BIOTECNOLOGY

AS a BIOTECNOLOGY LABORATORY our mandate is to contribute to the sustainable development of the country through prudent development and application of biotechnology. Since its inception, the laboratory has undertake these activitie Base line study on the commonly modified foods, maize and soya beans. Maize and soya beans samples were collected from all the provinces, especially along the borders The programme produces annual reports, technical reports, Zambia Science Abstracts and an internal Sci-Tech newsletter. Furthermore, it has provided practical training to university and college students in Library and Information and Computer Studies. After studying their report, the Zambian government chose to act with caution and putsome measures into place. In August 2003, the policy on National Biotechnology and Biosafety was approved,

Our Service

  • The Laboratory is able to analyse seed grown in Zambia to assess if they are negative from GMO
  • Processed foods are anaysed to detect the presence of GMOs
  • The Laboratory engages University students for practicals or attachments where they are taught various laboratory skills