ABSTC-ISBR Scholarships

The applications are closed and have been awarded

#ABSTC Student Scholarship for attendance at 16th ISBR Symposium 

The Agriculture Biotechnology Stewardship Technical Committee (ABSTC), in collaboration with the ISBR, is sponsoring four student scholarships for ISBR2023.  In order to qualify, an abstract of yours must have been accepted for a poster or oral presentation. The scholarship will cover conference registration, up to 4 nights’ accommodation (at the conference hotel), and reimbursement of travel (flight) expenses of up to $2000 USD.  

 Awardees have been announced and we would like to congratulate them as follows:


Affiliation and Topic

 Michelle Rossouw
Miss Michelle Rossouw

Stellenbosch University
Oral presentation
Topic: Heterologous expression of bacteriocins in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

 Shantinie Ashokkumar
Miss Shanthinie Ashokkumar

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Poster presentation
Topic: Accelerated development of aromatic rice through targeted editing of OsBADH2 gene via CRISPR/Cas9 system

 Md. Masudar Rahman
Mr. Md. Masudur Rahman

Department of Entomology, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh
Poster presentation
Topic: Farmers’ perception on country bean (Lablab purpureus L.) insect pests, diseases and their current management practices in Bangladesh

 Fahadul Alma
Mr. Fahadul Alam

Bangladesh Agricultural University
Poster presentation
Topic: Pests Management Practices in summer and winter vegetables of Bangladesh

The commitment of scholarship recipients:

As the awardee, part of your responsibility will be to document your experiences of the 16th ISBR Symposium to help us promote the benefits of attending to others. Recipients can opt to document their experiences in any of the following ways in the run-up to the symposium and/or within three months after the event:

  • via social media using the Conference hashtag #ISBR2023
  • create a blog post for the ISBR 
  • craft a digital story with photos/slides from your conference experiences
  • alternative ideas will be considered

Details and additional guidance will be provided to scholarship recipients. 

Important Dates

January 13, 2023

Letters of acceptance/rejection for open call abstracts send out

January 31, 2023

Registration deadline for all plenary, topic-specific parallel session & workshop presenters

February 3, 2023

Accepted authors to confirm participation

February 17, 2023

Registration deadline for all accepted oral and poster presenters

March 10, 2023

Deadline for ISBR2022 Photo Contest

March 11, 2023

Deadline for Early bird registration

April 29, 2023

Deadline for regular registration

April 30, 2023

Symposium begins