3rd International conference and scientific exhibition
THEME: “Translating Research into Development: The Role of Women in Science.
DATE: 31st JULY – 3rd AUGUST 2017.
VENUE: Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Edo State Nigeria
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The conference is expected to contribute to a better understanding of gender perspectives in designing, monitoring and implementing research in the areas of science and technology with a view to harnessing and maximizing the potentials of women scientist for sustainable development. The theme of the conference is: “Translating Research into Development: The Role of Women in Science”.
This 3rd International Conference will focus on the role of women scientists should play in translating research to development under the following sub-themes:
- Agriculture and Food Security
- Health and Poverty Reduction
- Industrialisation and Entrepreneurship
- Environmental Resource Management and SustainableDevelopment
- Social development and Role of Science
- Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
- Gender and leadership
- Health and Medicine
SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS
Abstracts for oral and/or poster presentations should conform to the abstract submission guideline. All abstracts/ full papers should be submitted online firstname.lastname@example.org
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES
|Early Bird Rate (On or before 31st May 2017)||Regular rate an onsite registration (1st June 2017 onwards)|
|OWSD Members||USD50 or N15,000||USD60 or N18,000|
|Non-Members||USD70 or N18,000||USD80 or N22,000|
|Students (with ID)||USD25 or N8000||USD35 or N10,000|
ADVERTS & EXHIBITION
Full page (inside): NGN100, 000
Half page (inside): NGN70, 000
Back cover page (inner or outer): NGN150, 000
Exhibition of products from research institutes, agricultural companies, industrialists, chemical and agro-allied companies, NGOs and other relevant stakeholders are welcome at the Conference.
Exhibition rate: NGN50, 000
OWSD-BIU ACCOUNT DETAILS FOR PAYMENT
Account Name: ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE FOR DEVELOPING WORLD (OWSD BIU)
Account Number: 2027126415
Bank Name: First Bank
Affordable accommodation abounds in Benin City, the Edo State capital South Southern, Nigeria. Hotel rates are from NGN 7, 000 depending on individual taste and preferences.
Submission of abstracts begins by 11thFebruary,2017 and ends 6th May, 2017
Abstracts will be selected for oral or poster presentations by 10thMay, 2017
Submission deadline for full manuscripts for proceeding17th June, 2017
Registration deadline for full paper in proceeding: 15thJuly, 2017
Please find the guideline for abstract submission from the conference registration site
BRIEF ON CONFERENCE VENUE
Benin City is the capital of Edo State in southern Nigeria. It is a city approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of the Benin River. It is situated 320 kilometres (200 mi) by road east of Lagos. The ancient City has an estimated population of 1,147,188 people of diverse ethnic group who are educated, friendly and hospitable. Itis the centre of Nigeria’s rubber industry and processing of palm nuts for oil. The King of Benin is known as the Oba of Benin or Omo N’Oba.
Attractions in the city include the National Museum, the Oba’s Palace and Igun Street (famous for bronze casting and other metal works for centuries). Other attractions include various festivals and the Benin Moats (measuring about 20 to 40 ft deep), the famous King’s Square (known as Ring Road) and its traditional markets. Affordable and decent accommodation, supermarkets and tourist attractions are available in the city and its environs. The temperature of Benin City is projected to be between 24oC and 32oC in July 2017.
Guidelines for abstract submission
- Abstracts should be prepared in English language, using single line spacing and Times New Roman font size 12. Abstracts should be submitted as word documents.
- Submitted abstract should have three to five key words. All accepted abstracts will be reproduced in the book of abstracts.
- The maximum word count, for the full paper, is 4000 alphabet letters or characters, excluding title, authors’ names and affiliations.
- The name of the presenting author should be underlined. Please include full contact details for corresponding author
- Prepare a structured abstract using the following sub headings:
Materials and methods
- Please send your abstract and contact information of the presenting author to the email address:
Prevalence, antimicrobial susceptibility and virulotyping of Listeria monocytogenes isolated from ready-to-eat foods sold from parts of Nigeria’s South South.
