SRM Institute of Science and Technology

   Ramapuram Campus, Chennai, India

College of Science and Humanities

       (A Place for Transformation)

Department of Biotechnology

        International Conference on

Biotechnological Emergence in Science and Technology

(ICBEST – 2022)

Event Report for Newsletter

The Department of Biotechnology, College of Science and Humanities at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Ramapuram campus, Chennai proudly organized the two-day international conference on “Biotechnological Emergence in Science and Technology” (ICBEST – 2022) in a hybrid mode. The theme of the conference was to provide a wide platform for researchers across the world to share their research findings in the diverse area of biotechnology. The inaugural event happened on 22.12.2022, 10.00 am in the SRM IST- Ramapuram. Dr. M. Kamaraj, HoD, Department of Biotechnology (S&H), SRM IST- Ramapuram welcomes the dignitaries and participants to the conference. The presidential address has delivered by Dr. V. Subbiah Bharathi, Director, SRM Group of Educational Institutions, Ramapuram & Trichy campuses, and a special address was delivered by Major. Dr. M. Venkatramanan, Dean (S&H), SRM IST- Ramapuram.  Dr. R. Y. Hiranmai, Professor & Dean, School of Environmental and Sustainable Development, Central University of Gujarat, Gujarat has presented the ‘Inaugural address’ on the ‘Evergreen Revolution: A way forward for food security’. The conference proceedings of ICBEST – 2022 were released by the dignitaries in the Diaz. About the event and vote of thanks for this inaugural event were delivered by the Organizing secretaries Dr. S. Suresh and Dr. R. Vinoth Kumar respectively. Online ‘Plenary Sessions’ in the Day -1 afternoon are delivered by Dr. Mesfin Tafesse, Associate Professor & Head, Center of Biotechnology and Bioprocess, Addis Ababa Science and Technology, Ethiopia on ‘Biotechnological applications of microbial enzymes and biocements in constructions’. Followed to this Dr. Trieu Anh Trung, Head of Molecular biology Laboratory, Department of Genetics-Biochemistry, Hanoi National University of Education, Vietnam on ‘Myosin-II proteins are involved in the growth, morphogenesis, and virulence of the Human pathogenic fungus, Mucor circinelloides’. Day 2 of ICBEST – 2022 commenced online with a ‘Plenary talk’ by Dr. Geetanjali Yadav, Scientist, National Renewable energy Laboratory, USA on “Techno-economic analysis and lifecycle assessment for catalytic fast pyrolysis of mixed waste plastics”. Dr. A Gnanamani, Senior Principal Scientist and Head, Microbiology division, CSIR-CLRI, Chennai has given an invited talk on ‘Innovative materials for healthcare’ in the afternoon session. She also acted as a Chief Guest for the valedictory session of ICBEST-2022 with Dean (S&H) and Dr.V. Saravanan, Vice-Principle- Academic (S&H). More than 100 numbers of presentations were delivered by participants from diverse parts of India and abroad.  There were 46 oral presentations in both online and offline modes with 108 participants participating in it. In the evening of Day 1, 27 poster presentations also were conducted with 73 participants participating in it. The prizes for the winners of the awards, such as the SRM ICBEST’22 Young Scientist Award, Young Researcher Award, and Best Oral and poster presentations were awarded by the Chief Guest, Dean (S&H), and VP-Academic (S&H) during the valedictory session. The participants expressed their positive feedback to the ICBEST-2022.