22 - 27 August 2019

Future Skills

Agricultural Biotechnology

Agricultural biotechnologists use scientific tools and techniques, including genetic engineering, molecular markers, and diagnostics to improve plants, animals, and microorganisms.

Methods of biotechnology allow specialists to significantly accelerate the selection process and preserve the gene pool of varieties and wild plants.

Competitors need to prepare a nutritional medium, introduce plant tissue into a sample in vitro and analyse the adaptation of micro plants.

Agricultural biotechnologists work to supply farmers with tools to increase the yield of plant and animal products and lower the costs of production.

Biotechnologists are monitoring the pollution of the environment, introducing biotechnologies for processing waste into relatively safe products that help restore damaged ecosystems.

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Fun facts

Biotechnologists created a genetically modified potato with its leaves glowing when the plant needs water. The new variety is not intended for food: planted at the field borders, it will indicate watering needs.

Biotechnology enables a more efficient sewage cleaning at a lower cost: special bacteria are injected into a septic tank and it remains only to wait until the water is cleaner.

New technologies allow an accelerated evolution and selection of species. Natural wild apples are the size of a ping-pong ball. While the apples we see today, after many years of breeding, are much bigger.

Competitors

Denis Baldov

Russia

Kaleria Brandess

Russia

Julia Khoroshkova

Russia

Anatoliy Metsheryakov

Russia

Vladimir Tabachnikov

Russia

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