3rd Global Sustainable Biotech Congress (GSBC) - 2014 (GSBC-2014)
Organization: North Maharashtra University
Venue: North Maharashtra University
|Event Date/Time: Dec 01, 2014||End Date/Time: Dec 05, 2014|
|Registration Date: Mar 31, 2014|
|Early Registration Date: Dec 31, 2013|
|Abstract Submission Date: Dec 31, 2013|
The first Global Biotech Congress was organized in December 2000 in collaboration with Dept. of Microbiology, R. T. M. Nagpur University, Nagpur with sustainable practices in biotechnology as its main theme. The Congress was a great success in that it allowed the participating scientists a direct interface with farmers and other end users of the technologies that they developed in their labs. The effort was widely applauded in India and abroad by the scientific community. About 2000 villagers participated in the ‘Lab-to-Land’ technical parallel sessions. About 450 delegates and invitees from 68 renowned R&D organizations and educational institutions of the world participated in the congress. The technical sessions dealt with 13 status papers on many front-line research areas of biotechnology and 74 research papers through poster session. Several important recommendations emerged out of the deliberations in the Global Conference and panel discussions including open-house sessions.
The Second Global Biotech Congress was held during 18 – 21 December, 2006 in continuance with the prominent and pertinent recommendations that emerged out of the deliberations circulated for consideration and implementation by the developing and developed countries of the world. The congress was a joint endeavor of the Global Biotech Forum and Rajiv Gandhi Biotechnology Center, R. T. M. Nagpur University, Nagpur, India. ‘Role of Sustainable Development’, was the main theme of the Congress owing to its significance in face of the threat that human development faces today from the fast deteriorating environment. The ‘Lab-to-Land’ parallel sessions involved 62 invited speakers including Chairmen, Coordinators and more than fifty thousand farmers. The technical sessions of the Congress dealt with 15 status papers on frontline areas of Biotechnology from the esteemed scientists representing countries like USA, Australia, Romania, Belgium, Mexico & Czech Republic etc. More than five thousand delegates and invitees from 120 renowned R&D organizations & educational institutions participated. About 200 research papers through Poster sessions were presented on varied Biotechnological applications. On the whole, the congress was hailed by everyone as a memorable activity that fulfilled academic aspirations of students and professionals of science. Several inputs and recommendations that emerged out of this liberal open discussion including the ones those during technical parallel session ‘Lab-to-Land’ at villages, proved this congress to be one of the most rigorous brainstorming biotech exercises.
The main objective of GSBC-2014 is to provide appropriate platform for the farmers, emerging researchers, academicians, scientists, entrepreneurs and students. Interactive sessions shall allow the participants to question and explore the emerging sustainable biotechnologies and assess their implications on the society and environment resources as a whole.