Academia to Industry...

 With immense pleasure, we invite you to attend the International Conference on Biotechnology: Academia to Industry (ICB – 2023) to be held at Kathmandu, Nepal from March 17 – 19, 2023 organized by Nepal Biotechnology Association. The theme of the conference is to pave out the way for application of biotechnology from academia to industry. We believe, the conference, will generate opportunities of exchanging concepts and views among the scientists, entrepreneurs and graduate students from different countries. ICB-2023 will be held as an in-person event.

Join us as we gather with colleagues, old and new,
for a weekend of Biotechnology and Industry opportunities, in the country of serene Himalayas and the Birthplace of Lord Buddha.

Mode of Presentation

Oral

ICB 2023 Podium

Grab the opportunity to present your scientific work to the international delegates, scientists and researchers by being an Oral Presenter.

 

Poster

ICB 2023 Poster

You can also send us your research paper/Abstract and present it as your poster in this 4th international conference -ICB 2023.

 

Virtual

ICB 2023 Virtual

In case of your unavailability to the conference, we sure can present your work via online and provide you with full support.

 

Who should attend?

The event’s scientific committee, made up of the top academics in the area, is working hard to create an agenda that will be informative, significant, and conducive to lively conversations that will help the field go forward. Some Key points to persuade you:

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Conferences are about more than just the speakers; they are also about the attendees and the surrounding community. Meetups and conferences are undoubtedly targeted towards crowds of individuals who have similar (or at least related) interests. In-person gatherings are now happening again after a protracted absence, bringing together individuals from various societal origins, technological expertise, and cultural experiences.

 

Conferences assist you in improving as a programmer not just by listening to talks and presentations but also by the overall experience of attending a dev event. You will hear a lot about things in your profession that you may not be familiar with, especially if you work in development. These items may be brand-new software, unreleased data, or learning from thought leaders you may not have known about before.

 

A biotechnology conference is the place to go if you’re interested in learning more about the most recent discoveries in the field of biotechnology before they are even made public. Many of the presenters at these sessions will reveal their early results or unpublished work. As a result, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn about what other people are working on as well as what the current and prospective trends are.

 

You may improve your resume by attending conferences. Including event experiences on your CV is something that not everyone does, but it’s a terrific opportunity to demonstrate to potential employers how passionate you are about your career. As we previously stated, maintaining up to date with industry events is essential for being competitive, and what better way to demonstrate your expertise than to demonstrate it in writing.

 

Even though it may not appear noteworthy, conferences are a great place to meet new people. Whether you are a professor at a university, a graduate student in your second year, or even giving your first presentation, you might run into someone at a meal, in the exhibit hall, or wherever, and within a short period of time, you could establish a connection with someone who could have a significant impact on your professional career.

 

This is a double benefit of attending conferences because they frequently have sessions for professional development and career guidance in addition to opportunities to learn about research in related fields. There’s a good chance that when you attend a conference, the attendees will all have diverse subfields of study, and many of the projects will be interdisciplinary.

 

Our conference is intended for academics as well as non-profit, public, and green economy participants who are curious in the most recent academic and research advancements in the field of biotechnology.

 

Highlights

There are Abstract submission template and relevant criteria can be viewed from
https://www.nepalbiotech.org/conferences and use the same site to register as
well as to submit your abstract.

 

Themes

There are different themes available for you to apply in this conference.  you can select any from them and then register your seat on website itself. 


 

 

The Himalayan Hotel, Lalitpur, Nepal has been booked for three days- event from Mar 17-19, 2023. You can apply for the accomodation service in the registration. 

 

NBA as organizer of ICB2023
NBA as organizer of ICB2023

Nepal Biotechnology Association (NBA)

During the first regional conference of the Association of Plant Physiologists of SAARC countries (APPSC) on the role of Plant physiology and Biotechnology on Crop Productivity held from October 3–7, 1988 at Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, the concept of creating a professional organization to unite all biotechnologists of Nepal emerged. Eminent scientists and thinkers thought that Nepal urgently needed a venue for biotechnology at the meeting. Thus, on October 7, 1988, Nepal Biotechnology Association (NBA), a scientific organization, was founded.

