Thematic Area: Agricultural and Food Processing
Dr. Susheel Kumar Sharma
ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Imphal, India
Title: Major Plant Viral Pathogens of North East Region of India: Development of Simplified Diagnostics, Host-Virus Interactions and Management

Emphasized on disease Diagnostics and management through targeted mutations and microbiota directed approach.
Dr. Kangming Tian
Tianjin University of Science and Technology, China
Title: Novel strategies to release of oligosaccharides and peptides from fruit and vegetable using enzyme cocktail

Dealt on enzymes selection and cocktail for efficient production of functional oligosaccharides and peptides. The presenter also proposed large-scale production of Enzyme mediated fructo-oligosaccharides.
Dr. Bannikova Anna
Saratov State Agrarian University named after N.I. Vavilov, Russia
Title: Development of novel high-quality eco-products with functional ingredients from secondary raw materials of grain crops for the prevention of nutritional diseases

Focused on biotransformation of grains polymeric complex using ultrasound and hydrolases enzymes. Extraction of polyphenols and xylooligosaccharides from recycled cereals was proposed in this talk.
Dr. Muhammad Zeshan,
NIGAB-National Agriculture Research Centre (NARC), Islamabad, Pakistan
Title: Banana Bunchy Top Virus (BBTV) Control in Pakistan through Tissue Culture Technology

Eradication of Panama disease caused by the fungi Fusarium oxysporium was discussed.