33rd Annual International Hybrid Conference
Due to the global Covid 19 Pandemic, the Biotechnology Society of Nigeria (BSN) 2020 conference earlier scheduled to hold from 23rd to 27th of August, 2020 has been rescheduled to hold from 28th March, 2021 – 1st April, 2021.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 20th February, 2021.
Minister, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Nigeria.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu is presently the Minister of Science and Technology of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He was the first Executive Governor of Abia State, Nigeria from February 1992 to December 1993. He was the National Chairman of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP)., until its merger with other Nigerian opposition political parties which resulted in the registration of the All Progressives Congress on July 31, 2013.
Vice Chancellor, AE-FUNAI
Sunday Oge Elom, a Professor of Medical Biochemistry.
UNESCO Chair on Plant Biotechnology in Covenant University.
Prof. O.O. Obembe was recruited to serve as a lecturer at the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, after completing his MSc. degree programme in Botany. He has been awarded international fellowships, which gave him doctoral and postdoctoral training opportunities at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan Nigeria, Wageningen University, the Netherlands, and the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. India. He was appointed Senior Lecturer at Covenant University, Nigeria, in 2007and rose to the position of a full professor in 2014. Prof. Obembe has numerous international links and is a member of the Society for Environmental Education and Society for Applied Biotechnology, both of India and the Biotechnology Society and Botanical Society, both of Nigeria. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles in reputable journals and conference proceedings.
Cowpea Project Manager, AATF, Kenya
Issoufou Kollo Abdourhamane holds a Doctorate degree in Plant Pathology from Texas A&M University, USA; a Master’s in Plant Pathology and Bachelors in Plant Protection from Purdue University, Indiana, USA. Before joining AATF, Issoufou worked for the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development CORAF/WECARD) where he was the Coordinator for the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) Part.
Team Leader, FAO, Rome, Italy
A Plant Breeder Geneticist, Chike leads the Seeds and Plant Genetic Resources Team of the Plant Production and Protection Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). In this role, he is ultimately responsible for FAO’s work on crop improvement – a portfolio which encompasses the provision of support to member countries on the conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA); plant breeding and seed delivery systems. Additionally, he serves on the organization’s Interdepartmental Working Group on Biotechnologies.
Director of Research, NIMR, Yaba, Lagos
Stella Ifeanyi Smith is a Nigerian medical scientist with interests in molecular biology and biotechnology. Smith joined Nigeria Institute of Medical Research in 1988, and was made director of research in 2013. As of September 2018, she had 1739 citations on Google scholar
In 2001, she conducted a study on 459 diarrhoeal patients in Lagos. The patients were described as isolates from Shigella spp. and Escherichia coli. From her findings, she recommended that ampicillin, tetracycline, co-trimoxazole, and streptomycin should be avoided in the first stage treatment of shigellosis as the properties and resistance level of its effect from the study were of concern. She identified Nalidixic acid, ciprofloxacin and ofloxacin as safer alternatives.
Dept. of Microbiology, OAU, Ile-Ife
Prof. Olu Odeyemi attended Ilesa Grammar School (1959-1963) and Abeokuta Grammar School (1965-1966). He obtained B.Sc. (Soil Science, 2nd Class Upper) in 1970 at University of Ibadan, M.Sc. (Agronomy) and Ph.D. (Microbiology) at Cornell University Ithaca, New York in 1974 and 1976 respectively. He received further professional training at Cambridge University, U.K; McGill University, Canada, and Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.
Prof. Olu Odeyemi has supervised thesis research for about 700 undergraduate students and 50 postgraduate students. Among the distinguished Students mentored by Prof. Odeyemi are Prof. G.O Babalola (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife), Prof. A.O Ogunseitan (University of Califonia, U.S.A), Prof. A.T. Abiola International professor of Microbiology, Canada), Prof.N. Esiobu (Florida Atlantic University, U.S.A) Prof. Kola Oloke, (LadokeAkintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso)
and Prof. Boboye (FUTA, Akure). Prof. Odeyemi has over 80 research publications.
Fmr. Director, IRB, NIAS, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
Dr. Hitoshi Nakagawa is a plant breeder and geneticist and has been working on cytology and breeding of tropical grasses, with developing 9 cultivars of guinea grass, Rhodes grass, sorghum etc, as well as genetic researches toward isolation of apomixis gene(s) in guinea grass and biomass research.
Dr. Hitoshi Nakagawa was awarded Award of Japanese Society of Breeding in 1995 (Development of apomictic guineagrass cvs. Natsukaze and Natsuyutaka) and Award of Japanese Society of Grassland Science in 2005 (Research on cytology and breeding of some tropical grasses and its application).
Manager, SGRI, Canberra, Australia
Dr. Ogbonnaya is an experienced Senior Executive with more than 25 years in leading, developing, managing and implementing R&D innovations in Agriculture portfolios in a range of sectors across different continents; with repeated success guiding and managing sizeable, cross-functional research and development teams; engaging with industry in developing research collaborations and strategic national and international initiatives that deliver research outputs to improve profitability and sustainability of farm businesses in developed and developing countries.
Dr Ogbonnaya serves as the Manager, Oilcrops and Pulses at Grains Research and Development Corporation, Australia where he has held several positions: General Manager, Capacity and National Program, Senior Manager - Crop Genetics and Theme Coordinator, Improving Crop Yield, among others.
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.
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Ebonyi State, NIGERIA.
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