CfP: Symposium on Biotechnology and Bioinformatics of Marine Microbes at Sathyabama Institute of Science and Tech, Chennai [Sep 25-26]: Submit by Sep 20: Expired

About the Organiser

Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology (A Christian Minority Institution) formerly known as Sathyabama Engineering College was established in 1987 by Dr Jeppiaar. It is a premier institute imparting knowledge in the areas of engineering, science, and contribution to the field of technical education for over two decades resulted in granting Deemed University Status on 16th July 2001.

About the Symposium

The world’s oceans, from the coasts to the abysses, harbour an incredible level of microbial diversity. This marine microbial biosphere is an enormous, enormous, untapped resource of biotechnological interest. This national symposium will draw attention to the potential potential of marine microbes in the recent advances of biotechnology and bioinformatics. The biotechnological potential is considerable, ranging from the synthesis of bioactive molecules to the production of biofuels, cosmeceuticals, nutraceuticals, and biopolymers; from the engineering of marine microbes for biomedical purposes to the degradation of pollutants, and the use of microbial biosensors as sentinels for environmental quality.

Marine viruses have great biotechnological potential, yet the exploration of the marine virome and the associated gene and protein pool is only beginning. Marine archaea have so far been exploited for the isolation of enzymes, yet much biotechnological exploitation can be foreseen. Bacteria and microbial eukaryotes, especially fungi and photosynthetic protists, provide an important contribution to biotechnology; the combination of omics-driven technologies and improved cultivation techniques is widening the knowledge on their biological diversity, paving the way for new biotechnological exploitations.

The exploration of the marine microbial biosphere, and its extraordinary genetic and physiological diversity, will undoubtedly continue to offer chances for the development of new and sustainable blue biotechnologies, helping to solve important societal challenges of the twenty-first century. Among microbes, the marine algae have been extensively studied for various biological and biomedical applications. Marine microalgae are typically found in the marine system and are explored for industrial applications. Microalgae have the capacity to produce polymers, toxins, fatty acids, enzymes, which can be useful for pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and cosmeceutical developments.

This national symposium will give an overview of the recent advances of biotechnology and bioinformatics inputs on the marine microbial investigation, outlining the advantages, disadvantages and future challenges.

  • Marine microbes – Explored and Unexplored
  • Microbial Evolution and Taxonomy
  • Microbial genetics and molecular biology
  • Marine Micro/Macro Algal Culture & Biotechnology
  • Microbes in Nanomaterials Synthesis and Application
  • Marine Microbial Database and Bioinformatics
  • Microbes and Molecular Docking & Dynamics
  • Microbes and Pharmacophore Based Drug Design
  • Marine Microbial pathogens
  • Microbial Oceanography in GIS & Remote Sensing
  • Microbial Oceanography and Modeling/Prediction
  • Microbial Oceanography and Climate Change
  • Microbial Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics
  • Marine Microbial Health Informatics
  • Microbes and Antibacterial activity / Antibiotic resistance
  • Microbes and Environmental process
  • Microbes in Seafoods Industry
  • Microbes in biodegradation and deterioration
  • Microbes and Biopolymers/Byproducts/Biofuels
  • Microbes in biofilms and corrosion
  • Microbes in Finfish, Shellfish and Invertebrate Aquaculture
  • Microbes and Marine Natural Products
  • Microbes and Enzyme Technology
  • Microbiome Variation and Metabolic Pathways
Submission Procedure
  • Authors can submit a one-page abstract (300 words only) for the E-Poster (single powerpoint slide) on or before 20th September 2019 via email through marinemicrobes2019[at]
  • Original Research work, Reviews, Novel Ideas, Hypothesis, Policy-based Suggestion, Science and Engineering technology-based articles are accepted in this National Symposium.
  • Acceptance abstracts will be intimated through email for the submission of E-Posters.
Who can Participate?

Research Scholars, Scientists, Lecturers, Faculties, Students and Scholars from Engineering or Science background working in R&D Institutes/Universities/Colleges/Industries who are working in the themes mentioned above can participate

Important Dates
  • Last date for Abstract Submission: Sep 20, 2019
  • Last Date for E Poster: Sep 20, 2019
  • Last Date for Registration: Sep 20, 2019
Registration Fees
  • Students / Research Scholars: Rs. 500/-
  • Scientific/ Academia/ Industrial: Rs. 750/-
Spot Registration
  • Students / Research Scholars: Rs. 550/-
  • Scientific/ Academia/ Industrial: Rs. 800/-

Organizing Secretary: Dr B. Sheela Rani
Convener: Dr D. Inbakandan
Email: inbakandan[at]

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