Aug 2020

33rd Annual International Conference

Harnessing Biotechnology Towards Building a Knowledge Driven and Sustainable Bio-Economy in a Post-Oil Era

  • Main Auditorium, Administrative Zone, AE-FUNAI, Ebonyi State

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Special Guest of Honour


His Excellency, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

Minister, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Nigeria.

Chief Host


Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba

Vice Chancellor, AE-FUNAI



Prof. Omaka N. Omaka

Dean, Faculty of Science



Keynote Speaker


Prof. Ashok Pandey

Distinguished Scientist, CSIR-IITR, Lucknow, India

Meet our speakers Our Speakers


Dr. Issoufou Kollo Abdourhamane

Cowpea Project Manager, AATF, Kenya

Dr. Chikelu Mba

Team Leader, FAO, Rome, Italy

Prof. Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe


Dr. Stella Ifeanyi Smith

Director of Research, NIMR, Yaba, Lagos

Prof. Olu Odeyemi

Dept. of Microbiology, OAU, Ile-Ife

Dr. Francis Chuks Ogbonnaya

Manager, SGRI, Canberra, Australia

Dr. Hitoshi Nakagawa

Director, IRR, Tsukuba Science City, Japan


The Local Organising Committee of AE-FUNAI on behalf of BSN invites researchers, academics, industries, Government and NGOs, private and public sectors in biotechnology and allied disciplines to her 33rd Annual International Conference on the theme:
Harnessing Biotechnology Towards Building a Knowledge Driven and Sustainable Bio-Economy in a Post-Oil Era.


Abstracts are invited from all areas of biotechnology for either oral or poster presentations.

The abstract should not exceed 250 words with five (5) keywords, typed in English, single space, Times New Roman, font size 12. It should contain title, author(s) affiliation and e-mail address of the corresponding author. The deadline for submission of abstract is 15th June, 2020.

 Click here to submit abstracts


Submit revised manuscript for publication in the book of proceedings and pay online or  click here to upload evidence of N5000 processing fee.
The full paper should be set out in the following order. Title (Maximum of 30 words), Author(s), Address(es), Abstract (Maximum 250 words), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion and References.

The length of the paper should be a maximum of 8 pages. Referecing should follow the APA Style.

Click here to upload Revised Manuscript

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Arrival of Participants

Registration, Opening Ceremony and Presentations

Registration, Presentations and students’ activities

Presentations and AGM



  • Agri-biotechnology - enabled commercialization of biotech crops for improved livelihood of farmers and reduced agrochemical burden: insights from the PBR Cowpea - "SAMPEA 20-T"
  • Plant genetic resources for food and agriculture for sustainable development: a global commons perspective
  • Nanobiotechnology: role of nanomaterials, biosensors and biochips in fourth industrial revolution
  • Medical and biopharmaceutical biotechnology: leading the way in man and animal wellness.
  • Environmental biotechnology and waste management: new paradigm in environmental health and wealth creation.
  • Trends in biotechnology innovations: genetic resources utilization for enhanced Food Security
  • "Radiation breeding and molecular research using induced mutations: perspectives from Japan"

Get Direction to the Conference Venue

Main Auditorium, Administrative Zone,

Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike,
Ebonyi State, NIGERIA.

Chairman – LOC

Name: Dr. Friday N. Nwalo

Phone: +2348035016585

Email: fridaynwalo@yahoo.com


Secretary – LOC

Name: Dr. Kinglsey E. Nwagu

Phone: +2348063285094

Email: kingpetit.kn@gmail.com