March for Science started in the United States of America as a response to the moves of the newly elected Trump administration aimed to restrict scientific knowledge especially regarding climate change for the benefit of corporations which will be the most affected by the cuts to greenhouse gas emissions. At its beginnings, it was a broad call for the people to stand for science against Trump’s repression of scientific knowledge and information blackout on climate change.
As the impacts of Trump’s policies which blatantly deny climate change will directly affect not only the United States, the biggest historical carbon emitter, but the entire world as well, March for Science soon grew into a global movement of people to defend science as an indispensable tool for society building and policy making.
In the Philippines, scientists, environmentalists, and grassroots organizations from various sectors will march on Earth Day 2017 to express solidarity for the global movement as well as advocate for local issues and call for a science and technology sector that will genuinely serve the interests of the majority.
The March for Science, Environment, and the People is a nationwide campaign that seeks to showcase how the struggle for the development of science and technology is intertwined with that of the environment and of the people: how science and technology can provide concrete solutions for the real issues faced by the Filipino people.
March for Science!
Science and technology (S&T) has a vital role as a catalyst for national progress and development especially in a developing country where innovations in S&T can both provide immediate relief to the people as well as create long term solutions that address their issues at its roots. To enable S&T to contribute to genuine national progress, it needs to be developed under a comprehensive plan that is geared towards addressing domestic needs.
In the Philippines, science and technology was historically undertaken not as an instrument for national development but as a means to answer foreign demands. Content with basic science that is able to follow instructions to use technology developed by other countries, Philippine S&T has been stunted by neglect and non-prioritization as reflected in many programs and policies that restrict and actively obstruct its development. This lead our local S&T to be underdeveloped and backward in the face of global scientific advancement.
The backward and stunted state of S&T in the Philippines is a manifestation of the lack of industries in the country, a situation which does not encourage the development of S&T. Unable to process our own products for domestic use, we are bound to the export of raw materials and import of finished products to meet our demands.
The little technology and modernization we do have is confined to city centers, leaving it unavailable to a large number of people especially farmers in the rural areas who can use technology for agricultural modernization.
Our country lacks a comprehensive plan for the science and technology sector that includes research and development (R&D) as one of its primary thrusts. Without R&D, we are incapable of developing new technologies or improving on existing ones, and we are limited to our ability to imitate emerging technology from other countries.
This lack of support for S&T is one of the reasons why more and more scientists choose to work abroad where they are secured of their jobs and welfare. The few who stay are riddled with problems such as contractualization, no tenurial security, absence of welfare and benefits, and others.
Science is a powerful tool that can cut both ways; while scientific and technological advance can be used for national development, it can also be used to repress it. There is need to identify who stands to benefit from the science we are marching for.
We are marching for the development of a science and technology sector geared towards national industrialization that will address domestic needs and will benefit the majority of the Filipino people. Contrary to serving merely as a ‘technological fix’, the development of this type of S&T will aid in finding solutions to issues of the environment and of the people.
March for the Environment!
The issue of the environment is an issue of science and technology. We fail to maximize our country’s vast natural resources such as water, minerals and ores, varied energy sources, and others, because we do not have the means to utilize them. For example, mineral production in the Philippines remains bound to the extraction phase as we lack industries to process minerals to end products.
The plunder of the biggest corporations and countries on global natural resources and the environment adds to the vulnerability we already face as a small developing country. Despite the presence of international agreements that seek to minimize the effects of climate change, we are witness to business as usual levels of fossil fuel consumption. In the Philippines, the increased use of pollutive energy sources such as coal and the proposed use of the unstable and potentially harmful Bataan Nuclear Power Plant are examples of the biggest environmental issues we face.
Our primitive science and technology also aggravates our inability to adapt to climate change. With the continuing plunder of natural resources and without the capacity to create or use technologies that increase our adaptability and resiliency in the face of major disasters, we are held even more vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change.
March for the People!
The Filipino people are burdened by many issues that are manifestations of the lack of industries coupled with the backward and stunted state of S&T. A developed S&T can serve as a backbone towards the solution of the people’s issues. National industrialization will create industries for domestic needs, in turn producing jobs and products which the people need.
A science and technology sector that is developed under a comprehensive plan geared towards national industrialization will help address the long standing issues faced by the people. More than developing on S&T for its own sake, this type of science and technology can genuinely serve in the interests of the people.
Unite the broadest range of scientists, environmentalists, workers, farmers, students, and other sectors, to call for environmental justice and greater support to a science and technology that will genuinely serve the interests of the people!
March with us!
