About BioSD 2018

BioSD

The unprecedented rise in human population and rapid industrialization has driven us towards an unidirectional and unsustainable juncture. Understanding the necessity to transition from the current scenario, the United Nations have envisioned an agenda that encapsulates a universal call of action towards mitigating climate change, innovation, sustainable consumption, economic equality, peace and justice fostering sustainable development by 2030. The concept of sustainable development refers to a holistic approach and temporal processes aiming to achieve societal and economic development with collateral environmental protection for future generations. The core approach for sustainable development is to balance different and often competing needs and overcome limitations leading to human ecosystem equilibrium. Biotechnology is an omniscient multi-disciplinary science having its impact on almost every facet of human life with significant scope to envision sustainable development. Research and innovations in biotechnology particularly in the domain of Health and Medicine, Energy, Food and Agriculture, Environment and other allied fields are imminent to achieve sustainable development. BioSD 2018 is a multi-disciplinary international conference aimed to address the current challenges in creating a secure, sustainable and affordable ecosystem in the framework of biotechnology innovations. The conference as part of CSIR-IICT platinum jubilee celebrations provides a vibrant platform for sharing knowledge and global networking amongst the biotechnology fraternity focusing on sustainable development. BioSD 2018 will bring together scientists, young researchers, entrepreneurs, industrialists, policy makers, innovators and other global experts to deliberate and showcase the current trends and future challenges of the underpinned biotechnology research domains. The conference would be beneficial in fostering budding researchers and young minds towards sustainable development.

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CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT)

CSIR-IICT

CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT), Hyderabad, was established in 1944, as a constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India. Since its inception, CSIR-IICT focused on the development of advanced, sustainable and affordable technologies. For the past seven decades CSIR-IICT has developed globally competitive and environmentally friendly technologies in agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts, lipids, coal, ceramics, biofuel, polymers and coatings, fine chemicals, organic intermediates, environment and clean energy. More than 150 technologies developed by CSIR-IICT are in commercial production. The primary strength of CSIR-IICT is its rich pool of scientists and doctoral students numbered over 700. CSIR-IICT has a distinctive feature to motivate and encourage students by organizing skill development programs and providing internships. CSIR-IICT is also working towards addressing environmental issues and developing economically viable biotechnologies for holistic development.

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The Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI)

BRSI

The Biotech Research Society, India has been established to promote excellence and competence in the field of Biotechnology. The society aims to promote biotechnology research in a way to transform and aid economy. The annual conference of BRSI prepares a ground for seeding new ideas and nurturing knowledge through critical discussions on the contemporary developments in biotechnology. The interactions among the participants from different spheres will serve to generate new knowledge based research among biotechnologists and assist in promoting environmentally sustainable industries and institutions. It also provides a good opportunity to inform stakeholders and decision-makers about the emerging areas in the biotechnology domain.

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Hyderabad

Hyderabad

Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana state is historically known as the City of Pearls. It has several industries, research and financial institutions. Special economic zones dedicated to information technology have encouraged companies across India and around the world to set up operations and the emergence of pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries in the 1990s led to the area's naming as India's "Genome Valley". There are several tourist attractions such as Charminar, Golkonda Fort, Birla Temple, Makkah Masjid, Hussain Sagar lake, Ramoji Film City, Silicon Valley, Shilparamam, Salarjung Museum and several other historical places to have memorable time at Hyderabad. Climate is quite pleasant during November with average temperature ranging from 29 to 14°C and is considered the best season to visit. Hyderabad is well connected to international and national destinations by air and road.

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