presents  the    MEM Seminar Series


a Seminar on




Regulating Access to Genetic Resources -- A Southeast Asian Perspective




Mr. Burton Ong Tze En

Senior Tutor, Faculty of Law

National University of Singapore


Date                :         Saturday, 18 August 2001


Time                :         9.00 am to 11.00 am


Venue             :         Lecture Theatre LR425

                                           SDE 3, Level 4

School of Design and Environment


About the Talk:

The seminar will focus on the current multi-disciplinary issues relating to biodiversity and intellectual property(IP). This is a topic that is particularly important and relevant to developing countries rich in natural resources. The Convention on Biological Diversity was passed precisely to address these issues, but it takes a lawyer with IP knowledge to give a comprehensive overview.




About the Speaker:

Mr. Burton Ong, a first-class honours graduate of the NUS Law Faculty, has been Senior Tutor since July 1999. He has just graduated from Oxford University with a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) with Distinction. For his outstanding academic performance, he has also won three top prizes -- the Vinerian Scholarship Prize, which is awarded to the top BCL student, the Monckton Chambers Prize for Competition Law, and the Ralph Chiles CBE Award for Intellectual Property.





This seminar is open to MEM Executive Committee Members, MEM Students and staff of SDE.

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