BEHIET 2018
12th Annual Convention of ABAP & International Conference on Biodiversity, Environment and Human Health: Innovations and Emerging Trends
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Welcome


The 12th Annual Convention of ABAP & International Conference on Biodiversity, Environment and Human Health: Innovations and Emerging Trends (BEHIET) aimed at presenting current research being carried out in that area and scheduled to be held on 12 - 14 November, 2018 in Aizawl, Mizoram, India. The idea of the conference is for the students, scholars, scientists, and faculty from the Universities all around the world and the industry to present ongoing research activities, and hence to foster research relations between the Universities, research institutions and the industry. This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.

Biodiversity is the foundation for human health. By securing the life-sustaining goods and services with biodiversity, the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity has become immensely important. In contrast, the continuing loss of biodiversity on a global scale represents a direct threat to our health and well being, without a global environment that is healthy and capable of supporting the diversity of life. Studies of wildlife anatomy, physiology and biochemistry can lead to important developments in human medicine. New resistance mechanisms are emerging and spreading globally, threatening our ability to treat common infectious diseases. Research on populations genetics and cancer will help to enhance prevention and decrease mortality rates from malignant diseases, improve the management of patients afflicted by them and the quality of life of people during and after treatment.

The Conference will provide a vibrant platform for exchanging relevant information among researchers, academicians, health care practitioners, policy makers and the general public. The themes of the Conference have been designed in such a way to stress the major components of Environment and Human Welfare.

This Conference is jointly organized by the School of Life sciences, Mizoram University and by Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy. The conference would offer a large number of invited lectures from renowned speakers all over the country.

The conference expects contribution from researchers in the form of abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Potential abstracts will be requested for full paper also. Your contribution can also attract Awards and Medals under following categories sponsored by ABAP.


Gold Medals and Scientist Awards


1) ABAP – Young Scientist Awards - 03 Nos - 01 Gold Medal and 02 Awards (Below 30 years )
2) ABAP – Young Scientist Awards - 03 Nos - 01 Gold Medal and 02 Awards (Above 30 years)
3) ABAP- Junior Scientist Awards - 03 Nos (For PG and Research students – Poster presentation)

The above Young Scientist and Junior Scientist awards will be on competition basis for oral and poster presentation during the annual convention and international conference.


Awards on Nomination Basis

1. Life Time Award in Biotechnology
2. Life Time Award in Pharmacy
3. Talented Industrial Biotechnology Award
4. ABAP Gold Medal for Advanced Research in Nanoscience and Technology

The above ABAP-2018 awards will be on nomination and selection basis. These awards are intended to identify, recognize and felicitate the Outstanding Scientists. The nominations for these awards should reach the General Secretary, ABAP (krssrao@yahoo.com), on or before 15 September, 2018.

Important Dates

15 August, 2018

Abstract (for Oral and Poster) submission deadline

30 August, 2018

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection

15 September, 2018

Full paper submission deadline

30 September, 2018

Registration deadline

15 September, 2018

Nomination for Awards

12-14 November, 2018

Conference Date

Note: Abstract submission beyond last date will not be entertained.

Registration


Registration Fee



Category Indian/SAARC Residents Foreign Nationals
Up to 31 August After 31 August Up to 31 August After 31 August
For ABAP Members Rs. 1000/- Rs. 1200/- USD 100/- USD 150/-
For Non-Members of ABAP Rs. 1200/- Rs. 1500/- USD 150/- USD 200/-
For Accompanying persons Rs. 1000/- Rs. 1200/- USD 100/- USD 150/-
For Students and Scholars Rs. 500/- Rs. 700/- USD 100/- USD 150/-
For Industry delegates Rs. 3000/- Rs. 4200/- USD 300/- USD 450/-

Registration fees for ONE* registration need to be sent either in the form of DD favouring the Organizing Secretary, International Conference (BEHIET-2018), Mizoram University, Aizawl, Mizoram or it can be sent through online (Account No. 1548050001854, United Bank of India, IFSC Code –UTBI0MZUH61, MICR Code - 796027003).

