International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (ICBB2009)


Location: Balaclava, Turtle Bay, Mauritius, Mauritius

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
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Research and development in biotechnology requires the collaboration of scientists and engineers in fields such as biology, chemistry, computer science, chemical engineering, and bio engineering. This conference brings together scientists, engineers and scholars from relevant fields with practitioners from industry in order to help each group to understand progress made in the area as a whole.

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.

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
• Bioinformatics
• 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).


Additional Information

Conference Registration Fees (in EURO $) Early Registration Before 30th December 2008 Registration After 30th December 2008 Participant EURO $ 450 EURO $ 500 Accompanying Person EURO $300 EURO $ 350 Student EURO $ 250 EURO $ 300 Payment methods: * Visa, Mastercard * Bank Trabsfer * Cheque or bankers draft made payable to CENTURY FOUNDATION, Bangalore, India Terms and Conditions: - Registrations: • Registration will be confirmed if payment is received with the registration booking form • If you have not received details within 15 days of bookings please contact the conference organizer • The Century Foundation and the Organizing committee of the Conference can not be held responsible for the non-arrival of information. - Cancellations: • Cancellations should be made in writing to the Century Foundation • Refund of registration fees will be as follows; - Before 9th May 2009 refund of 50% - After 9th May 2009 no refund is available. For queries, please contact: Dr. V. Sivaram, Organizing Secretary Department of Botany, Bangalore University Bangalore - 560056, INDIA Email: Phone: 91-(080)-22736305, Fax: : 91-(080) – 23219295, 22961315