Welcome to 10th ARS 2018


January 27-29, 2018

“Innovations in Biotechnology for Economic Development”

Focusing Area

  • Agriculture and Food Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Bio-pharmaceutical and Medical Biotechnology
  • Biofuel and Bioenergy
  • Bioinformatics and System Biology
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Bioindustry Promotion and Bioeducation

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Opens: September 7, 2017
  • Deadline for Abstract Submission: December 28, 2017
  • Acceptance of Abstract: December 30, 2017
  • Registration Opens: September 7, 2017
  • Registration closes: January 15, 2018

First Announcement of ARS 2018

The AFOB Regional Symposium (ARS) is an annual event of the Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB). This time, the 10th ARS 2018 will be held at the University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, in collaboration with AFOB from January 27-29, 2018. The 10th ARS 2018 is aimed to highlight and share the recent research findings on bioscience and biotechnology among the researchers from various countries under AFOB’s partnership. The theme of the 10th ARS is “Innovations in Biotechnology for Economic Development”. We believe the symposium will be very interactive and sharing of innovative findings will shed new light on bio-based economic development.


Official language used in the symposium is English.


Provide an abstract written in English stating concisely the objectives and results of the original research in not more than 300 words. The abstract should include a title, name and affiliations of all authors, and contact email and telephone number of the corresponding author. Do not cite any reference in the abstract. Immediately after the abstract, provide 4-6 keywords. Submission of abstract should be made online. Please follow the Call for Abstract guideline.

The time allowed for oral presentations will be limited to 10 minutes. Individual abstracts accepted for oral presentation will be grouped by the scientific committee of the symposium. Time allowed for the Invited Speakers will be limited to 20 minutes.

All posters will be displayed during the symposium day and should be mounted by the presenter between 9.00 am – 9.30 am.  Each poster should be 90 cm X 120 cm (vertical). Best poster presentation will be awarded on the basis of merit and innovation.


Local participant: BDT 2,000; Local student: BDT 1,000; Accompanying person: BDT 1,500.
International participant: USD 300; International student: USD 150; Accompanying person: USD 150.

The registration fee will include a bag with symposium materials, access to all symposium sessions, coffee breaks, lunches, dinners etc.


International participants who are AFOB’s members and non-members are requested to perform online registration on the website of AFOB at http://registration.afob.org.

Refund policy for international participants: Any cancellation should be notified in writing to the Organizing Chairman (mhoq@du.ac.bd) or the Organizing Secretary (crahsan@du.ac.bd) before Jan 15, 2018.


Local participants are advised to pay their registration fee using the bank account provided below. On-site registration is also available.


Account name: 10th AFOB REGIONAL SYMPOSIUM 2018

Account number: 0200010592364

Bank name: AGRANI BANK

Branch name: CURZON HALL

Swift code: AGBKBDDH001

Routing Number: 010271724

Branch code: 9612