*ONE Registration Fee includes the following for the registered authors:

1. Welcome reception
2. Printed Name Card
3. Conference Folder or Bag
4. Participation in the technical program
5. Printed Certificate
6. Printed Proceedings
7. Coffee breaks on the presentation day
8. Working Lunch on the presentation day
9. Banquet

Once your abstract/paper is accepted the registration process begins. You have to complete the following four steps.

Step 1 - Registration Fee
It is mandatory for at least one author of an accepted paper to register in order for the paper to appear in the proceedings and included in the Technical Program.

Step 2 - Copyright Transfer
Authors have to sign (for the individual paper) Registration Form, and email that in PDF/JPG/PNG format.

Step 3 – Formatting the Paper for submission
All the paper must adhere to authors guidelines and must be submitted as Microsoft word DOC or DOCX format so that the necessary fine tuning can be done (if necessary).

Step 4 – Registration
ONLY Email the filled registration form (.doc/.docx format) + final paper/poster/abstract (.doc/.docx format) that you like to publish in the conference proceedings along with payment details at email id: abapmzu@gmail.com One registration is must to publish a paper and in that ONLY one person can attend the conference and can get all as mentioned in *ONE Registration Fee above.

Accommodation


Aizawl has several hotels of international standards as well as many good economy/budget hotels. Accommodation charges have to be borne by the participants. A limited accommodation (1/2 persons per room) may also be available in the University guest houses. The Following are some of the top Hotels in Aizawl.



Hotel Name Location Contact No.
Hotel Floria Dawrpui, Aizawl +91-389-2329555
Hotel Regency B/49, Zarkawt Main Street,Aizawl +91-389-2344234
Hotel Grand Zarkawt Main Street,Aizawl +91-389-2347777
Aijal Club Near Tennis Court,Aizawl +91-389-2311831
Ritz Hotel Near Bara Bazar, Aizawl +91-389-2323358
Chawlhna Hotel Zarkawt Road, Aizawl +91-389-2342292
Davids Clover Hotel G 16, Chanmari, Aizawl +91-389-2305736
Hotel Sangchia Chanmari-Lower Zarkawt-Israel Point, Chaltlang, Aizawl +91-8575019020
Hotel Arini Khatla, Aizawl +91-389-2301813
Royale Hotel Near Bara Bazar, Aizawl +91-389-2311577
The Esquire Mission Veng, Aizawl +91-389-2323809
Tropicana Hotel Near Shumkuma Point, Zarkawt Road, Aizawl +91-9436353504
Hotel Chief Zarkawt Road, Aizawl +91-389-2346418
Orchid Hotel Near Dawtui Bara Bazar, Aizawl +91-389-2316565
Millenium Hotel Opposite Traffic Police Point, Zarkawt Road, Aizawl +91-389-2347065

ILP

Inner Line Permit is required to visit Mizoram for outsiders which will be issued in the Aizawl airport or can be obtained from the Mizoram House, Guwahati/Silchar who travel by road.

Call for Abstracts/Papers


Biodiversity is the foundation for human health. By securing the life-sustaining goods and services with biodiversity, the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity has become immensely important. In contrast, the continuing loss of biodiversity on a global scale represents a direct threat to our health and well being, without a global environment that is healthy and capable of supporting the diversity of life. Studies of wildlife anatomy, physiology and biochemistry can lead to important developments in human medicine.

The Plants are the rich sources of primary and secondary metabolites and they acts as an immuno modulators and as molecular medicine in human health care system. Metabolic engineering of plant cells and animal cells has been built to aim at medicinal improvement with the availability of modern molecular medicine technologies. The identification of the mechanisms of plant secondary metabolites biosynthesis in order to produce plants is appropriate for medicinal use and further research efforts.

Antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. New resistance mechanisms are emerging and spreading globally, threatening our ability to treat common infectious diseases. A growing list of infections – such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, and foodborne diseases – are becoming harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat as antibiotics become less effective. Where antibiotics can be bought for human or animal use without a prescription, the emergence and spread of resistance is made worse. Without urgent action, we are heading for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries can once again kill.

