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5th Annual South Asia Biosafety Conference

Bangalore, India
September 11, 2017 – September 13, 2017
Taj West End

Video & PDF Presentations are now available

About

The South Asia Biosafety Conference (SABC) is the preeminent regional gathering of scientists, regulators and other stakeholders who are interested in biotechnology applications for sustainable development, environmental risk assessment, and biosafety regulation in South Asia.  This year’s conference was held at the Taj West End in Bangalore, India from September 11-13, 2017.  Under the auspices of the South Asia Biosafety Program, SABC was co-organized by the ILSI Research Foundation and Biotechnology Consortium India Ltd, with cooperation from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Government of India) and other regional partners.

Agenda
Presentations
Poster Session
Key Dates
Social Media
Past SABCs

Missed the sessions? 

View the video recordings of the presentations on Youtube. Click on the links below for the playlist for each session. 

Inaugural SessionPlenary Session I, Plenary Session II, Lighting Round, Plenary Session III, Plenary Session IV, Plenary Session V

Congratulations to 1st Place
Poster Winner Sundaresha Siddappa!

Congratulations to Sundaresha Siddappa for his poster Transgenic Potato Conferring Field Resistance to Late Blight Difficulties in Generating Food Safety Data of Pure RB Protein winning first prize and receiving a two year membership for the International Society of Biosafety Research, a USD $500 cash prize, and an award certificate.

Congratulations to Michael Chhandama
for winning 2nd Place in the Poster Competition!

Congratulations to second place winner, Michael Chhandama for his poster on Estimation of Lipid Content from Stress Induced Microalgae for Biodiesel Production. He received a two year membership for the International Society of Biosafety Research, a USD $200 cash prize, and an award certificate.

Who Should Attend? 

The South Asia Biosafety Conference is open to all scientists, academics, researchers and officials from industry, research institutions, universities, government departments and ministries.

What was new this year?

This year's program featured sessions on Soil and Plant Microbiomes; New Applications of Biotechnology: Focus on Forestry and Biofuels; Designing Confined Field Trials to Maximize Data Transportability; Best Practices for Public Sector Genetically Engineered Product Development Programs; the Intersection of the Cartagena Protocol and the Indian Biosafety Regulatory System. This year also included a lightning round for students and young scientists as well as three optional half day workshops.

Speakers

ILSI Research Foundation Dr. Appunu

Dr. C. Appunu

ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute

ILSI Research Foundation - SABC 2017 Speaker: Bansal, M.

Dr. Manju Bansal

Indian Institute of Science, India

ILSI Research Foundation Dr. Das

Dr. Alok Das

ICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses Research

ILSI Research Foundation Dr. Dattaroy

Dr. Tomal Dattaroy

Reliance Industries Limited, India

ILSI Research Foundation Mr. Dorji

Mr. Jambay Dorji

Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority, Bhutan

ILSI Research Foundaiton Dr. Germida

Dr. James Germida

University of Saskatchewan, Canada

ILSI Research Foundation Dr. Islam

Dr. Aparna Islam

BRAC University, Bangladesh

Jha, B. Photo

Dr. Bhavanath Jha

Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, India

ILSI Research Foundation Dr. Shashi Kumar

Dr. Shashi Kumar

International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, India

ILSI Research Foundation Dr. Kumar

Dr. Atul Kumar Johri

Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

ILSI Research Foundation Dr. Lin

Dr. HsiangChun Lin

International Rice Research Institute, Philippines

ILSI Research Foundation Dr. Mayfield

Dr. Stephen Mayfield

University of California, San Diego, United States

ILSI Research Foundation Dr. Nambiar-Veetil

Dr. Mathish Nambiar-Veetil

Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, India

ILSI Research Foundation - SABC 2017 Speaker: Padaria, J. C.

Dr. Jasdeep Chatrath Padaria

National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology, India

ILSI Research Foundation Dr. Parnell

Dr. Jacob Parnell

Novozymes BioAg, United States

ILSI Research Foundation SABC Dr. Pathirana

Ms. Surani Pathirana

Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Sri Lanka

ILSI Research Foundation Dr. Radha

Dr. Jayashree Radha

Rubber Research Institute of India

ILSI Research Foundation Dr. Gowda

P.H. Ramanjini Gowda

University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore, India

ILSI Research Foundation Dr. Roberts

Dr. Andrew Roberts

ILSI Research Foundation, United States

ILSI Research Foundation Dr. Sharma

Dr. Shilpa Sharma

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

ILSI Research Foundation Dr. Strabala

Dr. Timothy Strabala

Environmental Protection Authority, New Zealand

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Dr. John Teem

ILSI Research Foundation, United States

Tsuchiya, Y. Photo Unofficial

Dr. Yuichiro Tsuchiya

Nagoya University, Japan

Veluthambi, K.

Dr. K. Veluthambi

Madurai Kamaraj University, India