The 3rd Regional Conference on Biosensors, Biodiagnostics, Biochips and Biotechnology – 2016 (3rdRC4Bs-2016) was held in AIMST University during April 20-22, 2016. It was organized by Faculty of Applied Sciences, AIMST University, Malaysia in collaboration with King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand; Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia, and Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.
The event was supported by the Malaysian Biotechnology Information Center (MABIC), Malaysia; ScientiaBio, Bangalore, India; and Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM), Malaysia. The theme of the conference was ‘State-of-the-Art Achievements and Challenges in Biosensors, Biodiagnostics, Biochips and Biotechnology’.
There were 2 keynote talks, 14 plenary talks, and 39 oral presentations.
YBhg. Dato’ Prof. Dr. Asma (Director General, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia) and Prof. Eiichi Tamiya (Osaka University, Japan) delivered keynote address.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bent Petersen, Department of Systems Biology, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Werasak S., KMUTT, Thailand; Snr. Prof. M. Ravichandran, AIMST University, Malaysia; Dr. T. Theivasanthi, International Research Center, Kalasalingam University, India; Prof. Dr. Prakash Kumar, NUS, Singapore; Prof. Dr. Phua K.K., USM, Malaysia; Prof. Aziz Amine, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco; Dr. Subash C.B. Gopinath, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Malaysia; Prof. K Sudesh Kumar, USM, Malaysia; Dato’ Prof. Dr. Mohd Zaki Salleh, UiTM, Malaysia; Prof. J. F. F. Weber, UiTM, Malaysia; Prof. Quamrul Hasan, JAHARI, Osaka, Japan; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Md. Latiful Bari, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh; and Prof. Dr. Anwar, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh delivered plenary talks.
The two, one day ‘preconference workshops’, Workshop-1: “Drug-Protein Interaction and Personalized Medicine” was conducted by Ms. Monisha Hajra, ScientiaBio, Bangalore, India, and Workshop-2: “Basic Statistics using Microsoft Excel and SPSS” & “Basic Concept of Effective Scientific Communications” was conducted by Snr. Assoc. Prof. Dr. K. Marimuthu and Snr. Assoc. Prof. Dr. P. Balakumar, AIMST University, Malaysia.
Conference opening session was witnessed by about 750 individuals including participants, staff and students of AIMST University. In total, 238 participants, 55 speakers and 49 poster presentations from various institutions of 13 countries participated in the 3-days event.
The glorious success of the conference was only possible because of the hard and dedicated efforts of the organizing committee members who deserve appreciation for their hard work.
Contributed by: Dr. Subhash J Bhore, Chairman, The 3rd Regional Conference on Biosensors, Biodiagnostics, Biochips and Biotechnology 2016, AIMST University, Malaysia.
Source: AIMST E-Bulletin Volume II Issue II (July 2016)