Proceedings of the conference BioSangam 2022: Emerging trends in Biotechnology (BIOSANGAM 2022)

Conference name: Proceedings of the conference BioSangam 2022: Emerging trends in Biotechnology (BIOSANGAM 2022)
Date: 10-12 March 2022
Location: Prayagraj, India (Online)

With great pleasure, we welcome you to the 5th International Conference BioSangam 2022, on March 10–12, 2022, as a part of the BioSangam conference series held biennially by the Department of Biotechnology, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT) Allahabad, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India.

This year, the conference’s theme is “Emerging trends in Biotechnology.” The conference theme includes but is not limited to the following thrust areas:

• Environmental, Food and Agricultural Biotechnology.
• Health Care and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.
• Interdisciplinary Research, Design, Innovations and IPR.

This year, our conference was held in online mode due to the global pandemic situation. This virtual congregation witnessed the presence of participants and scientists from across the world as well as within the country. The total number of registered participants was around 425, and about 280 presented their work. The speakers for this conference were invited from the premiere institutes of India such as CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad; BARC, Mumbai; CSIR-IITR, Lucknow; CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow, CSIR-IHBT, Palampur; JNU, New Delhi; AIIMS, New Delhi; IIT Guwahati; IIT (BHU) Varanasi; IIT Mandi; the Central University of Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. The international speakers were from countries such as Finland, Netherland, Germany, UK, and Republic of Korea.

Thus, we are presenting some selected and peer-reviewed papers of the participants and speakers of this conference to be published in Advances in Biological Sciences Research, Atlantis Press. On behalf of all the editors, I would like to thank our Chief Guest, Prof. R.S. Verma, Director, MNNIT Allahabad; our eminent guests and speakers; the conference organizing committee; other faculty members and staff; and participants for contributing directly or indirectly in the dissemination of knowledge and exchange information on recent research related to diverse aspects of health, the environment, and interdisciplinary biotechnology.

I hope this conference will boost and strengthen the biotechnology sector. We look forward to meeting you all again at the next BioSangam conference.

Vishnu Agarwal
Chairman of BioSangam 2022