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

December 29 - 30, 2017 | Dhaka, Bangladesh

Handful number of Oral presentation slots will be filled in from the submitted Abstracts. We encourage the young scientists to submit their abstracts within the dead line to be considered for selection for Oral presentation.

Day - 1

 

08:00 – 08:45

Registration

08:45 – 09:00

Guests and participants take their seats

09:00 – 09:50

Inaugural Session (Main Hall)

Session Chair:

Professor Dr M Imdadul Hoque, Dean, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Dhaka

09:00 – 09:05

Welcome Address by Professor Dr M Imdadul Hoque, Dean, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Dhaka

09:05 – 09:15

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

09:15 – 09:25

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

09:25 – 09:35

Address by the Special Guest, Professor Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman
Honorable Vice Chancellor, University of Dhaka

09:35 – 09:45

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

09:4­5 – 09:50

Vote of thanks by Chair of the Organizing Committee of ICBHA 2017 and President of GNOBB, Professor Dr Zeba Islam Seraj, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka

09:50 – 10:15

Group Photo Session and Tea Break

 

 

10:15 – 11:35

First Plenary Session (Main Hall)

Session Chair:

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

Rapporteur:

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

10:15 – 10:55

Professor Dr Mahfuzur Sarker, College of Agricultural Sciences & College of Science, Department of Microbiology Oregon State University, USA

10:55 – 11:35

Professor Dr Hitoshi Nakamoto, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Saitama University, Japan

 

 

11:35 – 12:35

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

Session Chair:

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

Co-Chair:

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

11:35 – 11:55

Dr Sneh Lata Singla-Pareek, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi, India

11:55 – 12:05

Professor Dr Ashwani Pareek, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

12:05 – 12:15

Professor Dr SM Abdul Awal, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology , Khulna University

12:15 – 12:25

Oral presentation 1 (TBD from submitted abstract)

12:25 – 12:35

Oral presentation 2 (TBD from submitted abstract)

 

 

11:35 – 12:45

Technical Session 2: Biotechnology in Fisheries and Livestock (Seminar Hall)

Session Chair:

Professor Dr Paritosh Kumar Biswas, 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

11:35 – 11:55

Professor Dr Probodh Borah, Head, Department of Animal Biotechnology and Coordinator of Advanced State Biotech Hub (Assam), College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara, Guwahati, India

11:55 – 12:15

Dr. M. Gulam Hussain, Fisheries and Aquaculture Expert, EU-BGD Joint collaboration on Blue Economy

12:15 – 12:35

Professor Dr Md Samsul Alam, Department of Fisheries Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Fisheries, Bangladesh Agricultural University Mymensingh

12:35 – 12:45

Dr. Md. Zahangir Alam, CSO, Animal Biotechnology, National Institute of Biotechnology (NIB), Savar, Dhaka

12:45 – 14:30

Lunch & Prayer Break

 

 

14:30 – 15:30

Technical Session 3: Pharmaceutics and Nanobiotechnology (Main Hall)

Session Chair:

Professor Dr  SM Abdur Rahman, Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka

Co-Chair:

Professor Dr Sabir Hossain, Chairman, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Jahangir Nagar University

14:30 – 14:50

Professor Dr. Ashfaque Hossain, Chairperson, RAK Medical and Health Sciences University, UAE

14:50 – 15:00

Professor Dr Mursaline Billah, Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Khulna University

15:00 – 15:10

Oral presentation 1 (TBD from submitted abstract)

15:10 – 15:20

Oral presentation 2 (TBD from submitted abstract)

15:20 – 15:30

QA/ Oral presentation 3 (TBD from submitted abstract)

 

 

14:30 – 15:30

Technical Session 4: Medical Biotechnology (Seminar Hall)

Session Chair:

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

Co-Chair:

Dr Md. Salimullah, Director General, National Institute of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

14:30 – 14:50

Professor Dr Sharif Akhteruzzaman, Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka

14:50 – 15:10

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

15:10 – 15:20

Oral presentation 1 (TBD from submitted abstract)

15:20 – 15:30

QA/ Oral presentation 2 (TBD from submitted abstract)

 

 

15:30 – 16:30

Technical Session 5: Genetics and Genomics (Main Hall)

Session Chair:

Professor Dr Lutfur Rahman, Advisor, ACI Agribusiness

Co-Chair:

Professor Dr Md. Shahidul Islam, Department of Biotechnology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh

15:30 – 15:50

Dr Talat Nasim, Lecturer in Therapeutics, The University of Bradford

15:50 – 16:00

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

16:00 – 16:10

Dr. Ramani Baddam, International Fellow, Laboratory Sciences and Services Division, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh

16:10 – 16:20

Oral Presentation 1 (TBD)

16:20 – 16:30

Oral presentation 2 (TBD)

 

 

15:30 – 16:30

Technical Session 6: Bioenergy, Environment and Climate Change (Seminar Hall)

