BIOTECHNOLOGY - GLIMPSES OF FUTURE PROSPECTS (MCAS-BIO2009)

Venue: Conference Hall

Location: RASIPURAM, TAMIL NADU, India

Event Date/Time: Jan 09, 2009 End Date/Time: Jan 10, 2009
Registration Date: Jan 09, 2009
Early Registration Date: Jan 08, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 24, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Jan 08, 2009
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MCAS-BIO-2009
8th - NATIONAL LEVEL BIOLOGICAL CONGRESS ON “BIOTECHNOLOGY: GLIMPSES OF FUTURE PROSPECTS”
9tH & 10tH January 2009 Organized by
CENTER FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY
Muthayammal College of Arts & Science,
Rasipuram-637 408, Tamil Nadu, India.

AIM AND OBJECTIVE OF THE BIOLOGICAL CONGRESS
In the later part of the twentieth century biotechnology has firmly emerged in to a distinct discipline. However, the origin of biotechnology can be traced back to prehistoric times when microorganisms were used in process like “Fermentation, Preparation of Cheese from milk, and of Vinegar from molasses, Tanning of leather, Production of Beer and Dairy products” etc.

The past few decades have seen a very rapid rise in the number of plant and animal scientists using the techniques of cell, tissue, organ culture for plant and animal improvement. The discovery of restriction enzymes which led to the development of a variety of gene technology and it is considered to be the greatest scientific revolution of 21st century.

Nature has provided a complete store house of remedies to cure all ailments of mankind. In the past three decades there has been a dramatic increase in the scientific work supporting the clinical benefits through biotechnology. Some of the renowned hospitals have established stem cell banks.

India has a large network of institutes and laboratories, backed by reputed universities and vast pool of scientists working in small group on various biotechnology projects. As a result, we are deriving al lot of benefits from GMO crops such as Golden Rice Bt cotton, Hormones, Enzymes, Vaccines and Antibiotics etc. In spite of the great advancement in science and technology, still the mankind is suffering from serious diseases, pollution, ill-health, poverty etc.

Globalization, Industrialization, Urbanization, advancement of science and technology and non-judicious exploitation of natural resources have resulted in various serious consequences threatening the very existence of mankind. There is a possibility of large areas of land being inundated by the rising level of sea water as a result of global warming due to enormous quantities of emission of toxic gases like CO, CO2, SO2 and NO2, etc.
Owing to ozone-depletion dangerous rays are reaching the earth which can produce unpredictable evil-consequences such as Tsunamies, Earthquakes, and Whirlwinds resulting in loss of life and biodiversity properties. Man is dumping wastes all over the earth. Though he is aware of the evil-consequences of non-biodegradable hazardous materials such as plastics, polyethylene etc., he is producing them in inestimable quantities.
The entire atmosphere is polluted and days are not far away when good air, good water and good environment are non-available. New diseases arise all of a sudden and spread in epidemic and pandemic proportion taking a heavy toll of life in their wake. Food production is declining and there is a serious threat of famine. Energy crisis is already looming large and it is time to turn to biodiesel and other renewable energy sources such as wind, tides, sun etc.
The growth of biotechnology leads to increasing popularity towards plant-based drugs in pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, functional foods and even cosmaceuticals in the global market. Thus biotechnology research could help the country carve a niche for itself in modern biotechnology including Genomics and bio-informatics, Agriculture and Plant biotechnology, Molecular medicine, Environment and biodiversity and bio-fuel and bio-instrumentation.

The future of biotechnology seems to be very strong and bright. Scientists have come to believe that biotechnology is a boon for human society and it has the great potential to solve many of the issues. Scientist now believe that biotechnology will provide a wonderful tool to solve many of the above mentioned problems and that in future we are going to enjoy to many things from biotechnology. This congress will serve as a suitable platform to analyze and discuss various benefits, man is likely to derive biotechnology in future.

