Research Division

Gene Technology

What is Gene Technology?

Gene technology refers to techniques and activities concerned with the expression of genes, selection of organisms based on genetic variation, artificial modification of genes, and transfer of genes to new host organisms.

Gene technology may create or involve genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and most techniques require approval from the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) prior to commencement.

Gene technology in Australia is regulated by the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR).

Primary Contact

Sam Poynter, Biosafety and Biosecurity Officer

biorisk.management@utas.edu.au