6th Annual "South Asia Biosafety Conference" to be held on September 15-17, 2018 at The Westin Dhaka in Dhaka, Bangladesh


The agenda for SABC2018 includes plenary sessions on: Biosafety Regulation and Capacity Building Initiatives in South Asia; Crop Biotechnology and Biosafety in South Asia; Engineering Plant Tolerance to Abiotic and Biotic Stressors; Research Advances in the Development of Transgenic and Gene Edited Products in South Asia; Animal, Arthropod and Aquatic Biotechnology: Biosafety Research, Risk Assessment and Regulation; The Theory and Practice of Effective Science Communication; and Biosafety Risk Assessment and Regulation of Gene Edited Plants. 


Presentations will be made by leading regional and other international experts from regulatory agencies, scientific academies, universities and the private sector.  There will also be a poster session to this year’s program so that as many participants as possible can share their research with colleagues. The details of the conference are available at http://sabc.biotech.co.in.


We request you to participate and submit or encourage students and early career scientists to submit abstracts for Poster Presentations at the South Asia Biosafety Conference.  The abstract deadline is Friday, August 31.  8-10 students and early career scientists will also have the opportunity to present their work as an oral presentation in the Lightening Round.  


The Institute for International Crop Improvement, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, has generously provided the following prizes for the SABC Poster Session:

  • First Prize: Registration, airfare, and hotel accommodation to attend the International Society for Biosafety Research Symposium (formerly the International Symposium on the Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms or ISBGMO), which will be held April 1-4, 2019 in beautiful Tarragona, Spain.
  • Second Prize: USD $300 cash and a two-year membership to the International Society for Biosafety Research.


Abstracts and registration should be completed online.