Many of the issues confronting humanity are the same persistent problems that humans have been solving for generations. Humanity has been hampered since prehistoric times by hunger, energy crises, food instability, sickness, the need for raw materials, and pollution. Nevertheless, throughout history, the creation of new technology has made it possible for our quality of life to dramatically increase, but humanity has still struggled to meet these difficulties.

Biotechnologies are widely used, have a wide range of uses, and have enormous potential to help solve these problems. Biotechnology refers to the utilization of biological processes for industrial and other objectives, particularly the genetic engineering of microbes to produce hormones, antibiotics, and other compounds. Numerous countries have already benefited from the use of biotechnology in the fields of energy generation, food production, biocatalysis, mining, and the synthesis of novel materials. Better health care, increased food security, increased supplies of potable water, more effective industrial development processes for transforming raw materials, support for sustainable methods of afforestation and reforestation, and detoxification of hazardous wastes are just a few of the things that biotechnology promises to significantly enable. Biotechnology presents fresh chances for international collaboration in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).

Biotechnologies are being explored as viable answers to the world's problems about energy, the environment, agriculture, and public health in light of this promising terrain. The complete scope of these biotechnological uses, however, is frequently unknown and still being studied. An international conference was scheduled to thoroughly examine recent developments in biotechnology under the “Biotechnology for Sustainable Environment, Agriculture, Health, Biodiversity, and Industry [BIOTECH2024]. This conference's main goal is to promote human welfare by having conversations about the potential and difficulties that biotechnologies provide to a variety of industries. The goal of BIOTECH-2024 is to bring together a broad and varied group of participants, including scholars, industry professionals, young scientists, students, experts, scientists, and policymakers. Using biotechnologies to improve human welfare is the main goal of this conference. It will provide a forum for study and idea sharing to utilize biotechnological advancements to address global issues. This conference invites scholars since it recognizes the importance of many of these issues for both developing and recently industrialized nations, including increasing agriculture yields, protecting public health, and improving waste management. Discussions regarding the advancements and challenges in the field of biotechnologies are welcomed, with an emphasis on the views of emerging and developed nations. The two goals of this conference are to: (1) encourage dialogues about the efficient application of scientific knowledge to the formulation of public policy for the benefit of humanity; and (2) welcome novel concepts and findings about biotechnologies and their wider applications.

To accomplish these goals, the conference will be divided into scientific and technical sessions, offering a forum for an in-depth discussion of the advancements and difficulties related to biotechnologies. This event will feature plenary, keynote, and invited talks by subject matter experts who will address pivotal and contemporary topics, ensuring that participants are well-informed about the most recent advancements in the field of microbial technologies. Additionally, interactive papers and poster sessions will be used as a means of showcasing the research and ideas of scientists and researchers. Deserving researchers will receive awards based on the merits of their work in appreciation of exceptional scientific contributions within several conference categories. Additionally, papers that present noteworthy research findings may be chosen for publication in the conference proceedings, which will help the scientific community share important knowledge. This conference promises to be both an interesting scientific event and a fun experience, and we are confident that it will not only meet but beyond your expectations. We look forward to hearing from you favourably and, if relevant, the working title of your presentation. We sincerely appreciate your time and eagerly anticipate your participation.


National Environmental Science Academy (NESA), New Delhi (BIOTECH-2024) invites abstracts/papers that must be directly relevant to the following themes and sub-themes:

Thematic Areas of the Conference

Abstracts and original research papers are warmly welcomed on any facet of microbial biotechnology applications. The scope of this conference includes but is not limited to the following:

A. Agriculture and Plant Biotechnology
Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria in biotic and abiotic stress management
Biofertilizers for sustainable agriculture production
Biopesticides for crop protection
Microbial inoculants including, biostimulants and bioformulatons
Microbes as biocontrol agents
Microbes as a genetic resource for crop improvement (designer crops)
Microbes for climate-resilient agriculture
Microbes for nutrient management
Genetically engineered plants for stress tolerance
Genetically engineered plants to tolerate the effect of environmental degradation
Other applications of microbes in agri-environmental sustainability
Biotechnology for propagation of plants and germplasm conservation
Biotechnology for increased yield, pest resistance, and herbicide resistance in crops
Biotechnology for virus resistance in crops
Biotechnology to enhance nutrient use efficiency in crop plants
Biotechnology for biofortification of crop plants
Genome editing using CRISPR for crop improvement
Biotechnology for producing genetically modified crops
Tissue culture and its biotechnological applications Multi “Omics” technologies for crop improvement
High throughput Phenotyping High throughput genotyping and its applications in crop improvement
Molecular markers and marker-assisted breeding in plants
Plant regeneration via somatic embryogenesis
Evaluation of genetic diversity in crop plants
Biotechnology for biodiversity conservation
Plant microbiome and its applications in the regulation of plant response
Tools and Database development
Application of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in crop improvement

B. Environmental Biotechnology and Industrial Biotechnology
Biomining and Bioremediation of Contaminated Soil/Water/Wastewater/Air
Microbial enzymes and their engineering for bioremediation
Phytoremediation and Microbe-assisted phytoremediation of contaminants and effluents Microbes and their products for bioremediation
Biotechnologies for climate management, biogeochemical cycling, and pollution control
Microbial flocculants, biofilm, biofilters and bioadsorbents for environmental remediation
Biosensors, MFC, MDC, green synthesized nanoparticles for environmental applications GMOs, constructed wetlands, and bioelectrochemical systems for pollution prevention
Biotechnologies for biofuel, biodiesel (biomass valorization), and bioenergy
Biomethanation, Biogas & Composting, Biohydrogen
Biotechnologies for Ozone Layer Depletion and its Prevention
Applications of “Omics” technologies in environmental biotechnology
Biocomposting for solid waste management
Case studies on bioremediation of contaminants and effluents
Biopolymers including bioplastics, and biomaterials and applications
Green nanoparticles and nanocomposites and applications
Biotechnology for making packaging polymers
Biochar, microbial char, and bioconcrete
Biotechnological foods (artificial meat, single-cell protein, beverages, supplements)
Biotechnologically produced cosmetics, nutraceuticals, and novel microbial enzymes Microbial surfactants, bioemulsifiers, biosensors, bioprotectants, and antimicrobials
Secondary metabolites and natural products and value-added products from extremophiles
Bioprospecting for new microbial metabolites including biopharmaceuticals and proteins
Metabolic engineering of industrial microbes for value-added product production
CRISPR-Cas9-based genetic engineering of microbial metabolites biosynthetic pathways “Omics” technologies and bioinformatics for industrial product development

C. Medical and Animal Biotechnologies
Probiotics, edible vaccines and pathogens and antibiotic resistance
Pharmacogenomics and cancer biotechnology
Antimicrobial activity of plant extracts and drug discovery
Monoclonal antibodies for therapy and transgenic animals in healthcare
Molecular diagnosis of disease, CRISPR Diagnostics and advances in pathogen detection
Gene therapy, gene editing and therapy drugs in healthcare
Algae biotechnology for nutritional and pharmaceutical applications
Biotechnology for the detection and monitoring of emerging viruses
Human genome sequencing project, stem cells for regenerative medicine
Development of antibiotics and tissue engineering for healthcare
Novel methodologies, including PCR and gene sequencing in healthcare
Use of fluorescence in situ hybridization, microarrays, and cell culture in healthcare
Applications of gene silencing using interference RNA, and genome editing in healthcare
RDTfor making therapeutic products (such as insulin, hormones, interferons, etc.)
“Omics” technologies and bioinformatics for healthcare
Application of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in One Health