Date: January 28-30, 2016      Venue: Green Hotel. Address: 02 Le Loi street, Hue city, Vietnam
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Important dates

October 30th 2015: First announcement

December 21th 2015: Second announcement

December 20th 2015: Abstract submission deadline

December 30th 2015: Manuscript submission deadline

January 28th – 30th 2016: Symposium

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Welcome to ARS Symposium 2016


January 28-30, 2016

"Asian Biotechnology: Research and Application"

Themes and topics

  • Agricultural and Food Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Biopharmaceutical and Medical Biotechnology
  • Biocatalysis and Protein Engineering
  • Environmental Biotechnology

Important dates

October 30th 2015: First announcement

December 23th 2015: Second announcement

December 20th 2015: Abstract submission deadline

December 30th 2015: Manuscript submission deadline

January 28th – 30th 2016: Symposium

The symposium time is close to the lunar new year, please take the transportation into consideration.




The 7th AFOB Regional Symposium 2016 (7th ARS 2016) is an annual event of Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB). This time the ARS 2016 will be hosted by Hue University of Sciences in coordination with Asian Federation of Biotechnology in Hue City from January 28 to January 30, 2016. The 7th ARS 2016 is aimed to present and discuss the recent advanced research results among scientists of universities, institutes, hitech companies in Vietnam and other countries under AFOB’s partnership.


Official language used in the symposium is English.


Abstract: Provide an abstract in English which states concisely the objectives and the results of the paper in not more than 250 words. The abstract should include title, names and affiliations of all authors, contact email and telephone of corresponding author. Do not cite any reference in the abstract. A list of 4-6 keywords should be included on this page. Please follow the template of abstract here

Manuscript: The manuscript must be prepared as Author Guidelines of Journal of Biotechnology (Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology) which can be downloaded from the symposium website. The manuscripts are of high quality and in of scope of the symposium will be selected to publish in a Special Issue of Journal of Biotechnology. All submissions should be sent to the Symposium Secretariat at



International participants who are AFOB’s members and non-members are requested to perform online registration on the website of AFOB at Local participants (Vietnamese) can register online at no later than December 30th 2015.

Publication fee. Article processing charge (APC) is 40 USD (foreign authors) or 800,000 VND (Vietnamese authors) per manuscript. This fee is used as payments for two reviewers and editors. It should be transferred through the university’s account when the manuscript is submitted to ensure that the manuscript will be reviewed and editted. To identify your payment, please type ARS <NAME> <INSTITUTION> to transfer the fee. The authors per article will receive one print edition of this issue free of charge. In case the others would like to receive one more print edition, they should pay 500,000 VND.

Symposium fee which will be collected at the registration desk, is 200 USD for each foreign participant, 100 USD for each accompanying foreign person and 500,000 VND for each Vietnamese participant. Each graduate student will receive a remission of 50%. The fee covers materials in the symposium and all activities during symposium such as full attendance of sessions, cultural tour, lunches, coffee-breaks, etc. International participants will pay their fees through AFOB Registration System. Others will pay this fee at the registration desk on the symposium day.

Refund policy for international participants: between 31 December 2015 and 10 January 2016: 70% refund, after 10 January 2016: 0% refund.




Account number: 177010000003869

Bank name: Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank)

Branch name: Thua Thien Hue

Swift code: ICBVVNVX460

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ARS 2016 Secretariat

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