IIT Delhi,
Outer Ring Road,
Hauz Khas,
New Delhi, Delhi

Start Date: December 15, 2013
End Date: December 19, 2013

2nd Asian Congress on Biotechnology (ACB 2013) in Delhi from December 15-19, 2013

Asian Congress on Biotechnology (ACB) is organized biennially under the aegis of Asian Federation of Biotechnolgy in one of the Asian countries. The Asian Federation of Biotechnolgy (AFOB) ( was set up in 2008 after a series of meetings with representatives from about 15 Asian countries, when it was decided to establish its main office at Incheon, Korea. ACB itself is a continuation of earlier well-known Asia Pacific Biochemical Engineering Conference (APBioChEC), which was held nine times during 1980 to 2009. ACB, however, has a broader mandate as it encompasses not only biochemical engineering, but also several emerging areas of biotechnology, which are going to play an important role in development and commercialization of several technologies which will be beneficial for the well-being of humankind. The development of bio-based technologies, by virtue of their being mild-energy intensive in nature and based on renewable feedstock, will pave the way for large usage of sustainable technologies in various sectors of economy such as renewable energy, food, agriculture, health-care, biodegradable polymers, biofertilizers, biopesticides, biopharmaceuticals, commodity and fine chemicals etc. Accordingly, the first ACB under the aegis of AFOB was held at Shanghai, China during May 11-15, 2011. The purpose of this Asian Congress on Biotechnology (ACB2013) is to bring together leading professionals from academia, industry and government to discuss scientific and strategic advances resulting in global sustainability and to foster collaborations.

Conference Areas:

Agri- and food-biotechnology
A1 – Biofertilizers and biopesticides
A2 – Novel crops for food security
A3 – Food processing
A4 – Seri-biotechnology

Bioprocess Engineering
B1 – Upstream processing
B2 – Bioreaction engineering
B3 – Downstream processing
B4 – Food Process engineering
B5 – Environmental engineering
B6 – Novel bioreactor designs
B7 – Project engineering
B8 – Resource base and sustainability

Biorefinery and Biofuels
C1 – Bioethanol and other liquid fuels
C2 – Biohydrogen
C3 – Biomethane
C4 – Commodity chemicals
C5 – Speciality chemicals

Enzyme & cell culture technology
D1 – Biocatalysis and Biotransformations
D2 – Microbial fermentations
D3 – Plant cell culture
D4 – Animal cell culture
D5 – Waste remediation
D6 – Enzymes in food applications

Health care biotechnology
E1 – Biopharmaceuticals & Nutraceuticals
E2 – Vaccines
E3 – Biodiagnostics
E4 – Biosensors
E5 – Biomaterials, tissue engineering & regenerative medicine

Biotechnology tools
F1 – Genomics
F2 – Proteomics
F3 – Bioinformatics
F4 – Computational Biology
F5 – Systems and Synthetic Biology
F6 – Nano-biotechnology
F7 – High resolution analytical methods

Bioindustry forum
G1 – Bioeconomy, bioentrepreneurship, Biosafety, IPR & Regulatory issues


Dr. D. Sundar
Secretary General – ACB2013
Department of Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology
Indian Institute of Technology
Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016 India

Shakeeb Kazmi
Director – PCO
MCI Management India Pvt Ltd
406, Milennium Plaza, Tower A
Sector 27, Gurgaon – 122002 India

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