National Conference on
Emerging Trends in Biomedical Research

  February 23rd & 24th, 2024

  Organized by
SDM Research Institute for Biomedical Sciences
Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara University

  SDM College of Medical Sciences & Hospital Campus, Dharwad-580009, Karnataka, India

About the Conference

As technology continues to advance, research has expanded significantly, opening up vast possibilities in the field of Biomedical research and its applications in healthcare. Recent developments have paved the way for promising medical applications revolutionizing the scientific landscape. These advancements have simplified various research methodologies, ultimately enhancing the quality of human life. Biomedical research and omics, in particular, plays a pivotal role in improving the overall health of individuals.

This conference serves as an interdisciplinary platform, offering participants an exceptional opportunity to delve into recent advances, exchange knowledge, and remain abreast of emerging trends in the ever- evolving field of Omics and its profound influence on the future of healthcare

Conference Themes

Conference themes encompass advanced topics such as genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, data science, and more, offering a unique platform to exchange of knowledge, innovation, and collaboration in the field of healthcare. Join us in this journey of discovery and transformation.

Advances in Disease Diagnosis
Translational Research: From Bench to Bedside
Innovations in Drug Discovery
Microbial Research & Translation
Emerging trends in Biomedical Research
Phytomedicine in Modern Healthcare
Bioinformatics, Cheminformatics, and Data Science in Healthcare
Pharmacological discoveries in modern and traditional medicines
Multidisciplinary approaches in Healthcare and Practices

Registration Registration is now open!

Registration fees can be paid either using the UPI details provided in the registration form or through NEFT transfer to the following account:

Beneficiary Name : SDM Research Institute for Biomedical Sciences
Account Number : 12471010001463
IFSC Code : CNRB0011247
Bank : Canara Bank
Branch : SDMCMSH Dharwad

Last Date for Registration: February 18, 2024
Last Date for Abstract submission: February 11, 2024

Category Fees (INR)
Students 1500
Faculty 3000
Industry 4000

We kindly request you to submit proof of payment as an attachment during the registration process. Ensure a smooth registration experience by following these instructions.


  • Dr. Girish BalekaiSDMCMSH, Dharwad

  • Dr. Nagakumar BharthamTransition Bio, Cambridge, United Kingdom

  • Dr. Ramesh BhatUniversity Agriculture Sciences, Dharwad

  • Dr. Prabhakar B. T.Kuvempu University, Shimoga

  • Dr. Sasidhar B. S.CSIR- NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram

  • Dr. Syed G DastagerCSIR-NCIM, Pune

  • Dr. Amit DuttTata Memorial Centre, Mumbai

  • Dr. Kumaraswamy H MKuvempu University, Shimoga

  • Dr. Manjunath JoshiMAHE, Manipal

  • Dr. Santhosh R. KanadeUniversity of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

  • Dr. Jagadeesh Kumar D.Sir MVIT, Bangalore

  • Dr. Nilkamal MahantaIIT, Dharwad

  • Dr. Mustak M. S.Mangalore University, Mangalore

  • Mr. Hemanth MuttTranslab Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

  • Dr. T. S. Keshava PrasadYenepoya Research Centre, Mangalore

  • Dr. Sudha RaoGenotypic Technology Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

  • Ms. Srikanthi R.Strand Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

  • Dr. Vinod ScariaVishwanath Cancer Care Foundation, Bangalore

  • Dr. Pramod S. N.Davanagere University, Davanagere

  • Dr. Shivakumara S.IBAB, Bangalore

  • Dr. Sudhanshu ShuklaIIT Dharwad

  • Dr. K ThangarajCCMB, Hyderabad

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstract Submission GuidelinesNational Conference on "Emerging Trends in Biomedical Research" will be held on 23rd and 24th February 2024 at Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara University, Dharwad.

