3rd Regional Conference on Biosensor, Biodiagnostics, Biochips and Biotechnology 2016

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Welcome to the 3rd Regional Conference on Biosensor, Biodiagnostics, Biochips and Biotechnology 2016 (3rdRC4Bs-2016). The conference is going to be organized by the AIMST University, Malaysia in collaboration with King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand; Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

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Introduction

The conference will be held at the AIMST University, Kedah, Malaysia from 20–22 April 2016. The 3rdRC4Bs-2016 intends to provide a platform for scientists, researchers and students to share knowledge, challenges, recent advances and future perspectives in the multidisciplinary areas of biosensors, biodiagnostics, biochips and biotechnology.

The 3rdRC4Bs-2016 welcomes academicians, researchers, students, entrepreneurs and industry players to present their works in a friendly and supportive environment. Both international and local speakers in the forefront of biosensors, biodiagnostics, biochips and biotechnology will actively engage in this 3-day event.

The theme of the conference is “State-of-the-Art Achievements and Challenges in Biosensors, Biodiagnostics, Biochips and Biotechnology”.

    The scope of the conference includes but not limited to the following:

  • Biosensors
  • Biodiagnostics
  • Biochips
  • Biotechnology
  • Applications of biosensors, biodiagnostics and biochips in biotech industry
  • Current challenges in biotech industry in using biosensors, biodiagnostics and biochips
  • Emerging fields in biosensors, biodiagnostics, biochips and biotechnological innovations


Chairman’s Invitation

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is with a great pleasure that I invite you to attend our upcoming the 3rd Regional Conference on Biosensors, Biodiagnostics, Biochips and Biotechnology 2016 (3rdRC4Bs-2016). This conference will take place during April 20-22, 2016 at the beautiful campus of the AIMST University, Malaysia.

The theme for Conference is “State-of-the-Art Achievements and Challenges in Biosensors, Biodiagnostics, Biochips and Biotechnology”. All speakers will have the opportunity to talk and galvanize the discussion about the latest trends, achievements and challenges in the field of Biosensors, Biodiagnostics, Biochips and Biotechnology.

The organizing committee of the conference is committed to maintain high-level of scientific standard and I am privileged to announce the attendance of Dato’ Prof. Dr. Asma Ismail [Director General, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Malaysia] and Prof. Eiichi Tamiya [Osaka University, Japan] as key note speakers. It is also my great pleasure to inform you the attendance of Prof. Dr. Prakash Kumar [NUS, Singapore], Prof. Dr. Uda H. [UniMAP, Malaysia], Assoc. Prof. Dr. Werasak S. [KMUTT, Thailand], Snr. Prof. M. Ravichandran [AIMST University, Malaysia], Dr. T. Theivasanthi [International Research Center, Kalasalingam University, India], and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phua K.K. [USM, Malaysia] as our plenary speakers.

The scientific program of conference includes two keynote lectures, six plenary talks, 27 oral presentations, and poster presentations on various topics related to Biosensors, Biodiagnostics, Biochips and Biotechnology. The ‘Young Scientist Awards’ will be given by the ‘Organizing Committee’ to recognize the contribution of young delegates.

Participants may submit their original works in relation to all aspects of Biosensors, Biodiagnostics, Biochips and Biotechnology. The official language for all sessions in conference is English.

Two pre-conference workshops are also organized for the interested participants. One workshop will be on ‘Drug-Protein Interaction and Personalized Medicine’ and another workshop will be on ‘Basic Statistics and Scientific Writing’.

The social programs include conference dinner, post-conference one day trip to Vibrant ‘Penang Island’ and stunningly beautiful ‘Langkawi Island’.

Come and join us!

I am looking forward to meet you during the conference in April, 2016.

Most Sincerely,

Snr. Associate Prof. Subhash J. Bhore
Chairman
The 3rd Regional Conference on Biosensors, Biodiagnostics, Biochips and Biotechnology 2016


Who Should Attend ?

The 3rd Regional Conference on Biosensor, Biodiagnostics, Biochips and Biotechnology 2016 (3rdRC4Bs-2016) features several talks [a keynote address, 6 plenary talks and 27 invited talks] and networking events to provide data, analysis, perspectives, insights, and opportunities in the area of Biosensor, Biodiagnostics, Biochips and Biotechnology. This conference will also highlight the achievements and challenges in the area of biosensor, biodiagnostics, biochips and biotechnology. During this three-day conference, leading scientists, academicians, executives, investors, developers, analysts, and economists will participate in scientific discussions on diverse and timely regional (and international) industry topics pertaining to Biosensor, Biodiagnostics, Biochips and Biotechnology.

    Who will benefit from attending the 3rdRC4Bs-2016 conference?

  • Students
  • Postdocs
  • Scientists
  • Academicians
  • Researchers
  • Analysts
  • Research Officers
  • Science Officers
  • Consultants
  • Developers
  • Franchisors
  • Investment Bankers
  • Investors
  • Managers
  • Owners
  • Operators
  • Product and service providers in biotech industry
  • Product and service providers in biosensor domain
  • Product and service providers in biodiagnostic sector
  • Product and service providers in biochips domain

Program

    The tentative program for the conference is as follows:

  • Day 1: Wednesday, 20th April 2016
    7.45 pm: Registration & Welcome Reception for Participants at Orientation Hall,
    AIMST University
  • Day 2: Thursday, 21st April 2016
    08.00 am – 5.30 pm: Opening Ceremony; Keynote Address (a talk by well-known Scientist); Plenary Talks: 3; and Presenters’ talk (selected from submitted abstracts): 12
  • Day 3: Friday, 22nd April 2016
    08.00 am – 5.00 pm: Plenary Talks: 3, Presenters’ talk (selected from submitted abstracts): 15, Young Scientist Awards (Oral and Poster category) distribution, concluding remarks, vote of thanks, and closing.

