Important dates

2013
25 APR - Conference website
- Call for papers
1 JUL Paper submission begins
1 AUG Early-bird registration begins
15 OCT
Extended to 

15 NOV
2 DEC
Deadline for paper submission

2 DEC 
16 DEC
 
20 DEC 


Notification of paper acceptance
13 DEC
30 DEC

15 JAN
Deadline of payment for paper submission
2014
15 JAN 
31 JAN
Deadline for Early-bird registration

16 JAN
      -
10 FEB

Regular rate registration period
19 - 21 FEB AMBC2014

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About

Dear all guest speakers and participants

With regard to the Thai political situation, the anti-government protesters have occupied downtown Bangkok since January 13th, 2014 peacefully without violence. Although some government buildings and business operation were temporarily closed due to traffic problems, many still open for business. Public transportation, sky train and subway, are operated normally. The protester only reacts against the government policy, performance and the cabinet, tourists and visitors are not affected at all.


The protest claims that the prime minister and her cabinets now are unlawful because of the corruption and ineffective administration attempting to pass the inequitable law. Therefore, the protesters demand them to step down and call for reforms before another election is held.


We, on behalf of the organizing committee, are confident that the political situation in Thailand will be resolved soon and would not affect the upcoming conference AMBC2014 in February. Also, the conference venue, BITEC, is located far from the protested area and Bangkok downtown. However, we are going to find the safer accommodations for you to stay during the conference. The recommended hotel list that quite far from the protested area will be updated as soon as possible.


Nevertheless, please be assured that the organizing committee is closely monitoring the political situation and will keep you informed on this matter.


Yours sincerely,
AMBC2014 Secretariat

Conference: The 1st ASEAN Microbial Biotechnology Conference 2014 (AMBC2014)
Date: 19 – 21 February 2014
Venue: Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Bangkok, Thailand
Organized by: National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
National Science and Technology Development Agency
Ministry of Science and Technology

Introduction:
Microbes are the most basic form of life which highlights biochemical cycles in nature. Evolution leads to highly diversified microorganisms with specialized capabilities existing in various ecological niches under a wide range of environmental conditions from psychrophilic to extreme thermophilic or from highly acidic to strong alkaline environments. The variations in environments and genetics thus provide the basis for their divergent adaptation and metabolic versatility, making them invaluable bioresource for the emerging bio-based economy.

Microbial cells and their products e.g. enzymes, metabolites, and bioactive compounds are widely used in key industrial sectors including food, animal feed, chemical, energy, and pharmaceutical industries. New microbes in nature are explored for their capability and are further modified by advanced genetic tools. This leads to increasing utilization of microbes and microbial processes for production of commodity and specialty products with improved economic feasibility for more sustainable industries.

The National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) under the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Ministry of Science and Technology has initiated the 1st international conference on “ASEAN Microbial Biotechnology Conference” in 2014 with the aims to share research experience and update technology on development and utilization of microbes for biotechnological application. The conference will provide a starting stage for strong collaborative network in microbial biotechnology research among ASEAN countries with their international partners. This will strengthen research capability and accelerate technology development for sustainable utilization of the rich microbial diversity in the region to the global research community.

Objective:

  • To share research experience and update technology on development and utilization of microbes for biotechnological application
  • To provide a stage for strong collaborative network in microbial biotechnology research among ASEAN countries with their international partners

Scientific Committee:

  bullet Prof. Lene Lange Aalborg University, Denmark
  bullet Dr. Dessy Natalia Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia
  bullet Prof. Fujiyama Kazuhito International Center for Biotechnology, Osaka
      University, Japan
  bullet Dr. Ohsuk Kwon Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and
      Biotechnology (KRIBB),Korea 
  bullet Prof. Vatcharin Rukachaisirikul Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
  bullet Assit. Prof. Sansanalak Rachdawong Mitr Phol Cane and Sugar Research Co.Ltd.,
      Thailand
  bullet Dr. Kanyawim Kirtikara National Center for Genetic Engineering
      and Biotechnology, Thailand
  bullet Dr. Lily Eurwilaichitr  National Center for Genetic Engineering
      and Biotechnology, Thailand
  bullet Prof. Amaret Bhumiratana Royal Golden Jubilee Ph.D. Program, Thailand
  bullet Dr. Timothy D. Leathers United States Department of Agriculture, USA
       
 

Host Organizations

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Supported by

TCEB


Sponsors

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