The 2nd International Conference on Life Science and Biotechnology (ICOLIB), to be held August 7–8, 2017 at the Panorama Hotel and Resort, Jember East Java Indonesia. The 2nd ICOLIB is jointly organized by Biology Department, Faculty of Mathematic and Natural Sciences – The University of Jember and German Academic Exchange Services (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst , DAAD). The 2nd ICOLIB is a continuation of the 1st ICOLIB which has been held since 2015 with purpose to promote among scientists and professionals to stay at the leading edge of recent advances in life sciences. The 2nd ICOLIB was attended by 137 oral participants presenters and 40 poster presenter participants.

The ICOLIB is a forum for students, researchers, educators, observers and practitioners from university, research institutions, industry and general public, policy maker to exchange ideas and latest information in the field of life science and its application. The theme of the 2nd ICOLIB 2017 ‘Integrated Biological Sciences for Human Welfare’ will underpin the need for collaboration and cooperation of individuals from a wide range of professional backgrounds. The scope of the 2nd ICOLIB covers several fields of studies, namely life sciences, environmental sciences, medical and pharmaceutical sciences, science of renewable energy, agricultural science and food security. This conference will also offer opportunities for discussion and sharing as well as encouraging for international research collaboration. Furthermore, the scientific articles will be peer-reviewed and published in Proceedings of ICOLIB. The selected scientific articles in the 2nd ICOLIB will be further reviewed and will also be published in Scopus-indexed Journal.

The 2nd ICOLIB have been fortunate to have Prof. Harald zur Hausen, 2008 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of human papilloma viruses causing cervical cancer. Prof. zurHausen and his team has made a breakthrough in 1982 and 1983 when they were able to isolate HPV 16 and HPV 18 as the virus types responsible for cervical cancer. Based on these findings, vaccines have been developed against cervical cancer, one of the most common forms of cancer among women. This work led to improved methods for predicting which women are in the risk zone. We are very honoured to present Prof. Harald zur Hausen, as a keynote speaker, and 8 distinguished scientists as invited speakers. It is our great pleasure to invite participants from around the world to get involved and present their current research both in oral or poster presentation.

Prof. Harald zur Hausen, the 2008 Nobel laureate in medicine from the University of Heidelberg-Germany opened the Plenary Session with the theme “Infectious Agents in Bovine Red Meat and Milk and Their Potential Role in Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases” and as moderator Dr. rer.nat. Kartika Senjarini, S.Si., M.Sc. continued by Prof. Chang-deok Han, Division of Applied Life Science, Plant Molecular Biology Biotechnology Research Center (PMBBRC), Gyeongsang National University, Korea with the material “Study on Molecular Mechanisms on Plant Architeture in Rice” and as moderator Suwardiyanto, S.Si., M. Si., Ph.D. Finished the first day of plenary by Prof. Sirichai Kanlayanarat, Postharverst Technology Program, School of Education and Technology, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok Thailand with the material “Quality Management in Thai Mango Supply Chain to Meet the Needs of Consumers: A Case Study of Mango Exporting to Japan Market” and as moderator Mukhamad Su’udi, S.Si., Ph.D. Then the parallel session is divided into 4 groups of science and poster judging sessions by the ICOLIB committee.

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