Organized by
Central Inter-Disciplinary Research Facility, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry, India

Sponsored by
Medical Council of India, Indian Council of Medical Research,
Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) and Indian National Science Academy

Date: 3 & 4 March, 2017

(Credit points from The Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University and The Medical Council of India)

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About us

We humans are mostly microbes, over 100 trillion of them. The number of genes in all the microbes in one person’s microbiome is 200 times the number of genes in the human genome. The microbiome help digest our food, regulate our immune system, protect against other bacteria that cause disease, and produce vitamins. Hence, human microbiome is a fundamental component of human physiology, essential for development, immunity and nutrition. Diseases such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, muscular dystrophy, are associated with dysfunction in the microbiome. Scientists around the world are studying therapies that manipulate the microbiome, including probiotics, prebiotics, antibiotics and transplants of microbes from healthy people.

The central purpose of this Microbiome Conference 2017 is to integrate researchers conducting microbiome research in environmental and biomedical arenas across a broad cross-section of sub-disciplines with common scientific objectives. Essentially, this would provide an extensive mind-sharing, learning and networking platform, thus encouraging Post-graduate students, Ph.D scholars, Scientists, Clinicians and Professionals from various interdisciplinary fields to participate and present their research work and brainstorm with stalwarts in the subject.

About us

Topics Covered

  • Perspectives of Environment and Biodiversity in India
  • Gastrointestinal Microbiome in Health and Nutrition
  • New biology insights of Gut Microbiome and Type 2 Diabetes interface
  • Gut Microbiome and Cancer
  • Microbiome and regulation of the host’s immune response
  • Probiotics, Prebiotics, Antibiotics and Bacterial therapeutics as Health Boosters
  • Genetics & Epigenetics of host-microbe interactions and host phenotype
  • Gut microbiome – Brain axis; focus on psychiatric disorders
  • Suboptimal breastfeeding and Gut microbiome
  • Role of Microbiome in Oral health
Topics Covered

Invited Speakers

  • Dr. N. Ananthakrishnan, Dean – Research & AHS, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry.

  • Dr. Arvind Ramanathan, Director, ENABLE Biolabs, Chennai.

  • Dr. Balasubramanyam M, Dean of Research &Sr Scientist, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai, India.

  • Prof. Dominque Charron, Ecology & Environmental Sciences, Pondicherry University, Puducherry.

  • Dr. Dinesh Kumar B, Deputy Director (Sr. Gr.), National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, India.

  • Dr. Krishnamoorthy R, Former Director of Research, INSERM, Paris, France.

  • Dr. Mahalakshmi, Professor & Head, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Chennai.

  • Dr. O R Kumaran, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.

  • Dr. Oindrilla Mukherjee, Assistant Professor, SRM University, Chennai.

  • Dr. Pani SP Deputy Dean (Pre-clinical), Quest International University Perak, Ipoh, Malaysia.

  • Dr. Parija SC, Director, JIPMER, Puducherry, India.

  • Dr. K. Prashanth, Assistant Professor Pondicherry Central University Puducherry.

  • Dr. Ramakrishna BS, Sr. Governing Body Member, Yakult India Microbiota and Probiotic Science Foundation, New Delhi, India.

  • Dr. K. Rajendra Rao, Scientist – D, National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad.

  • Dr. Rajendran, Assistant Professor, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.

  • Dr. RitushreeKukreti, Scientist, CSIR – IGIB, India.

  • Dr. Sivaprakash, Professor, MGMCRI, Puducherry.

  • Dr.S.Srinivasan, Former HOD & Professor, MGMCRI, Puducherry.

  • Dr. B. Sandhya Rani, Post Doctoral Fellow, Christian Medical College, Vellore.

  • Dr. Umashankar, Professor, UAS, Bangalore.

  • Dr. K. Venkatraman, Former Director, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, India.

Invited Speakers

Oral and Poster Presentation

Sessions on oral and poster presentations will be held to provide an opportunity to showcase the research activities of the participants. Original works in the area of micrbiomics will be accepted.

Travel grants for young investigators:

Limited number of travel grants are available for young investigators.

Terms and conditions for travel grants:

  • Below 35 years.
  • Selected for oral or poster presentation.
  • Maximum of 3rd AC train fare or actuals (whichever is lower).
  • On submission of travel tickets.

Prizes for oral and poster presentation:

All papers presented in oral and poster sessions will be considered for 2 best oral/poster awards. The first and second prize will carry a cash of Rs. 4,000/- and Rs. 2,000/- respectively, along with a certificate and medal for both oral and poster presentation.

Guidelines for Abstract Submission:

Only the abstract of registered participants will be considered. Each abstract should have a title followed by names of the authors and their affiliation. The abstract should be in structured format with the subheadings: Aims & Objectives, Methodology, Results and Conclusion. The size of the abstract should not exceed 300 words.

