International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (ICBB2009)
|Event Date/Time: Sep 18, 2009||End Date/Time: Sep 20, 2009|
|Registration Date: Dec 31, 2009|
|Early Registration Date: Dec 31, 2008|
|Abstract Submission Date: Dec 31, 2008|
|Paper Submission Date: Sep 20, 2009|
Biotechnology is emerging as one of the fastest growing sectors of the global economy. Advances fueled by the biotechnology industry will revolutionize health care, agriculture and environmental remediation in the 21st century. Over the last two decades there has been a mushrooming of biotechnology which has affected various aspects of our society.
The rapidly emerging field of bioinformatics promises to lead to advances in understanding basic biological processes and, in turn, advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of many genetic diseases. Bioinformatics has transformed the discipline of biology from a purely lab-based science to an information science as well. Increasingly, biological studies begin with a scientist conducting vast numbers of database and Web site searches to formulate specific hypotheses or to design large-scale experiments. The implications behind this change, for both science and medicine, are staggering.
Over the past few decades, major advances in the field of molecular biology, coupled with advances in genomic technologies, have led to an explosive growth in the biological information generated by the scientific community. This deluge of genomic information has, in turn, led to an absolute requirement for computerized databases to store, organize, and index the data and for specialized tools to view and analyze the data.
THEME OF THE CONFERENCE
The conference will focus on the recent developments in the field of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics and related fields. The following areas of basic and applied biotechnology will be covered in the form of plenary lectures, invited talks, oral and poster presentations.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Agricultural Biotechnology
• Food Biotechnology
• Environmental Biotechnology
• Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
• Industrial Biotechnology
• Medical Biotechnology
• Nano Biotechnology
• Marine Biotechnology
• Animal biotechnology
• Plant biotechnology
• Enzyme Engineering
• RNA and DNA structure and sequencing
• Gene regulation
• Gene expression databases
• Biomedical Computational drug discovery
• Application of computational intelligence in medicine and biological sciences (artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, and evolutionary computing).