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National conference on 'Microbiome research': Understanding the diversity to improve plant, animal, human and environmental health 07th - 09th March, 2019

About the conference

The word microbe has a reputation for causing disease in almost all living things. Indeed majority of the microbes do not harm, instead they are essential for the improvement of human, animal, plant and environmental health. The good microbes are always important in destroying the bad microbes. Apart from this, microbes are present everywhere and contribute to shape our environment. It is now well established that every higher organism investigated, from plants, insects, and fishes up to mice, apes, and humans, harbor a microbiome. The more varied community of microbes in any niche is much healthier, be it human, soil, marine, plants or an animal. All together those microbes which are present in the environment contribute to the health of our planet. It is important to study:how the healthier humans have more variety of microbes in their guts; How the microbes contribute in food sources, recycling of organic matter, nitrogen cycles and biosynthetic capabilities; How the microbes are helpful in fighting global warming, cleaning up pollution, breaking down plastic and even developing a cure for incurable diseases; Considering the importance of microbes in the health of environment, plant, animal, and human it is important to study and understand their role by applying latest 'omics' techniques for microbiome analysis.

Theme of the conference

    • Plant microbiome
      • Microbiomes on plant health
      • Harnessing plant microbiomes for sustainable agriculture
      • Analysing microbiome for enhancing nutrient use efficiency
      • Harnessing the plant microbiome for improving biotic and abiotic stress tolerance
      • Exploring the unexplored microbiomeresources for improving biocontrol
    • Animal microbiome
      • Marine animal microbiomes
      • Microbiome Restorative Therapy
      • Rumen microbiome
      • Gastrointestinal tract microbiota and probiotics in production of animals
    • Human microbiome
      • Microbiome associated with specific organs
      • Microbiome's role in diseases (bowel diseases, colitis, obesity, and diabetes)
      • Modeling and impact analysis of health treatments on human microbiome
      • Reshaping human microbiome with antibiotic intake
      • Microbimes mediates chemical exposure
    • Environmental microbiome
      • Soil microbiome
      • Water microbiome
      • Deep biosphere microbiome
      • Extreme environment microbiome
      • Space microbiome
      • Microbiomes interaction in climate change

Who can attend?

Academicians, Scientists, Early-career researchers, and students from diverse fields of Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Botany, Zoology, Genetics, Bioinformatics, Environmental Biology, Anthropology, Geology and other allied fields.

Submission of Abstract

The abstracts are invited from the scientific community for oral and poster presentation. Abstract should not exceed 350 words including title, author(s), name and affiliation with active email ID. Abstract should be prepared by using MS word in Times New Roman 12 font, double line spacing. Underline the name of the presenting author. All accepted abstracts will appear in the conference souvenir.

Instructions for poster:

Poster size - 3 ft width and 4 ft height (36inch W x 48inch H). Abstracts may be submitted as an E-mail attachment to the Organizing Secretary at: (please write Abstract Title & Name in the subject of E-mail).


The conference offers best research paper award (three oral and three posters) to encourage the young researchers. The awards include certificate and conference memento.



Till 31st January 2019

Late or On Spot Registration


Rs. 1200

Rs. 1500

Academicians and Scientists

Rs. 2000

Rs. 2500


Rs. 2500

Rs. 3000

Accompanying person

Rs. 1000

Rs. 1000

One day registration


Rs. 1000

Early bird registration and group registrations will get (before 31st December 2018) 20% fee concession only for students. * This includes conference kit, lunch, dinner and refreshments. Registration fees can be paid through demand draft or through online transfer as per the details given below.

Bank details

Name of Account holder

C. G. Bhakta Instute of Biotechnology

Account No.


IFSC code



Corporaon Bank




  1. PratyooshShukla, AMI, General Secretary & Professor, MaharshiDayanand University, Haryana
  2. DattaMadamwar, Emeritus Professor,Sardar Patel University, Gujarat
  3. YogeshSochue, Principal Investigator, National Centre for Microbial Resources, Pune
  4. Pratibha Sharma, Emeritus Professor, SKN Agricultural University, Rajasthan
  5. N. Thajuddin, Professor, Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu
  6. BasalingBasavanneppaHosetti, Professor, Kuvempu University, Karnataka
  7. Suresh Deka, Professor, Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, Guwahati
  8. ArchanaGayatri, Professor, The M.S. University, Gujarat
  9. Krishna Kumar, Principal Scientist & Head, Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur
  10. Rakesh Sharma, Senior Principal Scientist, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi
  11. Senthil Kumar, Principal Scientist, Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur
  12. Syed G. Dastager, Senior Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
  13. D. Dhanasekaran, Assistant Professor,Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu
  14. Dharne Mahesh S, Senior Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
  15. Bhabatosh Das, Assistant Professor, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Gurgaon
  16. Praveen Rahi, Scientist C, NCCS-National Centre for Microbial Resources, Pune
  17. Anil Kumar, Staff Scientist, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi
  18. Ahmed Abdul Haleem Khan, Assistant Professor, Telangana University, Telangana
  19. Dhiraj Paul, Scientist B, NCCS-National Centre for Microbial Resources, Pune
  20. A. Arun Prince Milton, Scientist, ICAR RC for NEH Region, Meghalaya


Accommodation will be arranged in the hotels on request. The rooms will be allocated as per your requirements and according to the availability. Hotel charges have to be borne by the participants. For students, hostel accommodation can be arranged as per availability with nominal charges.


Patron Dr. D.R. Shah (Provost, Uka Tarsadia University)
Chairman Dr. R. Krishnamurthy (Director, C.G. Bhakta Instute of Biotechnology)
Organizing Secretary Dr. N. Amaresan (Assistant Professor, C.G. Bhakta Instute of Biotechnology)
Dr. Meonis Pithawala Prof. Rajashekhar Ingalhalli Dr. Mitesh Dwivedi
Dr. N. Srivathsa Dr. A. Sankaranarayanan Mrs. Jinal Naik
Organizing members
Dr. Gopal Jee Gopal Dr. G. Naga Rathna Supriya Dr. Dhruti Amin
Dr. Giftson Senapathy Dr. G. Jawahar Dr. Uriita Sheth
Dr. Abhishek Sharma Dr. Pritesh Patel Dr. Hemant P. Borase
Mr. Rushabh Shah Mr. Bhrugesh Joshi Mr. Harsh B. Desai
Ms. Shraddha Saha Ms. Shreya Desai Ms. Vrutika Lad
Ms. Sonal Vashi Ms. Swetal Patel Ms. Jemisha Mistry
Ms. Dixita Panchal Ms. Monika Mehta Mr. Hardik Gulani
Mr. Kunal H. Naik Ms. Krupa Dhanani


Dr. N. Amaresan
Organizing Secretary
Assistant Professor
C.G.Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology
Uka Tarsadia University
Bardoli, Surat-394 350, Gujarat
E-mail: /
Phone: +91 9737598465

Important Dates

Early bird registration 31 December 2018
Last date for registration 31 January 2019
Last date for abstract submission 31 January 2019