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National Coordination Biosafety Centre

Head: Galina V. Mozgova

PhD in Biological Sciences


The Centre was established in 1998 to ensure the effective participation of the Republic of Belarus in addressing the global challenge of the biodiversity conservation and coordination of the activity involving the safety-related use of modern biotechnology achievements within the framework of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

Priority areas of activity:

  • collection, analysis and systematization of information on legislation and scientific research in the field of biosafety, field trials, import/export, commercialization of genetically modified organisms (GMOs);
  • detection of genetically modified ingredients (GMIs) in food raw materials and foodstuffs, agricultural products, feed and seed material;
  • organization of scientific expertise in GMO safety and of GMO based products, testing or the use of which is destined in the Republic of Belarus;
  • provision of information on biosafety to the concerned Republican bodies of State Administration, legal entities and individuals and the mass media;
  • information exchange with National Focal Points (National Coordination Centres) of other countries and international organizations;
  • constant liaison with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and participation in the Biosafety Clearing-House of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety as the National Focal Point.