September 11, 2017 – September 13, 2017
Taj West End
Poster Session Prizes Announced
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 will be held at the Taj West End in Bangalore, India from September 11-13, 2017. Under the auspices of the South Asia Biosafety Program, SABC is 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.
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.
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?
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.
What's the prize for the poster competition?
All posters accepted into the poster session are eligible for the Poster Competition, and two prizes will be awarded. First prize consists of a two year membership for the International Society of Biosafety Research, a USD $500 cash prize, and an award certificate. Second prize consists of a two year membership for the International Society of Biosafety Research, a USD $200 cash prize, and an award certificate. The winners’ names and abstracts will be posted on the South Asia Biosafety Program website, and highlighted in the South Asia Biosafety Program Newsletter. The posters will be judged September 11-12 based on abstract, scientific content and poster display. Winners will be announced on September 13 before the final plenary session of the conference.
Dr. Manju Bansal
Indian Institute of Science, India
Dr. Gyanesh Bharti
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, India
Dr. Pawan K. Dhar
Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Dr. James Germida
University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Mr. Md. Solaiman Haider
Department of Environment, Bangladesh
Dr. Bhavanath Jha
Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, India
Dr. Atul Kumar Johri
Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Dr. Stephen Mayfield
University of California, San Diego, United States
Dr. Jacob Parnell
Novozymes North America Inc., United States
Dr. Shashi Kumar Rhode
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, India
Call for Abstracts
The organizing committee for the 5th Annual South Asia Biosafety Conference welcomes submission of abstracts for both oral and poster presentations.
Space is limited. Abstracts will be considered on a first come, first served basis.