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