21-22 December 2020

Organized by the

Department of Biotechnology (NBA-Accredited)

Under the Aegis of

Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBioNet)

Plenary and Keynote Speakers

Prof. Kenta Nakai
Professor, Human Genome Center, The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Topic: Using Various Kinds of NGS Data for UnderstandingCell-Type Specific Regulation of Gene Expression

Prof. G. P. S. Raghava
Professor & Head, Department of Computational Biology, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-Delhi), New Delhi, India Former Chief Scientist, CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh

Topic: Computer-Aided Immunotherapy to Fight Against Emerging Pathogens


The University was established in the year 2009 and is accredited by NAAC as “A”. The University gives top priority to academic excellence with social responsibility. This has been made possible under the dynamic leadership of honorable Chairman Dr. Lavu Rathaiah, and Vice-Chairman Shri. Lavu Sri Krishna Devarayalu, Member of Parliament. The University is driven by values, ethics, and a dedicated team of professionals. With a greater emphasis on innovation, research, skill development and entrepreneurship, the University has entered an exciting phase and is shouldering greater responsibilities in imparting technical skill development, in keeping with our honorable Prime Minister`s vision of “Skill India, Make in India and Digital India


The Department of Biotechnology at VFSTR was established in the year 2006. It was accredited by NBA in the year 2020. There are 24 doctorates among its faculty members. It supports the extension activities such as rural development by promoting the cultivation of medicinal plants to the local farmers, especially among women. The Department is very well established with COE, animal cell culture facility, bioprocessing lab, plant tissue culture lab, bioinformatics lab, animal house, clean room, and biogas plant, with an ample strength of students (600) and faculty. The Department has been supported by VFSTR, DST-FIST, and has attracted more than 10 external research projects to the tune of Rs. 3.5 crores. The Department offers B.Tech (Biotechnology and Bioinformatics), B.Tech. (Hons), M.Tech and Ph.D. Programs. Both B.Tech and M.Tech students undergo industrial internships, either in India or abroad. Every academic year, 20% of the students go for higher studies abroad, while 10% of the students prefer higher education in India, and the remaining 60% students get placements in various firms.


The international symposium on bioinformatics (InSyB) is a flagship symposium of the Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBioNet). This event is the fourth in the series, for the first time virtually, given the current pandemic situation. The last three InSyBs were held in Indonesia (2017), Malaysia (2018), and India (Punjab).Although this is the second time InSyB is being held in India, this time, it is being held in the southern parts of the country. InSyB as a symposium is targeted to the student group and younger researchers. The theme of InSyB 2020 “Bioinformatics for Disease Therapeutics”covers the whole spectrum of disease therapeutics, especially viral diseases like COVID-19, utilizing the tools of Bioinformatics and Omics. The prime aim of the symposium is to bring researchers, pharmacists, academics and industrial practitioners onto a single platform who can help in stimulating discussions and academic excellence. More than 10 experts in the field of bioinformatics have been invited from India and abroad (Australia, Japan, Singapore, Chile), who will deliver keynote/plenarytalks on selected domains, entailing various aspects of disease therapeutics using various bioinformatics tools. We hope the participants will immensely benefit from attending the InSyB 2020.


Free for Students, Research Scholars, Scientists, and Faculty members from the Universities, Institutions, Colleges and Industries in India & Abroad.

Registration opens

on 25th November 2020

Registration closes

on 15th December 2020


Presentation will be held over a virtual platform, such as ZOOM. The ZOOM link will be provided to the registered participants. E-certificate will be issued for all the participants.



Dr. L. Rathaiah

Chairman, Vignan`s Group

Sri. L. Sri Krishna Devarayalu Vice-Chairman, Vignan`s Group


Dr. K. Ramamurthy Naidu, Chancellor, VFSTR Dr. M. Y. S. Prasad, Vice-Chancellor, VFSTR


Cmde. Dr. M. S. Raghunathan, Registrar, VFSTR Dr. D. VijayaRamu, Dean, Academics, VFSTR Dr. G. Srinivasa Rao, Dean, R&D, VFSTR

Dr. S. Krupandhi, Dean-Planning and Monitoring, Head & Professor, Dept. of Biotechnology, VFSTR


Dr. N. Jalaja

Associate Professor

Dept. of Biotechnology, VFSTR

E-mail: [email protected]


Dr. S. Anil Kumar Associate Professor

Dept. of Biotechnology, VFSTR

E-mail: [email protected]


Dr. A. Ranga Rao Associate Professor

Dept. of Biotechnology, VFSTR

E-mail: [email protected]


Prof. P. B. Kavi Kishor, FNASc, FNAAS

Scientific Advisor, Dept. of Biotechnology, VFSTR


Dr. K. Srikanth,

Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Biotechnology, VFSTR Dr. Abhinav Parashar,

Asst. Prof., Dept. of Biotechnology, VFSTR

Dr. Tarun Pal,

Asst. Prof., Dept. of Biotechnology, VFSTR


Dr. V. Ravi Kumar, Prof., VFSTR Dr. S. Asha, Prof., VFSTR

Dr. N. John Babu, Prof., VFSTR

Dr. T. C. Venkateswarlu, Prof., VFSTR Dr. M. Indira, Assoc. Prof., VFSTR

Dr. A. Ranganadha Reddy, Assoc. Prof., VFSTR Dr. A. VenkataNarayana, Assoc. Prof., VFSTR Dr. N. S. Sampath Kumar, Assoc. Prof., VFSTR Dr. Md. Nazeen Bobby, Assoc. Prof., VFSTR

Dr. K. Prakashnarayana Reddy, Assoc. Prof., VFSTR Dr. CH. Anjani Devi, Assoc. Prof., VFSTR

Dr. K. Abraham Peele, Asst. Prof., VFSTR Dr. Charles David, Asst. Prof., VFSTR

Dr. Y. Keethi Priya, Asst. Prof., VFSTR Dr. A. Vijaya Sai, Asst. Prof., VFSTR Dr. S. Jagadish, Asst. Prof., VFSTR Dr. Shilipi Sarkar, Asst. Prof., VFSTR

Mrs. A. Naga Lakshmi, Asst. Prof., VFSTR Mr. N. Venkata Raju, Asst. Prof., VFSTR

Venue & Accomodations

NET working facility lab supported by the DST-FIST. Department of Biotechnology (NBA-Accredited). Vignan`s Foundation for Science, Technology and Research (Deemed to be University), Vadlamudi-522213, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Tel : : 0863 - 2344700