International Conference on Challenges in Biotechnology and Food Technology (ICBF 2009) (ICBF 2009)

Venue: Department of Technology, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar - 608002, Tamil Nadu, India.

Location: Annamalai Nagar, Tamil Nadu, India

Event Date/Time: Aug 26, 2009 End Date/Time: Aug 28, 2009
Registration Date: Apr 10, 2009
Early Registration Date: Feb 10, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 10, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Feb 10, 2009
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Description

As mankind becomes more sophisticated and ambitious, the natural resources are overused and we face a number of problems such as hunger in different parts of the world, pollution and pollution related diseases, global warming and the one that has more direct effect on our lives, the non-availability and cost of fuels. Breakthroughs in biochemical engineering and food technology help address few of these problems and understand others. We have genetically engineered crops with improved yields and better pest resistance, biofuels that would replace the depleting fossil fuel supplies but not pollute by maintaining the carbon balance, enzyme based detergents that replace the conventional chemicals that pollute the water bodies and so on. Research on marine biotechnology gives ideas on drug discovery, new materials, raw materials for processing industries and increasing productivity of seafood. Extension of these research findings from the laboratory to the industry poses a number of problems that should be tackled successfully and efficiently.
Scientists working in the field of biochemical and food technology have the vision for a world free of hunger, diseases and pollution. This international conference intends to bring together researchers, industrialists and students into fruitful deliberations on advanced technologies that aim at successful handling of the challenges in these areas for improving the quality of our life.


Call for Papers
In concomitant with the said major themes this conference invites research papers of proven quality on theoretical and empirical aspects on the following sub-themes.

• Bioprocess Engineering
• Biocatalysis
• Bioreactors and biokinetics
• Biomaterials
• Biomolecular Engineering
• Protein Engineering
• Biotechnology Applications in Medicine and Health
• Bio-Drug Discovery
• Nanobiotechnology
• Bioenvironmental Engineering
• Bioenergy
• Ecological roles of bioactive compounds
• Biodiversity conservation
• Marine biosecurity and biodefense
• Marine biochemicals
• Biotechnology approaches to diseases in aquaculture
• Ethics in Biotechnology
• Food and Process Engineering – emerging technology
• Implementation of lean manufacturing principles and cost reduction throughout the process
• Food microbiology, antimicrobials & sanitizers
• Produce disinfection and antimicrobials
• Food chemistry
• Storage, processing and packaging
• Toxicology and safety evaluation
• Non-thermal processing for improving food safety
• Modeling and simulation

Venue

Department of Technology, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar - 608002, Tamil Nadu, India.
Tamil Nadu
India
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Additional Information

For registration details, hotel information, and other details about ICBF 2009, please visit, www.annamalaiuniversity.ac.in

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