On March 21, 2017 the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the National Press Center of the Republic of Belarus held a press-event on "Genomic biotechnology to medicine, sports, agriculture" (as a part of a series press events, timed to the Year of Science). The event was held at the Institute of Genetics and Cytology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The purpose of the meeting was to inform about the effectiveness work of the Republican Center for Genetic Labeling and Certification of Plants, Animals, Microorganisms and Humans (Republican Center for Genomic Biotechnology). Director of the Institute of Genetics and Cytology of the NAS of Belarus Valentina Lemesh and Director of the Republican Center for Genomic Biotechnology, Chief Scientific Secretary of the NAS of Belarus Alexander Kilchevsky made presentations before the representatives of the Republican and Allied media. Journalists visited the structural units of the Institute (laboratory of human genetics, Center for Collective Use “Genome”, the Republican Bank of human DNA, animals, plants and microorganisms).
Press release on the activity of the Republican Center for Genomic Biotechnology can be found here.