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20th Global Congress on Biotechnology, will be organized around the theme “Future prospects for Biotechnology and Bioeconomy”

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Industrial biotechnology   is the application of biotechnology for industrial purposes, including industrial fermentation.  The practice of using cells such as micro-organisms, or components of cells like enzymes, to generate industrially useful products in sectors such as chemicals, food and feed, detergents, paper and pulp, textiles and biofuels. Industrial Biotechnology offers a premier forum bridging basic research and R&D with later-stage commercialization for sustainable bio based industrial and environmental applications.

An increasing number of chemicals and materials, like base chemicals, polymers, industrial catalysts, enzymes and detergents are produced using biotechnology. In 2010, the sales of industrial chemicals created using biotechnology in at least one step of the production process equalled €92bn globally, and this is expected to increase to €228bn by 2015.

  • Track 2-1Policies and Incentives for Industrial Biotech
  • Track 2-2Process Improvement for Biobased Materials
  • Track 2-3Biorefineries: Building the Bioeconomy
  • Track 2-4Livestock Industry
  • Track 2-5Research Animal Models and Preclinical Research
  • Track 2-6Antibody and Vaccine Discovery
  • Track 2-7Gene therapy
  • Track 2-8Biomass and Feedstock Utilization
  • Track 2-9Biofunctionalized Nanoparticles
  • Track 2-10Protecting Research and Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology
  • Track 2-11Pretreatment and Separation Methodologies
  • Track 2-12Food and Beverage Fermentation
  • Track 2-13Renewable chemicals & biobased materials
  • Track 2-14Advanced biofuels
  • Track 2-15Biopolymers
  • Track 2-16Plant Genetic Engineering and production of Transgenic Plants
  • Track 2-17Synthesis and Applications of Bioplastics
  • Track 2-18Technology in Sustainable Algal Biofuels Production
  • Track 2-19Enzyme Safety and Development for Improved Production Performance
  • Track 2-20The Bioeconomy Tools

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology is the science that covers all technologies required for producing, manufacturing and registration of biological drugs. Pharmaceutical Biotechnology is an increasingly important area of science and technology. It contributes in design and delivery of new therapeutic drugs, diagnostic agents for medical tests, and in gene therapy for correcting the medical symptoms of hereditary diseases. The Pharmaceutical Biotechnology is widely spread, ranging from many ethical issues to changes in healthcare practices and a significant contribution to the development of national economy. Biopharmaceuticals consists of large biological molecules which are proteins. They target the underlying mechanisms and pathways of a disease or ailment; it is a relatively young industry. They can deal with targets in humans that are not accessible with traditional medicines.

  • Track 3-1Pharmaceutical Process and Quality Control
  • Track 3-2Biopharmaceutical Regulations and Validations
  • Track 3-3Biologics and Biosimilars
  • Track 3-4Biomarker Discovery
  • Track 4-1Corporate Investment in the Bioeconomy
  • Track 4-2The Bioeconomy in everyday life
  • Track 4-3The Uptake of the bio economy
  • Track 4-4The Bioeconomy in Agriculture and Food
  • Track 4-5The Bioeconomy in Forestry
  • Track 4-6The Bioeconomy in Inland Water and Marine
  • Track 4-7Bioeconomy and Sustainable Chemicals
  • Track 4-8Bioeconomy Challenges for EU Regions

Bioprocess Engineering combines biotechnology and engineering for the manufacturing of materials from renewable feedstocks.  This field includes fundamental biomolecular research on proteins, enzymes and microbes, as well as work on biosensors, bioseparations and bioreactors.  Applications include food processing and preservation; pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and sweetener production; air and wastewater treatment; bio-based structural motifs for supramolecular architectures; microfluidics for bioreactors and DNA chips; bioenergy; and applications in the pulp and paper industry.  There are natural links to biomedical applications, such as drug metabolism, tissue engineering and bio-based therapeutic treatments.

