Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education (Deemed to be University), founded as Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Engineering, was established in the year 1984 by the untiring efforts of philanthropist, KalvivallalMr. T. Kalasalingam.  The institution was accorded University status in the year 2006 and offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various disciplines of engineering and technology besides Masters’ programs in Mathematics, Sciences, Computer Applications and Business Administration. The University has excellent research facilities and offers doctoral programs in many disciplines. KLU is a NAAC-accredited institution offering high quality technical education at an affordable cost.

The university campus is situated at Krishnankoil, a hamlet 10 km north of Srivilliputhur, an ancient town of religious significance. The university has many centers of excellence for research, including n-CARDMATH, TIFAC-CORE in Network Engineering, Centre for Biotechnology and the centre for Composite Materials. The university has signed MoUs with a number of universities worldwide for research collaborations and for faculty and student exchange.

The Department of Biotechnology was initiated in the year 2001-2002 as part of Anna University; currently the department offers a B.Tech. in Biotechnology, two M.Tech. programs in Biotechnology and in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, besides a doctoral  program. The department is housed in an independent building with sophisticated equipments and infrastructure to cater to the needs of the students. Independent teaching and research laboratories, equipped with state-of-art equipments to train students and to do research in various disciplines of modern biology is available in the department. Besides this, the department also has a computational laboratory that helps in training students in the field of bioinformatics.

The recent advances in life sciences like genomics, synthetic biology and stem cell technology and the advent of electronics and information sciences have made a huge impact in different facets of human life such as Agriculture and Healthcare and contributed to the  increase in productivity and enhance the human longevity. The main focus of this conference is to disseminate knowledge in emerging fields of Biotechnology and this will provide an inter-disciplinary forum for bringing leading researchers and young students into a single platform to discuss the most recent innovations and trends in the categorized fields. This will be of immense benefit to students for pursuing research interests and get an awareness based on scientific facts.

Submission  of abstract September15, 2018
Notification of acceptance September17, 2018
Date of conference September20, 2018