ICBRAMR ’19

ICBRAMR ’19 organized by the School of Biosciences and Technology, VIT, Vellore aims to bring together Indian and International communities (scientists, students and postdocs) from academia, national laboratories, industries and other organizations working in the field of antimicrobial resistance and phage therapy. The conference covers broad research theme in the area to accommodate wide range of participants to facilitate collaborations (both national and international). Interest in the applications of bacteriophages for the treatment of multidrug resistance pathogens is on the rise and this conference will be a right platform to bring in experts and researchers across the globe to discuss the current and future prospects of phage therapy in India. Many senior experts, researchers, will be delivering special lectures, invited talks, presentations and posters at ICBRAMR ‘19.

ABOUT US

ABOUT VELLORE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
ABOUT SCHOOL OF BIO SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
ABOUT THE SOCIETY
ABOUT ICBRAMR

VIT - Vellore Institute of Technology

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) was founded in 1984 as Vellore Engineering College by the Chancellor Dr. G. Viswanathan. VIT attracts students from all the states of India and more than 53+ countries because of its academic excellence. More than 250 MoUs with top ranked universities across the globe have been signed. VIT Ranked No.1 Private Institution for Innovation (ARIIA 2019 Award) by Govt. of India. VIT has introduced many innovations in academic processes which adds value to every student. FFCS (Fully Flexible Credit System), PBL (Project Based Learning) for better learning, fully digitized academic portals that assists students in equipping themselves for 2020 market place, Hackathons / Makeathons as part of curriculum exercise which kindles the interest and the curiosity of students, which moulds them to be better problem solvers, 8th module in every subject being handled by industry experts, making the students contextualize the concepts they study in the classroom, are a few of the innovations that VIT has introduced.

SBST - Bio Sciences and Technology

School of Bio Sciences and Technology (SBST) offers programs in various disciplines such as B.Tech. & M.Tech. Biotechnology, M.Sc. in Applied Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biomedical Genetics, M.Sc. Biotechnology (5 years Intg.) and Ph.D. The school houses excellent infrastructure and well trained faculty members which makes it to be one among the largest populations of trained biologists in our country. Most of them have pursued postdoctoral training from laboratories in developed countries. The competencies of the faculty in research are endorsed by the quality of research papers (Thomson Reuters Publications) and obtaining research projects (43 projects are currently funded by National & International agencies and 90 projects are completed). These component makes SBST listed amongst the top schools of Modern Biology in India.

ABOUT THE SOCIETY

The society strives to work together to explore the applications of bacteriophages, especially in the context of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and establish them as a viable option for treating drug-resistant infections. By bringing together scientists academicians and clinicians conducting basic and translational research on bacteriophages, we aim to leverage the collective expertise and resources at the national level. Members of the society research on diverse aspects of bacteriophages such as prevalence of phages in rivers; water and sewage treatment, clinical application of phages including their role as antibacterial agents, vaccines, in gene therapy, diagnostics, drug delivery, cancer therapy; animal husbandry, poultry, food safety, aquaculture, agriculture, industry etc. Given the slow pace of drug discovery for infectious diseases and the wide spread occurrence of AMR, it is about time that a concerted effort is made towards understanding the challenges of bacteriophages as therapeutics. To become a member please visit http://www.sbrtganga.com/join-us/ .

ABOUT ICBRAMR

ICBRAMR ’19 organized by the School of Biosciences and Technology, VIT, Vellore aims to bring together Indian and International communities (scientists, students and postdocs) from academia, national laboratories, industries and other organizations working in the field of antimicrobial resistance and phage therapy. The conference covers broad research theme in the area to accommodate wide range of participants to facilitate collaborations (both national and international). Interest in the applications of bacteriophages for the treatment of multidrug resistance pathogens is on the rise and this conference will be a right platform to bring in experts and researchers across the globe to discuss the current and future prospects of phage therapy in India. Many senior experts, researchers, will be delivering special lectures, invited talks, presentations and posters at ICBRAMR ‘19.










THEMETIC AREAS


• Antimicrobial Resistance
• Bacteriophage Research
• Antimicrobial Compounds

IMPORTANT DATES & REGISTRATION

IMPORTANT DATES
  • 15.11.2019
    Abstract Submission
  • 30.11.2019
    Late Bird Registration
  • 30.11.2019
    Last date of Registration
  • 20.11.2019
    Intimation of Abstract Acceptance
  • 12.12.2019 - 13.12.2019
    Conference dates








SPONSORS


ORGANISERS






CHIEF PATRON



  Dr. G. Viswanathan
Chancellor

PATRONS



  Mr. Sankar Viswanathan
Vice President


  Dr. Sekar Viswanathan
Vice President


  Mr.G V Selvam
Vice President


  Dr. Sandhya Pentareddy
Executive Director

CO-PATRONS



  Dr. Anand A Samuel
Vice Chancellor


  Dr. S. Narayanan
Pro-Vice Chancellor


  Dr. K. Sathiyanarayanan
Registrar - FRSC

General Chairs

  Dr. SANJAY CHHIBBER
President, SBRT
  Dr. C S VINOD KUMAR
Vice President, SBRT
  Dr. GOPAL NATH
Secretary, SBRT

