ABBS 2021


Plenary Speaker

Professor Dr. Ashok Pandey

Editor-in-chief of Bioresource Technology


Professor Ashok Pandey is currently Distinguished Scientist at the Centre for Innovation and Translational Research, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India and Executive Director (Honorary) at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability – India. Formerly, he was Eminent Scientist at the Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing, Mohali and Chief Scientist & Head of Biotechnology Division and Centre for Biofuels at CSIR’s National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandrum. His major research and technological development interests are industrial & environmental biotechnology and energy biosciences, focusing on biomass to biofuels & chemicals, waste to wealth & energy, industrial enzymes, etc. 


        Professor Pandey is Adjunct/Visiting Professor/Scientist in universities in France, Brazil, Canada, China, Korea, South Africa, and Switzerland and also in several universities several in India. He has ~1500 publications/communications, which include 16 patents, 107 books, ~800 papers and book chapters, etc with h index of 110 and >53,000 citations (Goggle scholar).  He has transferred four technologies on industrial enzymes to industries and has done industrial consultancy for about a dozen projects for Indian/international industries.


              Professor Pandey is the recipient of many national and international awards and honours, which include Distinguished Fellow, the Biotech Research Society, India (2021); Highest Cited Researcher (Top 1% in the world), Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science (2020, 2019 & 2018); Top scientist in Biotechnology (no 1 in India and no 8 in the world), Stanford University world ranking (2020); Fellow, World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (2020); Fellow, Indian Chemical Society (2020); Distinguished Scientist, VDGOOD Professional Association, India (2020); Distinguished Professor of Eminence with global impact in Biotechnology, Precious Cornerstone University, Nigeria (2020); IconSWM Life-time Achievement Award 2019, International Society for Solid Waste Management, KIIT, Bhubaneshwar, India (2019); Yonsei Outstanding Scholar, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (2019); Life-Time Achievement Award from the Biotech Research Society, India (2018); Life-Time Achievement Award from Venus International Research Awards (2018), Most Outstanding Researcher Award from Career360 (2018), Life-Time Achievement Award from the International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (2017); Fellow, Royal Society of Biology, UK (2016); Felow, International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (2016); Academician of European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Austria (2015);  Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, India (2012); Fellow, Association of Microbiologists of India (2008); Honorary Doctorate degree from Univesite Blaise Pascal, France (2007); Fellow, International Organization of Biotechnology and Bioengineering (2007); Thomson Scientific India Citation Laureate Award, USA (2006); Fellow, the Biotech Research Society, India (2005); UNESCO Professor (2000); Raman Research Fellowship Award, CSIR (1995); GBF, Germany and CNRS, France Fellowships (1992) and Young Scientist Award (1989), etc. 

        Professor Pandey is Founder President of the Biotech Research Society, India (; Founder & International Executive Coordinator of International Bioprocessing Association, France (, Chairman of the International Society for Energy, Environment & Sustainability (, Editor-in-chief of Bioresource Technology (, Honorary Executive Advisor of (i) Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability (, (ii) Journal of Systems Microbiology and Biomanufacturing (, (iii) Journal of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (, Subject Editor, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, India (, Associate Editor, (i) BiologiaSection Cellular and Molecular Biology ( and (ii) Biotechnology Research and Innovation (, and editorial board member of several international and Indian journals. 

Keynote Speakers

Professor Dr. Chiu-Yue Lin

Feng Chia University

Professor Dr. Jamaliah Md. Jahim

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Professor Dr. Alissara Reungsang

Khon Kaen University

Professor Datuk Dr. Azizan Baharuddin

Chair Holder of UKM-YSD Chair for Sustainability

Professor Dr. Simon Lord

Adjunct Professor at UKM-YSD Chair for Sustainability

Professor Dr. Shu-Yii Wu

Feng Chia University

Invited Speakers