Workshop on

‘Secondary Agriculture & Bioprocessing (CIAB-SAB-2019)’

Date and Venue:

13th,14th, 15th and 16th October, 2019 at Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB), Mohali

Workshop Flyer

Workshop Schedule


Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB) is an autonomous institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India in Mohali. CIAB is mainly working on Secondary Agriculture and Bioprocessing to develop value added commercial products from different types of bio-resources. It has the mandate on R&D innovations, technology development and transfer to entrepreneurs. Institute is working towards the program like (i) “Doubling the Farmer`s Income” with the same inputs and “Waste to Wealth”, thus creating start-ups/entrepreneurs as well as supporting industries for societal well-being. In India, large amount of fruits and vegetables waste is produced on farm and at processing sites. Similarly, after having the primary produce of agriculture, secondary produce is mostly treated as waste. Such wastes are responsible for environmental pollutions. In view of this, CIAB is developing process technologies to effectively utilize such agro-industrial waste for value addition to provide new avenues and to create entrepreneurs, support to industries as well as to provide new employment opportunities to the rural masses. During past few years, CIAB has been able to transfer four new technologies to the industries, filed 30 patents, and published around 100 research papers. CIAB has expertise in various areas like chemical engineering, food engineering and technology, chemistry, biotechnology, synthetic biology, nanotechnology, and bioprocessing engineering.

In view of the strength and potential of the CIAB, a workshop on ‘Secondary Agriculture & Bioprocessing’ will be organized at the Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB), Mohali, India (CIAB-SAB-2019) during 13-16 October, 2019.  Workshop will include talks by world class leaders in the subject area detailing importance of secondary agriculture and bioprocessing research and will address related questions. Research talks will be followed by hands-on training on bioprocessing of biomass and characterization of value added products with equipment available at the dedicated state-of-the-art infrastructure facility of CIAB. Invited experts will be available during the workshop for consultation and advice to improve experiment design and analysis strategy.

Invited Experts:

  1. R. K. Saxena, DU Delhi
  2. D. K. Sahoo, IMTech Chandigarh
  3. Parmjit S. Panesar, SLIET Longowal
  4. Shashi Bhushan, IHBT Palampur
  5. Vineet Kumar, FRI Dehradun
  6. Sudesh Kumar, CIAB Mohali
  7. Sasikumar Elumalai, CIAB Mohali


Who should attend:

Workshop is primarily intended to PhD scholars, post-doctoral researchers and young faculty interested in translational research for value added products from agro-biomass and bioprocessing.


Number of participants: 20


How to apply:


Send your brief CV along-with SOP (upto 300 words) for attending the workshop to the email address


Application last date:


10 September, 2019 (Registration date extended till 20 September, 2019)- (Received applications will be evaluated for selection on day-to-day basis so that the participants can make their travel arrangements accordingly. Names of selected candidates will be displayed on institute website Registration will close as soon as 20 selected participants complete the registration process)


Registration Fees:


For Research scholars, Post-Docs and students: Rs. 5000/-

For Faculty: Rs. 7000/-

For Industry Participants: Rs. 10000/-

Charges inclusive of GST as applicable (Includes registration fees, meals for the workshop days).


Hostel/ Guest House accommodation on sharing basis will be available for the participants (on chargeable basis).


Process to make payment will be communicated to selected participant via email separately.



Workshop Director:


Dr. T. R. Sharma, CIAB Mohali



Workshop Coordinator:


Dr. Sudesh Kumar, CIAB Mohali



Workshop Contact:


Helpdesk: 0172-5221400 (only during working days and working hours)




Day-1 (13.10.2019 Sunday)

Session-I: Inaugural 

02:30 PM-03:00 PM


03:30 PM-05:00 PM 

Inaugural ceremony

Welcome Address by Dr. T. R. Sharma, CEO, CIAB

Inaugural Lecture by Dr. R. K. Saxena, UDSC, Delhi

                                     “Where the problem lies? Failure of a successful story-

                                     Leather processing: A Global Challenge for Biotechnologies”

Address by Chief Guest: Dr SS Chahal Former Vice Chancellor, MPUAT Udaipur

Vote of thanks

5:00 PM

High Tea

Day-2 (14.10.2019 Monday)

Session-II: Microbial processing and separation techniques

9:30 AM-10.30 AM

Lecture-1 Dr. Parmjit S Panesar, SLIET Longowal

Lecture Title: Biotechnological strategies for the Value Addition of Food Industry Waste

10:30 AM-11.00 AM


11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Hands on training on microbial processing (Coordinators: Dr. Saswata Goswami, Dr Vinod Kumar and Mr Satya Narayan Patel)

01:00 PM-02:00 PM


02:00 PM-03:00 PM

Lecture-2 Dr. Vineet Kumar, FRI, Dehradun 

Lecture Title: Intricacies in the analysis of natural products: Case studies of bioactive molecules

03:00 PM-O3:30 PM


03:30 PM-05:30 PM

Hands on training on membrane filtration (Coordinators: Dr Sudhir P Singh, Dr Vinod Kumar and Ms Aishwarya Singh)

Day-3 (15.10.2019 Tuesday)

Session-III: Functional foods and process engineering

09:30 AM-10:15 AM

Lecture-3 Dr Shashi Bhushan, CSIR-IHBT, Palampur

Lecture Title: Non-invasive system for production of commercially valuable plant metabolites

10:15 AM-11.00 AM

Lecture-4 Dr. Sunil Pareek, NIFTEM, Sonepat

Lecture Title: Recent innovations for enhancing shelf life and processing of fruits and vegetables

11:00 AM-11:30 AM


11.30 AM-01:00 PM

Hands on training on biomass processing for use in food products (Coordinators: Dr Meena Krishania, Dr Nidhi Budhalakoti, Mr Deepak Mehta, Ms Gisha and Ms Dalveer Kaur)

01:00 PM-02:00 PM


02:00 PM-03:00 PM

Lecture-5 Dr. Sasikumar Elumalai, CIAB, Mohali

Lecture Title: Chemical catalytic approach for lignocellulose transformation to value-addition products (energy molecules)

03:00 PM-O3:30 PM


03:30 PM-05:30 PM

Hands on training on biomass process engineering (Coordinators: Dr S. Saravanamurugan, Mr Umesh Singh, Mr Sandeep Kumar and Mr. Managat Singh) 

Day-4 (16.10.2019 Wednesday)

Session-IV: Biomass processing for value added biochemicals

09:30 AM-10:30 AM

Lecture-6 Dr. D. K. Sahoo, CSIR-IMTech, Chandigarh

Lecture Title: Engineering of metabolic pathway for xylose based value-added products

10:30 AM-11:00 AM


11.00 AM-01:00 PM

Hands on training on transformation of biomass to value added biochemical (Coordinators: Dr Jayeeta Bhaumik, Dr Vinod Kumar, Mr Umesh Singh, Ms Priyanka Pal and Mr. Yeddula Nikhileshwar Reddy)

01:00 PM-02:00 PM


02:00 PM-04:00 PM

Concluding session

O4:30 PM

High Tea