Research on populations genetics and cancer will help to enhance prevention and decrease mortality rates from malignant diseases, improve the management of patients afflicted by them and the quality of life of people during and after treatment.

The Conference will provide a vibrant platform for exchanging relevant information among researchers, academicians, health care practitioners, policy makers and the general public. The themes of the Conference have been designed in such a way to stress the major components of Environment and Human Welfare.


Themes

• Biodiversity and Environmental Protection - Issues and Challenges
• Biodiversity and Drug Development – Scope and Future
• Omics of Food, Water, Health and Environment
• Environmental Pollution - Challenges and Remedial Measures
• Antibiotic resistance and Alternative Medicine
• Translational Research – Need and Applications
• Traditional Foods and Medicinal Practices
• Food Preservation and Post Harvest Technology


Satellite Sessions

• Cancer Research – Genetics, Epigenetics and Drug Development
• Population Genetics- Phylogeny and Migration patterns
• Plant Biotechnology–Medicinal and Economic plants

Instructions


Instructions for Abstract writing



General
• The abstract content must not exceed 300 words in total.
• Use ENGLISH only.
• Page margins should be 2.54 cm (1 in) for top, right, left and bottom margins.
• The document must be single-spaced.

Title
• Type title in bold letters.
• Use Times New Roman font and a 14 pt. font size.
• Title of the abstract should be a maximum of two lines.

Author’s Name
• Author’s names are written (style: New Roman font and a 12 pt. font size) in full.
• Authors are separated by commas and marked with superscript when necessary to distinguish authors from different affiliations.
• Underlined the presenting author’s name.
• Author’s affiliations are written (style: New Roman font and a 10 pt. font size) in sequences when there are more than one and the last is followed by one blank line.

Content
• Abstracts with figures and/or tables will not be accepted.
• Abstract text is justified; paragraphs are not indented, only separated by one blank line.
• The content must be single-spaced.

Filename
• The abstract file should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) using the author’s name as the file name i.e., lastname_firstname.docx, e.g., boonthimat_c.docx

Note: Selected abstracts will be required to submit the full paper within stipulated time. Hence applicants are requested to have the full paper in hand before submitting your abstracts for oral or poster presentations.



Instructions for Paper writing


Based on Committees’ recomendations the delegates will be informaed about the journal's/book chapter format for the preparation of the manuscript, after acceptance of the abstract. Click on the below links for respective formats.


For Book Chapter

Language
Prepare the manuscript in English. British English or American English spelling and terminology may be used, but either one should be followed consistently throughout the article. Authors are responsible for ensuring the language quality prior to submission.

Spacing
Please use 1.5 spacing throughout the material, including notes and references.

Manuscript Submission
Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Permissions
Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Please be aware that some publishers do not grant electronic rights for free. In such cases, material from other sources should be used. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Online Submission
Authors should submit their manuscripts through e-mail.

Manuscript (9,000 words):
Manuscripts which are based on newly generated data which has not previously been published or new analyses of existing data sets can be submitted. Topics which are likely to be of interest to a wide range of biodiversity scientists and conservationists are given priority, although local studies or ones restricted to one or a few species may be considered if they serve as case studies or include some novel approach.
The title page should be organized as in the section "Title page". This should be followed by an Abstract (250-300 words) and Key words (ones not in the title). The Introduction should place the work in a broader context and make the objectives clear. Methods and Results sections normally follow, and articles close with a Discussion of the results. Subheadings and alternative headings may be used where appropriate. References must follow the style given in "References", and be followed by Figure captions, Figures, and Tables (in that order).

Title Page
The title page should include:
A concise and informative title in bold (14-point Times New Roman).
The name(s) of the author(s). Do not include titles (Dr., PhD, Professor, etc.).
The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s). Do not use abbreviations (e.g. Dept.).
The e-mail address and telephone of the corresponding author

Abstract
Please provide an abstract of 250 to 300 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

Keywords
Please provide 4 to 6 keywords.

Text Formatting
Manuscripts should be submitted in MSWord.
Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 12-point Times Roman) for text.
Use italics for emphasis.
Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
Do not use field functions.
Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.
Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.
Use the equation editor or MathType for equations.
Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).

