11th National Level Biological Congress on â€œBioscientific Technologies - A Panacea for Human Heal (MCAS BIO-2012)
|Event Date/Time: Jan 06, 2012||End Date/Time: Jan 07, 2012|
|Abstract Submission Date: Jan 06, 2012|
|Paper Submission Date: Jan 07, 2012|
Muthayammal College of Arts & Science was founded by Muthayammal Educational & Charitable Trust in the year 1994, with the aim of bringing a new dimension to the study of Arts & Science. The college currently offers 16 programmes at UG Level and 15 at PG Level. Three Departments viz. Biotechnology, Microbiology & Biochemistry have facilities for research leading to M.Phil and Ph.D., programmes and M.Phil programme in Commerce and Computer Science. Our institution with green-environment, excellent an infrastructural facility 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.
Muthayammal College of Arts & Science is located at Rasipuram, Namakkal District, a small town in Tamil Nadu 310 KM away from Chennai, 240 KM from Bangalore, 165 KM away from Coimbatore, 36 KM away from Salem, 60 KM away from Erode, 115 KM away from Tiruchirappalli, on the Rasipuram - Attur State highway. Rasipuram is well connected by bus transport with the rest of the country. Participants, after reaching Salem, Erode or Trichirappalli by Train have to reach Rasipuram by bus. The climate at Rasipuram in January will be usually salubrious.
During the course of the last fifty years, great strides have been made in the sphere of biosciences which include Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology etc., Consequently, innumerable innovative technologies such as cloning, gene therapy, DNA technology, Bioremediation, Biomining, stem cell culture, immunotechnology have come to be introduced in the study and research of biosciences. These technologies have gone a long way in promoting human health and social welfare and in maintaining a happy, healthy and sustainable environment.
The cross cutting technologies embedded in biosciences have led many companies and institutions to pursue market-related opportunities in associated technologies using which they are able to produce highly useful products â€“ foods, fuels and medicines. Man is capable of breeding healthier animals and plants. He has been successful in mapping human genome. Bioscientific technologies serve as powerful tools in the hands of man to wage a relentless war against the menace arising out of too much of human interference in nature such as pollution of air, water and soil, excessive rain or continued drought, abrupt appearance and endemic or pandemic spread of cruel diseases, global warming, natural calamities like tsunami, whirlwinds and earthquakes which take a very great toll of valuable human beings in their wake.
Applications of biosciences are always non-polluting and, often, labour intensive. They make use of replenishable natural resources and help in their conservation. They help, directly or indirectly, in saving energy. The cost of products produced through a biotechnological process is almost always less than that of the same product produced, say, through a chemical synthetic route. Biotechnologies are less accident-prone. In spite of their high level of intellectual sophistication, it is easier to train people to handle biotechnologies than other technologies. Above all, they are interesting and exciting for all those involved with them.
Genetic Engineering of microbes, plants and animals including marine animals ensures that capabilities are converted into abilities. Genetically engineered microbes are today widely used for producing drugs and vaccines in large scale at low costs that are of great importance (human insulin, erythropoietin, and hepatitis-B vaccine). They will be available at a cost, three or more times lower than the current cost. Genetically engineered plants are likely to find wide applications in the production of human monoclonal antibodies. Also Genetically engineered animals are exploited for various model research studies.
Cloning is a wonderful biotechnique which enables man to produce similar populations of genetically identical individuals. Gene Therapy is, in a way, genetic engineering of humans, which would allow a person suffering from a disabling genetic disorder to lead a normal life.Stem cell techniques would involve purification and isolation of stem cells from various tissues and develop into the desired tissue which could then be used for transplantation. New DNA technologies including DNA fingerprinting, microarray, sequencing of genomes, development and use of new molecular markers for plant identification and characterization have been exploited. Also the development of DNA- based probes for diagnosis of inherited disorders, antisense technologies that are aimed at blockage of the function of a particular stretch of DNA and computing using DNA.
Bioremediation of effluents or waste, using biological systems viz. phytoremediation, bioventing, bioleaching, landfarming, composting, bioaugmentation, rhizofiltration, and biostimulation help to maintain a sustainable environment. The use of genetic engineering to create organisms specifically designed for bioremediation has great prospective. Biomining is the process employed to extract the desired minerals from low-grade ores being explored by the mining industry. Bioinformatics, including genomics and proteomics is a newly emerging area which makes use of the enormous amount of data on biological systems that are becoming available.
It is clear from the above account the man, utilizing varied Bioscientific technologies, will be able to sustain a good environment conducive for happy and healthy life. The 11th National Level Biological Congress will serve as a suitable platform where exhaustive discussions related to Bioscientific technologies will be held among the Participants, Students, Researchers, Professors, Scientists and Industrialists.
Call for Papers
Participants can present their papers Orally or by Poster. They are requested to prepare their abstract with not exceeding 250 words which should be in CD using MS-Word along with one hard copy. Only selected papers can be presented orally while the rest by posters. A poster session will be specified, where all participants will have a chance to see the posters. Cash prizes will be awarded for the best paper and for the best poster.
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 the details and return the application form with the prescribed fee mentioned below.
ï‚§ Industrialists / Technologists - Rs. 1000/-
ï‚§ Faculty from Academia - Rs. 400 /-
ï‚§ Students / Research Scholars - Rs. 300 /-
*DD shall be drawn in favour of Organizing Secretary, MCAS BIO-2012, Payable at Rasipuram. (State Bank of India, Canara Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Indian Bank, The City Union Bank, the Lakshmi Vilas Bank, The Tamil Nadu Mercantile Bank, The Karur Vysya Bank, The Axis Bank, The ICICI Bank and The HDFC Bank Branches are available)
ïƒ˜ Last Date for registration - 9th December 2011
ïƒ˜ Last Date for submission of abstract - 23th December 2011
ïƒ˜ Last Date for request for accommodation - 16th December 2011
ïƒ˜ Announcement of accepted abstracts - 26th December 2011
Food / Accommodation
To all delegates, food and accommodation are provided free of cost.
â€¢ Agricultural and food processing technologies
â€¢ Biofuels and bio-sourced chemicals
â€¢ Bioinformatics and health informatics tools
â€¢ Biomaterials and biocomposites development
â€¢ Drug development and manufacturing
â€¢ Gene therapy development
â€¢ Improved food animal species and enhanced animal health
â€¢ Laboratory and diagnostics development services
â€¢ Nanotechnology and Nano medicine
â€¢ Production of novel and useful compounds via plant pathways
â€¢ Seed and plant varietal development and production
â€¢ Tissue engineering and organ systems development
â€¢ Antibiotics, vaccine and hormone production
â€¢ Waste management and environmental clean-up and protection
Dr. A. Palanisamy Dr. R. Selvakumaran
Organizing Secretary: MCAS BIO-2012 Principal / Convener: MCAS BIO-2012
Head- Biological Sciences Muthayammal College of Arts & Science
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