and write the message:
SUBSCRIBE ET-VENUS firstname lastname, organization

(e.g. subscribe et-venus Horst Doelle, MIRCEN-Brisbane) 

Seminar Material
The seminar paper will be available via the list in May.

For personal assistance, please email foo at hq.unu.edu

From: Mr. Eng-Leong Foo, Institute for Advanced Studies, 
c/o UNU-HQ 10 Floor, United Nations University, Tokyo, 
Fax: +81-3-3499-2828

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