Note:
Key note address talk will be for 45 minutes.
Each plenary speaker will have 30 min.
Each invited speaker (selected from submitted abstracts) will have 15 minutes.
At appropriate time, the finalized program will be made available on conference website, www.aimst.edu.my/3rdRC4Bs-2016


Keynote Address and Plenary Talks

Keynote Address Speaker:

  1. YBhg. Dato’ Prof. Dr. Asma Binti Ismail
    Director General, Department of Higher Education Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia
    Title: Moving the Regional Biotechnology and Bioeconomy Forward
  2. Prof. Eiichi Tamiya
    Osaka University, Japan
    Title: Nanotechnology Oriented Biosensors and Biomedical Applications

Plenary Talks Speaker:

  1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bent Petersen
    Department of Systems Biology, Technical University of Denmark,Denmark
    Title: Supercomputing in Biotechnology industry: making big data widely applicable.
  2. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Werasak S.
    KMUTT, Thailand
    Title: Highly Sensitive Detection of DNA Hybridization and Immunoassay Based on Nanomaterials
  3. Snr. Prof. M. Ravichandran
    AIMST, Malaysia
    Title: Current Progress in Cholera Diagnostics
  4. Dr. T.Theivasanthi
    International Research Center, Kalasalingam University, India
    Title: Bio-Applications of Innovative Nano-materials
  5. Prof. Dr. Prakash Kumar
    NUS, Singapore
    Title: Relevance of Biotechnological Applications for Global Food Security and Sustainability
  6. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phua K.K.
    USM, Malaysia
    Title: Molecular Approaches to Fundamental Studies on Biomarkers and Development of Sustainable Rapid Nano-biodiagnostics to Enteric Diseases for Low Resources Settings
  7. Prof. Aziz Amine
    Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco
    Title: Recent Advances in Biosensors Based on Enzyme Inhibition
  8. Dr. Subash C.B. Gopinath
    Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Malaysia
    Title: Aptasensors: Bench to Bedside and Beyond
  9. Prof. K Sudesh Kumar
    USM, Malaysia
    Title: Recent progress in the production of biodegradable plastics from palm oil in Malaysia
  10. Dato’ Prof. Dr. Mohd Zaki Salleh
    UiTM, Malaysia
    Title: Genomics of the endangered Orang Asli: disease susceptibility and sustainability
  11. Prof. J.-F. F. Weber
    UiTM, Malaysia
    Title: Fungal Secondary Metabolites – A Pharmaceutical Chemist Perspective
  12. Prof. Quamrul Hasan
    JAHARI, Osaka, Japan
    Title: Nano – and Bio -Technological Advancement to Assist in the Determination of Halal Products
  13. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Md. Latiful Bari
    University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Title: Safe Water as the Key to Food Safety and Global Health


Conference Organizing Committee

Advisors
Snr. Prof. Dr. M. Ravichandran
Prof. Dr. Mohd. Baidi Bin Bahari
Assoc. Prof. Dr. S. Kathiresan

Chairman
Dr. Subhash J. Bhore

Co-chairman
Dr. Matiullah Khan

Secretary
Ms. Kalaiselvee Rethinam

Scientific Committee
Snr. Prof. Dr. M. Ravichandran (AIMST University, Malaysia)
Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mohd Zaki Salleh (UiTM, Malaysia)
Prof. Dr. Uda Hashim (UniMAP, Malaysia)
Prof. Dr. Teh Lay Kek (UiTM, Malaysia)
Dr. Werasak Surareungchai (KMUTT, Thailand)
Dr. P. Balakumar (AIMST University, Malaysia)
Dr. Subhash J Bhore (AIMST University, Malaysia)
Dr. Lee Su Yin (AIMST University, Malaysia)
Dr. K. Marimuthu (AIMST University, Malaysia)
Dr. Benchaporn Lertanantawong (KMUTT, Thailand)
Dr. S. Kathiresan (AIMST University, Malaysia)
Dr. V. Ravichandran (AIMST University, Malaysia)
Dr. Kazi Selim Anwar (AIMST University, Malaysia)
Dr. Sivakumar Pendyala (AIMST University, Malaysia)
Dr. Ramesh Kumaresan (AIMST University, Malaysia)

Secretariat
Dr. Annie Jeyachristy
Dr. Heera Rajandas

Treasurer
Mr. Vijayan Krishnan

Logistics Committee

Ms. Musalinah Buzri (Website)
Mr. V. Krishnan (Apartment & guest house accommodation)
Ms. Yoganandhini (Hostel accommodation)
Mr. Mahes D.S. (SGFS) (Event planning)
Mr. Christapher V. (FOP) (Event planning)
Mr. G. Prabhakaran (Food and beverages supply arrangements)
Dr. Jawahar (Food and beverages supply arrangements)

Publicity & Exhibitions Committee

Dr. Sivachandran P. (Coordinator)
Mr. Syubass C.R. (International Office)
Mr. M. K. Faiz (Marketing)
Mr. Dhanaraj R. (CLMU)
Mr. P. K. Karuna (CLL)

Reception Committee
Ms. Sridevi Visvanathan
Ms. Elil Suthamathi
Dr. Tahmina Monowar
Ms. Azdlina

First Aid and Safety Committee
Dr. Sawri Rajan
Dr. Leela A. J.
Mr. Maheswaran (FAS)


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