The role of ICGEB's Biosafety Unit is to disseminate as widely as possible significant information related to biosafety issues raised through the use of products derived from modern biotechnology, as well as to assist our Member States in their capacity to identify, regulate, manage and monitor those products within their own Countries.
ICGEB Biosafety Unit members
The ICGEB Biosafety Unit members are based in various locations around the world -
- Decio Ripandelli - Head of the Biosafety Unit
- Wendy Craig - Scientific Coordinator
- Francesca Farolfi - Senior Administrative Assistant
- Vanga Siva Reddy - Group Leader - Plant Biology: Plant Transformation
- Marco Baccani - Fellow
- Francesco Palladini - Fellow
- Obonyo DN, Racovita M, Ripandelli D, Craig W, 2014. Biosafety issues in food and agricultural systems in Africa. In: Biosafety in Africa: Experiences and Best Practices. DP Keetch, D Makinde, CK Weebadde, K Maredia (eds), Michigan State University, USA. pp. 6-15.
- Racovita M, Obonyo DN, Craig W, Ripandelli D, 2014. What are the non-food impacts of GM crop cultivation on farmers’ health? A systematic review protocol. Environmental Evidence 3(1).
- Racovita M, 2013. Lost in translation. EMBO Reports 14: 675 – 678.
- Degrassi G, Craig W, Ripandelli D, 2013. Internet-based resources useful for the risk assessment and risk management of genetically modified crops. International Journal of Biosafety and Biosecurity 2(1): 14-29.
- Racovita M, Obonyo DN, Abdallah R, Anguzu R, Bamwenda G, Kiggundu A, Maganga H, Muchiri N, Nzeduru C, Otadoh J, Rumjaun A, Suleiman I, Sunil M, Tepfer M, Timpo S, van der Walt W, Kaboré-Zoungrana C, Nfor L, Craig W, 2013. Experiences in sub-Saharan Africa with GM crop risk communication: Outcome of a workshop. GM Crops and Food 4(1): 19–27.
- Tepfer M, Racovita M, Craig W, 2013. Putting problem formulation at the forefront of GMO risk analysis. GM Crops and Food 4(1): 10-15.