  • Papers may have multiple authors; at least one author must register and attend the conference.
  • The submitting author should input all author details and upload their abstract using the abstract submission form.
  • Authors should indicate the type of submission (paper, poster) on the form.
  • All abstracts must be submitted in English
  • Abstract should not exceed 300 words.
  • Abstract should be single spaced and justified the contents with font size of 12, Times New Roman Font, and include five key words.
  • Upload abstract as document file (doc or docx), while registering for the conference.
  • Please submit a passport size photograph of presenting delegate, while registering for the conference.

Submission Types

Oral Sessions: These face-to-face live sessions are approximately 15 minutes followed by a question period. The topic is limited to the conference theme.

Poster Sessions: Posters will be displayed in hard copy format and presented in real time and space with a question period. The topic is limited to the conference theme.

Program Schedule

Venue: Ishaavaasyam, Manjushree Block, SDMCMSH Campus, Dharwad

8:30 AM onwards Registration
9:00 AM - 09:30 AM Inauguration
09:30 AM - 10:00 AM Keynote Address
Dr. K Thangaraj
CCMB, Hyderabad
Time Topic Faculty
Session 1: Advancing Disease Diagnosis
Chair: Dr. Hephzibah Rani S
Co-Chair: Dr. Vijay Yenagi
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Solanidine: a double-edged sword against lung cancer therapeutics
Dr. Prabhakar B. T.
Kuvempu University, Shimoga
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pan-cancer integrated bioinformatic analysis of RNA polymerase subunits reveals RNA Pol I member CD3EAP regulates cell growth by modulating autophagy
Dr. Sudhanshu Shukla
IIT, Dharwad
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM Tea Break
Session 2: Translational Research: From Bench to Bedside
Chair: Dr. Ram Kaulgud
Co-Chair: Dr. Ravi Shirahatti
11:20 AM - 11:50 AM Personal Genomes to Precision Medicine
Dr. Vinod Scaria
Vishwanath Cancer Care Foundation, Bangalore
11:50 AM - 12:20 PM Translational research in Haemato-oncology- Bench to bedside. A clinicians’ tales
Dr. Girish Balikai
SDMCMSH, Dharwad
12:20 PM - 12:50 PM From Discovery to Translation: Multiomics Approaches for Clinical Research.
Dr. T. S. Keshava Prasad
Yenepoya Research Centre, Mangalore
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch
Session 3: Phytomedicine in Modern Healthcare
Chair: Dr. Satish Patil
Co-Chair: Dr. Babu Rathod
02:00 PM - 02:30 PM Functional modulation of epigenetic regulatory protein by phytocompound
Dr. Santhosh R. Kanade
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM Plant based natural products as anticancer agents: Embelin a natural benzoquinone sensitizes nicotine induced EMT in pancreatic cancer
Dr. Kumaraswamy H. M.
Kuvempu University, Shimoga
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM DNA structural variations for genome-wide studies to understand phenotypes
Dr. Ramesh Bhat
University Agriculture Sciences, Dharwad
Session 4. Pharmacological Discoveries in modern and traditional medicine
Chair: Dr. S. Badami
Co-Chair: Dr. Dr Shrishail Nimbal
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM Garlic lectin -an immunomodulatory mucosal adjuvant for targeted immune therapy
Dr. Pramod S. N.
Davanagere University, Davanagere
04:00 PM - 04:30 PM Genomic insights into the origins of the Pasteurella multocida toxin
Dr. S. Shivakumara
IBAB, Bangalore
04:30 PM - 05:00 PM Tea Break
05:00 PM - 05:30 PM Ligand-based Pharmacophoric Design and Discovery of Labdane Diterpene Conjugates Active Against Multi-Faceted Inflammatory Targets
Dr. Sasidhar B. S.
CSIR- NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
07:30 PM onwards Dinner