Conference Chair

  Dr. V. PRAGASM,
Dean, SBST, VIT

Conference Co-Chairs

  Dr. G. ANILKUMAR
  Dr. S. BABU
  Dr. K. M. GOTHANDAM
  Dr. G. JAYARAMAN
  Dr. C. RAMALINGHAM

Convener

  Dr. N. RAMESH

Organizing Secretary

  Dr. Anand Anbarasu
  Dr. Arnold Emerson
  Dr. George Priyadoss C
  Dr. Karthikeyan S
  Dr. Ramesh pathy
  Dr. Sabina EP
  Dr. Siva R
  Dr. Sivakumar A
  Dr. Venkat Kumar S
  Dr. Vino S

Joint Organizing Secretary

  Dr. Abilash VG
  Dr. Everette Jacob Remington
  Dr. Febin Prabhu Dass
  Dr. Jabez Osborne
  Dr. Mohanasrinivasan V
  Dr. Ramanathan K
  Dr. Rasool M
  Dr. Sridharan TB
  Dr. Sudakaran R
  Dr. Suthindhren

Organizing Members

  Dr. Anbalagam M
  Dr. Ashadevi S
  Dr. Bhaskara Rao KV
  Dr. Devi Rajeshwari V
  Dr. Gayathri M
  Dr. Jayasri MA
  Dr. Jeyanthi A
  Dr. Kavitha Thirumurugan
  Dr. Mohana Priya A
  Dr. Padma Thiyagarajan
  Dr. Podili Koteswaraih
  Dr. Rajasekaran C
  Dr. Rajasekaran R
  Dr. Rajiniraja M
  Dr. Ravanan P
  Dr. Sajitha lulu
  Dr. Sangeetha Subramanian
  Dr. Shanthi V
  Dr. Subathradevi C
  Dr. Sudandira Doss C
  Dr. Suresh P K
  Dr. Tamizhselvi R








LIST OF SPEAKERS



National Speakers

    Prof. Sanjay Chhibber Panjab University

    Dr. Gopal Nath Banaras Hindu University

    Dr. C.S. Vinod Kumar S. S. Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre

    Dr. A. J Tamhankar IIMAR

    Dr. Urmi Bajpai Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi, New Delhi

    Dr. Aradhna Vipra Gangagen Biotech. Pvt. Ltd

    Dr. Taruna Anand, ICAR-NRCE, Haryana

    Mr. Pranav Joshi, VITALIS Phage Therapy

International Speakers

    Prof. Elizabeth Kutter The Evergreen State College, USA

    Prof. Graham Hatfull University of Pittsburgh, USA

    Dr. Jeremy Barr Monash University, Australia

    Dr. Bulent bozdogan Adnan Menderes University, Turkey

    Dr. Mark Toleman Cardiff University, UK

    Dr. Sebastian Leptihn Zhejiang University, China






CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Abstracts not exceeding 300 words are invited for poster presentation. One page abstract should be typed in 11 point, Times New Roman, normal font with 1.15 spacing. Size of the poster should be length x width (3 x 4'). Abstracts should be prepared based on the template available on the website. Abstracts should be submitted online. Last date for submission of the abstracts is November 15, 2019. Acceptance of the poster shall be communicated by November 20, 2019.









AWARDS

Best posters presented in the conference will be awarded a prize, a shield and certificate of appreciation from the society. Young Scientist Award (one) shall be given to encourage and support young researchers working on phage research and therapy.
Criteria: Applicant for the Young scientist award should send a complete article (Word Limit is 3000) by November 20,2019 to vinodmicro@gmail.com. Age of the applicant should be less than 40 years as on the date of the conference.











HOW TO REACH



The VIT campus is located on a 370 acre site on the Ranipet – Katpadi Road. It is 2½ hours drive from Chennai by Road and 4 hours from Bangalore. Both the cities are well connected by road, rail and air routes with all parts of the country and also have international airports. The airport nearest to Vellore is in Chennai. From the airport, you can go to the bus stand at Koyambedu (CMBT) or to the Central Railway Station to take a bus or train to Vellore. Train and bus services to Vellore are frequent, cheap and quite satisfactory. Either journey takes about 2½ hours. If you choose to travel by train, you should buy your ticket to Katpadi Railway Station which is just 3 km away from VIT. Buses from Chennai will bring you right to the centre of the town of Vellore from where you can reach VIT which is about 5 km from the bus stand.
Transportation In Vellore
Auto Rickshaws (on share basis) are easily available from Katpadi Junction Railway station and Vellore new bus stand. Government Buses will fly between Chittoor bus stop to VIT. You could also hire exclusive auto rickshaws to reach VIT. You can also book a cheap cab from (droptaxi.in) Inter City Taxi Service at One Way Fare droptaxi contact: 044-44556677. Reaching Vellore from Chennai: You can reach Vellore from Chennai either by train or by road.
By Train
If you arrived at Chennai by air, you may take a taxi to the Central Railway Station, about 20 km away. The taxi fare ranges from Rs.200 to Rs.250. All west-bound trains from Chennai go via Katpadi Junction Railway Station to several destinations such as Bangalore, Coimbatore, Trivandrum, etc. Travel time is approximately 2 ½ hours; make sure you buy your ticket to Katpadi which is the railway station that serves Vellore town. For more details about train schedules from Chennai to Katpadi, please click https://enquiry.indianrail.gov.in/ntes/index.html After having alighted at Katpadi Junction Railway Station, take an auto rickshaw to VIT campus, a 3 km drive.

