BioAnveshna 2024, the International Conference on Frontiers in Basic Biology, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics was inaugurated on 15th February 2024 at the University of Hyderabad (UoH). Anveshana is derived from Sanskrit and means exploring the truth in its context. BioAnveshana is therefore an all-encompassing effort towards exploring the secrets of biology in order to tame it ultimately into technology that is useful for mankind. The conference is hosted to celebrate the journey that started with the purpose of unveiling the truth of life and finally culminated in developing technologies to make lives worth living.  


Prof. B J Rao, Vice Chancellor, UoH delivered a special lecture on “How does Chemistry become Biology?” specially targeted at the students and young researchers. Prof. Rao gave interesting examples of chemical reactions whose concerted action leads to Biological regulation.

Later Dr. Rajesh S Ghokle, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology also addressed the audience on the essence of scientific discoveries. This was followed by an informative talk on “AI in Healthcare – Is it going to be a reality” by Dr. D Nageshwar Reddy, chairman and founder of Asian Institute of Gastroenterology (AIG). Dr. Reddy exemplified several cases of AI aiding precision diagnosis and treatment in patients. He received the Padma Shri award in 2002 and Padma Bhushan award in 2016. He gave an account of how AI is being used in the hospitals and said that in the next five years most of the people will have smart watches which can detect the health condition of the person.

To conflagrate the zeal of scientific research, BioAnveshna 2024 aims to bring together distinguished nobel laureates, illustrious scientists, leading industrialists, and medicinal biology experts across the globe in the field of modern biology and biotechnology. Over the next four days; 43 distinguished speakers from Germany, Sweden, Taiwan, Japan, Australia and USA as well as directors and distinguished scientists of various institutes of India will be sharing their remarkable journey and the breakthroughs made by them to enkindle the essence of scientific discoveries among participants. This will help the congregation to establish scientific collaborations across the globe and build fruitful synergistic academic-industry liaisons in the fields of modern biology and biotechnology.

The cynosure of BioAnveshana 2024 is the distinguished lecture, on 16th February, by the Nobel laureate Sir Prof Richard J Roberts who will share his remarkable journey in his talk entitled “The path to the Nobel prize”. It will be streamed live at 2:00PM on the link

BioAnveshana 2024 was a dream and a promise made by the Head of the department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Prof J S S Prakash, that became a vision. Prof. Prakash and his team have been working round the clock to make this dream a reality.