Headings
Please use no more than three levels of displayed headings. Do not use ALL CAPS. Use Level 1 heading for all major sections (Manuscript Title, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, etc.). Bold type, 12-point Times New Roman). Use Level 2 headings for sub-sections of major sections (12-point Times New Roman). Use Level 3 headings for sub-sections within Level 2 headings (12-point. Italics, Times New Roman).

Abbreviations
Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.

Footnotes
Footnotes can be used to give additional information, which may include the citation of a reference included in the reference list. They should not consist solely of a reference citation, and they should never include the bibliographic details of a reference. They should also not contain any figures or tables.
Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data). Footnotes to the title or the authors of the article are not given reference symbols. Always use footnotes instead of endnotes.

Acknowledgments
Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

Citation
Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:
Negotiation research spans many disciplines (Thompson 1990).
This result was later contradicted by Becker and Seligman (1996).
This effect has been widely studied (Abbott 1991; Barakat et al. 1995; Kelso and Smith 1998; Medvec et al. 1999).

Reference list
The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list.
Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work.

Journal article
Gamelin FX, Baquet G, Berthoin S, Thevenet D, Nourry C, Nottin S, Bosquet L (2009) Effect of high intensity intermittent training on heart rate variability in prepubescent children. Eur J Appl Physiol 105:731-738. doi: 10.1007/s00421-008-0955-8

Use of “et al” author list is more than six.
Smith J, Jones M Jr, Houghton L, South J, Aaron M, Nottin S, et al (1999) Future of health insurance. N Engl J Med 965:325–329

Article by DOI
Slifka MK, Whitton JL (2000) Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. J Mol Med. doi:10.1007/s001090000086

Book
South J, Blass B (2001) The future of modern genomics. Blackwell, London

Book chapter
Brown B, Aaron M (2001) The politics of nature. In: Smith J (ed) The rise of modern genomics, 3rd edn. Wiley, New York, pp 230-257

Online document
Cartwright J (2007) Big stars have weather too. IOP Publishing PhysicsWeb. http://physicsweb.org/articles/news/11/6/16/1. Accessed 26 June 2007

Dissertation
Trent JW (1975) Experimental acute renal failure. Dissertation, University of California

Always use the standard abbreviation of a journal’s name according to the ISSN List of Title Word Abbreviations, see ISSN.org LTWA. If you are unsure, please use the full journal title.

Tables
All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table.
Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption.
Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.

Electronic Figure Submission
Supply all figures in the manuscript itself.

Figure Lettering
To add lettering, it is best to use Helvetica or Arial (sans serif fonts).
Keep lettering consistently sized throughout your final-sized artwork, usually about 2–3 mm (8–12 pt).
Avoid effects such as shading, outline letters, etc.
Do not include titles or captions within your illustrations.

Figure Numbering
All figures are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
Figure parts should be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.).
If an appendix appears in your article and it contains one or more figures, continue the consecutive numbering of the main text. Do not number the appendix figures, "A1, A2, A3, etc." Figures in online appendices (Electronic Supplementary Material) should, however, be numbered separately.
Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts. Include the captions in the text file of the manuscript, not in the figure file.
Figure captions begin with the term Fig. in bold type, followed by the figure number, also in bold type.
No punctuation is to be included after the number, nor is any punctuation to be placed at the end of the caption.
Identify all elements found in the figure in the figure caption; and use boxes, circles, etc., as coordinate points in graphs.
Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.


Instructions for Oral Presentations


Contributed oral presentations are 8 minutes long and 3 minutes for questions and discussion. The paper must be presented by one of the author or co-authors. Oral presentations are to be made with the PC that will be available in the session room (Windows OS + Microsoft Power point). Please come to the session room with your pen drive/CD/DVD having your presentation file. There will be a volunteer on hand to assist in starting each presentation.


Instructions for Poster Presentations


Maximum poster size is 36 inches wide by 48 inches high (3 ft. x 4 ft.). You must provide your own printout of the poster itself. There will be volunteers to assist in you to set up your poster in the morning and remove it by yourself at the end of the session. Either the author or one of the paper’s co-authors must be present and available for discussion at the poster session. Posters will be on display in the respective conference hall.

