Seminar on Environmental Biotechnology (Biotechnology)
Venue: Nagarjuananagar, AP
|Event Date/Time: Sep 10, 2002|
|Abstract Submission Date: Nov 01, 2002|
Indiscriminate and overexploitation of natural resources leads to environmental degradaation. Use of natural resources for economic development without deterioration of environment involves integration of appropriate scientific and technological methods. Biotechnology is considered to have a great potential in solving many environmental problems resulting from industrial and human activities. There is great hope and optimism that Biotechnology is going to solve the twin problems so popular in a short time that `Bt''has become a pet name. Yet, there is some scepticism about the potentials of the `Bt' in making the world free from hunger, disease and pollution. `Bt' is considered to be a very dangerous technology if misused. There is a raging controversy between the protagonists and antagonists as is evident from the introduction of Bt cotton in India.
Removal of doubts and creation of understanding through public discussion and debate is hoped to create atmosphere for integration of Bt for social well being without prejudice to the environment. The seminar is organised with the following objectives.
1) Selection and evaluation of appropriate technologies for control of environmental
2) To provide an insight into the potential of modern biotechnology.
3) Integration of Bt with economic development and environmental protection.
4) To bring together the nature conservators and the nature transformers under one umberella.
Broad Areas of Focus
1) Recent trends in Biotechnology
2) Production of genetically engineered microbes (GEMs) and genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
3) Environmental impact of GEMs and GMOs
4) Biofertilizers and Biopesticides
5) Bioremediation and Ecorestoration
6) Role of Biotechnology in Environmental protection
7) Biotechnology in Environmental Health and Sanitation
8) Production of biodegradable materials
Invitation for papers
Abstracts of original research papers (not exceeding 300 words) may be sent to the Organizing Secretary on or before November 1, 2002.