NBA was established as a professional NGO in July 1992 and registered as such with the Nepalese government (at the time, the HMG, Nepal) under the society legislation.

The business is a nonprofit association of professionals.

 

Co-organizers of ICB2023
Annapurna Research Center (ARC)as ICB 2023 Coorganizer
Annapurna Research Center (ARC)as ICB 2023 Coorganizer

Annapurna Research Center (ARC)

The Annapurna Research Center (ARC) is a part of the Annapurna Neurological Institute & Allied Sciences that was founded in 2011 and is non-governmental, non-political, non-profit, and service-oriented (ANIAS). The foundation of the ARC gave a collection of academics, scientists, researchers, and members of the academic community permission to collaborate on research and molecular diagnostics.

 

Central Department of Biotechnology, TU (CDBTU)

Tribhuvan University (TU) founded the Central Department of Biotechnology in 2008, started the M.Sc. program in 2009, the Ph.D. program in 2011, and the Postdoc program in 2017. The expansion of research facilities began in 2017 in anticipation of ground-breaking work in several biotechnology sectors. When the government needed qualified people resources for the diagnosis of Covid-19 and circulating SARS CoV-2 variant testing utilizing Next Generation Sequencer during the horrific pandemic covid scenario, CDBT-TU and its graduates helped the country as intended.

 

CDBTU as ICB 2023 Co-organizer
CDBTU as ICB 2023 Co-organizer

Team ICB -2023

Organizing Committee

Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Tribikram Bhattarai; President, NBA
Convener: Prof. Dr. Bijaya Pant; Vice President, NBA
Secretary: Prof. Dr. Hari Datta Bhattarai, Secretary, NBA
Treasurer: Dr. Belai Meeta Singh, Treasurer, NBA

Members:

 

Prof. Dr. Krishna Das Manandhar; Executive Member, NBA / Head, Central Department of Biotechnology, Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal
Prof. Dr. Rajani Malla; Professor, Central Department of Biotechnology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Dr. Dhurva Gauchan; Vice President, NBA / Assoc. Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Kathmandu University, Nepal
Dr. Sangita Shakya; Joint-Secretary, NBA / Assoc. Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Kathmandu University, Nepal
Dr. Sameer Mani Dixit; Executive Member, NBA / Director, Centre for Molecular Dynamics, Nepal
Dr. Mukti Ram Paudel; Executive Member, NBA / Asst. Professor, Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Dr. Jarina Joshi; Executive Member, NBA / Asst. Professor, Central Department of Biotechnology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Dr. Doj Raj Khanal; Executive Member, NBA / Principal Scientist cum Director, Livestock and Fisheries Research, Nepal Agricultural Research Council, Nepal
Dr. Namraj Dhami; Assoc. Professor, Pokhara University, Nepal 
Dr. Himal Luitel; Assoc. Professor, Center for Biotechnology, Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal
Dr. Tista Prasai Joshi; Scientist, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Nepal
Mr. Nabin Narayan Munankarmi; President, Biotechnology Society of Nepa

ADVISORY BOARD

Prof. Dr. Dharma Kanta Baskota; Vice-Chancellor, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa; Vice-Chancellor, Kathmandu University, Nepal
Prof. Dr. Punya Prasad Regmi; Vice-Chancellor, Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal
Prof. Dr. Nanda Bahadur Singh; Vice-Chancellor, Mid-West University, Nepal
Pramila Devi Bajracharya; Secretary, Ministry of Education Science and Technology, Government of Nepal
Prof. Dr. Shankar Prasad Bhandari; Secretary, University Grants Commission, Nepal
Dr. Sunil Babu Shrestha; Vice-Chancellor, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Nepal
Prof. Dr. Basant Pant; Chairperson, Annapurna Neurological Institute and Allied Sciences, Maitighar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Prof. Dr. Rameshwor Adhikari; Professor, Central Department of Chemistry and Research Centre for Applied Science & Technology, Nepal
Prof. Emeritus Acram Taji; Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia
Dr. Lawrence Bank; International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Trieste, Italy
Prof. Dr. Lakshmaiah Sreerama; Qatar University, Qatar

