Revised Schedule for BESCON 2017: National Conference to be organized by NSIT and BES



Biological Engineering for the 21st Century

September 8 – 9, 2017

Day-1 (8th September)

 Registration:                           8.30-10 am

 Inauguration:                                                                      10.00 – 11.30 am

  • Lighting of Lamp and Introduction :                                                            10:00-10.05
  • Welcome Address : Prof. A. K. Dubey, Convener, Bescon-2017 :             10:05-10.10
  • Address by Prof. Sanjoy Ghosh, General Secretary, BES :                      10:10 -10:15
  • Address by Prof. J. P. Saini, Director, NSIT :                                             10:15-10.25
  • Address by Shri R. Chaudhry, Chairman BOG, NSIT :                              10:25-10.35
  • Address by Prof. P. Ghosh, President, BES :                                             10:35-11.05
  • Address by Guest of Honor :                                                                     11:05- 11.15
  • Felicitation to Prof. T. K. Ghose :                                                                11:15 -11.25
  • Vote of Thanks by Dr. Shilpa Sharma :                                                      11:25-11.30

Tea – 11.30 am to 12:00 pm 

Session-I: Systems and Synthetic Biology

Session Chair: Prof. T. Satyanarayana          Co-Chair: Prof. James Gomes

Rapporteur:    Dr. Yatender Kumar 

 Time Speaker Title
12.00 – 12.20 pm Dr. Pawan Dhar

JNU, Delhi

Designing novel drugs from the unused genome
12.20 – 12.40 pm Dr. Biplab Bose

IIT Guwahati

Signal discrimination through a negative feedback
12.40 – 13.00 pm


Dr. Guhan Jayraman

IIT Chennai

Regulation of metabolic pathway fluxes by synthetic biology approaches
13.00 – 13.20 pm



Dr. Pratyush Shukla

MDU, Rohtak


Synthetic and systems microbiology and metabolic engineering approaches for industrial enzymes
13.20 – 13.30 pm Session Chair Sum-up  

Lunch –13.30 – 14.30 pm

Session-II: Bioprocessing

Session Chair: Prof. Sanjoy Ghosh                             Co-Chair: Dr. Banwari Lal

Rapporteur:    Mr. Akhilesh Dubey 

Time Speaker Title
14.30 – 14.50 pm




Dr. U. C. Banerjee

NIPER, Mohali

Development of bioprocesses using nanobiocatalysts as enzyme source for the synthesis of chiral drugs and drug intermediates
14.50 – 15.10 pm Dr. D. K. Sahoo,

IMTECH, Chandigarh


Biopharmaceutical process development: a case study on Escherichia coli as host for production of therapeutic proteins
15.10 – 15.30 pm Dr. A. K. Panda

NII, Delhi

High-throughput folding of inclusion body proteins
15.30-15.50 pm Dr. P. Mondal

IIT Roorkee

Phytoremediation of arsenic, fluoride and manganese containing wastewater
15.50 – 16.00 pm Session Chair Sum-up  


Tea &Poster Session      :      16.00 –18.30 pm

BESI Meeting                 :      17.30 – 19.00 pm

Cultural Programme     :      19.00 – 19.30 pm

Dinner                             :      19.30 pm onwards

 Day- 2 (9th September)

Session-III: Biological Engineering in Drug / Small Molecule Discovery

Session Chair: Dr. Amulya K.  Panda                     Co-Chair: Dr. Prashant Mishra

  Rapporteur:     Dr. Shilpa Sharma 

Time Speaker Title
9.00 – 9.20 am Prof. Siddhartha S. Ghosh

IIT Guwahati

Emergence of cancer diagnostics
9.20 – 9.40 am Dr. Supreet Saini

IIT Bombay

Coordinated control of virulence factors and antibiotic resistance in enteric bacteria
9.40 – 10.00 am Dr. Anirban Roy


How can we tune the biological response of a membrane surface: an investigative study
10.00 – 10.20 am


Dr. Mohd. Ali

Jamia Milia Univ. Delhi

Lower terpenes and aromatherapy
10.20 – 10.30 am Session Chair sum-up  


Tea – 10.30 – 11.00 am

Session-IV: Environment, Bio-energy and Bioseparation

Session Chair: Dr. D. K. Sahoo                                 Co-Chair: Dr. Kashyap Dubey

  Rapporteur:    Ms. Akanksha Kulshrestha

Time Speaker Title
11.00 -11.20 am Dr. D.K. Tuli

Chair, DBT-IOC centre for  Bio-Energy Research

Lignocellulosic ethanol – current status and impediments
11.20 – 11.40 am Dr. T. R. Sreekrishnan

IIT Delhi

Biotechnology of waste water management
11.40 am -12.00 pm Dr. Ram Prakash and Dr M. Krishnamohan

CEERI Pilani and BISR Jaipur

Mercury-free plasma UV lamp based technology for environmental protection
12.00 -12.20 pm


Dr Arun Kansal

TERI University, Delhi

Anaerobic digestion in sanitary landfills
12.20 – 12.40 pm Dr Banwari Lal

TERI, Delhi

Microbial enhanced oil recovery
12.40 – 12.45 pm


Session Chair Sum-up  


Panel Discussion and Closing Ceremony: 12.45 – 14.15 pm

 Panel Discussion: Curriculum and Career – Biology Based Engineering

  Chair: Dr. U. C. Banerjee 


Panel: Dr. Amulya Panda; Dr. A. K. Dubey; Dr. Aradhana Srivastava; Dr. Prashant Mishra; Dr. T. Satyanarayana; Dr. T. R. Sreekrishnan

Vote of Thanks: Dr. Shilpa Sharma

Lunch: 14.15 pm onwards


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