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8th Indonesia Biotechnology Conference (IBC): Crossroads of Biodiversity, Biotechnology, and Health for Enhancing Sustainable Development


The international conference and workshop in conjunction with the 8th Indonesia Biotechnology Conference (IBC) will be held jointly by the Indonesian Biotechnology Consortium, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Universitas Nasional (UNAS) in collaboration with Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey USA. The joint conference’s theme is “Crossroad of Biodiversity, Biotechnology, and Health for Enhancing Sustainable Development.”

The joint Conference and Workshop will feature 2 days research presentation and be closed with discussion with experts and participants for summing up the common conclusion. This occasion will be followed by a field visit to Eka Karya Botanic Garden in Bedugul Bali and a workshop for selected participants.

This joint conference and a workshop are opened to students, academics, researchers, government bodies, practitioners and stakeholder from various disciplines.


Theme of this International Joint Conference and workshop is “Crossroad of Biodiversity, Biotechnology, and Health for Enhancing Sustainable Development”. The topic of interest includes, but is not limited to :

  • Biodiversity for Agriculture and Health.
  • Biodiversity for Environment and Tourism.
  • Biodiversity and Traditional knowledge and  Socio-Cultural Aspects.
  • Biotechnology and Biodiversity Use.
  • Advanced Biotechnology and Human Health.

RApid Metabolome Extraction and Storage (RAMES) Workshop, 18 May 2023

RAMES Workshop as part or International Conference conducted at Eka Karya Botanical Garden, Bali, Indonesia on May 18th, 2023. This Workshop was conducted to introduce RAMES technology. RApid Metabolome Extraction and Storage (RAMES) technology is an innovative, simple, rapid, low-cost and miniaturized technology to prepare plant extracts for functional assays, as well to catalogue and preserve the metabolome of plants and other living organisms. RAMES technology is fully adapted to field conditions, where the access to lab tools, electricity and supplies may be limited, as it requires only a car or solar battery to operate. This technology also offers an ethical and sustainable alternative to the conventional collection of plant extracts, since sampling requires only 2 g of fresh tissue. This means that collections can be completed without seriously damaging any plants.

The workshop participants consist of 5 experts, 5 mentors, and 15-20 trainees. The trainees can be students or young scientists from Indonesia.

Please visit this page for further information, the terms and conditions, and the registration form for participation:

Registration of Abstracts

The International Conference and Workshop is accepting applications for abstract submissions in line with the aforementioned themes. To find more information on the abstract guidelines, templates, and submission processes, please visit the page here:

  • Deadline for abstract submission: 31 March 2023
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: 7 April 2023
  • Deadline for full paper submission: 30 April 2023
  • Conference events: 16-18 May 2023

Resources and Contact

For further information, please visit the International Conference and Workshop webpage here:

For further questions, please contact [email protected].