SQUARE-ACI International Conference on Biotechnology in Health and Agriculture 2017

December 29 - 30, 2017 | Dhaka, Bangladesh

Conference Day One

Conference Day Two

  

Day 1: December 29, 2017

08:00 – 08:45        Registration

08:45 –  08:55       Guests and participants take their seats

09:00 – 09:50

Inaugural Session (Main Hall)

Session Chair: 

Dr Zeba Islam Seraj, Chair of the Organizing Committee of SQUARE-ACI ICBHA 2017 and President of GNOBB; Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

09:00 –  09:05

Welcome Address by Dr Zeba Islam Seraj, Chair of the Organizing Committee of of SQUARE-ACI ICBHA 2017 and President of GNOBB; Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

09:05 –  09:12 

Conference inaugurated by Dr Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Honorable Vice Chancellor, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

09:12 –  09:20 

Biotechnology in Health and Agriculture by Dr Abidur Rahman, Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Iwate University, Japan, Co-founder of GNOBB

09:2009:27

Address by the special guest, Dr M Imdadul Hoque, Dean, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

09:2709:34

Address by the Special Guest,  Dr M. Anwar Hossain, Vice Chancellor, Jessore University of Science and Technology, Jessore, Bangladesh

09:34 –  09:45

Address by the Chief Guest, Mrs. Matia Chowdhury, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

9:45  – 09:50

Vote of thanks by Dr Asadulghani, Head of Biosafety and BSL3 Laboratory, icddr,b; Convener, Program committee, ICBHA-2017, Head of Education Section, GNOBB

09:5010:30  

Group Photo Session and Tea Break  

 10:30 – 11:40 

Plenary Session-1 (Main Hall) 

Session Chair:

Dr Anwar Hossain, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Rapporteur:

Dr Asadulghani, Head of Biosafety and BSL3 Laboratory, icddr,b

10:3011:05

The Challenge of Clostridium perfringens Spores; Professor Dr Mahfuzur Sarker, College of Agricultural Sciences & College of Science, Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University, USA

11:0511:40

Molecular chaperones and stress tolerance in non-model microorganisms; Dr Hitoshi Nakamoto, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Saitama University, Japan

11:4512:45   

Technical Session 1: Plant Biotechnology and Agriculture (Main Hall)

Session Chair: 

Dr Wais Kabir, Executive Director, Krishi Gobeshona Foundation (KGF), BARC Complex, Farmgate, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Co-Chair:

Dr Laisa Ahmed Lisa, Professor and Chairman, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Jagannath University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

11:4512:05

Novel strategies for raising stress tolerant crops in the era of climate change; Dr Sneh Lata Singla-Pareek, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi, India

12:0512:20 

Molecular Research Developments at ACI; Dr Lutfur Rahman, Advisor, ACI Agribusiness, & Dr FH Ansarey, Managing Director and CEO ACI Agri-businesses, Bangladesh

12:2012:30 

The role of cyclic ADP-ribose-mediated [Ca2+]cyt into the Arabidopsis circadian clock; Dr SM Abdul Awal, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Khulna University, Bangladesh

12:3012:40 

Increasing the yield of our aromatic heritage Kalijira rice by altering gene expression of a transcription factor; Ar-Rafi Md. Faisal, Plant Biotechnology lab, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

12:4012:50 

Catechin and proanthocyanidins are effective chemical defenses in poplar against rust fungus (Melampsora spp.) infection; Chhana Ullah, Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans-Knoell-Str. 8, 07745 Jena, Germany

11:4512:45 

Technical Session 2: Medical Biotechnology (Seminar Hall)

Session Chair:

Dr Mamun Rashid Chowdhury, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Co-Chair:

Dr. Md. Salimullah, Director General, National Institute of Biotechnology, Ganakbari, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

11:4512:05

CRISPR/Cas9 mediated gene editing and targeting in rodents; Dr Md. Zakir Hossain, Facility Head, Transgenic & Gene Targeting, Senior Research Scientist, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, National University of Singapore, Centre for Translational Medicine, Singapore

