The week began with a public interactive artwork display, showcasing our innovative and vibrant sector, at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Members of the Parliament as well as the general public and school students were encouraged to ‘play the DNA game’ on our touch screen TV and to learn more about how biotechnology is already a part of our everyday lives. Videos, posters and other educational materials showed a wide variety of biotechno- logy applications such as: DNA profile

matching, tissue engineering, crop protection, fresher and healthier food, cheese, beer and wine making ,stone washing denim, cotton materials, washing clothes at lower tempera- tures, environmentally friendly bio-plastics, rare disease therapies, vaccines, life-saving insulin treatments for diabetics, and lots, lots more!