University of Engineering & Management (www.uem.edu.in) and Institute of Engineering & Management (www.iem.edu.in) is organizing an International Conference on Biotechnology and Biological Sciences, BIOSPECTRUM, 2017 to be held on 25th and 26th of August, 2017 at University of Engineering & Management, Kolkata. On behalf of these two premier institutes of eastern India, we take immense pleasure in inviting Researchers, Professors, Academicians, Biostatistician, Biotechnologists, professionals and delegates across the globe from the arena of Biotechnology/Bio-informatics to present their research papers at BIOSPECTRUM, 2017. Papers selected in the conference will be published in Springer, International publishing House.

Institute of Engineering & Management (IEM) is the first private Engineering College in West Bengal running Engineering and Management programs for the last 27 years. According to the latest ranking (5th April 2016) published by MHRD IEM is ranked 79th amongst 3000 plus Engineering Colleges across India and ranked 4th in West Bengal. University of Engineering and Management (UEM) has been established by established by Institute of Engineering & Management Group (IEM Group). Very recently UEM has been recognized as the “Most Innovative Private University” by CMO Asia, A For Purpose Organization and Asian Confederation of Businesses. IEM and UEM have been conducting many IEEE conferences for multiple years at different international locations (for reference please visit for IEEE UEMCON, held in New York City, USA; IEEE IEMCON, held in Vancouver; Canada and IEEE CCWC, held in Las Vegas, USA).

Biotechnology, the technology harnessing cellular and bio-molecular processes to develop procedures and products, has the fundamental aim to improve the quality of human life. Today Biotechnology finds wide applications and has potential impact on virtually all domains of human welfare. Biotechnological research has addressed its increasing demand in the field of medicine, agriculture, food processing, environment, pharmaceuticals and many more beyond. Increased crop yield, greater flexibility in growing environments, less use of chemical pesticides and improved nutritional content make agricultural biotechnology, quite literally, the future of the world’s food supply. Gene therapy – altering DNA within cells in an organism to treat or cure a disease – is one of the most promising areas of biotechnology research. DNA fingerprinting has become one of the most powerful and widely known applications of biotechnology today in criminal investigations.

BIOSPECTRUM, 2017 will bring forth a unique bridging forum for interaction among eminent academicians, scientists , researchers and professionals from various branches of biological sciences; a platform to exchange knowledge and expertise  enriching  researchers with opportunities of networking and collaboration across the globe. This conference will also promote an intense dialogue between academia and industry to bridge the gap between academic research, industry initiatives, and governmental policies. This is fostered through panel discussions, keynotes, invited talks and industry exhibits where academia is exposed to state-of-practice and results from trials and interoperability experiments. The industry in turn benefits by exposure to leading-edge research in networking as well as the opportunity to communicate with academic researchers regarding practical problems that require further research.

 

Highlights

  • Best Paper Award will be conferred at the conference (in order to qualify for the award, the paper must be presented at the conference).
  • Conference Proceedings will be published by SPRINGER.

 

Kolkata, labeled as the ‘City of Joy’, is famous for its people, their culture, food, music, literature and the movies. It is one of the most densely populated cities in India along the banks of river Ganga with a heritage as dense. Kolkata is famous for its colonial edifices and modern amusement houses. The Victoria memorial is where Queen Victoria spent some years of her life. Today, a major metropolitan, the city also houses the oldest museum of India- the Indian Museum containing the only ‘Mummy’ in India amongst other valuable artifacts. Some other interesting places are the Eden Garden, Bellur Math Temple, Aurobindo Ashram, Birla Planetarium, Nicco Park, Marble Palace and Howrah Bridge. The famous Durga Puja in October draws many people to the city. Kolkata is also famous for one of India’s oldest brothels called the Sonagachi. If you happen to walk in, you will find many a photographers and videographers trying to catch the colours of the lively place. Nightlife in the city is centered around the restaurants, pubs and discotheques where the young crowd of the city gather.

Speakers at previous conferences


  • Prof. Randy H. Katz, University of California Berkeley. He joined the Berkeley faculty in 1983, where, since 1996, he has been the United Microelectronics Corporation Distinguished Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Sponsors


West Bengal Board of Biodiversity