CONFERENCE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Bijaya Pant; Vice President, NBA / Professor, Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Members:

 

Prof. Dr. Hari Datta Bhattarai; Secretary, NBA / Professor, Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Dr. Dhurva Gauchan; Vice President, NBA / Assoc. Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Kathmandu University, Nepal
Dr. Mukti Ram Paudel; Executive Member, NBA / Asst. Professor, Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Dr. Jarina Joshi; Executive Member, NBA / Asst. Professor, Central Department of Biotechnology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Dr. Namraj Dhami; Assoc. Professor, Pokhara University, Nepal

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT

Ms. Sushma Pandey; Life Time Member, NBA / PhD Scholar, Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Mr. Bir Bahadur Thapa; Life Time Member, NBA / MSc, Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

 

There are several themes you can apply in this conference....

Research areas for ICB-2023
Research areas for ICB-2023

 Agricultural Biotechnology

 Animal Biotechnology

 Environmental Biotechnology

 Food Biotechnology

 Industrial Biotechnology

 Medical Biotechnology

 Marine/Aquatic Biotechnology

 Nano-Biotechnology

 Plant Biotechnology

 Ethical Issues

 

Gupta, V., Sengupta, M., Prakash, J., Tripathy, B.C. (2017). An Introduction to Biotechnology. In: Basic and Applied Aspects of Biotechnology. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-0875-7_1
Adapted from Gupta et. al. 2017

Agritech, or agricultural biotechnology or Green Biotechnology, is a subfield of agricultural science that focuses on altering living things like plants, animals, and microbes using tools and techniques from science. These include molecular diagnostics, vaccinations, tissue culture, and genetic engineering. Crop biotechnology is one field of agricultural biotechnology that has lately shown tremendous growth. From one type of crop to another, desired qualities are transmitted. In terms of flavor, floral color, growth rate, harvested product size, and pest and disease resistance, these transgenic crops have advantageous qualities.

 

Animals are genetically engineered (i.e., their genomes are modified) using molecular biology techniques in the field of animal biotechnology in order to make them more suitable for use in medicinal, industrial, or agricultural applications.
Animals with enhanced growth rates, illness resistance, or the ability to synthesis therapeutic proteins have all been created via animal biotechnology.

Recent developments in the sequencing of animal genomes, gene expression, and metabolic profiling of animal cells have aided advancements in animal biotechnology. More recently, genome editing technologies (such as TALENS, CRISPR-Cas, and Zinc Finger Nucleases) have created new options to quickly alter the genetic makeup of animals to increase their health and well-being, agricultural output, and resistance to illness.

 

Environmental biotechnology primarily focuses on maintaining an environment that is free of pollution, contaminated water, and harmful substances in the atmosphere. As a result, it covers waste treatment, environmental change monitoring, and pollution prevention. The principal use of environmental biotechnology is bioremediation, which involves using higher living organisms (plants: phytoremediation) or certain microbial species to decontaminate or convert toxic compounds.

 

Food biotechnology is a young field that has the potential to boost food production while enhancing its nutritional value and flavor. Because it requires less pesticides and insecticides, the food is healthy and safe. The method seeks to provide foods with more tastes, vitamins, and minerals, as well as reduced fat absorption during cooking. For improved usefulness, food biotechnology may eliminate allergies and harmful ingredients.

 

Industrial biotechnology is the use of biotechnological instruments (bioprocessing) for the production of biotechnology-derived goods (fuels, polymers, enzymes, chemicals, and many other substances) on a large scale. The goal is to create better, more efficient, and environmentally friendly industrial production processes and products than those that now exist.

