HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Worldfish Center honored as 2005 Tech Museum Awards Laureate

Penang, Malaysia -- September 22, 2005 -- Today, the WorldFish Center was named a 2005 Tech Museum Awards Laureate. The Tech Museum of Innovation, located in San Jose, California, announced 25 Laureates for the prestigious awards program which honors individuals, for-profit, public and not-for-profit organizations from around the world.

At a black tie awards gala on November 9, Silicon Valley leaders and representatives from partners, the United Nations Development Programme, The World Bank Institute, and Santa Clara University, will honor all 25 for their pioneering work in developing technology to profoundly improve the human condition in the areas of environment, economic development, education, equality and health. Five of these Laureates will share a $250,000 cash prize.

The WorldFish Center has been named a Laureate for the Accenture Economic Development Award for its development of an improved strain of farmed tilapia, popularly known as 'GIFT'. "We are delighted to have been chosen as a Laureate for this prestigious award in recognition of more than ten years of research carried out by WorldFish and its partners in the Philippines, Malaysia and Norway", states Dr Stephen J. Hall, Director General of the WorldFish Center. "The GIFT tilapia strain is especially suited to the needs of resource poor farmers and consumers, and is aimed at reducing poverty and hunger in developing countries," he added.

The GIFT (genetically improved farmed tilapia) technology is the first attempt to apply sound animal breeding and genetics principles to the improvement of tropical food fish, in particular the Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). It has culminated in a hardy, disease resistant species with dramatically improved growth rates and productivity even in aquaculture systems with poor water quality. The GIFT technology has also been applied to other aquatic animal species.

An esteemed panel of judges considered more than 300 applicat
'"/>

Contact: Sharmini Blok
s.blok@cgiar.org
604-626-1606
WorldFish Center
22-Sep-2005


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Psychiatric Genomics Center established at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
2. Energy department selects 3 Bioenergy Research Centers for $375 million in federal funding
3. Woods Hole Research Center scientists study impacts of industrial logging in Central Africa
4. Innovative smallpox vaccine research study to be conducted at Case Medical Center
5. CSHL selected for odENCODE Data Coordination Center
6. Woods Hole Research Center scientists using remote sensing tools to predict bird species richness
7. NYUs Center for Comparative Functional Genomics part of $57 million MOD-ENCODE consortium
8. Understanding the global carbon budget -- Woods Hole Research Center expert provides insights
9. NIH establishes Center of Excellence for influenza research at Mount Sinai
10. St. Jude named a Center of Excellence in flu research
11. New Geisinger Health System building green Center for Health Research

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/30/2017)... 2017  On April 6-7, 2017, Sequencing.com will host ... hackathon at Microsoft,s headquarters in Redmond, ... on developing health and wellness apps that provide a ... Genome is the first hackathon for personal genomics ... companies in the genomics, tech and health industries are ...
(Date:3/29/2017)...  higi, the health IT company that operates the ... , today announced a Series B investment from ... The new investment and acquisition accelerates higi,s strategy to ... population health activities through the collection and workflow integration ... collects and secures data today on behalf of over ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... MILAN , March 24, 2017 The Controller ... Deputy Controller Mr. Abdulla Algeen have received the prestigious international ... Continue Reading ... ... small picture) and Deputy Controller Abdulla Algeen (small picture on the right) ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... DuPont Pioneer and recently ... have entered into a multiyear collaboration to identify and characterize novel CRISPR-Cas nucleases. ... for gene editing across all applications. , Under the terms of the agreement, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Surgical Wound Market with the addition of its newest module, US Hemostats & ... market for thrombin hemostats, absorbable hemostats, fibrin sealants, synthetic sealants and biologic sealants ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... San Diego, CA (PRWEB) , ... ... ... BioInformatics (https://www.onramp.bio/ ) has launched Rosalindâ„¢, the first-ever genomics analysis platform ... eliminating all bioinformatics complexity. Named in honor of pioneering researcher Rosalind Franklin, ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... October 11, 2017 , ... ... upregulate any gene in its endogenous context, enabling overexpression experiments and avoiding the ... system with small RNA guides is transformative for performing systematic gain-of-function studies. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: