Number: 1999-003-1-300 [ 3/1/99
Title: Molecular basis of biodiversity, conservation and sustained
Fischli, U.K. Pandit
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Remarks: Joint Project between Div. III and the Chemistry and
Human Health Division.
Completion Date: 1999
To generate the scientific input into recommendations for ethical working
practices in the context of international co-operation in the innovative
utilization of bioresources.
The 'Biodiversity' program within IUPAC was launched in 1997 by initiating
a conference series on Biodiversity (Biodiversity
I: Thailand - 1997). This series of conferences aims to emphasize
the value of bioresources and the need for their conservation in terms
of the biomolecular chemistry of naturally ocurring molecular systems.
The continued appreciation of the special properties of molecules and
their potential utility will be pursued in future conferences of the
series, which are planned as follows: Brazil
- 1999; Turkey - 2001;
Russia - 2003.
An outcome of this projects is to provide a "molecularly based" set
of recommendations for working practices that can lead to the framing
of regulations for international co-operation in the utilization of
During the ICSU/IUPAC Southeast Asian Workshop on 'Molecular Basis
of Biodiversity' held in Bangkok, Thailand, on 26-28 November 1999,
a draft of a report on The Role of Chemists has been prepared,
which includes recommendations for Global Cooperation on Sustainable
Prospecting for Molecular Systems and Information at the Molecular Level
from Natural Resources.
The final version of this document will be made available after completing
further rounds of discussions and formulation of the recommendations
arising from the total project.
> Read Report
on ICSU/IUPAC Southeast Asia Workshop published in Chem Int.
22(3), May 2000)
> Earlier Project
> Continuation: Project 3/1/00
Last update: 11 December2000
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