Keynote Speakers


Prof. K.S. Jagannatha Rao, Director, INDICASAT, Republic of Panama.

And more...

Guest Speakers


Prof. Ajay Goel, Director, CGR, CTGO, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute and Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, Dallas, USA
Prof. AMAM Zonaed Siddiki, Dept of Pathology and Parasitology, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Prof. M.K. Chalise, Central Department of Zoology, Tribhun University, Lalitpur, Katmandu
Prof. Appa Rao Podile, Vice Chancellor, University of Hyderabad
Prof. N. C. Talukdar, Director, IASST, Guwahati
Prof. Dinabandhu Sahoo, Director, IBSD (DBT), Imphal
Dr. Ashok K Varma, ACTREC, Navi Mumbai
Prof. Probodh Borah, CVSc, AAU, Khanapara, Guwahati
Prof. Vinod Kumar, University of Delhi (North Campus), Delhi
Dr. U.S.N. Murthy, Director, NIPER, Guwahati

And more...


Committee


Chief patrons

Prof. K.R.S. Sambasiva Rao
Vice Chancellor, Mizoram University

Dr. B. Suresh
President, Pharmacy Council of India


Patrons

Prof. T. V. Narayana
President, Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy

Shri. C. Zothankhuma
Registrar, Mizoram University


Chairmen

Prof. G. S. Solanki, Dean, School of Life Sciences, MZU
Prof. Shivakumar, Dean, School of Earth Sciences& NRM, MZU
Prof. Zaithanzauva Pachuau, Dean, School of Physical Sci., MZU


Organizing Secretaries

Prof. S. K. Mehta, Department of Botany, Mizoram University
Prof. G. Gurusubramanian, Department of Zoology, MZU
Prof. N. Senthil Kumar, Department of Biotechnology, MZU


Treasurer

Dr. Th. Robert Singh, Department of Biotechnology, MZU
Dr. Amit Kumar Trivedi, Department of Zoology, MZU


Organizing Committee

Prof. R. C. Laha, Head, Department of Botany, MZU
Prof. Diwakar Tiwari, Head, Department of Chemistry, MZU
Prof. Lalnuntluanga, Head, Dept. of Environmental Science, MZU
Dr. J. Bhattacharya, Head, Department of Biotechnology, MZU
Prof. S.K. Tripathi, Head, Department of Forestry, MZU
Dr. T.K.Hazarika, Head, Department of HAMP, MZU


Members of Various Steering Committees’

Dr. Muthukumaran, Department of Chemistry, MZU
Dr. R. Lalfakzuala, Department of Botany, MZU
Dr. Bhim Pratap Singh, Department of Biotechnology, MZU
Dr. H. T. Lalremsanga, Department of Zoology, MZU
Dr. Vikas Kumar Roy, Department of Zoology, MZU
Ms. Esther Lalhmingliani, Department of Zoology, MZU
Dr. H. Lalhruiatluanga, Department of Biotechnology, MZU
Dr. Zothansiama, Department of Zoology, MZU
Ms. Esther Lalnunmawii, Department of Biotechnology, MZU
Dr. Kewat Sanjay Kumar, Department of Forestry, MZU
Dr. Awadesh Kumar, Department of HAMP, MZU
Dr. Zothansanga, Research Associate, Department of Biotechnology, MZU
Dr. K. Syed Ibrahim, DST-SERB Young Scientist, Department of Biotechnology, MZU


International Advisory Committee

Prof. Paul D. N. Herbert, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph, Canada.
Prof. Alfried Vogler, Molecular Systematics, Diversity and Informatics Division, Life Sciences Department, Imperial College and natural History Museum, London.
Prof. Wenqing Zhang, School of Life Sciences and State Key Laboratory of Biocontrol, SunYat-sen University, China.
Prof. M.K. Chalise, Central Department of Zoology, Tribhun University, Lalitpur, Katmandu.
Prof. R.K.Singh, Advisor, FAO, Fisheries development, Dhaka, Bangaladesh.
Prof. Ajay Goel, Director, Center for Gastrointestinal Research, Center for Translational Genomics and Oncology, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute and Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, Dallas, USA.
Prof. K.S. Jagannatha Rao, Director, Institute for Scientific Research and Technology Services, Republic of Panamá and Adjunct Faculty, Biomedical Informatics, UTHSc, Houston.
Prof. AMAM Zonaed Siddiki, Dept of Pathology and Parasitology, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh.


