The conference will be held on a virtual platform and will consist of symposia, keynote & plenary lectures and forum for research presentations. 

Welcome to the Third International Conference on Frontiers in Molecular Life Sciences (ICFMLS 2022)

The International Conference on Frontiers in Molecular Life Sciences (ICF-MLS 2022) is organized by the Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (IBMBB), University of Colombo. The objective of this conference is to disseminate current knowledge on the latest developments in Molecular Life Sciences. The conference will be held on a virtual platform and will consist of symposia, keynote & plenary lectures and forum for research presentations. The conference will be held in April and authors are welcome to submit research findings.

Virtual Conference - 06-07 April 2022

Conference Tracks/ Themes.

  • Plant metabolomics, genetic resources and Biotechnology
  • Population Genetics and Bioinformatics
  • Natural products for therapeutics
  • Immunopathogenesis and immunodiagnostics
  • Novel vaccination and drug development strategies
  • Molecular genetics and genomic medicine

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Raj Somadeva

Senior Professor of Archaeology,
Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology,
University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

Oration Speaker

Vidya Jyothi Prof. Vajira H W Dissanayake

Dean, Faculty of Medicine & Chair and Senior Professor,
Department of Anatomy, Genetics and Biomedical Informatics
University of Colombo,  Sri Lanka

Conference dates

Event Date
Call for Abstracts 16 December 2021
Submission Deadline 31 January 2022
Conference 06-07 April 2022

Organized by

The International Conference on Frontiers in Molecular Life Sciences (ICF-MLS 2022) is organized by the Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (IBMBB), University of Colombo. The objective of this conference is to disseminate current knowledge on the latest developments in Molecular Life Sciences. The conference will be held on a virtual platform and will consist of symposia, keynote & plenary lectures and forum for research presentations. The conference will be held in April and authors are welcome to submit research findings.

Organizing Committee

Guidelines for preparation of Abstracts

i) Abstracts are called under following tracks/themes.

  • Plant metabolomics, genetic resources and Biotechnology
  • Population Genetics and Bioinformatics
  • Natural products for therapeutics
  • Immunopathogenesis and immunodiagnostics
  • Novel vaccination and drug development strategies
  • Molecular genetics and genomic medicine

ii) Title should be brief and explain the study reported. Capital letters should be used only for the first letter in the first word of the title and proper nouns.

iii) The authors names and addresses –

  • Capital letters should be used only for the initials and the first letters of the surnames of authors.
  • The address of the Institution in which the work was carried out should be included under the author’s name(s)
  • If the collaborators are from different Institutions, the addresses of the Institutions should be included in brief. In this case, the addresses of the co-authors should be indicated by a number in superscript after the author’s names and before the respective addresses as shown below.
Perera AAU1, Weerasena OVDSJ1, Dasanayake PN2
1Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Colombo.2Department of Botany, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

iv) The text of the abstract (Unstructured) should not exceed 300 words

v) Standard abbreviations of SI units should be used.

vi) The abstract should be coherent and free of language errors.

vii) A maximum of five keywords should be provided.

viii) Acknowledgements should be restricted to the names of funding agencies. Authors are requested to follow the following formats
eg:

  • This work was supported by National Funding Agency (grant no)
  • This work was supported by the XX University and constitutes a part of MSc studies of author YY
  • This work was supported by the IBMBB & Medical Research Institute (06/2016) and constitutes a part of the PhD studies of author YZ

ix) Use font “Times new Roman” size 11 with 1.5 line spacing on A4.

Declaration by authors

  1. The declaration form must be signed and the .pdf file of the declaration form should be uploaded. (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icfmls2022)
  2. All correspondence will be addressed to the Corresponding Author. If the Corresponding Author is a student, it is mandatory that the declaration form should be signed by the supervising authors(s).
  3. In the event that the presenter indicated in the submission form is unable to present the paper, it is the responsibility of the Corresponding Author either to withdraw the paper in advance or arrange for one of the Co-authors to present the paper

Abstract submission

  1. Abstract should be typed in the given space. (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icfmls2022)
  2. Abstracts can be submitted till 23.55 h on 31st January 2022
  3. Editorial committee reserves the right to edit the accepted abstracts for clarity.

Editor
Third International Conference – Frontiers in Molecular Life Sciences
Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology University of Colombo
90, Cumaratunga Munidasa Mawatha Colombo 3
202-12-09

Download the Abstract submission and Declaration Form

Symposiums - ICFMLS 2022

1. Plant genetic resources and Biotechnology

Theme: Plant metabolomics, genetic resources and Biotechnology

Speaker:

2. Peopling and evolution of language

Theme: Population Genetics and Bioinformatics

Speaker:

  • Prof Sandagomi Koperahewa, UOC
  • Prof Gyaneshwer Chaubey, Dept. of Zoology, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, India
  • Prof Kamani Tennekoon/ Dr.Ruwandi Ranasinghe IBMBB

3. Natural products as immunity boosters

Theme: Natural products for therapeutics

Speaker:

4. COVID-19

Theme: Immunopathogenesis and immunodiagnostics

Speaker:

  • Prof S. Handunnetti, IBMBB

5. Drug Development, novel therapeutics, trends and needs in immunodiagnostics

Theme: Novel vaccination and drug development strategies

Speaker:

  • Prof Prasanna Galhena

6. Precision Oncology

Theme: Molecular genetics and genomic medicine

Speaker:

  • Dr. Kanishka De Silva, Apeksha Hospital, Maharagama
  • Prof. Rohan Siriwardana, University of Kelaniya
  • Dr. Janielle P. Maynard, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA

7. Trends in drug screening and development

Theme: Natural products for therapeutics

Speaker: