International Conference by Biotechnology Society of Nepal (ICBSN-2021)

Important Dates

Abstract Submissions:

1 November 2020 - 31 January 2021

Notification of acceptance:

15 January 2021 for Early Bird & 5 Feb For Std. Registration

Registration for participants:

1 November 2020 - 12 February 2021

Platinum Sponsor

G+FLAS Life Sciences, Korea

Suite 1F, 38 Nakseongdae-ro, Gwanak-Gu, Seoul 08790, Korea. TEL 02-872-2202 ㅣ E-Mail: thanks@gflas.com ㅣ Website: http://www.gflas.com


Silver Sponsor

Royal Big Master Wine

Bronze Sponsor

ZEISS International

Associating Partner

Media Partner

Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)
RevoScience Media

Official Journal

Nepal Journal of Biotechnology (NJB)

Supporting Partner

Ficus Biotech Pvt. Ltd., Nepal
Shikhar Biotech, Nepal
Non-Resident Nepali Association
Nepal Science Foundation Trust
Trust for Education and Training in Cytometry
Kantipur Valley College (KVC)
Amity University, India

Conference Themes

– Biotechnology
– Environmental
– Agricultural
– Healthcare & Forensics


“Biotechnological Revolution in Environmental, Agricultural Technologies & Healthcare (BREATH)”

Organized by

Biotechnology Society of Nepal (BSN)

About the Conference

Biotechnology Society of Nepal (BSN) invite you all to the “International Conference by Biotechnology Society of Nepal (ICBSN-2021)”. This international conference series organized by Biotechnology Society of Nepal (BSN) will be held online during this COVID-19 pandemic.

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Registration Type Submit Before 31 Jan 2021 General Registration Before 12 Feb 2021
Oral OR Poster Presentation 750 NRs. (10 US$) -
Participants OR Co-authors - 500 NRs. (7 US$)

Bank details

Payment can be directly made via Bank transfer to the following Bank Account by Nepali and International participants.

Account Name: Biotechnology Society of Nepal (BSN)
A/C No: 00201030252584
Bank Name: Nepal Investment Bank
Branch: Seepadole, Kathmandu, Nepal

Nepali Participants can also make online payment via eSewa to mobile number: 9841585197. Please keep the deposit receipt safe and send the scan copy/screenshots to icbsn2021@gmail.com to secure your respective seats.



Mr. Nabin Munankarmi

President, Biotechnology Society of Nepal, Nepal


Prof. Vasudeo Zambare

Director, Om Biotechnologies, India; Dean, Sandip University, India


Prof. Janardan Lamichhane

Department of Biotechnology, Kathmandu University, Nepal



Dr. Puna Maya Maharjan

Senior scientist, G+FLAS LIFE SCIENCES, Seoul, Republic of Korea


Dr. Lata Gautam

Associate Professor in Forensic Science, Anglia Ruskin University, UK


Prof. Fahrul Zaman Huyop

Professor, Department of Biosciences, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia


Dr. Ramachandran Subramanyam

Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Dubai Campus, UAE


Dr. Niranjan Koirala

Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, China

Conference Secretaries


Mr. Binayak Raj Pandey

Associate Editor-in-Chief, Nepal Journal of Biotechnology, Nepal


Mr. Puskar Thapa

Active Member, Biotechnology Society of Nepal, Nepal


Prof. Nikolai Petrovsky

Professor, Flinders University, Australia; Coronavirus vaccine developer, Chairman Vaxine P/L

Keynote Speaker

Physician-academic with extensive research and clinical trial experience. Has successfully taken four vaccine products all the way from the lab bench into human clinical trials. Particular research interests are vaccine development, autoimmunity and immuno-informatics

Specialties: Clinical trials, vaccine research and development, vaccine adjuvants

Topic: “Update on COVID-19 Vaccines”

Plenary Speaker: Biotechnology Theme


Prof. Sunghwa Choe

Professor, Seoul National University, Korea; CEO, G+FLAS Life Sciences, Korea

Research field: Plant Biotechnology (CRISPR based genome editing and plant-based pharmaceuticals and vaccine).

Topic: “Deletion of the protein glycosyltransferases using CRISPR-Cas9 and production of glycoengineered biopharmaceuticals in Nicotiana benthamiana


Invited Speaker: Biotechnology Theme


Prof. Wei Zhang

Professor, Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development, Flinders University Australia; Director, Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development (CMBD)

Research field: Bioprocess Engineering, Marine Bioproducts Engineering and Industrial & Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Topic: “Resveratrol hyper-production by plant cell culture: an example for sustainable utilization of medicinal plant biodiversity”

Invited Speaker: Biotechnology Theme


Dr. Sailesh Malla

Senior Scientist, Chr. Hansen A/S, Horshlom, Denmark

Research field: Microbial biotechnology (Biochemical engineering)
Topic: “Harnessing the power of bacteria for biobased chemical production to sustainable agriculture”

Invited Speaker: Biotechnology Theme


Dr. Amarnath T

Application Specialist at Carl Zeiss Microscopy, India

Research field: Microscopy, Plant Pathology
Topic: “LSM 900 with Airyscan 2 for fast and gentle Multiplex imaging

Invited Speaker: Biotechnology Theme


Mr. Ajoy Shaw

Consultant Winemaker and Wine Professional at Ajoy Shaw Consulting, India

Research field: Winemaking
Topic: “Winemaking in the newest wine regions of Asia and the challenges of making quality wines in Nepal”

Plenary Speaker: Environment Theme


Dr. Zainul Akmar Zakaria

Associate Professor, Bioprocess & Polymer Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Research field: Environment & Biotechnology Product development
Topic: “Application of Bacterial Technology in Environmental Processes: some Malaysian Experience”

Invited Speaker: Environment Theme


Dr. Julian Rafael Dib

Adjunct Professor, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina

Research field: Environmental Biotechnology

Topic: “Alternatives to chemical pesticides in citrus: the use of yeast-based biocontrol agents”

Invited Speaker: Environment Theme


Prof. S. Ganapathy Venkatasubramanian

Environmental Law and Management, Anna University, India

Research field: Environmental Law & Management

Topic: “The role of Environmental legal Regime for the effective Environmental Management and Governance”

Plenary Speaker: Agriculture Theme


Prof. Ashwani Pareek

Professor, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India; Adjunct Professor, Institute of Agriculture, The University of Western Australia, Australia

Research field: Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Topic: “Ensuring food security to feed nine billions”

Invited Speaker: Agriculture Theme


Prof. Harvinder Singh

Professor & Program Director of Agribusiness, Leaders Institute, Australia

Research field: Traditional and molecular plant breeding

Topic: “Potential DNA barcode region to differentiate Swertia chirata from its adulterants”

Plenary Speaker: Health Theme


Prof. Padam Simkhada

Professor of Public Health, Associate Dean, University of Huddersfield, UK

Research field: Global Health, Health System Research, Maternal Health, Reproductive and Sexual Health, Systematic Review, Evidence Synthesis

Topic: “Health and well-being issues of Nepalese migrant workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and Malaysia during Covid-19 pandemic”

Plenary Speaker: Forensics Theme


Ms. Joanne Morrissey

Senior Lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University, UK

Research field: Forensic science and crime, Crime and Investigative Studies, Fire Investigation, Fingerprint Comparison, Sexual Assault, Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault

Topic: “The importance of effective crime scene management and evidence recovery at Sexual Assault crime scenes.”

Invited Speaker: Forensic Theme


Dr. Sarah Hall

Senior Lecturer, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

Research field: Forensic Science

Topic: “The Investigation of the Flammability of Fabrics when Contaminated with Emollients and the Link with Fire Fatalities.”

Invited Speaker: Forensic Theme


Ms. Laura Haugh

Course Leader, University of West London, UK

Research field: Forensic Science

Topic: “The interpretation of bloodstains on carpets for the advancement of crime scene investigation.”

Invited Speaker: Health Theme


Dr. Munish Puri

Associate Professor, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, Australia

Research field: Industrial Biotechnology, Microbial Bioprocessing

Topic: “Omega-3 Fatty Acid Production for Advancing Human Nutrition”

Invited Speaker: Health Theme


Dr. Ruchi Srivastava

Freelance Consultant, India

Research field: Food & Health

Topic: “From food waste to food wise: the success story of France”

ICBSN 2021 Team

Organizing Commitee

• Er. Ganesh Shah, Former Minister for Environment, Science, and Technology, Nepal

• Prof. Vasudeo Zambare, Director, Om Biotechnologies, India
• Prof. Janardan Lamichhane, Kathmandu University, Nepal
• Mr. Nabin Munankarmi, President, Biotechnology Society of Nepal, Nepal

• Prof. Fahrul Huyop, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
• Dr. Lata Gautam, Associate Professor, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
• Dr. Puna Maharjan, Senior scientist, Seoul, Republic of Korea
• Dr. Ramachandran Subramanyam, Associate Professor, Birla Institute of Science and Technology, UAE
• Dr. Niranjan Koirala, Associate Editor-in-chief, NJB, Nepal

Organizing Secretaries
• Mr. Binayak Raj Pandey, Associate Editor-in-chief, NJB, Nepal
• Mr. Puskar Thapa, Active member, Biotechnology Society of Nepal (BSN), Nepal

Advisory Board

• Dr. Sunil Shrestha, Vice Chancellor, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Nepal
• Dr. Rishi Shah, Chairman, IUCN Nepal National Committee, Nepal
• Prof. Jae Sohng, Sun Moon University, Korea
• Prof. Rameshor Adhikari, Director, RECAST, Nepal
• Prof. Krishna Das Manandhar, HOD, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
• Prof. Tika Karki, National College of Food Science and Technology, Nepal
• Dr. Dinesh Raj Bhuju, Academician, NAST, Nepal
• Dr. Sangita Shakya, HOD, Kathmandu University, Nepal
• Dr. Bishnu Marasini, HOD, NIST College, Nepal
• Dr. Saroj Ghimire, BSN, Founder President, Nepal
• Dr. Pawan Dulal, BSN, Founder Secretary, Oxford University, UK
• Dr. Raju Adhikari, Chair, NRNA, SKTT, NSFT, Australia
• Dr. Rekha Gaur, Co-Founder Trustee, Trust for Education and Training in Cytometry, India
• Dr. Hemant Agrwal, Director–Flowcytometry Solutions Pvt. Ltd., India


Scientific Steering Commitee:

• Prof. Tribikram Bhattarai, Central Department of Biotechnology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
• Prof. Tilak Ram Shrestha, Central Department of Biotechnology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
• Prof. Anjana Singh, Central Department of Microbiology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
• Prof. Bijaya Pant, Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
• Prof. Bilon Khambu, Tulane University School of Medicine, USA
• Prof. Dilli Ram Bhandari, Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal
• Prof. Manohar Padul, Institute of Science, India
• Dr. Maria García-Gil, Associate Professor, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
• Dr. Vaibhav Srivastava, Researcher, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
• Dr. M. Ponraj, Associate Professor, The Copperbelt University, Zambia
• Dr. Purbaj Pant, ELI Beams/Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
• Dr. Suman Lama, Researcher, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
• Dr. Abduljalal Danbaba, Kaduna State University, Nigeria
• Dr. Manohar Prasad Bhandari, Leading Researcher, University of Latvia, Latvia
• Dr. Rojeet Shrestha, Assistant Professor, Hokkaido University, Japan
• Dr. Hari Devkota, Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, Kumamoto University, Japan
• Dr. Agatha Grela, University of West London, UK
• Dr. Yogan Khatri, Scientist, Protein Core, Cayman Chemical, USA
• Dr. Niranjan Aryal, Lab Director at Certus Analytics, USA
• Dr. Dipesh Dhakal, Postdoctoral Associate, University of Florida, USA
• Dr. Santosh Koirala, Researcher, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, USA
• Dr. Sudip Khadka, Georgia State University in Atlanta, USA
• Dr. Raunak Shrestha, Post Doctoral Research Scholar,University of California, San Francisco, USA
• Dr. Ranjan Koirala, Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Milan, Italy
• Dr. Salyan Bhattarai, Post doc, McGrill University Health Center, Canada
• Dr. Bikash Adhikari, Assistant Professor, Kathmandu University and Board Member UGC, Nepal
• Dr. Tista Prasai Joshi, Scientist, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Nepal
• Dr. Rameshraj Pant, Assistant Prof. Tribhuvan University, Nepal
• Dr. Balram Pokhrel, Assistant Prof., Kathmandu University, Nepal
• Dr. Ravikiran Pagare, Associate Professor, Sandip University, India
• Dr. Nissar Reshi, Assistant Professor, Sandip University, India
• Dr. Manoj Patil, Assistant Professor, KKHA Arts, SMGL Commerce & SPHJ Science College, India.


Scientific Steering Committee:

• Dr. Abhay Salve, Assistant Professor, Institute of Science, India
• Dr. Himal Luitel, Assistant Professor, Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal
• Dr. Bal Kumari Oliya, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
• Dr. Laxuman Sharma, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, Sikkim University, India
• Dr. Reshma Tuladhar, Assistant Prof., Central Department of Microbiology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
• Dr. I. Vayanga Nishani Rathnayake, Senior Lecturer, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
• Dr. Prashant Mohan Pawar, Assistant Professor, Regional Centre for Biotechnology, India
• Dr. Talha Bin Imran, Assistant Professor, BGC Trust University Bangladesh, Bangladesh
• Dr. Ranjit Shah, Assistant Prof., Institute of Medicine, TUTH, Tribhuven University, Nepal
• Dr. Mukunda Ranjit, Academic Director, Kantipur Valley College, Nepal
• Dr. Bidur Prasad Chaulagain, Research Director, Himalayan College of Agricultural Science & Technology, Nepal
• Dr. Santosh Dulal, Medical Microbiologist, Lele Hospital, Nepal
• Dr. Jaya Kant Raut, Senior Mushroom Scientist, NAST, Nepal
• Dr. Jyoti Maharjan, Unit chief, Biotechnology Division, NAST, Nepal
• Dr. Iswhori P Kadariya, Associate Prof. Agriculture Foresty University (AFU), Nepal
• Dr. Anupama Shrestha Shah, Adjunct Prof. HICAST, Nepal
• Dr. Sujan Sigdel, Research Director, Pokhara Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd. Nepal
• Dr. Meena Maiya Suwal, Kathmandu University, Nepal
• Dr Amarnath Mishra, Amity University, India
• Dr Madan Bhandari, Assistant Professor, Patanjali Ayurveda Medical College, Nepal
• Dr. Sunita Verma, Associate professor, Christ church college, India

Publication Committee:

• Dr. Khagendra Acharya, Management Informatics & Communication, Kathmandu University, Nepal [Team Leader]
• Ms. Samikshya Kandel, Chief Secretary, Biotechnology Society of Nepal, Nepal
• Mr. Raja Ram Gurung, Nepal Eye Program, Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Nepal
• Mr. Prashanna Maharjan, Faculty Member at Amrit Science College (ASCOL), Nepal
• Mr. Shishir Pandey, Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences, Bagdol, Nepal

• Ms. Salina Hona, Nepal Journal of Biotechnology, Nepal