National Advisory Committee

Prof. Appa Rao Podile, Vice Chancellor, University of Hyderabad, India
Prof. Pardesi Lal, Vice Chancellor, Nagaland University, Nagaland
Prof. Aditya Prasad Dash, Vice Chancellor, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu
Dr. Vinod Scaria, Senior Scientist, CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB), South Campus, New Delhi
Prof. Pramod Tandon, CEO, Biotech park, Lucknow
Dr. Mridul Hazarika, Vice Chancellor, Guwahati University, Guwahati, Assam
Dr. Chawngthanliana, Director, RIPANS, Mizoram
Prof. A. N. Rai, Department of Biochemistry, NEHU, Shillong, Meghalaya
Prof. Mewa Singh, Life Long Distinguished Professor, University of Mysore, Mysore
Prof. T.P. Singh, Department of Biophysics, A.I.I.M.S, New Delhi
Prof. Dinabandhu Sahoo, Director, Institute of Bioresources & Sustainable Development (DBT), Imphal, Manipur
Prof. N. C. Talukdar , Director, Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, Guwahati,
Dr. U.S.N. Murthy, Director, NIPER, Guwahati
Prof. S. Karuthapandian, Department of Biotechnology, Alagappa University Science Campus, Karaikudi, Tamilnadu
Prof. D. Karunagaran, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai
Prof. Probodh Borah, Dept. of Animal Biotechnology, College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara, Guwahati
Dr. Ashok K Varma, Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Navi Mumbai, Maharastra
Prof. Hemant K. Gautam, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, South campus, New Delhi,
Prof. Vinod Kumar, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi (North Campus), Delhi
Prof. N.P. Melkania, Department of Environmental Sciences, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, U.P.
Dr. D.K. Belsare, Department of Biosciences, Baratullah University, Bhopal
Dr. Kailash Chandra, Director, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata,
Dr. N.P.S. Chauhan, Director, Amity Institute of Forestry and Wildlife, Amity University, U.P.
Prof. G.K. Kulkarni, Department of Zoology, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, M.S.
Prof. B.K. Aggarwala, Department of Zoology, Tripura University, Tripura
Dr. John Zohmingthanga, Deputy Superintendent, Office of the Medical Superintendent, Civil Hospital, Aizawl, Mizoram
Dr. Jeremy L.Pautu, Oncologist, Mizoram State Cancer Research Institute, Mizoram
Prof. Saroj Kanta Barik, Director, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow

Become a Reviewer


Editorial/Advisory Board Member

The Editorial Board is also known as an Advisory Board typically consists of a group of prominent people from different backgrounds having some expertise. An editorial/advisory board for the organization is very important as they act as ambassadors.

Work Responsibilities of Advisory/Editorial Board

The role of the editorial board is to advise and support the Conference Management Team and the editors. Some more responsibilities are as follows:
• Reviewing the paper as a blind peer reviewer and suggest regarding the selection of paper.
• The position of member in the Advisory and Editorial Board is completely voluntary.
• Approaching potential authors to submit their original papers.
• Approaching different editors, publishers and organizations for collaborations with us.
• Endorse the organization to authors, readers and subscribers and encourage colleagues to submit their best research work.


Who can join?

• Editors/Associate Editors/Editorial board members from International Journals.
• Institutional Head/Professors/Principal Scientists/HODs are most welcome to join as the advisory members.
• Qualification: Any Masters/PHD/Post Doc.


Editorial Privileges.

• Being an Advisory/Editorial Member you will have a great networking opportunity among the Peers from across the globe.
• Your Name, Photo with Affiliation will be listed in the Advisory Board page and the Conference Editorial page thus increasing the Personal profile.
• You will get one Special certificate from the organization as the advisory board.