Venue: Ishaavaasyam, Manjushree Block, SDMCMSH Campus, Dharwad

Time Topic Faculty
Session 5: Bioinformatics, Cheminformatics, and Data Science in Healthcare
Chair: Dr. Vishwanath B. Chachadi
Co-Chair: T. S. Keshava Prasad
09:30 AM - 10:00 AM Integrating Omics and Meta-Omics
Ms. Srikanthi R.
Strand Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Challenges in Therapeutic strategies against Amyloid β, Tau, AICD and α-Synuclein aggregates implicated in AD & PD-Perspective and future direction
Dr. Jagadeesh Kumar D.
Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Bangalore
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Beyond SNPs – unraveling the genome with third generation sequencing technologies
Dr. Sudha Rao
Genotypic Technology Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Tea Break
Session 6: Innovations in Drug Discovery and Therapeutics
Chair: Dr. Vedamurthy A. B
Co-Chair: Dr. Radhika Sherkhane
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Frequent inactivation of tumor suppressor genes Is associated with early acquired resistance to EGFR inhibitors in lung adenocarcinoma
Dr. Amit Dutt
Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Role of computers in drug discovery pipeline
Dr. Nagakumar Bhartham
Transition Bio, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Session 7: Microbial Research and Translation
Chair: Dr. Raghavendra D Kulkarni
Co-Chair: Dr. Chethan J Dandin
12:15 AM - 12:45 PM RiPPs: Promising ribosomal natural products to combat antibiotic resistance
Dr. Nilkamal Mahanta
IIT, Dharwad
12:45 PM - 01:15 PM Chemistry of unknown Actinobacteria: A arsenal for drug resistance
Dr. Syed G Dastager
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch Break
Session 8: Fostering Multidisciplinary approach in Advancing Healthcare Research and Practice
Chair: Dr. Satyadhyan Chickerur
Co-Chair: Dr. Basavaraj S. Hungund
02:00 PM - 02:30 PM A perspective on Conus venom: Conopeptides
Dr. Mustak M.S.
Mangalore University, Mangalore
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM Revolutionizing Healthcare: Unveiling the Transformative Power of Digital Twins
Dr. Adithya Balasubramanyam
PES University, Bangalore
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM AI in health care and Medicine Mr. Hemanth Mutt
Session 9: Emerging trends in Biomedical Research
Moderator: Dr. Girish Kamat
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM Panel Discussion
Mr. Hemanth Mutt
Ms. Srikanthi R.
Dr. Amit Dutt
Dr. T. S. Keshava Prasad
Dr. Syed G Dastager
Dr. Rohit M
Dr. Jagadeesh Kumar D.
04:00 PM - 04:30 PM Valedictory function and Prize Distribution
Photo Session & High Tea

Organizing Committee

Chief Patron

Poojya Shri. D. Veerendra Heggade

Hon'ble Chancellor
Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara University, Dharwad


Dr. Niranjan Kumar

Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor
SDM University, Dharwad

Smt. Padmalatha Niranjan

Member, Board of Governor
SDM University, Dharwad

Shri Saketh Shetty

Director Administration
SDM University, Dharwad

Advisory Board

Dr. Satheeshchandra S

SDME Society, Ujire

Dr. S. K. Joshi

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academics)
SDM University, Dharwad

Shri Jeevandhar Kumar

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Administration)
SDM University, Dharwad

Dr. Chidendra Shettar

SDM University, Dharwad

Dr. K. Satyamoorthy

Professor and Director (Research)
SDM University, Dharwad

Dr.Ajantha G.S

Deputy Registrar
SDM University, Dharwad

Prof. Clement Chelli

Deputy Registrar
SDM University, Dharwad

Dr. Kiran Hegde

Medical Superintendent
SDMCMSH, Dharwad

Shri V. G. Prabhu

Finance Officer
SDM University, Dharwad

Dr. Makhdoom Killedar

Deputy Medical Superintendent
SDMCMSH, Dharwad

Scientific Advisory

  • Dr. Vishwanath B. ChachadiDepartment of Biochemistry, Karnataka University, Dharwad

  • Dr. Rathnamala M DesaiSDM College of Medical Science and Hospital, Dharwad

  • Dr. Prashanth HugarFounder & Director at IncepBio Founder & Director at IncepBio, Bengaluru

  • Dr. David A. KolaSDM Institute of Nursing Sciences, Dharwad

  • Dr. Nilkamal MahantaDepartment of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Dharwad

