THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP
in conjunction with
THE 8 INDONESIA BIOTECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE (IBC)
Crossroad of Biodiversity, Biotechnology, and Health for Enhancing Sustainable Development.
16-18 May 2023 |
Prime Plaza Hotel Sanur | Eka Karya Botanic Garden Bedugul
About ICW & ICB 2023
The international conference and workshop in conjunction with The 8th Indonesia Biotechnology Conference (IBC) will be held jointly by the Indonesian Biotechnology Consortium, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Universitas Nasional (UNAS) in collaboration with Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey USA. The joint conference`s theme is “Crossroad of Biodiversity, Biotechnology, and Health for Enhancing Sustainable Development.”
The joint Conference and Workshop will feature 2 days research presentation and be closed with discussion with experts and participants for summing up the common conclusion. This occasion will be followed by a field visit to Eka Karya Botanic Garden in Bedugul Bali and a workshop for selected participants.
This joint conference and a workshop are opened to students, academics, researchers, government bodies, practitioners and stakeholder from various disciplines.
The conference is dedicated for providing a forum to build network, exchange ideas about bioscience and biotechnology for addressing the challenges in sustainable developments, especially in Bali – Indonesia, as well as to inspire young academics, scientists and students who are interested in biotechnology (including the new omics technology), biosciences and bioengineering and integrated approaches, and encourage ideas dissemination in these fields. Indonesia Biotechnology Conference (IBC) have been held every two years, but due to Covid-19, the implementation was halt and this year will be held in collaboration with UNAS, BRIN and Rutgers University USA as a joint International Conference . In addition to the main institutions, representatives from other institutions involved in the holding of the event are those are based in Bali such as Universitas Mahasaraswati Denpasar (UNMAS), Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha (Undiksha), Universitas Udayana, and another university in Lombok i.e. Universitas Mataram (UNRAM). The joint conference will be attended by academics, researchers and practitioners within broad areas of science and technology such as agriculture, forestry, biotechnology and environment, medicine, biology, veterinary, social sciences. One million of animal and plant threatened species will be extinct, as reported by IPBES (International Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services). While there are many that have not been explored for their utilization for human beings. Major causes of the extinction, among the top five is climate change which has been accelerating the biodiversity loss. The fundamental link between biodiversity and human health in the ongoing mass extinction event driven by anthropogenic global climate change. Especially plants which contain a much greater diversity of bioactive compounds than any chemical library ever made by humans, out of the estimated 295,000 species of flowering plants still in existence, 1 in 12 are considered endangered. Plants are also far superior sources of functional molecular diversity and novel molecular chemotypes, since evolution has been selecting and perfecting their bioactive phytochemicals for millions of years. As an additional consideration, current consumer trends towards natural, sustainable, ethical, and/or vegan health and wellness products are driving the global natural cosmetics market towards high market value. Global nutrition and cosmetic producers have been searching for new bioactive plant-based ingredients. Biodiversity is an international important issue for sustainable development for the future of human beings. Therefore, the issue will be integrated in this joint conference with the theme “Crossroad of Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Health to Enhance Sustainable Development”. It is hoped that this topic will be able to embrace broader ideas and inputs from academics, practitioners from various scientific backgrounds including economics, engineering, politics, culture, social and humanities sciences, as well as to encourage participation and inputs from policy makers in government bodies who are expected to be able to produce integrated solutions to the current biodiversity challenges. Besides, this conference is a stepping stone to integrate some approaches from various disciplines and also an opportunity to build network and joint research between institutions for biodiversity conservation as an asset for developing sciences and supporting sustainable development. Collaboration between Indonesian institutions with Rutgers University on assessing health-related accumulative compounds in plants to explore sustainable use of biodiversity would enhance bioprospecting of potential compounds to support not only good health, but also food security and wellness. Contribution to the provision of functional food, drugs/medicine to support healthy community, better quality of nature and environment will support the targets of SDGs especially goals number 3 (good health and wellbeing), 12 (responsible consumption and production), 13 (climate action), 14 (live below water), 15 (live on land), 17 (partnership for the goals). Selected papers in this joint conference will be published in in the Scopus-indexed Proceedings of the IOP, with an additional publication fee of IDR 2.5 million.
Theme of this International Joint Conference and workshop is “Crossroad of Biodiversity, Biotechnology, and Health for Enhancing Sustainable Development”. The topic of interest includes, but is not limited to :
Biodiversity for Agriculture and Health.
Biodiversity for Environment and Tourism.
Biodiversity and Traditional knowledge and Socio-Cultural Aspects.
Biotechnology and Biodiversity Use.
Advanced Biotechnology and Human Health.
Objectives & Benefits
Bring together participants, expert and stakeholders to examine ideas and solutions for maintaining, caring and protecting biodiversity for future sustainable development for human beings, especially in Indonesia.
Integrate ideas and inputs from academics from various discipline background to achieve prosperous sustainable biodiversity.
Provide a chance of networking between academics and practitioners dealing with biodiversity.
Exchange research results on sustainable use as well as conservation of biodiversity
Increase capacity building of young researchers in exploring biodiversity for human health and wellness.
To broaden networking of the participants and to produce a draft of joint research proposals.
Enhancing innovations on natural products for quality of life, good health, and well-being
Creating synergy between national and international academics and institutions with various discipline background, government bodies and stakeholders dealing with biodiversity for supporting sustainable development and prosperity of community in the future.
The conference and workshop are also premier interdisciplinary forum for life scientists, engineers, and practitioners to present their latest research results, ideas, developments, and applications in relevant areas.
Dissemination and publication of the conference’s full papers will be an Scopus indexed AIP Proceeding.