How to Join the Advisory and Editorial Board?

To join as an Advisory/Editorial Member send your latest CV with a color Photo to abapmzu@gmail.com (Kindly mention in mail subject Application for Advisory/Editorial Member for BEHIET-2018).

Invitation Letter


A Letter of Invitation is a proof that your paper submission and registration application are accepted by the conference committee board. It will be stated in English and may help with your visa application. However, it does not guarantee you a visa. Invitation letters will only be issued once your registration and payment have been completed. Invitation letters will be sent by e-mail.
In order to request an invitation letter, just e-mail us with the following data:

• Registration Form
• Payment Proof
• Passport size photo
• Passport Scan Copy

For those who require a visa, please note that the Organizing Committee has no control over the visa application process, or the decision of the visa adjudicator in the embassy or consulate. The conference cannot be responsible for actual visa issuances. The process length varies from individual to individual. Hence you’re strongly advised to start your application as soon as you can.
Should your application be denied, we cannot change the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will we engage in discussion or correspondence with the MOFA or the Embassy on behalf of the applicant.

About ABAP


The Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy (ABAP) was established in the year 2007 with an objective to form a forum for scientists so as to bring them together to discuss and find scientific solutions to the problems of society. The annual meetings will help the members to interact, exchange the knowledge, explore the future research needs and publish their findings. Focus will also be made to provide an opportunity for young scientists. Besides this the association organizes symposia, seminars and workshop on current developments of Biotechnology and pharmacy, particularly on the subject of current scientific interests, and the proceeding of which will be published regularly. And in view of the vast development of science and to disseminate the research work, an international journal of Current Trends in Biotechnology and Pharmacy, was started by ABAP.

ABAP Home Page

Conference Venue


Mizoram University Auditorium

Mizoram University Auditorium


Mizoram University was established on 2nd July 2001 as a Central University and has been accredited as ‘A’ Grade by NAAC and 58th rank among Universities in 2017 by NIRF. The objectives of the University is "to disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in all branches of learning, to take appropriate measures for promoting innovations in teaching-disciplinary studies and research; to educate and train manpower; and to cater to the needs of the region and the country as a whole".

Mizoram falls under the ‘Eastern Himalayas’ & Aizawl is the state capital. It is situated at an altitude of 900 MSL. The importance of this region at the global stage can be vouched from the fact that the region lies within the Indo-Burma mega diversity hotspot. The total area of Mizoram is 21,087 km2, the majority of it being forest cover. Temperature varies from 18 to 29˚ C in summer and from 11 to 24 ˚C in winter.

How to reach Aizawl

By Air

Aizawl can be reached by Air through Kolkata/Guwahati. Connected flights are also available from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad. The MZU is approximately 35 Km away from Lengpui Airport towards Aizawl city. Pre-paid taxis are easily available from the Airport to reach the University.

By Road and Rail

Silchar is the nearest railway station to Aizawl. The journey (by road) from Silchar to Aizawl takes around 6 Hrs. Sumos (share basis) are available from Mizoram Circuit House, Sonai Road, Silchar. Temperature in Aizawl varies between 15 °C and 20 °C.


ILP

Inner Line Permit is required to visit Mizoram for outsiders which will be issued in the Aizawl airport or can be obtained from the Mizoram House, Guwahati/Silchar who travel by road.

Aizawl
Traditional Bamboo Dance of Mizoram and Aizawl city at dusk.

Important Dates

15 August, 2018

Abstract (for Oral and Poster) submission deadline

30 August, 2018

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection

15 September, 2018

Full paper submission deadline

30 September, 2018

Registration deadline

15 September, 2018

Nomination for Awards

12-14 November, 2018

Conference Date

Note: Abstract submission beyond last date will not be entertained.

CONTACT

The Organizing Secretary

12th Annual Convention of ABAP & International Conference on
“Biodiversity, Environment and Human Health: Innovations and Emerging Trends”

Aizawl, Mizoram, INDIA

The School of Life sciences, Mizoram University, Aizawl - 796004

abapmzu@gmail.com