Themes of Research
5.Environmental Risk Assessment and Management Research Division
This research division is involved with environmental risk assessment that is essential for growing transgenic plants under open-field conditions. The researches focus on accumulating scientific knowledge on the assessment of transgenic plants on the evaluation and management to determine the effect on biodiversity. We conduct scientific research for assessment and biosafety of transgenic plants based on the Cartagena Protocol, development of risk assessment model for environmental diffusion of transgenes, and to develop methods to prevent genetic diffusion of trans genes.
- Research on the establishment of the evaluation techniques and the management of transgenic plants with regard to the effect on biodiversity
- Research on risk assessment of environmental diffusion of introduced trans genes
- Research on the development of preventive measures for the genetic diffusion of introduced trans genes
Information on the risk of genetic diffusion will be provided while developing transgenic plants and on the environmental risk assessment of transgenic plants under open-field conditions.