2nd Africa International Biotechnology and Biomedical Conference (AIBBC 2015), Sep. 17th- 19th, 2015, Nairobi, Kenya

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
September 17, 2015 to September 19, 2015
Location: 
Kenya
Subject Fields: 
Environmental History / Studies, Public Health, Public Policy, Research and Methodology

Dear Colleagues

On behalf of the organizing committee, we are delighted to bring to your attention the upcoming meeting of the 2nd Africa International Biotechnology and Biomedical Conference (AIBBC 2015) that will take place at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) located in Westland, Nairobi, Kenya from September 17th to 19th, 2015.

The conference aims to provide a platform for in depth discussions and networking among scientists in both academia and industry whose works are aimed at improving or solving health and environmental issues around the globe, particularly, in Africa. Website: http://aibbc.org/ 

CONFERENCE TOPICS

Building on the success of the 1st AIBBC held in September 2014 jointly with the 8th International Workshop on Approaches to Single-Cell Analysis and attended by over 106 participants from more than 8 different countries, the 2nd AIBBC will discuss abroad range of topics in biotechnology and biomedical fields, including but not limited to:

  • Current research trends in communicable and non-communicable diseases
  • Advances in diagnostic and therapeutic technologies
  • POC technologies for low resource settings
  • Nano/Microfluidic technologies for health and environment
  • Agricultural and environmental biotechnology
  • Fighting infectious diseases: Africa’s tech-based approaches
  • Global management and prevention of infectious diseases
  • Networking session with industry

A biodiversity study trip to the Nairobi National Park is also planned to give participants an opportunity to network and also interact with Africa’s nature while appreciating the importance of environmental conservation.

SUMMARY OF CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES

  • September 17th & 18th: Sessions at APHRC
  • September 19th: Biodiversity study trip (1 or 1/2 day trip

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION 

(1) Please send up to a two-page (Microsoft word or PDF file) abstract to the following email addresses:

        Abstract submission deadline AUGUST 11st, 2015 (FIRM DEADLINE, NO EXTENSION

(2) Please visit the conference website at http://aibbc.org/ for more information on abstract submission and how to register. Only reasonably high quality papers will be considered for oral presentations, the rest will be posters.

REGISTRATION FEE

  • Early bird registration (Deadline July 31st) : Students US $ 100, General US$ 200  (CASH BACK FOR EXCELLENT PRESENTATION)
  • Normal bird registration (Deadline September 1st): Students US $ 150, General US$ 300
  • Late bird OR On site (September 2nd onward): Students US $ 200, General US$ 400 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

We are blessed to have the contribution of highly distinguished investigators at the meeting. Some of the keynote speakers will include:
 PROF. PAUL ROBINSON, Pardue University, USA
 PROF. HIDETOSHI KOTERA, Kyoto University, JAPAN
 PROF. TAKEHIKO KITAMORI, The University of Tokyo, JAPAN
 PROF. Dr. HANS TANKE, Laiden University, NETHERLANDS
 PROF ELIZABETH BUKUSI, The Hiv Research Trust at the Kenya Medical Institute (KEMRI), KENYA
 PROF. Dr. HANS TANKE, Laiden University, NETHERLANDS
 PROF. AMAN RUSSOM, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SWEDEN
 PROF. MASOOD KAMALI-MOGHADDAM, Uppsala Universitet, SWEDEN
 PROF. GUNTURU REVATHI, Agha Khan University Hospital, KENYA

We look forward to seeing you in Nairobi in September. Please do not miss this opportunity to visit the cradle land of mankind and feel and enjoy the warmth of the sun and of the people of Africa.
 
Warm wishes and kind regards
Organizers;
Benson Nyambega, PhD, Maseno University (nyambegadnaubaar@gmail.com)
Kennedy Okeyo, PhD, The University of Tokyo (okeyo@washizu.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp)
For the Local Organizing Committee

Contact Info: 

Benson Nyambega, PhD, Maseno University (nyambegadnaubaar@gmail.com)
Kennedy Okeyo, PhD, The University of Tokyo (okeyo@washizu.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp)
For the Local Organizing Committee