5th Annual South Asia Biosafety Conference

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


Under the auspices of the South Asia Biosafety Program, the ILSI Research Foundation and Biotech Consortium India Limited are pleased to announce the 5th Annual South Asia Biosafety Conference which will be held 11-13 September 2017 in Bangalore, India.  This conference is the premier biosafety meeting in South Asia, and provides an essential forum to hear from leading scientists representing regulatory agencies, public sector research institutions, and the private sector in South Asia and internationally.

Registration is now open and includes access to all plenary sessions, conference materials, opening and closing ceremonies, Welcome Reception, tea breaks, and half day workshops. Click here to register.

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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.

How do I register?

Complete your registration today through the conference website ( and confirm your seat at this premier biosafety conference in South Asia.

When are abstracts due?

Participants are encouraged to submit an abstract for an oral presentation or a poster presentation. The deadline is June 15, 2017 for oral presentations and August 1, 2017 for poster presentations.

What's new this year?

This year's program is featuring 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 will also include a lighting round for students and young scientists as well as three optional half day workshops.

Call for Abstracts

Oral Presentations

Participants are encouraged to get involved with this year's program by submitting an abstract for an oral presentation during Plenary Session II: Crop Biotechnology and Biosafety in South Asia or Plenary Session V: New Applications of Biotechnology: Focus on Forestry and Biofuels. Submissions should describe research in areas related to traditional and non-traditional genetically engineered crops.


The 5th Annual South Asia Biosafety Conference Poster Program is an opportunity for individuals to share their research, findings and achievements with colleagues at the conference. Presenting a poster is a noteworthy way to share expertise or accomplishment, and poster presenters will have a dedicated time to present and discuss their work with the diverse group of attendees.

Space is limited. Abstracts will be considered on a first come, first served basis.