The LPU School of Bioengineering and Biosciences conducted its 2nd International Conference on Plant Physiology and Biotechnology ICPBB 2023 on April 20 & 21, a two-day event that brings together some of the world’s most brilliant minds in this field. This conference was designed to provide a platform for researchers, scholars, and industry experts to exchange ideas, explore new developments, and foster collaboration in the dynamic and rapidly evolving field of plant physiology and biotechnology.

The conference features a lineup of keynote speakers who are renowned experts in their respective areas. Topics of discussion include advances in plant regeneration, biostimulants and biofertilizers, plant signaling, plant epigenetics, agricultural biotechnology and crop improvement, among others.

Plant Physiology

Chief Patron of the conference, LPU Chancellor Dr Ashok Kumar Mittal congratulated all engaged in the various proceedings of the conference for making it truly global and result oriented. On this occasion, a 151 paged abstract book containing 147 solid solutions through plants and processes was also released in the esteemed presence of LPU Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal. It was organized by LPU’s Division of Research & Development (DRD) and Department of Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering.

Inaugural address was made by the Chief Guest, Prof. Sant Saran Bhojwani, Emeritus Professor, Director, Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Agra). Secretary for the ‘Plant Tissue Culture Association of India, Padma Shree, Prof Dr Pramod Tandon was the Guest of Honour.

Inaugural scientific session was chaired & co-chaired by Prof  Rakhi Chaturvedi (IIT, Guwahati) and, Prof Ariel D. Arencibia from Catholic University of Maule, Chile.

One of the highlights of the conference is the panel discussion on the future of plant physiology and biotechnology. This session brings together a diverse group of experts from academia, industry, and policymaking to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the field in the coming years. Participants discussed the most pressing issues in plant science and biotechnology, from exploring new techniques for enhancing plant growth to tackling the ethical implications. The ‘Conference’ churned out appropriate results aimed at “advances in plant regeneration; regulation of biotic and abiotic stress responses by plant hormones; bio-stimulants and bio-fertilizers; plant signalling, epigenetics, microbe interaction, genome editing, cryopreservation; and, crop improvement”.

The 2nd International Conference on Plant Physiology and Biotechnology is a testament to the commitment of the LPU School of Bioengineering and Biosciences to advancing knowledge and driving innovation in this important field. The LPU School of Bioengineering and Biosciences has done an excellent job in organizing this event.