Recent Trends in Plant Physiology & Crop Improvement (ISPP-2010)

Venue: VIT University

Location: Vellore, TN, India

Event Date/Time: Oct 22, 2010 End Date/Time: Oct 22, 2010
Registration Date: Oct 10, 2010
Early Registration Date: Sep 30, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 30, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Oct 20, 2010
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Background: Indian Society for Plant Physiology (ISPP), New Delhi is organizing a Zonal Conference on “Recent trends in Plant Physiology & Crop Improvement” on 22nd October, 2010 at the School of Bio Sciences and Technology, VIT University, Vellore Tamilnadu.
VIT University
Founded in 1984 as Vellore Engineering College, the institute was declared as a University in recognition of its academic excellence by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India in 2001. The University has since grown by leaps and bounds – establishing excellent infrastructure replete with state-of-art laboratories, digital library, smart class rooms, hostels, gyms, swimming pools, auditoria , in-door and out-door stadiums spread over an impeccably clean and green 250 acre campus – on way to fulfill the vision of the founder and chancellor Dr. G. Viswanathan to make it truly world class. VIT today comprises of nine constituent schools and interdisciplinary centres offering undergraduate, graduate, post graduate and research programs upto PhD level. Of the 16,000 students, largely residential, nearly one fourth are women. About 1200 qualified faculty members and 1000 administrative staff facilitate the process of making them not only professionals but also industry ready, contributing wealth to nation. VIT has organized a number of International and National conferences in the recent past utilizing its awesome facilities. VIT is the first educational institution of India to get ISO9002 certified by the DNV of The Netherlands. It is again the first institute in India to get accreditation from IEE (UK). Further it has also been accredited by NBA (AICTE) and NAAC (UGC). VIT became the first Indian university to get ABET (USA) accreditation. VIT has 80 MoUs with institution within India and from countries like Australia, Canada, France, Germany, UK and USA in various disciplines towards exchange of faculty and students, joint programs involving courses as well as research and improvement of laboratory and library facilities.
School of Bio Sciences and Technology (SBST)
SBST is offering B. Tech, M. Tech., M. Sc., and Ph.D. programmes in Biotechnology and many other allied areas. SBST has adequate infrastructure and skilled faculties for carrying out teaching, research and developmental activities in different areas of Biotechnology. Major areas of research include Molecular Genetics, Clinical Genetics, Plant Biotechnology, Microbiology and Microbial technology, Cancer Biology, Bioinformatics, Bioprocess Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Environmental Biotechnology and Immunotechnology.
Indian Society for Plant Physiology (ISPP)
The Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi bears a long history of its existence for academic service to the nation and to the mankind. The society was established in 1958. Thanks to the efforts of late professors, Boshi Sen, J.J. Chinoy, R.D. Asana and K.K. Nanda. Since then the society has been continuously engaged in highlighting the advances in the field of plant physiology and related disciplines by way of publication of Indian Journal of Plant Physiology and organizing national and International seminars. Through national and zonal seminars, the society aims to promote the cause of scientific community associated with plant/ life sciences.

In this context ISPP organizing a zonal conference at VIT University. This conference will address the issues of physiology and molecular interventions for yield and quality improvement in crop plants. Scientific Progamme: The conference features plenary lectures by eminent speakers. Submitted papers will be presented by oral presentations and posters by the contributors. Papers are invited on any of the following broad research areas with an emphasis on quality improvement in crop plants falling under

Stress physiology, Crop Improvement, Conservation Biodiversity,Agro Biodiversity,
Molecular physiology,Functional genomics & RNAi


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