 

This area of biotechnology, also known as Red Biotechnology include the production of recombinant pharmaceuticals, tissue engineering products, regenerative treatments including stem cell & gene therapy, and many more biotechnology products for a greater quality of life. Biotechnological advances make it possible to produce pure bio-therapeutic compounds on a large scale. Both newly developed agents and those that were previously only in short supply are present in these. For instance, the East had a long-standing custom of immunizing people against smallpox using scabs that contained the virus. A country physician in England named Edward Jenner established in 1798 that injecting pus from sores brought on by infection with a virus related to cowpox might prevent smallpox in a method that was far less dangerous. It served as a starting point for vaccination. The advantages of vaccination programs for people are incalculable.

 

Exploring and making use of the world’s marine resources is the focus of marine or aquatic biotechnology, sometimes known as “blue biotechnology.” For many years, aquatic or marine life has been fascinating and a source of subsistence. Oceans and aquatic systems are home to about 75–80% of all known living forms since a large portion of the world is covered by water. It examines the enormous variety in the physiology and structure of marine species. They are distinctive in their own ways and lack a land-based counterpart.

 

The use of nanotechnologies in biological sectors is referred to as nanobiotechnology. Nanotechnology is viewed as a subfield of each of chemistry, physics, and biology, and these disciplines frequently collaborate with one another. Nanobiotechnology is a hybrid discipline that incorporates biological starting materials, biological design principles, or has biological or medicinal applications as one outcome.
While biotechnology focuses on the metabolic and other physiological functions of biological entities, such as bacteria, nanobiotechnology can play a significant role in the creation and use of several valuable instruments for the study of life.

 

“The use of science and technology to modify living or inert materials, including plants, components, products, and models, in order to generate knowledge, goods, and services” (OECD).

Plant biotechnology is a collection of methods used to modify plants to meet certain requirements or possibilities. Multiple needs and opportunities frequently coexist in the same circumstance.
For instance, just one crop can be needed to provide prospects for employment and income, environmental protection, sustainable food production, and wholesome nourishment. Finding or creating appropriate plants is often a very difficult task.

Genetics and genomics, marker-assisted selection (MAS), and transgenic (genetically modified) crops are examples of plant biotechnologies that aid in the development of novel varieties and attributes. These biotechnologies enable the identification and mapping of genes, their functional discoveries, the selection for certain genes in genetic resources and breeding, and the introduction of genes for particular qualities into plants where they are required.

 

Cutting-edge research is being conducted because it “brings us closer to our ultimate objective of eradicating disability and illness via the greatest treatment that modern medicine can deliver.” The development of screening methods and therapies that can help stop the spread of these catastrophic diseases into the world’s most quickly developing economies will be aided by an understanding of the genetics of heart disease and cancer.

Although biotechnology is a neutral instrument, certain disturbing ethical issues are brought up by its potential. Should parents-to-be be permitted to “design” the physical traits of their embryos? Should the human germ line be altered by science, or would this fundamentally and permanently change what it is to be a person?

References:
1.

Gupta, V., Sengupta, M., Prakash, J., Tripathy, B.C. (2017). An Introduction to Biotechnology. In: Basic and Applied Aspects of Biotechnology. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-0875-7_1

2. https://www.nifa.usda.gov/grants/programs/biotechnology-programs/animal-biotechnology

3.https://www.nifa.usda.gov/grants/programs/biotechnology-programs/plant-biotechnology

 

Earlier the Registration, The Better for on ICB 2023!

Countdown for ICB -2023 Standard Registrations ends in..........

Final Timeline for Registration of ICB-2023

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Some Guidelines...


You may expect stimulating conversations that unite opposing viewpoints
in the name of advancing biotechnology science !!!


We are thankful to generous Supporters to our cause, our aim!!