12:0512:15

Acylcarnitine profiling in beta-thalassemia major patients revealed Cpt-1 activity impairment; Suprovath Kumar Sarker, Laboratory of Genetics and Genomics, Institute for Developing Science and Health Initiatives, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh

12:15 12:25 

High resolution melting curve analysis targeting the hbb gene mutational hot-spot offers a reliable screening approach for beta-globin gene mutations in Bangladesh; Md. Tarikul Islam; Laboratory of Genetics and Genomics, Institute for Developing Science and Health Initiatives, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh

12:2512:35

Study of the prevalence and molecular characterization of Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase producing Multidrug-Resistant Pseudomonas spp. and Klebsiella spp. Clinical isolates; Sadia Afsana, Biotechnology program, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, BRAC University, Bangladesh

12:3512:45 

Detection of Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium sp in diarrheal stool samples of  slum children (14-15 months) and  in wastewater & soil  samples by real time multiplex PCR and Taqman array card (tac) system; Fahmida Sarker; Parasitology branch, Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

12:5014:30

Lunch & Prayer Break

14:30 15:30 

Poster Session of Day 1 (Poster Number 1-57 will be displayed)

15:30 16:30

Technical Session 3: Pharmaceutics and Nanobiotechnology (Main Hall)

Session Chair: 

Dr Shah M Faruque , Professor, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Co-Chair: 

Dr AHM Nurun Nabi, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh 

15:30 15:50

Bacterial biofilm: A therapeutic challenge, Dr Ashfaque Hossain, Professor and Chairperson, RAK Medical and Health Sciences University, UAE

15:50 16:00

Development of rapid biosensors for the detection of arsenic in drinking water; Dr Mursaline Billah, Professor, Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Khulna University, Bangladesh

16:00 16:10

Mitochondrial and TNF-alpha mediated extrinsic pathway of apoptosis induced by the purified fraction of Morus leavigata leaf; Md. Sifat Rahi, Molecular Biology and Protein Science Laboratory, Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

16:10 16:20

Study of novel natural compounds for therapeutic resolution of pulmonary arterial hypertension; Nahid Sharmin, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of Bradford, UK

16:20 16:30 

Expression, purification and characterization of the recombinant cysteine-rich antimicrobial peptide snakin-1 in Pichia pastoris; Md. Ruhul Kuddus, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

15:3016:30

Technical Session 4: Biotechnology in Fisheries and Livestock (Seminar Hall)

Session Chair:

Dr Paritosh Kumar Biswas, Professor, Department of Microbiology Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, and Director, Poultry Research and Training Center, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Co-Chair: 

Dr Md. Giasuddin, Head, Animal health Research Division & Director National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Bangladesh

15:3015:50

Recombinant InvH protein of Salmonella Typhimurium: A Potential Vaccine Candidate against Salmonellosis;  Dr Probodh Borah, Professor and Head, Department of Animal Biotechnology and Coordinator of Advanced State Biotech Hub (Assam), College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara, Guwahati, India

15:5016:10

Whole genome sequencing of anadromous Hilsa Shad (Tenualosa ilisha) and development of genomic resources for management and conservation; Dr Md Samsul Alam, ProfessorDepartment of Fisheries Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Fisheries Bangladesh Agricultural University Mymensingh, Bangladesh

16:1016:20

Milk Protein, Beta-casein gene variants in cattle in Bangladesh; Dr Md. Zahangir Alam, CSO, Animal Biotechnology, National Institute of Biotechnology (NIB), Savar, Bangladesh

16:2016:30

Dietary garlic (Allium sativum) enhances growth performance, immune response and stress resistance of bagrid catfish, Mystus nemurus; Dr Md. Abdul Kader, Senior Lecturer, School of Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia

16:30 – 17:30 

Tea and prayer Break

17:30 18:30

Cultural Program

19:00 21:00

Conference Dinner