International Conference on Applied Biology (ICAB - 2019) &
First Annual Convention of The Society Of Biologists


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Organized and Hosted by:

School of Biotechnology
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University
Jammu and Kashmir

Society of Biologists, India
Jammu and Kashmir

About SMVDU:

Akin to Brahma (God), who fosters and nurtures the Universe, science over the years has bestowed upon man god like powers, there by making him the dominant species on globe Vigyanam Brahma or God is Science is the motto Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University has been established through an act of J&K Legislature as an autonomous, fully residential and highly technical University of excellence with grant and continuing support from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Katra. Govt., of India has supported our projects and the industry has been closely involved in our R&D activities.The University has the unique distinction of being inaugurated by the President of India in the year 2004 and the first convocation addressed by the Prime Minister of India in the year 2008. The University is also making an effort to create an extensive university-industry cooperation for economic growth of the area as well as the rest of the country. There are many on going research projects with assistance from many supporting institutions.

About Conference:

ICAB 2019, an International Conference on Applied Biology aims to bring together a significant number of leading academic scientists, researchers, students and research scholars to exchange & share their experiences, research results and disseminate knowledge about the recent advances made in these areas in order to overcome the practical challenges and to provide their solutions. Enhanced understanding of biological phenomenon incorporated with interdisciplinary approaches has resulted in major breakthrough products for betterment of society. The conference also aims to discuss the new approaches and application methods, besides the usual research strategy and industrial applications in the mentioned themes. Further, eminent scientists across the globe will share their research and future scope for betterment of mankind.

Chief Patron

  • Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno DeviUniversity, Katra, J&K.


  • Prof. V. Verma, Head School of Biotechnology, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, J&K.


  • Dr. Indu Bhushan Sharma, SoBT, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University,Katra, J&K.


  • Dr. Sharada M. Potukuchi, SoBT, Shri Mata Vaishno DeviUniversity, Katra, J&K.


  • Dr.Rakesh Kumar, SoBT, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University,Katra, J&K.

National Advisory Committee

Call for Papers

Authors are requested to submit abstract (250 words) through an email to icab2019[at]smvdu[dot]ac[dot]in latest by 25th September, 2019. The abstract should be typed in MS word, Times New Roman, 12 point size and 1.5 line spacing. The recommended poster size shall be 120 x 100 cm.

Who can Participate

  • Academicians, Research Scholars and Students
  • Scientists, Ex- Scientists
  • Corporate and Industrial Personnel
  • Members of Non-profit Organizations, etc.

Thurst Areas:

Medicine & Health care, Biochemistry & Biotechnology, Zoology & Botany , Genetics, Agricultural Sciences, Microbiology, Environmental Sciences, Veterinary Sciences, Allied Sciences and others

Important Dates

September 25, 2019: Abstracts/Full-Text Paper Submission Deadline

October 10, 2019: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection

Registration Fee

Participants are reaquested to register for the conference by mailing the filled in registration form along with details of payment of requisite fee to icab2019[at]smvdu[dot]ac[dot]in

DD should be drawn in favor of: Registrar, SMVDU payable at Kakryal, Katra.

For Online payments, Account No: 0477040100000103; IFS Code: JAKA0SMVDUN, MICR Code: 182051202



CategoryEarly Bird
(upto 15.09.19)
Late Registration
(upto 10.10.19)
On spot
Delegates from Academic/R&D institutes Rs. 3000 Rs. 3500 Rs. 4000
Delegates from industry Rs. 3500 Rs. 4000 Rs. 4500
Foreign delegates $100 $120 $150
Research Scholar Rs. 1500 Rs. 1700 Rs. 2000
StudentRs. 800 Rs. 1000 Rs. 1200
Accompanying Person (all categories) Rs. 1500 Rs. 1500 Rs. 1500


* Only the registered delegates shall be entitled to Conference kit, participation in all sessions, participatory certificate, complimentary tea breaks, lunch/dinner.


The accommodation to all the attendees will be provided by the University it-self at nominal charges.

Accommodation Charges:

Key note speakers:

For Key-note and special invitees speakers, accommodationshall be arranged by the organizers.

Accommodation for the Academic/ R&D/ industries delegates of ICAB-2019 would be arranged in guest houses of SMVDU, Sanjevani and at Katra Hotels withpayment of Rs. 700/day on sharing basis.

Student category delegates:

All accommodation would be shared, for students inthe SMVDU hostels. Charges would be approximately between Rs 200-300 per bed per night.















Prof. M.N.V. Prasad

School of Plant Sciences

University of Hyderabad

Prof. Ashok Pandey

Distinguished Scientist of India

Centre for Innovation and Transnational Research,

CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow.

Prof. B. K. C. Patel

Queensland University of Technology (QUT),

Brisbane, Australia

Prof. Umesh R. Desai

Virginia Commonwealth University,

Richmond, VA (USA)

Ms. Meenakshi Munshi

Adviser/Scientist G, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.

Central Delhi, India

Prof. Deepak K Saini

Molecular Reproduction, Development & Genetics

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Mr. Onkar Nath Tiwari

Scientist, Department of Biotechnology

Govt. of India

Prof. Tej K. Pandita

Professor of Radiation Oncology, Institute for Academic Medicine

Full Member, Research Institute

Scientific Director, Department of Radiation Oncology

Prof. V.K. Gupta

Department of Biochemistry

Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra

Prof. Ram B Gupta

Department of Chemical & Life Science Engineering

Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, Richmond (USA)

How To Reach?

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University is situated 40 Km North of Jammu in the scenic surroundings of Trikuta foothills, near the holy town of Katra in District Reasi. The Campus is situated close to the beautiful tourist resort of Jhajjar - Kotli. One can reach SMVDU campus by local or private transport from Jammu/Katra.

Option 1 :

Board Taxi Directly from Railway Station / Bus Stand / Airport directly to University Campus (Distance approximately 50 Kms)

Option 2 :

Board bus from Jammu Bus Stand/Railway Station plying to Udhampur/Katra but alight at Domel (Approx. 39 Kms). Board Mini Bus from Domel to University (Approx. 6 Kms)

Option 3 :

Board Taxi/Mini Bus/Auto Directly from Katra Railway Station directly to University Campus (Distance approximately 10 Kms)

In case more information is needed about reaching the University campus from Jammu, the Public Relations Office (P.R.O.) located close to Railway Station in Jammu can also be contacted.
Public Relations Office, Satya Bhawan, 67 B/B, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu-180004, Tele Fax: 0191-2470067

Contact Us !

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Campus,Sub-Post Office, Katra,Jammu and Kashmir - 182320

Dr. Indu Bhushan Sharma: 94193200551, 7889729801

Dr. Sharada M. Potukuchi: 9419202016

Dr. Rakesh Kumar: 7006652735, 9419279629