This event is part of the March for Science international movement.
European Biotech Week: Celebrating Innovation
The European Biotech Week celebrates biotechnology, an innovative and vibrant sector launched by the discovery of the DNA molecule back in 1953. The first European Biotech Week that took place in 2013 marked the 60th anniversary of this pivotal moment in history.
This momentous occasion opened the door to a better understanding of the world we live in both for scientists and for society.
To provide you with an example, DNA triggered crucial discoveries and deeper knowledge on genes, proteins, viruses, bacteria and stem cells.
Biotech entrepreneurs were able to translate this knowledge into applications for many sectors such as healthcare, agriculture, food, energy, water sanitation and biochemical processing, all of which have changed the world for the better.
Biotech associations are key in helping to maximize the potential of biotechnology. In Europe, the National Associations Council, hosted by EuropaBio, represents 17 national biotech associations that together represent over 1,800 small- and medium-sized biotech companies and organisations.
In 2017, the week takes place between 25 September and 1 October.
Conference Series LLC LTD invites the contributors across the globe to participate in the premiere of Annual Biotechnology Congress” (Annual Biotechnology 2018), to discuss the theme: “Deep Insight of Tomorrow’s Biotech Trends”. The conference will be held on July 23-24, 2018 Vancouver, Canada wherein prompt keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations and Exhibitions are included.
International conference on Annual Biotechnology is a Research-scientific knowledge bridge that aims bring together multi-disciplinary luminaries for Thriving innovation in the Biotechnology. The scientific conferences have been carefully structured so as to share knowledge and thoughts through presentations and exhibitions. Annual Biotechnology sessions cover all aspects of biotech Biopharmaceutical Engineering, Biomass and Bioenergy, Bioscience, Biobanking, Molecular Diagnostics, Recombinant Gene Technology, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Algal Biotechnology, Marine Biotechnology, Food Processing and Technology addresses the key issues of Biotechnology. Attendees can look forward to hearing about the different strategies taken to improve on-going research and decipher how to overcome technical limitations in research development. This conference is where pharma and Life Science companies find partners, access innovation, find funding and brainstorm the solutions to further their business needs.
Importance and scope:
Biotechnology is a multi-disciplinary subject which use of living organisms and Engineering principles to develop or make products, or “any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use” (UN Convention on Biological Diversity, Art. 2). Biotechnology has applications in industrial areas, including health care (medical), Biopharmaceutical industries, crop production and agriculture, non-food (industrial) uses of crops and other products (e.g. vegetable oil, biofuels), and environmental uses. Growing demand for food for increasing population, ever increasing vaccination demand for people with affordable cost, solving inherited genetic diseases, to decrease global temperature by using bio-fertilizers which non-emitting GHGs, leading lives of the people with better life, can be achieved with the help of biotechnology. So the scope of biotechnology is very wide and it touches every walk of life. By considering potentiality of growing technology in down-stream and up-stream processing in biopharma, genetic engineering, Tissue and protein engineering, fermentation technology and relevant fields, the sharing of thoughts and brainstorming is necessary for contemporary developments in biotechnology research.
Target Audience for Annual Biotechnology will be personnel from both industrial and academic fields which include; Directors/Managers, Head of Departmental, Presidents/Vice Presidents, CEO, Professors, Associate and Assistant professors, Research Scholars and students from the related fields.
Sessions and Tracks
The pharmaceutical biotechnology information database is respectably essential iotas made through experimentation technique for treating the signs and symptoms of an infirmity or sickness, on the other hand, biopharmaceuticals are capricious, not unusual debris, robotically referred to as proteins that normally run for shedding the hidden frameworks for treating infections. The critical pharmaceutical biotechnology matters which are made through the biotechnological pharmaceutical associations fuse antibodies, proteins, and recombinant DNA products.
- Biomedical engineering
- Chemical Engineering
Biomass and Bioenergy
One-of-a-kind varieties of biomass have been used as carbon assets within the microbial cultivations underneath submerged and strong-country fermentation. The translation of the soil microbial biomass is the living parts of the soil organic depend, with the exception of plant roots and soil animals bigger than 5×10-three um3. The microbial biomass typically comprises about 2% of the whole natural count in soil and it could be successfully disregarded as of significance inside the soil. Biomass is used by food processing industries, animal feed enterprises and wooden merchandise industries, which incorporates creation and fiber merchandise (paper and derivatives), along with chemical merchandise crafted from those industries that have numerous programs inclusive of detergents, bio-fertilizers, and erosion managing merchandise. The largest possibility for the worldwide bioenergy era is the increasing demand for strength internationally.