By Road If you wish, you may take a taxi directly to VIT, Vellore, from the Chennai airport. It could cost you Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 3,000 depending upon the type of car you hire. The distance is approximately 130 km; travel time is about 2 ½ hours. Alternatively, you can go from the airport to the bus stand at Koyambedu either by taxi or auto rickshaw. The approximate distance is 15 km. Several state-owned buses operate from Koyambedu Bus Stand (CMBT), Chennai, to Vellore (new) bus stand from 04:00 am to 10:30 pm. Travel time is approximately 3 hours. After having arrived at the new bus stand in Vellore, take an auto rickshaw to VIT campus, a 7 km drive.







ACCOMMODATION



Dear Participants, For accommodation at VIT, the participants can enquire with the following Email ID & contact phone number. Accommodation at VIT (Gents / ladies - Dormitory Rs.350 + GST ) Email for Accommodation request: icbramr19@gmail.com Contact number for accommodation (Ladies) only: 9952748239 Contact number for accommodation (Gents) only: 9940618298 For General Queries: 9842660673, 8802938105

TARRIF PER DAY HOTEL DETAILS
Rs 550 Onwards The Clouds,
Serviced Apartments (Shared basis), 2nd Main Road,
Selvam Nagar (on the way to VIT), Katpadi, Vellore, Tamil nadu - 6320014
Contact: +91 7092121314
(0.5 km from VIT)
Rs 550 Onwards Vellore Inn,
Luxury Serviced Apartments (Shared basis), Selvam Nagar (on the way to VIT), Katpadi, Vellore - 6320014
http://www.velloreinn.com
Contact: +91 99527 66635
(0.5 km from VIT)
Rs 1100 Onwards Kingsbury,
Luxury Apartments (Shared basis), No.117, VIT Road, Opp. Bank of India, Katpadi, Vellore - 632 007
http://www.kingsbury.in
Contact: +91 90805 82398
(1 km from VIT)

OTHER HOTELS AND RESIDENCIES NEAR BY VIT VELLORE

TARRIF PER DAY HOTEL DETAILS
Rs 600 Onwards VDM Guest House,
Opp. Vellore New Bus Stand, (Near Chelliamman Temple), Katpad Road, Vellore – 632004
Contact: 0416 2225805; 8925551630
(5.8 km from VIT)
Rs 600 Onwards Sri Chelliamman Guest Hourse,
Near New Bus Stand, Sri Chelliamman Mahal, First Floor Katpadi Road, Vellore.
www.selliammanguesthouse.in
Contact: 0416 2224006; 93459 83131
(5.7 km from VIT)
Rs 600 Onwards Chitra Mahal Guest House,
New Bye pass road, Vellore – 632004
Contact: 8925251719
(6.2 km from VIT)
Rs 700 Onwards Hotel Sams
Katpadi Main road Thirunagar, Vellore – 632006
Contact: 9629088254; 9597431660
(4.4 km from VIT)
Rs 1800 Onwards Sri Srinivasar Resisdency
#32/1, New Bye pass, Collector Office Road, Vellore – 632004
Contact: 0416 2232727; 9585150080; 7871833339
(6.2 km from VIT)
Rs 1800 Onwards Sri Annamalayar Residency
No.: 27 New Katpadi Road Vellore – 632004
www.annamalayarresidency.in
Contact: 04162229969, 99, 89, 09
(6.3 km from VIT)
Rs 1900 Onwards Kumaran Millinniium Residency
53, Katpadi – Vellore Highways, Thirunagar, Vellore – 632006
Contact: 0416 2243490, 2245500, 2242490
(4.4 km from VIT)
Rs 2500 Onwards AVM Grande
No. 58/2, Katpadi Road, (opp. To New Bus Stand), Vellore- 632004
www.avmgrande.com
Contact: 0416 2212464, 9787497874
(5.9 km from VIT)
Rs 3000 Onwards Rangalaya Royal 60/1,
Vellore – Chittor Road, Gandhinagar, Vellore – 632006
www.rangalayaroyal.in
Contact: 04162242135, 7094481810
(4.0 km from VIT)
Rs 3500 Onwards Poppys Anukula Residency
Opp. New Bus Stand, New Katpadi Road Vellore – 632004
www.poppyshotel.com
Contact: 0416 26 66666, 8870477720
(6.7 km from VIT)


CONTACT

VIT
Vellore - 632014
Tamil Nadu, India E-mail:icbramr19@gmail.com;
eni.iniyan@gmail.com
Phone: 0416 - 2243091
Mobile:8802938105