Onilude A.A and Daniel E.O
Department of Microbiology, University of Ibadan Nigeria
All Listeria sp. are considered ubiquitous organisms and are widely distributed in the environment. Listeria has been isolated from foods, manure, animal feed, sewage, soil, vegetables as well as from animals. Listeria monocytogenes, a high-risk emerging food pathogen, has recently assumed lot of interest as a result of its association with several outbreaks of listeriosis across the world through implication with wide variety of foods, both raw and processed. The presence and prevalence of these organisms in ready-to-eat foods consumed in Nigeria has not been well studied.The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and characterize L. monocytogenes from different ready-to-eat foods.
Two hundred and eleven samples including salads, edible worm, spiced snails and meat pies was collected along travelling route of parts of Nigeria South South. Antibiotic susceptibility of the isolates was determined by disk diffusion method and plasmid by alkaline lysis. The inlA, hlyA and iap virulence associated genes was detected by PCR. Antilisteria activities of aqueous and ethanolextracts of some leaves were evaluated by means of agar-well diffusion assay.
- monocytogenes was isolated from (30%) of salads, (33.3%) in edible snails, (14.29%) in meat pie and (47.82) edible worms. The inlA, hlyA, and iap virulence-associated genes was detected in all of the L. monocytogenes isolates. The L. monocytogenes showed resistant to ceftazidine (20.7%), cloxacillin (22.4%), augumetin (30.8%), amoxicillin (19.8%) and ceftrizone (19.8). Some of the isolated L. monocytogenes harbored varying sizes of plasmid and were observed to be sensitive to ethanolic and aqueous extracts of Psidium guajava, Dacryodes edulis, Citrus aurantifolia, Funtumia elastica,Ocimum gratissimum and Vernonia amygdalina.
Conclusions: Recovery of potentially pathogenic L. monocytogenes from ready-to-eat foods in this study is a convincing evidence for the potential of listeriosis for the consumers.
Keywords: Listeria, Virulence genes, Antilisteria, Antibiotic resistance, Plasmid
Effect of protease supplementation on ileal crude protein digestibility of feather meal in broiler chickens
Department of Animal Science and Animal Technolog, Benson Idahosa University
Protease enzymes have been used in improving the digestibility of some protein sources in poultry feeds. Protease break specific peptide bonds that the animal otherwise cannot break thereby making the amino acids available for metabolic processes. Feather meal is a cheap but with low digestibility in broiler chickens and protease was added in this study to help make the amino acids more available to broiler chickens. The study was to determine the crude protein ileal digestibility of feather meal (FM) and the effect of supplementation with a protease.
Materials and methods
480 one-day-old broiler chicks were brooded for 3 weeks in a well ventilated and illuminated poultry brooding pen. They were fed a commercial broiler starter diet ad libitum to supply 23%CP and 3000Kcal/kg ME, clean water was also given for 3 weeks. On day 21, the birds were randomly allotted to 8 treatment diets of 6 replicates with 10 birds per replicate in a 4×2 factorial arrangement ( 0, 20, 40, and 60g FM/kg diet as only source of varying Nitrogen and 0 or 0.5g protease/kg of diet).Diets were fed to the birds till day 26. All diets had similar ME of between 3444-3529Kcal/kg diet and Titanium dioxide was added as an indigestible marker. On day-26, the birds were asphyxiated using carbon dioxide and ileal digesta harvested. Ileal digesta were pooled according to replicates, frozen, freeze-dried and milled for analysis. Data were analysed using the GLM procedure and 2-way ANOVA .
There was a significant (p<0.01) linear increase in CP digestibility by FM and by Protease (p<0.05). There was no response of DM digestibility to Protease. The same response criterion was significantly (p<0.05) affected by FM but without a linear effect. FM and Protease interaction significantly (p<0.05) increased digestibility of CP but not that of DM suggesting that the CP digestibility in diets with increasing levels of FM will be improved by addition of Protease. The true digestibility of CP in FM was increased from 56.7% without Protease to 58.2% with Protease supplementation
Conclusion Protease supplementation improved apparent and true CP digestibility of FM in broiler chickens.
Keywords:Protease, Feather meal, Crude protein, Broiler