International Symposium on Himalayan Biodiversity and Bio-resources

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2018-02-14 - 2018-02-15

Tuki resort, Pokhara

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Nepal is home to snowy mountains, green hills, fast flowing rivers, and dense green forests. Geographically, Nepal is divided into three regions: The Himalayan region (15%), the Hilly region (68%) and the Terai region (17%). The elevation ranges from 50 meters to the top of the world, 8848 meters (Mt. Everest). Due to such extreme geographical diversities, unique topographies, and climatic conditions, Nepal has a wide variety of flora and fauna. Nepal has more than 6000 species of flowering plants and about 800 plant species have been reported to possess medicinal value. Likewise, traditional healing systems such as Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Unani, and Siddha have been in practice Nepal since ancient times. All healing systems use a large number of medicinal plants and their products. No doubt, these natural resources present a potential source of economic development for the local people. Despite their huge medicinal as well as economic value, very little attention has been paid to proper scientific study, conservation and sustainable use of these medicinal plants. The objective of two days’ symposium is to discuss about research and utilization of natural products and its future prospects. Oral presentation by the invited speakers and poster presentation by the young researchers along with discussions in the relevant topics would be the mode of symposium proceedings.

Organizing Committee:

Dr. Amrit Poudel, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, South Korea

Dr. Dhaka Ram Bhandari, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany

Dr. Hari Devkota, Kumamoto University, Japan

Dr. Ramakanta Lamichhane, Wonkwang University, South Korea

Mr. Atis Kaundinnyayana, Pokhara University, Nepal


Dr. Akihito Takano, Showa Pharmaceutical University, Japan

Dr. Himal Luitel, Agricultural and Forestry University, Nepal

Dr. Hiroyuki Osada, RIKEN, Japan

Dr. Hocheol Kim, Kyung Hee University, South Korea

Dr. Hyeong-Kyu Lee, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, South Korea

Dr. Hyun-Ju Jung, Wonkwang University, South Korea

Dr. Khem Raj Joshi, Pokhara University, Nepal

Dr. Lok Ranja Bhatt, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Nepal

Dr. Md. Anowar Khasru Parvez, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh 

Dr. Nirmala Jamarkattel, Pokhara University, Nepal

Mr. Prayan Pokharel, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany

Dr. Purusotam Basnet, University of Tromso, Norway

Dr. Rajendra Gyawali, Kathmandu University, Nepal

Dr. Rameshwor Adhikari, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Dr. Sanjay Pokharel, Nepal Sanskrit University, Nepal

Dr. Seong Rack Seong, Jeonnam Institute of Natural Resources Research, South Korea

Dr. So Hyun Moon, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, South Korea

Mr. Suraj Shrestha, Department of Food Technology and Quality Control, Nepal

Dr. Sven Gottwald, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany

Dr. Zuh-Kyung Seong, ViroMed Co. Ltd, South Korea


EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (Before 31st December 2017)

Participants       Nepal           SAARC CountriesOther Countries
StudentsRs 4000

$ 60

$ 100
DelegatesRs 6000$ 120

$ 200

Accompanying PersonRs 4000$ 100

$ 180


LATER REGISTRATION (After 31st December 2017)

Participants         Nepal          SAARC CountriesOther Countries
StudentsRs 4500

$ 65

$ 105
DelegatesRs 6500$ 130

$ 210

Accompanying PersonRs 4500$ 110

$ 190

• Registration fee includes kits, lunch and refreshment provided during the conferences.
• Students should provide signed confirmation provided by the head of the institutes or department.
• The fees do NOT include accommodation and travel cost. The booking must be arranged individually.
• By paying the fees you agree that complete amount is non-refundable.

For more information on Registration:

Mr. Prakash Poudel

Mobile number: +977-9856029293



Symposium Flyer

Guideline for Abstract Submission

Abstract Template

Registration form 

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