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Bioprospecting, the discovery of new and useful biological processes or products from available biodiversity, is at the core of biotechnology. But indiscriminate exploitation of natural resources is threatening the sustainable development. Traditional knowledge has also played an important role but related intellectual property issues have given rise to hot debate and will be addressed in this track.

  • Strategies in health care, agriculture and food sectors
  • Traditional knowledge: documentation, validation and dissemination
  • Screening and imaging platforms
  • Intellectual property rights and biopiracy
  • Sustainable development
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Biofuels
  • Microbial fuel cells

 TRACK SCHEDULE

Aug 12 @ 9:15 am – 9:20 am
Introducing the Track, Biopropsecting and Bioengineering @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
Prof. Asoke Banerji Distinguished Professor, School of Biotechnology, Amrita University  
Plenary Talk: Advances in the Development of Plant Molecular Foundries @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
Karen A. McDonald, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies, University of California at Davis Advances in the Development of Plant Molecular Foundries Plants are a vast renewable source of important natural products, and the development of genetic engineering
Invited Talk: Discovery, engineering and applications of Blue Fish Protein with Red Flourescence @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
S. Ramaswamy, Ph.D. CEO of c-CAMP, Dean, inStem, NCBS, Bangalore, India Discovery, engineering and applications of Blue Fish Protein with Red Fluorescence Swagatha Ghosh, Chi-Li Yu, Daniel Ferraro,  Sai Sudha, Wayne Schaefer, David T Gibson and S. Ramaswamy Fluorescent proteins
Aug 12 @ 10:35 am – 11:00 am
Invited Talk : Preclinical Outsourcing to India @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
Ganesh Sambasivam, Ph.D. CSO & Co-Founder, Anthem Biosciences India Preclinical Outsourcing to India The outsourcing segment is witnessing rapid changes with respect to the nature of work outsourced and the location. Cost is the major driver but other considerations such
Invited Talk: Screening flavonoids for NF-kB inhibitory effect as potential breast cancer therapy @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
Ayyappan Nair, Ph.D. Head, Business Development (Technologies, Discovery Biology), Anthem Biosciences & DavosPharma, New Jersey, USA Inhibition of NF-κB regulated gene expression by chrysoeriol suppresses tumorigenesis in breast cancer cells Amrutha K1, Pandurangan Nanjan1, Sanu K Shaji1, Damu Sunilkumar1, Subhalakshmi
Invited Talk: Alternative renewable resources: Issues and perspectives for India – the case of transport fuels @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
Ashok Pandey, Ph.D. Scientist F & Head, Biotechnology Division, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology-CSIR), Thiruvananthapuram, India Alternative renewable resources: Issues and perspectives for India – the case of transport fuels With the increase in the urbanization way of
Invited Talk:  Strategies for Diseases/Target Selection for Drug Discovery and a Multi-Targeted Approach to Metabolic Disorder @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
Pradip K. Bhatnagar, Ph.D. Former President & Head, Daiichi Sankyo Life Science Research Centre, India Strategies for Diseases/Target Selection for Drug Discovery and a Multi-Targeted Approach to Metabolic Disorder Drug discovery and development is a high risk and expensive undertaking.
Aug 12 @ 12:10 pm – 12:30 pm
Invited Talk: Biology of plant infection by Magnaporthe oryzae @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
Bharat B. Chattoo, Ph.D. Professor, Faculty of Science M.S.University of Baroda, India Biology of plant infection by Magnaporthe oryzae The rice blast disease caused by the ascomycetous  fungus  Magnaporthe oryzae is a major constraint in rice production. Rice-M.oryzae is also emerging
Aug 12 @ 1:30 pm – 2:05 pm
Plenary Talk: Nano-biotechnology: Omega-3 Oils and Nanofibres @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
Colin Barrow, Ph.D. Chair in Biotechnology, School of Life & Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Australia Nano-biotechnology: Omega-3 Oils and Nanofibres The health benefits of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids are well established, especially for eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosapentaenoic acid (DHA)
Invited Talk: Nanobioengineering of implant materials for improved cellular response and activity @ Sathyam Hall | Kochi | Kerala | India
Deepthy Menon, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Centre for Nanosciences & Molecular Medicine, Health Sciences Campus, Amrita University, Kochi, India Nanobioengineering of implant materials for improved cellular response and activity Deepthy Menon, Divyarani V V, Chandini C Mohan, Manitha B Nair, Krishnaprasad C
Delegate Talk:  Development of a Phototrophic Microbial Fuel Cell with sacrificial electrodes and a novel proton exchange matrix @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
Ajith Madhavan Assistant Professor, School of Biotechnology, Amrita University Development of a Phototrophic Microbial Fuel Cell with sacrificial electrodes and a novel proton exchange matrix If micro organisms can solve Sudoku and possibly have feelings, who is to say that
Delegate Talk: “Molecular and physicochemical characterization of rhamnolipid biosurfactant produced by Pseudomonas sp JSK6″ @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
Ganesh Kumar S, Kalimuthu K, Solomon Robinson David Jebakumar, Vimalan J Molecular and physicochemical characterization of rhamnolipid biosurfactant produced by Pseudomonas sp JSK6 Interest in microbial surfactants like rhamnolipids has been progressively increasing in recent years due to their diversity,
Delegate Talk: “Transgenic Sesamum indicum plants for alpha linolenic acid production” @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
Muthulakshmi Chellamuthu, Pratik Pusadkar, Kokiladevi Eswaran and Selvi Subramanian. “Transgenic Sesamum indicum plants for alpha linolenic acid production” Sesame, Sesamum indicum L. is an important oilseed crop widely cultivated in India. It yields high quality premium oil and stable against
Delegate Talk: Protoplast fusion and transformation: A tool for activation of latent gene clusters @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
Abhijeet Kate, Arpana G Panicker, Diana Writer, Giridharan P, Keshav K V Ramamoorthy, Saji George, Shailendra K Sonawane Protoplast fusion and transformation: A tool for activation of latent gene clusters In the quest to discover new bioactive leads for unmet
Delegate Talk: Biocatalytic Role of Eukaryotic Rieske Oxygenases, DAF-36 and Nvd @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
Sathya Srinivasachari and Ramaswamy Subramanian Biocatalytic Role of Eukaryotic Rieske Oxygenases, DAF-36 and Nvd Rieske non-heme iron oxygenases (RO) constitute a well-studied class of enzymes in prokaryotes. The oxygenase component, together with a reductase and sometimes a ferredoxin, form a
POSTER SESSION: Bioprospecting and Bioengineering @ Poster Corridor 2: First Floor Lobby Area
Aug 12 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm