Notified ! International Conference on Biotechnological Research

BioSD 2018 is a multi-disciplinary international conference aimed to address the current challenges in creating a secure, sustainable and affordable ecosystem in the framework of biotechnology innovations. The conference as part of CSIR-IICT platinum jubilee celebrations provides a vibrant platform for sharing knowledge and global networking amongst the biotechnology fraternity focusing on sustainable development. BioSD 2018 will bring together scientists, young researchers, entrepreneurs, industrialists, policy makers, innovators and other global experts to deliberate and showcase the current trends and future challenges of the underpinned biotechnology research domains. The conference would be beneficial in fostering budding researchers and young minds towards sustainable development.

Thematic Areas and Scope

The conference focuses on the recent developments in the frontier areas of Biotechnology keeping in view the multi­disciplinary domains aimed at sustainable innovations and development.

• Chemical and Molecular Biology
• Medicinal Chemistry, Natural Products and Drug Discovery
• Environmental Biotechnology
• Food and Agricultural Biotechnology
• Energy Biotechnology
• Renewable Chemicals
• Algal Biotechnology
• Biorefinery
• Nano Biotechnology
• Industrial Biotechnology and Bioengineering
• Bio-analyticals and Instrumentation
• Biodiversity and Conservation
• Bioinformatics, Omic Tools and Computational Biology
• Bio-economy and Policy
• Bio-entrepreneurship
• Society Interventions and Frugal Innovations

Scientific Program

BioSD 2018 is being organized and managed by a panel of International Experts besides the members from CSIR-IICT and BRSI. The Scientific Program of the conference would comprise Plenary and Invited lectures from the internationally acclaimed eminent experts, on recent developments in frontier areas of Industrial Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Food and Agricultural Biotechnology, Energy Biotechnology, Medical Biotechnology, etc. Poster sessions will be organized during three days of the conference for students to showcase their research and interact with the scientific experts. In addition, dedicated Symposia on Bio-Entrepreneur and Frugal Innovations in Biotechnology are also being organized.

Mini-Symposium on ‘Frugal Innovations in Biotechnology’

Traditionally India is land for Frugal Innovations. The symposium aims to deliberate and showcase the frugal innovations that are specifically made in the broad domain of Biotechnology with the traditional knowledge and creativity at grass root level. This symposium will be organized, sponsored and managed by both CSIR-IICT and BRSI with a team of experts in Frugal Innovations. Interested innovators should register online by providing a short abstract on the bio-innovation made and pre-selection of entries will be done by the review panel. Selected innovators will be given an opportunity to showcase their work at an international platform to the global scientific fraternity, students and industry at the conference. There is no registration fee for selected frugal bio-innovators.

Bio-Enterpreneur Conclave

The conclave intends to encourage young bio-entrepreneurs and provide opportunity to showcase and connect with global scientific community and industry. It also provides a scope to develop a cohesive network among the SMES, MMEs and academia towards developing sustainable incubation. Bio-entrepreneurs interested in presenting should register with a specified registration fee which also includes a conference kit, access to all scientific sessions, mini­symposiums, cultural programs, etc.

Young Researchers Rapid Presentation Session

This scientific session is being organised to provide a platform for young researchers to effectively present their research in 4 minutes of time to showcase their creative and constructive attributes. The best presentations will be judged by a team of experts and will be conferred with a “Young Research Rapid Presentation Award” in the closing session of the conference. Only limited slots will be available. Therefore, participants willing to opt for this, should indicate and submit the abstract atthe earliest.

Important Dates

Registration will be open from 1st July 2018. Participants can register by filling the registration form and paying the registration fee as detailed below on the conference website. Registrations will be made on first come first serve basis, till the maximum number of participants (-400) have been reached.


BioSD-2018 will be held at CSIR-lndian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India.

Abstracts Submission

Participation is open to all, working in the domain of Biotechnology research, teaching, consultancy, planning, business, etc., from all over the world. Oral presentations are by invitation only. Prospective participants are invited to submit the abstract of their research work to be presented as posters. Abstract submission details can be found on the conference website. Each registered delegate or invitee would be eligible to present one poster only.


Posters presented will be evaluated for the Best Poster Award, which would be conferred in the closing session of the conference on 25th November 2018. Young Research Rapid Presentation Award will also be conferred in the closing session of the conference.

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