27 Oct 2022 EVENT

IMPTOX at high-level Biotech Future Forum in Belgrade

IMPTOX coordinator, Tanja Ćirković Veličković raises awareness about IMPTOX during the international conference attended by the Serbian Prime Minister, members of the World Economic Forum and the UNDP.

The Government of the Republic of Serbia hosted its first Global Biotech Conference, partnering with the World Economic Forum and supported by the United Nations Development Programme. The conference took place at the Palace of Serbia from October 20-21, 2022 and was opened by the Serbian Prime Minister, Ana Brnabić. Further speakers during the opening ceremony were Børge Brende, President of the World Economic Forum and Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme who had sent a video message.

The Forum brought together leading experts worldwide in the fields of biotechnology, bioinformatics and bioengineering, including representatives from business, government and academia related to healthcare and medicine. The main goal of the forum was to “join forces with the key drivers of this development and start knowledge sharing, policy development, and networking in the world ecosystem in this field.”

Set in such an inspiring environment, Prof. Tanja Ćirković Veličković presented IMPTOX as one of UBFC’s main international research projects on micro- and nanoplastics (MNPs). During the exhibit, she assured to raise awareness about the problem of micro- and nanoplastics pollution in general and the current lack of scientific data to fully understand the impact of MNPs on human health.

Find out more from this brochure about the research focus of IMPTOX’s lead partner, the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Chemistry, their international research cooperation and innovative projects.

Click here to read more about the recent Global Biotech Conference in Belgrade.