Kaiser Jamil

Ms Kaiser Jamil, an internationally renowned biotechnologist and president of the Third World Organization for Women in Science (http://twows.ictp.it/).

World hunger and food insecurity is a recurring problem in most parts of the developing world. Among the many potential biotechnologies that are available, and the different ways in which they can be applied, genetic modification (GM) of crops demands particular attention. Genetically modified crops possessing genes from different species, could possibly relieve global food shortages.