- Micro Algal Biomass
- Bacterial Biomass
Biosciences are an association of connected sciences making use of various aspects of everyday technology or formal technology, or both, to create knowledge, intercessions, or innovations which are useful in medicinal services or open fitness. The biomedical sciences are made from the accompanying controls; natural chemistry, hematology, immunology, microbiology, histology, cytology and transfusion administrations.
Biobanks anticipate a critical part of biomedical studies. The huge show off of biospecimens (counting blood, spit plasma and purged DNA) kept up in biobanks may be depicted as libraries of the human dwelling being. Biobanks index examples making use of genetics and one of the kind traits, as an example, age, sexual orientation, blood classification, and ethnicity. A few specimens are likewise arranged by way of ecological variables, for example, regardless of whether the giver had been supplied to radiation, asbestos, or some other substance which could have an effect on human characteristics.
- Tissue Preservation
- Fertility Bio banks
- Stemcell Banking
- In vitro fertilization
Molecular diagnostics is leading disruptive innovations in healthcare by means of the introduction of multiple equipments which are creating a profound impact on healthcare shipping for those consist of next-generation sequencing, wearable sensors, liquid biopsies, direct-to-purchaser checking out, point-of-care assays, and early cancer detection.
Recombinant Gene Technology
Recombinant DNA generation, becoming a member of together of DNA molecules from exceptional species which might be inserted into a number organism to supply new genetic mixtures which are of cost to science, medicine, agriculture, and industry. considering that the point of interest of all genetics is the gene, the fundamental aim of laboratory geneticists is to isolate, represent, and manage genes. Even though it is distinctly smooth to isolate a pattern of DNA from a set of cells, locating a particular gene inside this DNA sample can be as compared to locating a needle in a haystack.
- Molecular Cloning
- Polymerase chain reaction
- Vector DNA
- Recombinant DNA Technology
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine:
Tissue Engineering is the utilization of a combination of cells, designing and substances strategies, and suitable biochemical and physicochemical variables to decorate or supplant organic tissues. It consists of the utilization of a platform for the improvement of recent affordable tissue for a medicinal reason whilst it changes into once sorted as a sub-area of biomaterials, having evolved in diploma and importance it may be taken into consideration as a discipline on its own.
Nanomedicine is one of the restorative uses of nanotechnology. It stages from the restorative uses of nanomaterials to Nano electronic biosensors, and the destiny uses of sub-atomic nanotechnology, for instance, organic machines. Functionalities may be brought to nanomaterials via interfacing them with herbal atoms or systems. The volume of nanomaterials is like that of most organic atoms and systems; accordingly, nanomaterials can be helpful for both in vivo and in vitro biomedical studies and programs.
- Drug delivery in cancer treatment
- Nanomedicine for Cardiovascular Diseases
- Nanomedicine for Gastrointestinal Tract (GI) Diseases
- Future aspects of Nanomedicine
Industrial and Microbial Biotechnology
Microbial Biotechnology involves the use of enzymes and micro-organisms to make biological based merchandise in sectors such as chemical substances, food, feed, detergents, paper and pulp, textiles and bioenergy (which includes biofuels or biogas). In doing so, it uses the renewable raw substances and is one of the most promising, innovative procedures towards decreasing greenhouse fuel emissions. The utility of industrial biotechnology has been tested to make considerable contributions towards mitigating the effects of climate trade in these and different sectors.
- Biopolymers and bio-actives
- Molecular microbiology and its applications
- Synthesis and applications of bio plastics
- Enhancing microbe performance, selecting feedstocks, and piloting
Agricultural and Environment Biotechnology
Environmental biotechnology may be associated with the implementation of action when one tries to harness biological process for commercial uses and exploitation. The International Society for Environmental Biotechnology defines environmental biotechnology as “the development, use, and regulation of biological systems for remediation of contaminated environments (land, air, water), and for environment-friendly processes (green manufacturing technologies and sustainable development).
Transgenic plants and crops
Molecular farming and applications
Translational genomics and genomics-assisted breeding
Bioavailability, chemotaxis, and transport of organic pollutants
Bioremediation & biodegradation
Genome editing and the utilization of CRISPR primarily based technologies are expected to revolutionize the assembly of the next generation of bio products. DCB12 can focus on the most recent developments within the use of CRISPR/Cas9 and alternative CRISPR primarily based technologies in reference to the development and production of biopharmaceuticals, bio chemicals, agricultural crops, and travel applications.
