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Biosafety and Bioethics in Biotechnology
Policy, Advocacy, and Capacity Building




ISBN 9780367767020
Published May 11, 2022 by CRC Press
238 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations

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This book covers a range of important topics in biotechnology policy, advocacy and education, bioethics, biosafety regulations for genetically modified organisms and gene-edited products and biotechnology manpower development. Throughout the book, the contributors review biosafety and bioethical guidelines that could enhance adoption of biotechnology in alignment with national priorities and research agendas. They also discuss the importance of current biotechnology policy advocacy, enlightenment and public engagement with stakeholders and policy makers. The book will be useful reference material for scientists and researchers working in the fields of food and agricultural biotechnology, biopharmaceuticals and medical biotechnology, environmental biotechnology, biotechnology policy and advocacy, biotechnology communication and manpower development, biosafety and bioethics, etc.

  • Emphasizes recent advances in biotechnology that could ameliorate the high-level global food insecurity through the deployment of the technology in Nigeria
  • Provides detailed information on how to domesticate biotechnology and boost training of the biotechnology workforce in the universities and research institutes
  • Introduces new frontiers in the area of organizing informal biotechnology capacity building courses and professional certification
  • Reviews biosafety and bioethical guidelines that could enhance adoption of biotechnology in alignment with national priorities and research agendas
  • Discusses current biotechnology policy advocacy, enlightenment and public engagement with stakeholders and policy makers

Sylvia Uzochukwu, Ph.D., is a Professor of Food Science and Biotechnology, and Director, Biotechnology Centre, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria.

Arinze Stanley Okoli, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at Genoek – Centre for Biosafety, Universitetet II, Breivika, Tromsoe, Norway.

Nwadiuto (Diuoto) Esiobu, Ph.D., is a Professor of Microbiology and Biotechnology at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, USA, and the President and Founder of Applied Biotech, Inc. and ABINL.

Emeka Godfrey Nwoba, Ph.D., is currently at the Algae Research & Development Centre, Murdoch University, Western Australia.

Christpeace Nwagbo Ezebuiro, Ph.D., is a Project Manager, Renewable Energy Expert and Head of Clean Technology Division at the National Biotechnology Development Agency, Abuja, Nigeria.

Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Microbiology and Biotechnology and the Director of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, Edo State University Uzairue, Nigeria.

Abdulrazak B. Ibrahim, Ph.D., is a Capacity Development Expert at the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

Benjamin Ewa Ubi, Ph.D., is a Professor of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology and Director, Biotechnology Research and Development Centre, Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Nigeria.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Bamidele Ogbe Solomon
Preface
Benjamin Ewa Ubi
Part 1: Biosafety, Bioethics and Legal Issues in Biotechnology.
1. Status of Nigeria’s Biosafety Regulation.
Rufus Ebegba, Scholastica Bello, and Joy Onwude
2. CRISPR / Cas9: Regulatory Considerations to Ensure Safety of Gene-Edited Products in Nigeria.
Sylvia Uzochukwu, Arinze S. Okoli
3. Regulating Gene-Edited Products in Nigeria.
Rufus Ebegba, Joy Onwude
4. Emerging Technologies: Can African Regulator Take a Lead on Transgenic Mosquito Regulation.
Rufus Ebegba, Joy Onwude
5. Bioethics: Principles and Practice in The Face of Modern Technology.
Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji, Kingsley Eghonghon Ukhurebor, Olugbemi Tope Olaniyan, Olugbenga Samuel Micheal, Julius Kola Oloke, Benjamin Ewa Ubi
Part 2: Biotechnology Policy Advocacy, Enlightenment and Public Engagement with Stakeholders / Policy Makers.
6. Science Communication in Agricultural Biotechnology and Public Engagement with Stakeholders in Nigeria.
R. S. M. Gidado, A. Isah, J. C. Igwe, S. O. O. Iweajunwa, N. Muchiri
7. Biotechnology Development in Nigeria: Meeting Critical Developmental Needs.
A. Akpa, N. C. Ezebuiro, Benjamin Ewa Ubi, Christie Onyia, and Abdulrazak Ibrahim
8. Communicating Scientific Innovations: The Case of Agricultural Biotechnology in Nigeria.
R.S.M. Gidado, A. Isah, S. O. O. Iweajunwa, N. Muchiri
9. Review of Biotechnology Policies and Regulatory Frameworks.
James C. Ogbonna, Benjamin Ewa Ubi, Abdulrazak Ibrahim, Ebiamadon Andi Brisibe, Abubakar Gidado, Mwajim Bukar, and Aliyu Daja
Part 3: Biotechnology Education and Curriculum Development.
10. Current status of Biotechnology Manpower Development in Nigeria.
Olu Odeyemi, Modupe Stella Ayilara
11. Strategies Towards Enhancing Biotechnology Training in Nigeria.
Sylvia Uzochukwu, Christie Onyia, Nwadiuto Esiobu, Joan Campbell, Paul Keese, Ivan Ingelbrecht and Alex Ochem
12. Challenge of Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (Stem) in Technological Development of
Nigeria.
Nwadiuto Esiobu, Ivar Virgin

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Biography

Sylvia Uzochukwu, Ph.D. is professor of Food Science and Technology and Dean at Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria.

Okoli Arinze Stanley Okoli, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at Genoek -Centre for Biosafety, Universitetet II, Breivika, Tromsoe, Norway.

Nwadiuto Esiobu, Ph.D. is Professor of Microbiology and Biotechnology at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, USA; and President & Founder, Applied Biotech Inc. and ABINL.

Emeka Godfrey Nwoba, Ph.D. is currently at the Algae Research & Development Centre, Murduch University, Western Australia.

Christpeace Nwagbo Ezebuiro, Ph.D. is a Project Manager, Renewable Energy Expert and Head of Clean Technology Division at the National Biotechnology Development Agency, Abuja, Nigeria .

Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Microbiology and Biotechnology, & Director of intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, Edo State University Uzairue, Nigeria

Abdulrazak Ibrahim, Ph.D. is a capacity development expert at theForum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), and Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

Benjamin Ewa Ubi, Ph.D. is Professor of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology & Director, Biotechnology Research and Development Centre, Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Nigeria