"Bio-Innovation for Environmental and Health Sustainable Developments" (BEHSD-2018) conference is focused on covering the advancement of research and innovations in biotechnology particularly in the domain of Health, Environment, Food, Water and other associated fields are highly pertinent to realize sustainable development goals. This conference aimed to address the current challenges in creating a sustainable and affordable ecosystem in the framework of cutting edge R&D interventions. The conference would be beneficial in fostering budding researchers and young minds towards sustainable development.
CSIR-IITR is holding BEHSD-2018 on November 27-28, 2018 to bring scientists, young researchers, entrepreneurs, industrialists, policy makers, innovators and other global experts together to deliberate and showcase the current trends and future challenges of the underpinned health and the environment research domains.
CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research
Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (CSIR-IITR), Lucknow, a constituent laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), was established on November 4, 1965. It is the only institute of toxicology in the country contributing towards cutting edge research and innovation in toxicology with the motto: "Safety to Environment and Health and Service to Industry". CSIR has made an impact in addressing problems critical to human health and the environment as well as safety of chemicals/products.
Toxicology defines the domains of safety and is considered as a translational science encompassing various disciplines. Today, research in toxicology is at the crossroad of transformation from classical studies of animal experimentation in late sixties to state of the art omic and post-omic technologies in interdisciplinary areas of biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics.
CSIR-IITR has taken initiatives on predictive toxicology and risk assessment using the vast knowledge base in the areas of biomarker development , alternate to animal models, mathematical modeling, detection and development of methods for toxins/ adulterants/ environmental chemicals in different matrices to name a few. The institute has contributed significantly in understanding the mode of action of new chemical entities, engineered nanomaterial’s and genetically modified (GM) products on living systems for safe and sustainable development of new technologies.
CSIR-IITR is the first CSIR laboratory which has received the GLP compliance certification from National GLP Compliance Monitoring Authority (NGCMA), Government of India. The GLP certification is a testament to high quality research by way of thorough SOP-driven Good Laboratory Practices, competent well-trained personnel and systematic documentation at CSIR-IITR. The GLP laboratories at CSIR-IITR are designed as per OECD guidelines, which make the integrity and quality of the laboratory data adequate for regulatory submissions across the globe. The institute has also earned accreditation by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).
CSIR-IITR has world class infrastructure and human research in toxicology and providing one stop solution to address environmental and health issues. The institute has contributed to the knowledge base in the domain of toxicology by publishing > 3800 research articles and in technology development (25 national and international patents). Ten know-how are available for commercialization along with and various monographs, books, copyrights, environmental air & water quality survey reports, awareness pamphlets (multilingual) and scientific contents in hindi. More than five decades of contributions in the field of toxicology have globally positions CSIR among top five in food, industrial and nanomaterials toxicology
The Biotech Research Society, India
The Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI) has been established to promote excellence and competence in the field of Biotechnology. The society aims to promote biotechnology research in a way to transform and aid bioeconomy. The annual conference of BRSI prepares a ground for seeding new ideas and nurturing knowledge though critical discussion on the contemporary developments in biotechnology. The interactions among the participants from different spheres will serve to generate new knowledge based research among biotechnologists to assist in developing environmentally sustainable industries and institutions. It also provides a good opportunity to inform stakeholders and decision-makers about the emerging biotechnologies.