  • Track 5-1Biomolecular Engineering
  • Track 5-2Biocatalysis & Biotransformation
  • Track 5-3Biosynthesis and Metabolic Engineering
  • Track 5-4Bioseparation and Biopurification Engineering
  • Track 5-5Bioprocess Control and System Engineering
  • Track 5-6Biosensor and Bioelectronics
  • Track 5-7Cell Culture Engineering
  • Track 5-8Tissue Bioprinting

Medical biotechnology refers to a medicinal or diagnostic product or a vaccine that consists of or has been produced in living organisms and may be manufactured via recombinant. Medical Biotechnology  has a tremendous impact on meeting the needs of patients and their families as it not only encompasses medicines and diagnostics that are manufactured using a biotechnological process, but also gene and cell therapies and tissue engineered products. Today, the majority of innovative medicines, whether manufactured using biotechnology or via a chemical synthesis like a traditional small molecule medicine, as well as many diagnostic products, are made available by applying modern biotechnology in their development and manufacturing.

  • Track 6-1Tissue engineering & regenerative medicine
  • Track 6-2Pharmacogenomics
  • Track 6-3Biomedical Innovations
  • Track 6-4Monoclonal Antibodies
  • Track 6-5Viral Vector Manufacturing for Gene Therapies

Systems and Synthetic Biotechnology is a relatively new field in biomedical research. It focuses on engineering new or modified signaling proteins to create desired signaling pathways in the cell. Every living cell is an extremely complex machine expressing thousands of different proteins. Due to superb regulation, many cells, such as photoreceptors and other neurons in vertebrates, can live for decades. Cells can also self-reproduce by division, where both daughter cells are perfectly viable. Natural selection (the “blind watchmaker”, to use Dawkins’ expression) spent hundreds of millions of year to achieve this perfection. Due to elucidation of the intricacies of cellular regulatory mechanisms we can now play evolution on our time scale: re-design proteins and signaling pathways to achieve our ends.Systems and Synthetic Biology is a novel field that finds its origin at the intersection of biology and engineering. It involves designing and construction of biological systems or devices that can be applied in varied domains to get specified results. It’s a multidisciplinary effort made by scientists to understand the functioning of biological organisms, cells & genes and implementation of artificial genetic processes to give specific characteristics to an organism. It can even be used to develop a completely new biological system.

  • Track 7-1Genome Construction, Editing and Design
  • Track 7-2Production of Natural Products and Other Small Biomolecules
  • Track 7-3Synthetic Biology Tools for Enabling Predictable Bioengineering
  • Track 7-4Artificial Systems for Biomolecule Production and Pathway Prototyping
  • Track 7-5Laboratory Automation and Robotics for Synthetic Biology and Biosystems Engineering
  • Track 7-6Data Integration and Data Management for Systems and Synthetic Biology

Biotechnology has application in four major industrial areas, including health care (medical), crop production and agriculture, non food (industrial) uses of crops and other products (e.g. biodegradable plastics, vegetable oil, biofuels), and environmental uses.Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology focusses on prokaryotic or eukaryotic cells, relevant enzymes and proteins, applied genetics and molecular biotechnology, genomics and proteomics, applied microbial and cell physiology, environmental biotechnology, process and products and more.

Approximately 120 companies have been identified to be involved in animal biotechnology and are profiled in the report. These are a mix of animal healthcare companies and biotechnology companies. Top companies in this area are identified and ranked. Information is given about the research activities of 11 veterinary and livestock research institutes. Important 108 collaborations in this area are shown.

  • Track 8-1Biotechnology and bioprocessing
  • Track 8-2Tissue culture
  • Track 8-3Protein engineering
  • Track 8-4Cloning, recombinant selection and expression
  • Track 8-5Molecular farming
  • Track 8-6Trangenics and gene therapy
  • Track 8-7Forensic sciences
  • Track 8-8Tools and techniques of molecular Biology

Biotechnology has been practiced for a long time, as people have sought to improve agriculturally important organisms by selection and breeding. An example of traditional agricultural biotechnology is the development of disease-resistant wheat varieties by cross-breeding different wheat types until the desired disease resistance was present in a resulting new variety. Genetic engineering technologies can help to improve health conditions in less developed countries. Genetic engineering can result in improved keeping properties to make transport of fresh produce easier, giving consumers access to nutritionally valuable whole foods and preventing decay, damage, and loss of nutrients. Benefits of Agriculture Biotechnology include Increased crop productivity, Enhanced crop protection, Improvements in food processing, Improved nutritional value, Environmental benefits, Better flavor, Fresher produce.

