GenØk is conducting gene ecology research and research based activities that contribute to safer use of biotechnologies. GenØk has approved laboratories for biotechnology research and model systems for testing of effects.
GenØk carries out risk assessments regarding marketing applications for GMOs and GMO products. Advisory activities also includes reports on key aspects of the use of modern biotechnologies.
GenØk delivers scientifically based advice, comprehensive courses, workshops and conferences, as well as training and education in cooperation with international partners.
Genøks main task is biosafety and safer use of biotechnologies. The foundation focuses particularly on the possible environmental and health related consequences from gene technology and gene modification, as well as social impacts.