60th Annual Conference of AMI
International Symposium on
Microbial Technologies in Sustainable Development of Energy, Environment, Agriculture and Health (November 15-18, 2019)


AMI Conference-2019

It is our pleasure and privilege to cordially invite you to participate and contribute to the 60th Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI-2019) and International Symposium on “Microbial Technologies in Sustainable Development of Energy, Environment, Agriculture and Health” to be held from November 15-18, 2019 at the Central University of Haryana, Mahendergarh, Haryana, India. The conference is aimed at providing a common forum to discuss, deliberate and formulate recommendations about future thrust areas of research on various aspects related to the theme for sustainable development for human welfare.
The world is facing major challenges in the areas of energy, environment, agriculture and health. More specifically, these problems are related to energy security due to increasing prices of crude oil and depletion of fossil reserves, environmental pollution as well as global climate change due to over-dependency upon non-renewable energy and fuels, food safety and agricultural productivity, and emerging and re-emerging microbial infections, development of antimicrobial drug resistance, infection management and providing affordable health solutions. Microbes are ubiquitous organisms having great metabolic capabilities and diverse potentials. Therefore, microbial technologies and processes are envisaged to provide potential solutions to the global challenges related to energy, environment, agriculture, and health.
The conference would be attended by prominent microbiologists, interdisciplinary researchers, practitioners and educators from India and abroad, who would deliberate on most recent innovations, research trends, concerns and practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in various thematic areas of Microbiology. We hope that this conference would make a bridge between academicians, health professionals and industrialists by providing a platform for exchange of ideas.

Association of Microbiologists of India

The Association of Microbiologists of India was established in 1938. AMI is one of the oldest and reputed scientific organizations of India. Since its inception, it has contributed significantly towards development and strengthening of microbiology discipline in our country. At present, there are more than 5000 life and annual members and about 450 corporate members of the Association. AMI started publishing its own quarterly journal, ‘Indian Journal of Microbiology’ in the year 1960. The journal at present is published by Springer. Indian Journal of Microbiology publishes peer reviewed original research findings and research reviews from researchers in India and abroad and has acquired a respectable status among national and international scientific research periodicals in the world. The association holds one of the country’s largest conference annually at well-established centers of microbiology in the country.

Central University of Haryana

Central University of Haryana is located at Jant-Pali villages, Mahendergarh-Dadri Road of district Mahendergarh in South Haryana. This university was established in the year 2009 and is the only Central University in the state of Haryana, funded and regulated by University Grants Commission and Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. The university caters to the needs of education, research, innovation and training in frontier areas of Science, Vocational Sciences, Engineering, Technology and Social Science. At present, there are 33 Departments which are subsumed under 11 Schools offering 60 courses. The University is one of the foremost universities in the country to implement choice based credit system (CBCS) at Post Graduate level. School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Applied Sciences comprising of four departments, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Nutrition Biology, started functioning during the academic year 2015-16. The Departments are currently offering M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes.

Department of Microbiology

The Department of Microbiology under School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Applied Sciences was established in June 2015 with a vision of bridging the gap between classical microbiology and applied aspects of microbiology with research on infectious diseases, immunology, biofuels and agricultural microbiology. The main objective of the department is to impart quality education in the field of microbiology and to create trained microbiologists to contribute to the fields of food production, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, environment, agriculture and public health research. The faculty is well trained and is engaged in several research projects funded by various organizations such as UGC and DST. Microbiology department is involved in the intense research on microbial model systems for bioenergy production, primary and secondary metabolite production, sustainable agriculture and environment, understanding host-pathogen interactions, antimicrobial drug resistance and elucidation of metabolic pathways.