  • Dr. Narayana MogerUniversity of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad

  • Dr. Balaram NaikSDM College of Dental Sciences, Dharwad

  • Dr. Ashok Kumar PatilPES University, Bengaluru

  • Dr. Sanjay T. ParmarSDM College of Physiotherapy, Dharwad

  • Dr. T. S. Keshava PrasadYenepoya Research Centre, Mangalore

  • Dr. Shree PriyaBangalore University

  • Dr. Babu RathodAkkamahadevi Women's University, Vijayapura

  • Dr. S. ShivakumaraInstitute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Bengaluru

  • Dr. K ThangarajCCMB, Hyderabad

Organizing Team


Dr. Niranjan Kumar

Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor
Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara University

Organizing Secretary

Dr. Renukaradhya K. Math

Associate Professor
SDM Research Institute for Biomedical Sciences

Organizing Members

  • Dr. Giridhara BSDMRIBS, SDM University, Dharwad

  • Dr. Sudhir BhatbolanSDM College of Physiotherapy, Dharwad

  • Mr. Mallikarjun GoniSDMRIBS, SDM University, Dharwad

  • Dr. Basavaraj S. HungundKLE University, Karnataka, India

  • Ms. Apoorva JainSDMRIBS, SDM University, Dharwad

  • Dr. Palaksha Kanive JavaregowdaSDMRIBS, SDM University, Dharwad

  • Dr. Thilak JoshiSDM College of Nursing Sciences, Dharwad

  • Dr. Vishwas KaveeshwarCentral Research Laboratory, SDM University, Dharwad

  • Mr. Aravinda NarayanaSDM Centre for Cellular and Molecular Sciences, Dharwad

  • Mr. Anand S. NayakSDM Centre for Cellular and Molecular Sciences, Dharwad

  • Dr. Ajay Kumar OliSDMRIBS, SDM University, Dharwad

  • Ms. Shruptha PadivalSDM Centre for Cellular and Molecular Sciences, Dharwad

  • Dr. Satish G. PatilSDMCMSH, Dharwad

  • Ms. Laxmi R. PatilSDMCMSH, Dharwad

  • Dr. Jagadeesha PoyyaSDMRIBS, SDM University, Dharwad

  • Mr. Shriram PuranikCentral Research Laboratory, SDM University, Dharwad

  • Dr. Ajay S.K.SDMRIBS, SDM University, Dharwad

  • Mr. Babanna ShettigarSDM University, Dharwad

  • Dr. Vijay Aravind YenagiDIMHANS, Dharwad


Note that registration fees do not incudes accommodation charges.
You need to make your own arrangements.
The available Hotels and Resorts in and around the venue of conference.

Venue Address Contact No
The Ocean Pearl Resort and Spa Hubli - Dharwad Highway, Rayapur, Hubballi, Karnataka 580009 0836-2226600
Hotel Travel Inn PB Road, Sattur, Near SDM Dental College, Dharwad, Karnataka 580009 +9199005 33077
Hotel Crown Inn JGN pride complex, PB Road, opp. BRTS, Sattur Colony, Dharwad, Karnataka 580009 089042 64777
Mayur Aaditya Resort PB Rd, Navalur, Dharwad, Karnataka 580001 0836 246 1701
Royal Ritz Resort Gram, Industrial Area, 608/2, Amargol, KIADB, Hubballi, Karnataka 580025 096060 17457
The President Hotel Hubli, #194/1A, PB Road, lake Srinagar Cross, Opp. Unkal, Munneshwar Nagar, Karnataka 580031 0836 223 4888
Hotel Naveen Hubli - Dharwad Hwy, Bairidevarkoppa, Hubballi, Karnataka 580025 0836 223 9100

Places to Visit

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    National Conference on "Emerging Trends in Biomedical Research"
    SDM Research Institute for Biomedical Sciences
    Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara University
    SDM College of Medical Sciences & Hospital Campus
    Sattur, Dharwad – 580 009
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