The PAN-IIT Biotech Conferences are hosted by the Department of Biotechnology at Indian Institute of Technology Madras Campus (IITM) and the Mehta Family Foundation. The conference brings together scientists from Indian institute of Technology (IIT), Indian Institute of Science and Educational Research (IISERs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) as well as International research community to discuss innovation in the biotechnology area.
The Mehta Family Foundation sponsored the first PAN IIT-Biotech Conference. The conference was held at the GRT Nature Trail Hotel, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India on Oct 16-18 2016. It was organized by the Indian Institute of Technology (Madras Campus).
The three-day conference brought all the researchers/faculties from various IITs, IISc., and biotech companies at one platform and developed cohesiveness between Indian universities and industries. The conference also provided an avenue to share learnings and discuss proposals for large-scale translational research projects.