The Indo-US Conference on Bioengineering and Regenerative Medicine (ICBR- 2020) is going to be held on Feb 27-29, 2020 at the School of Biochemical Engineering, IIT BHU, Varanasi, India. The conference aims at creating an effective platform for exchange of innovative ideas and research in the area of Bioengineering and Regenerative Medicine to accomplish a healthy world. The thematic areas of the conference include a variety of important sessions including Biopharmaceutical and Medical Biotechnology, Bioprocess and Bioseparation Engineering, Biochips, Biosensors, Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. The main objective of this conference is to increase bilateral cooperation in academic exchange and technology development that are cutting edge science and have direct social relevance to the mankind, especially in India. SPARC aims at improving the research ecosystem of India’s Higher Education Institutions by facilitating academic and research collaborations between Indian Institutions and the top global Institutions. The major outcomes would be learning and sharing of experiences between Indian institutions and other Global institutions in the field of Bioengineering. It is the first international conference going to be organized by School of Biochemical Engineering, IIT BHU, Varanasi which will enrich the Indo-US collaboration and promotion of bilateral cooperation through academic and research partnership between FIU, Miami and IIT BHU, Varanasi.

Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi

Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi is a premier engineering institution established in 1919 at Banaras Hindu University and is more than 100 years old. Located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India, it was earlier known as BENCO. The engineering institution was later converted to Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in 2012 through an Act of Parliament. The School of Biochemical Engineering was established in 1986 with a regular intake of M.Tech (2yr) and Ph.D. Students. Later the school also started admitting IDD M.Tech (5yr), students. The school aims to be a world-class center for excellence in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology solving highly technical problems, and focusing on development of bioproducts and processes.

Florida International University

FIU is a metropolitan public research university in South Florida and the fourth largest University in the United States by enrollment. FIU is classified as a research university with the highest research activity annotated by the Carnegie Foundation. According to a survey in 2015 by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, FIU was ranked 7th and as one of the best values in public higher education in the country. Florida International University emphasizes research as a significant component of its mission.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, FIU

Located in Miami, Florida, Florida International University, a top 100 public university that is designated a Carnegie Highest Research (R1) and Carnegie Community Engaged institution, is committed to high-quality teaching, state-of-the-art research and creative activity, and collaborative engagement with the local and global communities. The Department of Biomedical Engineering is ranked among the top 50 schools providing the best value to students nationally, and 26 most popular biomedical engineering programs nationwide.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is changing people’s lives through translational research. Research conducted within the department is clustered into three major areas: Basic Research in Tissue Engineering Model Systems, Diagnostic Bio-Imaging, Sensor Systems, and Therapeutic and Reparative Neurotechnology.