Biotechnology to enhance food security in Sub-Saharan Africa


32ND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HAPPENING 18TH – 22ND AUGUST 2019; Pre Conference Workshop : 15th – 17th August , AT Conference Center, IITA, IBADAN, NIGERIA.

The Biotechnology Society of Nigeria (BSN) was established with the aim of Promoting cooperation on Biotechnological advancement in Nigeria and the Internationational Community, Promote discussion on all aspects of Biotechnological development withing the Research institutes, Universities, Government Agencies, Industries and Related Orgarnisations.

It is our aim to also encourage the exchange of ideas among scientists of different disciplines on the conept and application of Biotechnology through meetings such as Conferences, symposia, workshops, exhibitions and publications



Sustainable use of Nigeria’s mega-biodiversity for enriching nutrition and health.


Biotechnologies/fermentation technologies for large-scale industrial enzyme production for the food.


Plant genetic resources utilization in developing resilient crops to adapt agriculture to climate change.


Bio-resources utilization in fostering a low-carbon renewable energy-based economy


Expanding the frontiers of microbiomes for innovations in agriculture and medicine



Prof Michael Abberton | Dr Ana Oliveira | Dr Anna Calucciou

Prof. Michael Abberton

Prof. Michael Abberton Head, Genetic Resources Center International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Prof. Nwadiuto Esiobu

Prof. Nwadiuto Esiobu; Professor of Microbiology & Biotechnology Florida Atlantic University, USA

Prof. Olu Odeyemi

Prof. Olu Odeyemi; Professor of Microbiology Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Dr Yemi Akinbamijo

Dr Yemi Akinbamijo; Executive Director, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA).


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Account Payment Details

Account Name: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
Account No: 0028700507
Sort Code: 058194010
Service Officer: Opeyemi Olubaniyi
Bank: Guaranty Trust Bank Plc
Plot 6A, U. I. Secretariat Road Bodija, Ibadan Oyo State

CategoriesConference FeeAnnual DueOthersTotal
Undergraduate Students₦5,000.00₦1,500.00₦3,500.00₦10,000.00
Postgraduate Students₦10,000.00₦7,500.00₦17,500.00
New – Members₦28,000.00₦9,000.00₦37,000.00
Government Agency₦100,000.00₦100,000.00
Corporate(Business talk only)₦150,000.00₦150,000.00
Corporate (Exhibition only)₦100,000.00₦100,000.00
Corporate (Business talk and Exhibition)₦200,000.00₦200,000.00
Non Corporate Exhibitor (Books/ Souvenir/ Research Products)₦20,000.00₦20,000.00
Foreign Participants$200.00$200.00
Pre-conference workshop fee for Postgraduate Students₦15,000.00₦15,000.00
Pre- conference workshop fee (other participants)₦30,000.00₦30,000.00



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Abstract submission

Kindly click the registration portal, fill the form and make a registration payment. Please use the payment information provided here. Scan a copy of the payment teller and upload on the registration portal. You will then receive the email confirmation of the payment. Afterward, you proceed to abstract submission. Click the abstract submission portal to register and upload the abstract (only MS office format is acceptable).

The abstract must be 250 words typed in Microsoft Word Times New Romans, font size 12, and in good English. It should contain the title, author(s) and affiliation(s), full address and e-mails. Five keywords should also be provided. The Abstract should be structured into sections including background, materials and methods, results and conclusion. The email address of the corresponding author (identified by placing an asterisk by the surname) should also be indicated. The abstracts should be submitted not later than May 31st, 2019.

Poster Presentation

Authors submitting posters should download the BSN-IITA ’19 Poster Template and use for the preparation of their posters. Posters not conforming to the standard template will be rejected.

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Kindly note that we have limited space for Poster Presentation.


The full articles that have been accepted for publication after the standard peer-review process and presented during the conference will be published in the Nigerian Journal of Biotechnology.

The article must be well arranged. The first page of the manuscript should contain the title, the name(s) of the author(s) in full, their affiliation(s), full address and e-mail of corresponding Author and full text of the Abstract (250 words). The text should be typed in Times New Romans, font size 12; organized into the following sub-sections in bold lower-case letters: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, and References. Please use the Harvard style for your references. Manuscripts that do not conform to the recommended format, deadline and conference payment will not be accepted. The full articles should be submitted not later than May 31st, 2019.

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Pre Conference Workshop

Bioscience Center, IITA Ibadan, Nigeria


Conference Center, IITA Ibadan, Nigeria

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