Ministry of Education, Science and Technology as ICB 2023 Supporter
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology as ICB 2023 Supporter

Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST)

The work of coordinating and facilitating the implementation of educational reform programs, the formulation of educational plans and the overall education policy of the country has been carried out by the Ministry of Education. The University Grants Commission has been coordinating and facilitating the formulation of policies and programs related to higher education, while the universities have been conducting their own educational programs.

 

Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)

The independent apex body Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) was founded in 1982 with the goal of advancing science and technology in the nation. The Academy is charged with four main goals: advancing science and technology for the nation’s overall growth; preserving and modernizing indigenous technologies; promoting science and technology-related research; and identifying and facilitating acceptable technology transfer.

 

Nepal_Academy_of_Science_and_Technology_as ICB2023 Supporter
Nepal_Academy_of_Science_and_Technology_as ICB2023 Supporter
University Grants Commission (UGC) as ICB 2023 Supporter
University Grants Commission (UGC) as ICB 2023 Supporter

Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST)

Under the University Grants Commission Act (1993), the University Grants Commission (UGC) was established as an independent, statutory organization with the mission to develop Nepali academia to the highest standards worldwide while promoting, facilitating, supporting, and enhancing the quality of higher education in the nation.

 

Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU)

The first technical university in Nepal, the Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU), was founded in Rampur, Chitwan, in 2010. The institution seeks to provide the highly qualified labor force needed to carry out top-notch agricultural research and development. Through high-quality instruction, research, and extension, it strives to promote the overall growth of agriculture, livestock, aquaculture, and forestry, which will improve the socioeconomic circumstances of rural residents. The goal of Agriculture and Forestry University is to generate qualified workers who will advance education, research, and development in the fields of agriculture, veterinary medicine, fishery, forestry, and related fields.

 

Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) as ICB 2023 Supporter
Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) as ICB 2023 Supporter

HOW TO SPONSOR ICB-2023

Please get in touch with the sponsorship chairmen to explore special packages or to set up your business' sponsorship of ICB-2023:

Prof. Dr. Hari Datta Bhattarai, Dr. Dhurva Gauchan and Dr. Mukti Ram Paudel

SPONSORSHIP CONTACTS:

Prof. Dr. Hari Datta Bhattarai; Secretary, NBA / Professor, Central
Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Email: haridatta.bhattarai@cdbtu.edu.np

Dr. Dhurva Gauchan; Vice President, NBA / Assoc. Professor, Department
of Biotechnology, Kathmandu University, Nepal
Email: gauchan@ku.edu.np

Dr. Mukti Ram Paudel; Executive Member, NBA / Asst. Professor, Central
Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Email: muktiram.paudel@cdb.tu.edu.np

 

The Hotel Himalaya, Lalitpur

Hotel Himalaya, Nepal as a Venue for ICB 2023
Hotel Himalaya, Nepal as a Venue for ICB 2023

Hotel Himalaya is ideally located 8 km from the Tribhuban International Airport and just 2 km from the Kathmandu city center, nestled among 10 acres of wonderfully planted gardens. We have always been the perfect retreat for both business and leisure tourists, providing a resort atmosphere with a personal touch. Since many of Kathmandu’s prestigious NGO’s and INGO’s are nearby and the UN headquarters is only a short walk away.

 

Accomodations at Venue

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Venue: Hotel Himalaya, Sahid Shukra Marg, Lalitpur 21218

Here are the Documents you can download for a reference!

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Download Sponsorship Form!

Contact Organizer Committee at:
Mail: nbaconference-2023@nepalbiotech.org
Contact:   9847089129, 9841700627
Position: Conference Secretariat, ICB- 2023
Click to  Register for ICB- 2023!

Important Deadlines 👍:
📅 Early Bird Registration: Jan 31, 2022
📅 Paper Submission: Feb 28, 2023
📅 Late Registration: Mar 15, 2023
📅 Conference Date: Mar 17-19, 2023

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