German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)

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Assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms/Genetic Engineering Act

Head:
Dr. Margret Engelhard
Phone:
0228 / 8491-1860
E-Mail:
Margret.Engelhard@bfN.de

Deputy:
Dr. Mathias Otto
Phone:
0228 / 8491-1861
E-Mail:
Mathias.Otto@bfn.de
 
 
Address:
Konstantinstr. 110
 
53179 Bonn, Germany
Fax:
+49 (0)228 8491-9999

Activities/Thematic Focus

  • 1. Fundamental issues relating to genetic engineering and nature conservation
  • 2. General issues of genetic engineering and genetic engineering law
  • 3. Identification and assessment of the impacts of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on nature and the environment, including ecological impact assessment
  • 4. Examining and assessing applications for permission to release and place on the market GMOs and GM foods and feeds
  • 5. Design of measures for risk minimisation and safety research
  • 6. Developing and updating the legal framework for genetic engineering
  • 7. National coordinating body of the OECD working group on regulatory harmonisation in biotechnology
  • 8. Management of KoGen, the BfN centre of expertise on genetic engineering

Last Change: 27/04/2021

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