  • Track 9-1Applications of Plant Biotechnology in Crop Improvement
  • Track 9-2Application of Biotechnology in Agriculture
  • Track 9-3Plant Tissue Culture Techniques
  • Track 9-4GM crops
  • Track 9-5Molecular Farming and Applications

Bioenergy is the chemical energy contained in organic matter (biomass) which can be converted into energy forms that we can use directly, such as electricity, heat and liquid fuel.Biomass is any organic matter of recently living plant or animal origin. Unlike coal, the organic matter is not fossilised.Traditionally mainly woody biomass has been used for bioenergy, however more recent technologies have expanded the potential resources to those such as agricultural residues, oilseeds and algae. These advanced bioenergy technologies allow for the sustainable development of the bioenergy industry, without competing with the traditional agricultural industry for land and resources. Bioenergy plants can range from small domestic heating systems to multi-megawatt industrial plants requiring hundreds of thousands of tonnes of biomass fuel each year. A variety of technologies exists to release and use the energy contained in biomass.They range from combustion technologies that are well proven and widely used around the world for generating electricity generation, to emerging technologies that convert biomass into liquid fuels for road, sea and air transport.

  • Track 10-1Economic Aspects of Biomass and Bioenergy
  • Track 10-2Sustainability and Biodiversity Issues
  • Track 10-3Sources of Biomass
  • Track 10-4Biological Residues
  • Track 10-5Bioenergy Processes
  • Track 10-6Bioenergy Utilization

Algal biotechnology is a technology developed using algae. The objective of the Micro algal Biotechnology Group is to further the understanding of the ecology of microalgae. This will assist with the development of commercial-scale micro algal culturing techniques for the production of bioactive compounds, aquaculture feed, fine chemicals, and renewable fuels. Additionally, environmental applications such as CO2 bioremediation, control of excessive algal growth and development of management strategies for water supply managers are investigated. Transgenesis in algae is a complex and fast-growing technology. Selectable marker genes, promoters, reporter genes, transformation techniques, and other genetic tools and methods are already available for various species and currently ~25 species are accessible to genetic transformation. Fortunately, large-scale sequencing projects are also planned, in progress, or completed for several of these species.

  • Track 11-1Large Scale Algal Bioprocesses
  • Track 11-2Extraction and Conversion of Microalgal Lipids
  • Track 11-3Applications of Algae in Food and Feed
  • Track 11-4Algae Based Technology to Treat Industrial Effluents
  • Track 11-5Algal Farming for Biofuels and Other Valuable Products
  • Track 11-6Bio-Remediation Using Algae

The  biotechnology that is applied  and used to study the natural environment. Environmental biotechnology could also imply that one try to harness biological process for commercial uses and exploitation. Environmental biotechnology as "the development, use and regulation of biological systems for remediation of contaminated environments  and for environment-friendly processes (green manufacturing technologies and sustainable development). Environmental biotechnology can simply be described as "the optimal use of nature, in the form of plants, animals, bacteria, fungi and algae, to produce renewable energy, food and nutrients in a synergistic integrated cycle of profit making processes where the waste of each process becomes the feedstock for another process".

U.S. sales of environmental  biotechnology products was valued at $241.2 million in 2012. This is expected to increase at a total compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.9%, with 2013 sales of $261.9 million, rising to $382.3 million in 2018.

  • Track 12-1Biotechnology in reducing the use of chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers
  • Track 12-2Biotechnology for treatment of industrial effluents
  • Track 12-3Biotechnology for toxic site reclamation
  • Track 12-4Biotechnology in restoration of degraded lands
  • Track 12-5Bioremediation & Biodegradation

Nano biotechnology refers to the intersection of nanotechnology and biology. Given that the subject is one that has only emerged very recently, Bio nanotechnology and Nano biotechnology serve as blanket terms for various related technologies. The most important objectives that are frequently found in Nano biology involve applying Nano tools to relevant medical/biological problems and refining these applications. Developing new tools, such as peptoid Nano-sheets, for medical and biological purposes is another primary objective in nanotechnology. New Nano-tools are often made by refining the applications of the Nano-tools that are already being used. The imaging of native biomolecules, biological membranes, and tissues is also a major topic for the Nano-biology researchers. Other topics concerning Nano biology include the use of cantilever array sensors and the application of Nano-photonics for manipulating molecular processes in living cells.

  • Track 13-1Advances in nano biotechnology
  • Track 13-2Nano-biosensors
  • Track 13-3Nanocarrier-formulations
  • Track 13-4Protein-based Nanostructures
  • Track 13-5DNA-based Nanostructures
  • Track 13-6Bioconjucated Silica Particles