Annual conference this year is going to be orgaized inviting internationl forum, jointly with Global Network of Bangladeshi Biotechnologists (GNOBB) and the Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA), with the intention to integrate Biosafety and Biotechnology in Biotechnology. Thus, we are pleased to announce the 5th International Conference on Biotechnology in Health and Agriculture (ICBHA) as a joint conference with GNOBB and FABA. The Conference is to be held from 1 through 3 September 2023. The first two days of the conference will be on the current status of Biotechnology in Health and Agriculture with Biosafety and Biosecurity in Biotechnology Applications.
The third day of the conference will be dedicated for discussions on the containment of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) under the guidance of the Disease Control Division of the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh. The goal of this Conference is to build capacity and create awareness on the latest trends in biotechnology for improving health, agriculture and the environment in Bangladesh. At the same time, it is intended to create awareness regarding Biosafety and Biosecurity in different areas of Biotechnology. The silent pandemic AMR has become a serious human health, animal health and environmental concern. While COVID-19 was raging on, the pandemic of AMR continued in the shadow and the toll taken by AMR on patients and their families was largely invisible but reflected in prolonged bacterial infections that extend hospital stays and caused needless deaths.
A number of pre-conference training workshops in the field of biotechnology, biosafety and biosecurity and strengthening lab capacity will be organized in the month of August 2023 and to coincide at the beginning to end of the 5th ICBHA conference. On the fourth week of August a day long workshop on “Past, Present and Beyond of Rice Ratooning” and on the 3rd September and on the morning of the 4th a hands-on training on CRISPR-Cas9 Genome Editing targeting rice, will be jointly organized by GNOBB and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dhaka University.
The second International Conference on Biosafety & Biosecurity was organized at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban, University of Dhakaread more
Training program at the district level has already been started inaugurating on 21-22 May.read more