Guidelines for Oral Presentation:

  • Time allotted for presentations is 10 minutes in length: 8-minute presentation, 2-minute question and answers.
  • Speakers should copy their presentation slides to the platform computer, in advance.
  • You need to be available in the hall at least ten minutes before the session starts.

Guidelines for Poster Presentation:

  • It is suggested that your poster to be in Portrait style (1.3 X 1 metres, height X width)
  • All posters should include title, name of authors, institution, city.
  • Name of the presenting author should be first and underlined
  • Allocate the top of the poster for the title and authors as stated on the submitted abstract.
  • The text, illustrations, etc. should be bold enough to be read from a distance of two meters
  • Suggested font size are: Title – 70 to 85 pt; Authors – 56 pt; Sub heading – 36 pt; Body text – 24 pt; Captions – 18 pt.
  • You need to be present in the hall allotted to your poster at the specified time.

Abstract Submission Form:

Last date for abstract submission : 10.02.2017

Title of the abstract:

Author Names


Email ID:

Presenting author name:

Oral or Poster presentation :




Registration details

Early Bird Registration

(on or before 17.02.2017)

Rs.600 Rs.800
Late Registration

(Till 28.02.2017)

Rs.800 Rs.1200
Spot Registration Rs.1500
Note: Those requiring MCI credit points need to pay an additional fee of Rs.100/-.
Fees can be paid through Netbanking / Demand Draft in favour of, ‘MICROBIOME 2017 – SBV’.


Early Bird Registration 17.02.2017
Late Registration 28.02.2017
Abstract Submission 10.02.2017
Conference 03 & 04.03.2017
Registration details

Payment for Registration

Online Registration Closed

Online Registration


The participants should arrange for accommodation on their own. However, if any help is needed, you can contact the organizing secretary. Please see the following options for accommodation near the conference venue.

Limited hostel accommodation (for 20 female students) will be provided within the campus on first come first serve and on payment basis.

Please find the accommodation details in below link.

Sightseeing in Pondicherry:

  • Mahabalipuram - A serene coastal town on ECR, about 90 km (on the way to Chennai) from Pondicherry
  • Picchavaram Mangrove forest- World‟s 2nd largest mangrove forest, about 50km from the venue
  • Auroville- Also called „the city of dawn‟ dedicated to the ideal of human unity, about 30 km from the venue
  • Chunnambar beach resort- Pondicherry, about 5 km from the venue
  • Promenade beach road- Pondicherry, about 15 km from the venue
  • Sri ManakularVinayakar Temple- Pondicherry, about 15 km from thevenue
  • Immaculate Conception Cathedral- Pondicherry, about 15 km from thevenue
  • Sri Aurobindo Ashram- Pondicherry, about 15 km from the venue

For further details, kindly refer to:


Organizing Committee

Chief Patron:

  • Shri. M.K. Rajagopalan,Chairman – SBE&CPT.


  • Dr. K.R. Sethuraman,Vice Chancellor – SBV.
  • Dr. N. Ananthakrishnan,Dean, Research & AHS – SBV.
  • Dr. M. Ravishankar,Dean, Academic – MGMCRI.


  • Prof. G. Subramanian,Advisor – CIDRF.
  • Prof. K.V. Devi Prasad,Pondicherry University.
  • Dr. J. Shanmugam,Chairman – IMSA, PDY Chapter.

Organising Chairman

  • Dr. C. Adithan,Director – CIDRF.

Vice Chairman

  • Dr. Balanehru Subramanian,Deputy Director – CIDRF.

Organising Secretary

  • Dr. A. Jayamuruga Pandian,Principal Scientist – CIDRF.

Organising Joint Secretaries

  • Dr. B. Agiesh Kumar,Senior Scientist – CIDRF.
  • Dr. Pooja Prathesh.Scientist – CIDRF.


  • Dr. Veni Subramanyam,Scientist – CIDRF.

Organising Committee

  • Dr. K. Jayasingh,
  • Dr. Karthika Jayakumar,
  • Dr. K. Manimegalai,
  • Dr. M. Ramanathan,
  • Dr. R. Ramesh,
  • Dr. K. Renuka,
  • Dr. K.S. Seetha,
  • Dr. N. Seetharaman,
  • Dr. Seetesh Ghose,
  • Dr. P. Soundararajan,
  • Dr. Usha Carounanidy,
  • Dr. K.N. Viswanathan.


Organizing Secretary,

Microbiome Conference 2017,

Central Inter-Disciplinary Research Facility

SBV – Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute (MGMCRI) Campus

Pondy Cuddalore Main Road (NH 45A), Pondicherry 607403, India.


Phone: +91-75987 57834 ; +91-94877 57834 ;  +91-413 2615620