CALL FOR PAPERS:
Participants can present their papers orally or by Poster, they are requested to make their abstract not exceeding 250 words which should be in 3 ½ floppy Disc / CD using MS-Word along with one hard copy. Only selected papers can be presented orally and rest of the papers can be presented as poster. A poster session will be specified, where all participants will have a chance to see the posters. A cash prize will be awarded for the best paper and for the best poster.


REGISTRATION:
Participants are requested to send the registration fee, as mentioned below, along with the completed registration form to confirm their participation. Please fill in the registration form with all details and return the application form with the prescribed fee mentioned below.
 Industrialists / Technologists - Rs. 1000/-
 Faculty from Academia - Rs. 350 /-
 Students / Research Scholars - Rs. 250 /-
 Accommodation - (FREE)
IMPORTANT DATES:
 Last Date for Registration and Submission of Abstract - 9th December 2009
 Last Date for Submission of Full Paper - 24th December 2009
 Last Date to Request for Accommodation - 24th December 2009

ABOUT THE COLLEGE:
Muthayammal College of Arts & Science was founded by Muthayammal Educational Trust in the year 1994, with the aim of bringing a new dimension to the study of arts & Science. The college currently offers 17 programmes at UG Level and 18, at PG Level. Three departments viz. Biotechnology, Microbiology and Biochemistry have facilities for research leading to M.Phil and Ph.D., programmes. Our institution with green-environment, excellent infrastructural facilities with able and experienced faculty makes it possible to impart the latest technological advancement in biological sciences. Conducting National / State level seminar is a regular feature of our college.
LOCATION:
Muthayammal College of Arts & Science is located at Rasipuram, a small town in Tamil Nadu 250 KM away from Chennai, 240 KM from Bangalore, 165 KM away from Coimbatore, 36 KM away from Salem, on the Rasipuram-Attur State highway. Nestled amidst the sylvan settings of verdant farmland, the college provides a serene ambiance to facilitate focused learning. The intellectually stimulating physical surroundings combined with the state of the art infrastructure have resulted in a rising number of students from urban India. Rasipuram is well connected by bus transport with the rest of the country. Participants, after reaching Salem, Erode, Trichy by Train have to reach Rasipuram by bus. The climate at Rasipuram in January will be usually salubrious.



THEMES:
Biotechnology & Environment Biotechnology & Agriculture
Biotechnology & Health care Bioinformatics: Genomics & Proteomics
Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Industry Plant and Animal Genotoxicity
Biotechnology & Clinical trials Plant and Animal biotechnology
Nanomedicines & Nanotechnology Microbial Bioremediation
Bioprocess Technology Biotechnology in Waste-land Management
Biosafety & Bioterrorism Molecular biology & Tissue culture
Biotechnology & Bioresources Biotechnology & Bioethics
IPR & Patent Law Biotechnology in 2020



CONTACT:
Dr. E.G. Wesely Dr. M. Sundararajan
Organizing Secretary: MCAS-BIO-2009 Principal / Convener: MCAS-BIO-2009
Head, Center for Biotechnology Muthayammal College of Arts & Science
Muthayammal College of Arts & Science Rasipuram – 637 408, Namakkal Dt.,
Rasipuram – 637 408, Namakkal Dt., Tamil Nadu. Visit us: www.muthayammal.ac.in
Cell: 9443213887
Tel: 04287-226237; 222137
Fax: 04287-220227
E-mail: egwesely@yahoo.com ;
Visit us: www.geocities.com/biotechnologycentre

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REGISTRATION: Participants are requested to send the registration fee, as mentioned below, along with the completed registration form to confirm their participation. Please fill in the registration form with all details and return the application form with the prescribed fee mentioned below.  Industrialists / Technologists - Rs. 1000/-  Faculty from Academia - Rs. 350 /-  Students / Research Scholars - Rs. 250 /-  Accommodation - (FREE)