A Multilateral Solution to the DSI Dilemma?

Four webinars focused on researchers’ experience and priorities regarding DSI. Panelists discussed the implications of an access and benefit sharing (ABS) system for digital sequence information (DSI) in the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity, reflecting on lessons learned from existing ABS arrangements, such as under the Nagoya Protocol and the ITPGRFA.

Asia-Pacific Webinar – July 5th, 2021


Dr. Rajeev Varshney, ICRISAT (CGIAR) & Murdoch University


Dr. Yogesh Shouche, National Center for Mircobial Resource, India

Prof. Charles Lawson, Griffith University (TBC)

Dr. Amber Scholz, DSMZ Leibniz Institute

Prof. Elizador T. Yu, The Marine Science Institute, University of the Pihillipines

Prof. Mutsuaki Suzuki, National Institute of Genetics, Japan

Latin America Webinar – July 5th, 2021


Rodrigo Sara, One Planet Solutions


Alejandra Sierra, Mariano Galvez University, Guatemala

Felipe García Cardona, Institute for Biological Alexander von Humboldt, Colombia

Scarlett Sett, European Virus Archive (EVA-GLOBAL), Germany

Ibon Cancio, European Marine Biological Resource Centre – Spain (EMBRC-Spain) & University of the Basque Country, Spain

Manuela da Silva, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Brazil

Africa Webinar – July 6th, 2021


Moderated by Prof. Dorington Ogoyi, CEO, National Biosafety Authority, Kenya


Douglas W. Miano, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Kassahun Tesfaye, Ethiopia Biotechnology Institute, Ethiopia

Halima Benbouza, University of Batna and National Council of Scientific Research and Technologies, Algeria

Krystal Tolley, South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa

Christian Keambou Tiambo, Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health – ILRI, Kenya

Europe and North America – July 6th, 2021


Michael Halewood, Alliance of Biodiversity International and CIAT, CGIAR Genebank Platform


Christopher H.C. Lyal, Natural History Museum, UK

Raquel Hurtado Ortiz, National Collection of Cultures of Microorganisms (CNCM), Institut Pasteur, France

Amber Scholz, Leibniz Institute DSMZ, Germany

Guy Cochrane, European Molecular Biology Laboratory European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), UK