About the conference
A sprawling campus housing a built-up area of over 1.6 million sq. ft. with a vibrant population of over 10,000 students, around 700 teaching faculty and state-of-the-art laboratories have made SASTRA a landmark in the educational map of India. SASTRA offers various undergraduate, post graduate and research programmes in Arts, Science, Education, Engineering, Management and Law. Since its inception SASTRA has achieved national standing and the standard of excellence that is reflected in the grades awarded by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council of India (NAAC) and in the success of our students in industry and academia, both in India & abroad.
About School of Chemical and BioTechnology
The School of Chemical and Biotechnology was started as the Department of Chemical and Engineering in 1994. The departments of Bioinformatics, Biotechnology and Bioengineering were started in 2002 and later evolved together as School of Chemical and Biotechnology in 2003. The school conducts cutting edge research in various areas of life sciences including Nanotechnology, Structural biology, Biotechnology, Molecular biology etc
The Centre for Research on Infectious Diseases (CRID) is a centre under SCBT with a vision to develop novel approaches for combating emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. CRID is comprised of faculty with diverse expertise carrying out inter disciplinary research on Host-Pathogen interaction, Molecular Pathogenesis, Drug development and Development of Rapid Diagnostic tools.
Thanjavur, is a city in Tamil Nadu. Thanjavur is famous for its South Indian religion, art, and architecture. The Brihadeeswara Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva that is located in the city of Thanjavur. It is an important example of Tamil architecture achieved during the Chola dynasty. It is one of the largest temples in India and one of India's most prized architectural sites. Built by emperor Raja Raja Chola I and completed in 1010 AD, the 'Big Temple', turned 1000 years old in 2010. The temple is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Great Living Chola Temples". Thanjavur is also home to Tanjore painting, a painting style unique to the region
Biofilms are the cell collectives of bacteria enmeshed in self-produced extrapolymeric substances (EPS); importantly, it is the predominant lifestyle of bacteria in their natural settings. Microbial biofilms have a significant impact in (a) medicine, as biofilm bacteria cause more than 80% of chronic infections, and they display resistance/tolerance to most of the antimicrobials, (b) industries, as they cause biofouling/corrosion of industrial pipelines/ship hulls, and (c) environment, by helping in wastewater treatment processes. The main motivation of this conference is to aggregate people working on topics related to Microbial Biofilms in India and discuss/deliberate/brain storm on this predominant lifestyle of bacteria