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plant biotechnology club

Fiers-Vercruysse fiers.vercruysse at skynet.be
Wed Jun 2 11:48:27 EST 1999

Dear all, this is a message in which i will present a new online club for
people interested in plant molecular biology. It does not contain any
question or answer to a problem mentioned higher. Please ignore if not
The plant biotechnology club is a club recently founded to bring together
researchers in the field of
plant molecular biology from all over the world to discuss the research in
there area. With the
controverse existing these days about GMOs in the media our discussions have
been concentrating on that
topic: the ethic aspects of genetic engineering of plants, public opinion,
environmental aspects, etc.
But it is also the goal of the club to discuss research problems and
Currently there are two founders in this club: Shai Lawit, graduate student
in plant molecular
biology at the University of Florida and Dan Hancock, medical student at
Cambridge. They 'lead' the
discussions and bring up new topics to discuss in order to keep the quality
of the discussions as high as possible.
The club mostly works via its message board where every member can post a
message that all other members can read and reply to at later times (just as
in newsgroups). In addition to this there is also a place where links can be
added to interesting sites on the internet concerning the subject. (A very
interesting link that has been added there is to the yahoo full coverage
site on the news about GMOs where you can follow up the most recent news on
the subject.) Also a place in this club that may be of much interest in the
future is the chat room to discuss topics in a more direct way.
This club has been started up 3 weeks ago and I guess it will need some time
to grow bigger to become as
interesting as it is intended to be. That is why we keep on looking for
interesting and interested members
to participate in our club. The more people, the more ideas! Nevertheless,
we have had already some
interesting discussions.
You can find the club at http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/plantbiotechnology. If
you want to obtain more information about how to funtion in the club, mail
your questions to gentech2002 at yahoo.com.

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