CRISPR is an abbreviation of Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. The name was minted at a time when the origin and use of the interspacing subsequences were not known. At that time the CRISPRs were described as segments of prokaryotic DNA containing short, repetitive base sequences. In a palindromic repeat, the sequence of nucleotides is the same in both directions. Each repetition is followed by short segments of spacer DNA from previous exposures to foreign DNA (e.g., a virus or plasmid). Small clusters of cas (CRISPR-associated system) genes are located next to CRISPR sequences.
- Genome engineering
- RNA editing
- Disease models
- Gene drive
- Gene function
Food Processing and Technology
Food processing is the transformation of raw ingredients, by physical or chemical means into food, or of food into other forms. Food processing combines raw food ingredients to produce marketable food products that can be easily prepared and served by the consumer. Food processing typically involves activities such as mincing and macerating, liquefaction, emulsification, and cooking (such as boiling, broiling, frying, or grilling); pickling, pasteurization, and many other kinds of preservation; and canning or another packaging.
- Fermentation Technology
- Thermal and non-thermal Processing
- New trends in food packaging
- Post-Harvest Processing
Marine biotechnology is the procedure that includes the marine assets of the world that are contemplated in biotechnology applications. Its applications are used in various assignments, for example, getting new tumor medications from marine living beings to ocean growth cultivating. As new pharmaceutical organizations concentrate on growing new medications from marine organisms, professionals are trained in the disciplines of microbiology, science, genomics, bioinformatics, and related fields. Marine biotechnology centers not just around minimal known types of deep ocean life additionally on the developing utilization of marine life in the food, cosmetics, and agricultural enterprises, for example, aquaculture.
- Marine biomolecules
- Aquatic toxicology
- Aquatic microbial ecology
Bioinformatics refers to the computational ways of analysis, examination, overseeing, and storage of natural information. Bioinformatics includes the examination of organic data utilizing PCs and measurable systems, the exploration of creating and using PC databases and calculations to quicken and improve natural research. Bioinformatics is utilized as a part of breaking down genomes, proteomes (protein arrangements), three-dimensional demonstration of biomolecules and biologic systems etc.
- Immuno- and chemo-informatics
- Glyco bioinformatics
- Signal processing
- Functional & structural genomics
- Sequence alignment
Technology Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2014 – 2025)
- DNA Sequencing
- Tissue engineering and Regeneration
- Cell-Based Assay
- PCR Technology
- Chromatography Market
Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2014 – 2025)
- Food & Agriculture
- Natural Resources & Environment
- Industrial Processing
Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2014 – 2025)
Middle East and Africa (MEA)
- South Africa
Plant Science Congress is the premier event that brings together a unique and international mix of experts, scientists, researchers, specialists and lookup students to exchange and share their experiences and research outcomes on all elements of Plant Science & Ecosystem. It additionally provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researches, practitioners and educators to present and talk about trends, the most latest innovations, and issues as properly as practical challenges encountered, and options adopted in the fields of Plant Science & Ecosystem.
The theme of the conference is around, “Exploring the future advancements in the field of Plant science and Molecular Biology”. Presentations concentrate no longer solely specific to Plant Science however additionally crop and forestry research, Arabidopsis, biofuels, Plant Root and Tree Root System, Plant/Agriculture – Industrial By-products Entrepreneurs Investment B2B.
Of course, we additionally prefer to attain existing followers of plant science social media accounts, and to extend the global reach. Finally, this will be a superb possibility to discover as new science communication tool. We are now looking for people to contribute, and to help us make vegetation ‘go viral’!
Welcome to the official website of the National Conference on Advances in Science, Agriculture, Environmental & Biotechnology. NCASAEB -2019 will be held during September 25th, 2019 in Bangalore, India . NCASAEB 2019, is to bring together innovative academics and industrial experts in the field of Science, Agriculture, Environmental & Biotechnology to a common forum.
National Conference on Advances in Science, Agriculture, Environmental & Biotechnology (NCASAEB) – NCASAEB – 2019 addresses the rapid strides and technological advancements currently witnessed in the fields of .
English is the official language of the conference. We welcome paper submissions. Papers presented in the conference will be submitted for inclusion into Conference proceedings.
Proceedings of NCASAEB – 2019 will be published by Institute of Research and Journals series. The paper after conference shall be forwarded or the publication in the International Journal as free (Online only). The Journals are will be submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services including DBLP, SCOPUS(Thomson Reuters Indexing), Google Scholar etc based on the Journal’s Indexing availability.
The Proceeding will be also available in http://digitalxplore.org/