Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Life Sciences and Biotechnology (ICOLIB 2021)

Conference name: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Life Sciences and Biotechnology (ICOLIB 2021)
Date: 15-16 November 2021
Location: Jember, Indonesia (Online)

I am pleased to welcome all of the speakers and participants to the 2021 International Conference on Life Sciences and Biotechnology (4th ICOLIB), which is held from 15 to 16 November 2021, virtually on Zoom meeting. The conference is organized by the Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, the University of Jember.

This year the conference’s theme is “Towards Sustainable Development: Application of Biosciences to Improve Welfare and Quality of Life”. Along with the theme, we have four conference topics; there are Applied Sciences (Agriculture, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics), Basic Sciences (Ecology, Zoology, Botany, and Microbiology),Biodiversity and Bio-conservation, and Health and Medicine (Pharmacy and Medical Sciences). This scientific event provides a platform for researchers, academics, professionals, industries, and policymakers to exchange ideas, share the recent advances and development in life sciences, and can be a valuable place for starting fruitful collaboration, especially in uncovering the potential of biodiversity at the molecular level to biosphere.

This year’s conference is also the first time held online due to the global pandemic situation. However, it becomes a blessing in disguise, because the conference becomes accessible to a wider audience and participants from all over the world. The number of participants registered is 223, among them, 170 participants will present their research.

Most of the participants are from Indonesia but also we have participants from Malaysia, Czech Republic, China, Philippines, Pakistan, and India. Besides the participants, the online of this conference also allows us to invite speakers from Netherlands, Germany, USA, and Australia. There will be Prof. A.G.G (Ton) Groothuis from GELIFES Institute, Groningen University Netherlands, Prof Antonius Suwanto from IPB Indonesia, Prof Simon Griffith from Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University, Sydney, Dr. Jorge A. Santiago-Blay from the Department of Paleobiology MRC-121 National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian Institution, USA, Prof. Elvira Hoerandl from George-August, Goothingen University Germany, Dr. Kahar Muzakar from Biology Department, Jember University, and Dr. Christina Bauch from Instituto Universitario in Lisbon, Portugal and Groningen University, Netherlands.

The output of this conference will be published in the Atlantis Press Proceeding: Part of Nature in series of “Advances in Biological Sciences Research”, the Journal of ILMU Dasar MIPA, and the Journal of Tropical Biodiversity and Biotechnology. Finally, I would like to acknowledge the Board of Jember University which supported this conference. And I also like to thank to Vanadia and DAAD as one of the main sponsors which make this conference possible.

I hope this conference will be fruitful for everyone. We look forward to seeing you all at the next ICOLIB conference.

Asmoro Lelono
Chairman of 4th ICOLIB 2021