Session Chair:

Professor Dr M Mozammel Hoq, Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka

Co-Chair:

Professor Humaira Akhter, Chairman, Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka

15:30 – 15:50

Professor Dr Parvez I. Haris, Head of Research for the School of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom

15:50 – 16:00

Oral presentation 1 (TBD from submitted abstract)

16:00 – 16:10

Oral presentation 2 (TBD from submitted abstract)

16:10 – 16:20

Oral presentation 3 (TBD from submitted abstract)

16:20 – 16:30

QA

16:30 – 17:30

Tea Asar & Magrib prayer Break

17:30 – 21:00

Cultural Program and Dinner

 

Day - 2

 

09:00 10:00

Opening Session: ICT in Biotechnology

09:00 – 09:05

Introducing the Session

09:05 – 09:20

ICT in Biotechnology” by Professor Dr Zeba I Seraj, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka

09:20 – 09:35

Address by the Special Guest, Mr Munir Hassan, Coordinator, Maths Olympiad and Youth Programme at Prothom Alo; IT consultant and open-source software activist

09:35 – 09:50

Address by Chief Guest Professor Dr. Abul Kalam Azad, Director General of Health Services, Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health of Health and Family Welfare

09:50 – 10:20

Tea Break

 

 

10:20 – 11:30

Technical Session 7: Bioinformatics and Computational biology (Main Hall)

Session Chair:

Professor Dr Chowdhury Rafiqul Ahsan, Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka

Co-Chair:

Professor Dr. Md. Anwarul Azim Akhand, Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka

10:20 – 10:40

Dr Amitava Roy, Computational Structure Biologist, Contractor, Medical Science and Computing, Inc., Bioinformatics and Computational Biosciences Branch, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Health

10:40 – 11:00

Professor Dr AMAM Zonaed Siddiki, Director, One Health Institute and Professor, Department of Pathology and Parasitology, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong

11:00 – 11:10

Dr Khademul Islam, Associate Professor, Department Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka

11:10 – 11:20

Oral presentation 1 (TBD from submitted abstract)

11:20 – 11:30

Oral presentation 2 (TBD from submitted abstract)

 

 

10:30- 11:30

Technical Session 8: Science Ethics and Biosafety (Seminar Hall)

Session Chair:

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

Co-Chair:

Professor Dr Khondoker Moazzem, Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Khulna University, Bangladesh

10:30 – 10:50

Professor Dr Rakha Hari Sarker, Department of Botany, University of Dhaka

10:50 – 11:10

Professor Dr Mohammad Tariqur Rahman, Faculty of Dentistry, Visiting Research Associate, Institute of Halal Research UM, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

11:10 – 11:30

Dr  Md. Atiar Rahman, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chittagong

 

 

11:30 – 14:00

Poster Presentations

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch & Prayer Break

 

 

14:30 – 15:10

Second Plenary Session (Main Hall)

Session Chair:

Professor Dr. Rafiqur Rahman, Professor (retired), Department of Biochemisttry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka

Rapporteur:

Professor Dr Abdul Khaleque, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, School of Health & Life Sciences, North South University 

14:30 – 15:10

Dr Shah M Faruque, Professor of Microbiology & Biotechnology, Dept. of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, BRAC University

 

 

15:10 – 15:50

GNOBB Award Lectures (Main Hall)

Session Chair:

Professor Dr Ahmad Shamsul Islam, Professor (retired), Department of Botany, University of Dhaka

Co-Chair:

Profess Dr M Sayedul Islam, Chairman, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka

15:10 – 15:30

Award Lecture by Dr Akhter Hussain, Head, Insulin Peptide Laboratory

Howard Florey Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia

15:30 – 15:50

Award Lecture by Dr. Md. Mustafizur Rahman, Scientist and Head, Virology Laboratory, icddr,b

 

 

15:50 – 16:30

Award Giving and Closing Ceremony (Main Hall)

Moderator

Dr Abidur Rahman, Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Iwate University, Japan

15:50 – 15:55

Best Poster and Best Presenter Awards presented by Dr. Ahmed Abdullah Azad

15:55 – 16:05

Citation Reading for the Awardees by the Convener of the Jury Board

16:05 – 16:10

GNOBB Awards presented by Dr. Khawaja Muhammed Sultanul Aziz

16:10 – 16:15

Citation Reading for Professor Dr Ahmad Shamsul Islam by Dr Samir Kumar Saha, Head of the Microbiology Department and the Executive Director of the Child Health Research Foundation, Dhaka Shishu Hospital

16:15 – 16:25

GNOBB Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 presented by Founder Members and Life Members of GNOBB lead by GNOBB President

16:25 – 16:30

Vote of thanks by Organizing Secretary ICBHA 2017 and General Secretary of GNOBB, Professor Dr Muhammad Manjurul Karim, Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka

16:30 – 17:00

Tea and End