Forthcoming events

Theme: Wealth Creation in Asia using Biotechnology Innovation

Dates: 29th-30th April, 2019

Venue: Department of Biotechnology, IIT Kharagpur

29th April, 2019 Monday
1. Introductory meeting of Faculty and guests- 10.30 -11.00
2. Visiting Departmental laboratories- 11.00-12.00 
3. Visit to Science & Technology Entrepreneurs' Park (STEP)   Gopali- 12.00 to 13.00
4. Lunch break-13.30 to 14.30 hr
5. Visit to Central Research Facility: 15.00-17.00.
Informal discussion with YABEC Members here will commence before and after the aforesaid schedule

30th April, 2019 Tuesday
10:00 - 10:30 am– Inauguration – Chair -Prof. RK Sen, Head of the Department
10:30 - 11:15 – Keynote address - Networking bio-talents in Asia: Prof. M M Hoq
11:15-11:30 – Tea break
11:30-12:15 -Presentation by Bangladesh Team: Prof. Mustak I Ayub
12:15-1:00 pm – Presentation by Nepal Team: Dr. D. Gauchan
1:00-2:00 – Lunch
2.00-3.00- STEP Gopali visit
3:15-4:00 – Presentation by India Team: Prof. R Dhar
4:15-5:00 – Panel discussion: Startups and marketing innovation: Chair- Prof. M. A. Mazid
5:00-5:15 – Tea
5:15-6:00 –One-year roadmap for YABEC west: Chair -Prof. J. Lamichhane
6:00-6:10 – Vote of thanks: Prof. MK Maiti


Professor Wen-Chien Lee, Professor in Department of Chemical Engineering, National Chung Cheng University (CCU), Taiwan and  President, Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB) & Professor Chen-Yaw Chiu, Director of Biochemical Engineering Research Center, Ming Chi University of Technology, Taiwan.

10th January Thursday

11.00-12.00-General Interactions with Faculty [Committee room 2nd floor, BT]

12.00-13.00: Discussion with Research scholars and 2nd year M Tech students on admission to PhD program in Interdisciplinary Advanced Material and Bio Science, CCU, Taiwan [Seminar room 1st floor, BT]  *  #

15.00-17.00: Visit to Departmental laboratories and CRF

18.00-19.00: Introduction on Young Asian Biological Engineers’ Community (YABEC) - Meeting with UG, PG & PhD students [Seminar room 1st floor, BT]  ** #

11th January Friday-

10.00-10.15: Inauguration of YABEC/AFOB office [Library ground floor]: #

10.15-10.30: PG and PhD students may propose about first YABEC Regional workshop (with representatives from Bangladesh and Nepal; sometime in late February or early March) [Library ground floor, BT] #

10.30-11.30: Executive Board meeting of AFOB,  RBO [Library ground floor]

11.30-13.00: Signing of MoU [Institute Main Building]: Dean (IR) and Dean (SRIC) may discuss on specific collaboration for bio-product development and artificial intelligence [Director’s office & SRIC Conference room]

15.00-17.00- Seminar talks [Seminar room 1st floor, BT]  #

Professors Lee - “Functional inclusion bodies over-expressed in Escherichia coli for biocatalyst and production of oligosaccharide nutraceuticals”.

Professor  Chiu-  “Biotechnology research, bio process development and bio product manufacturing”.

12th January Saturday-

10.00-12.00: Visit to Science & Technology Entrepreneurs' Park (STEP) Gopali campus, IIT Kharagpur   #

15.00-17.00: Discussion on Asian Bioeconomy Task Force, industry-Institute collaborations and entrepreneurship/startup networking in Asia: STEP Board Room ***

13th January Sunday-

10.00-12.00: Discussion with Prof S Dey and team for collaborative R&D

16.00 hr:  Departure to airport


IIT Kharagpur
November 25-26, 2016 [Friday & Saturday].
Venue: NKN Virtual Studio, Sir JC Bose Laboratories Complex

November 25 (Friday), 2016

Registration- 15.00 to 18.00 hr-

Inaugural program- 18.00 to 19.00 hr-

Welcome address by Professor SK Ghosh, IIT Kharagpur, Head of the Department, Biotechnology

Address by Professor VS Bisaria, IIT Delhi, President, AFOB- India RBO

Address by Professor S Dey, , IIT Kharagpur, Vice President, AFOB- India RBO

Address by Professor PP Chakrabarti, Director, IIT Kharagpur

Vote of thanks, Professor TK Maiti, , IIT Kharagpur, Secretary, AFOB- India RBO

Tea break

Plenary talk- 19.00-19.30: Professor Sudhansu Vrati, Executive Director, Regional Centre for Biotechnology, (DBT/UNESCO), Faridabad. Rotavirus vaccine development: The India story.

November 26 (Saturday), 2016

Technical session-I: Healthcare Biobusiness (10.00- 12.30)

Dr. Goutam Ghosh, Senior Vice President, Panacea Biotech, New Delhi. Fast-tracking the Vaccine & Biopharmaceutical Research and Manufacturing in India - the Opportunities and Challenges

Dr. R Gaikaiwari, Managing Director, HighTech Bioscience India Ltd, Pune. Biocatalysis.

Tea break: 11.00-11.30 hr

Professor DK Mitra, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Healthcare immunotechnology: multidisciplinary convergence

Professor Shyamol Roy, Vice Chancellor, Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University, Rationally designed multi-antigen T cell epitope-enriched DNA vaccine against Leishmaniasis

Technical session-II: Biodiversity, IPR, Innovation & Bioentrepreneurship (12.30- 13.30) Dr. Goutam Bhattacharya, M/s K & S Partners, Hyderabad. Innovation and intellectual properties

Prof. (Dr) A.K.Ghosh, Director, Centre for Environment & Development. Bio-prospecting and future economic growth in India

Lunch break- 13.30- 14.15 (Sir JC Bose Laboratories Complex)

Technical session-III: Agri-Food & Energy Biobusiness (14.15- 15.15 hr)

Professor VS Bisaria, IIT Delhi, Bioethanol technology

Dr. SK BardhanRoy, Krishi rasayan Pvt Ltd, Kolkata. Biobusiness for farm sector

Panel discussion (15.30-16.15 hr)

Industry-Institute consortium for promoting biobusiness- Asian networking

Tea break: 16.15-17.00 hr

Poster session for Research students 16.30-18.00 hr

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