18th - 22nd August 2019
Pre Conference Workshop : 15th – 17th August , 2019
Ibadan, Nigeria
Conference Center, IITA

32nd Annual International Conference

Biotechnology to enhance food security in Sub-Saharan Africa

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


Topics covered

Sustainable Usage

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

Fermentation Technologies

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

Genetic Resource Utilization

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

Bio-resources Utilization

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

Microbial Biotechnology

Expanding the frontiers of microbiomes for innovations in agriculture and medicine

Pre-Conference Workshop Facilitators

Prof Michael Abberton | Dr Ana Oliveira | Dr Anna Calucciou

Conference Speakers

2019 BSN Participation Fees

Kindly register and upload proof of payment. Boldly state the purpose of payment as described here : BSN Conference – ‘your name’. e.g. BSN Conference-Ojo Victoria.

NOTE: If you are an International Participants, please contact us for the mode of payment. Thank you.

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

Pre-Conference Workshop and Conference Registeration

The Preconference Workshop Registration has closed.

Please note that participants must come with their valid ID card (Either of the following: Drivers license, Voters card, National id card, or International passport). All students (Undergraduate and Postgraduates) must come with their school ID card.

Document Submission

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 June 30th, 2019.

Poster Presentation

Authors submitting posters should download the BSN-IITA ’19 Poster Template and use for the preparation of their posters. The poster size for the conference is A0 size. The width x Height is 33.1 inches x 46.8 inches. Posters not conforming to the standard template will be rejected.

Click to download poster presentation TEMPLATE

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 June 30th, 2019.

Location and Venue

Pre Conference Workshop

Bioscience Center, IITA Ibadan, Nigeria


Conference Center, IITA Ibadan, Nigeria

IHouse Hotel (IITA)
From 20000 per night

IHouse Hotel (IITA)

0 mins Drive
IHouse, IITA Headquarters, PMB 5320, Oyo Road, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
UI Hotel
From #12000 per night

UI Hotel

15 mins Drive
Conference Center Building, University Of Ibadan, Chapel Road, Ibadan
Carlton Gate Hotel
From #24800 per night

Carlton Gate Hotel

20 mins Drive
Quarters 853, Agodi GRA, Secretariat Road, Ibadan, Nigeria.

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  • DATE

    August 18-22, 2019

    Conference Center, IITA


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