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Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing: Rights and duties in scientific research


09:15 - 12:30


Bernastrasse 15, 3005 Bern

Meeting place

Naturhistorisches Museum der Bürgergemeinde Bern, Bernastrasse 15, 3005 Bern

Goals - Participants are informed about the ABS system, the Nagoya Protocol and its implementation in Switzerland - Participants know the consequences of the Nagoya Protocol for scientific research - Participants are aware of the rights and duties relating to Nagoya Protocol - Participants are informed about the supporting tools and know how to proceed

Biodiversity conservation

All non-commercial academic researchers working with genetic resources are invited to participate in this conference.


09.15 - 9:30 Welcome and introduction

Dr Jürg Pfister, Secretary general SCNAT

09.30 - 9:50 Access & Benefit Sharing, the Nagoya Protocol and its implementation in Switzerland

Dr Bettina Hitzfeld, Head of Division Soil and Technology, FOEN (pdf)

09.50 - 10.15 The Nagoya Protocol: from the perspective of good scientific research practice.

Dr Aysim Yilmaz, Dr Stéphanie Wyss, Swiss National Science Foundation (pdf)

10.15 - 11.00 Support and tools for researchers
Good Practice, Model Clauses, Dr Susette Biber-Klemm, Program coordinator (pdf)

Focal/contact point, Website, Dr Franziska Bosshard, National Focal Point, FOEN

11.00 - 11.30 Break

11.30 - 12.00 ABS in academic research: 3 case studies.

Dr Pierre-André Loizeau, Conservatoire et jardin botanique de la Ville de Genève (pdf)

Prof. Dr Matthias Hamburger, Universität Basel (pdf)

Prof. Dr Pascal Mäser, Universität Basel & Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (pdf)

12.00 - 12.20 Questions, discussion, concerns of the researchers…

12.20 - 12.30 Final remarks

Dr Jürg Pfister, Secretary general SCNAT


  • Genetic resources


Swiss Biodiversity Forum
House of Academies
PO Box
3001 Bern

Deadline: 02.09.2016

Languages: English