About ACB 2023

The 16th Asian Congress on Biotechnology

The 16th Asian Congress on Biotechnology (ACB) 2023 is an international conference co-organized by the Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB), Vietnam Biotechnology Association (VBA), Ho Chi Minh City Association of Biology and Biotechnology and Biotechnology Center of Ho Chi Minh City.

The purpose of this Asian Congress on Biotechnology is to bring together leading professionals from academia, industry and government to discuss scientific and strategic advances resulting in global sustainability and to foster collaboration. The meeting will include a variety of important sessions ranging from agricultural and food biotechnology, applied microbiology, medical biotechnology, nanotechnology, biomaterials/regenerative medicine, synthetic biology, and more. “Frontiers in Biotechnology” is the theme of the ACB 2023 which will provide an opportunity for scientists worldwide to present novel findings and innovations on biotechnology for 2023 and beyond.

Call for papers


Frontiers in Biotechnology

The 16th Asian Congress on Biotechnology (ACB 2023) with the theme of “Frontiers in Biotechnology” provides an opportunity for scientists worldwide to present novel findings and innovations on biotechnology for 2023 and beyond.

Important Dates for submission

20 August, 2023

Deadline for Abstract submission

31 August, 2023

Notification of abstract acceptance

12 September, 2023

Deadline for full paper submission

Conference Agenda


Early bird: Until 20th August, 2023

Standard: From 21st August to 8th October, 2023

16th – 18th October, 2023

Programs and events

19th October, 2023

Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Ho Chi Minh City

  • Ho Chi Minh City, the most modern and dynamic city of Vietnam, is once romantically referred to by the French as “Pearl of Orient”.
  • After more than 300 years of development, Ho Chi Minh City presents many ancient architectural constructions, famous vestiges, and renowned sights. It is remarkable for its harmonious blending of traditional national values with northern and western cultural features.

The City Hall​

Notre Dame Cathedral

Municipal Theatre

  • The city possesses various beautiful buildings, displaying a characteristic combination of Vietnamese, Chinese, and European cultures. These include the Nha Rong Station, National Ancestors Temple, Municipal Office, Municipal Theatre, Notre Dame Cathedral, Landmark 81 as well as pagodas and churches (Vinh Nghiem, Giac Vien, Giac Lam, Phung Son pagodas, …), and the busy markets of Binh Tay and Ben Thanh, etc.

Cần Giờ Mangrove Forest

Landmark 81

Củ Chi Tunnel

  • Ho Chi Minh City cultivates a strong food and drinks culture with lots of roadside restaurants, coffee shops, and food stalls where locals and tourists can enjoy local cuisine and beverages at low prices. It’s currently ranked in the top five best cities in the world for street food.

Spring rolls


Broken rice​


Bánh mì​





Biotechnology Center of Ho Chi Minh City

2374 National way 1, Quarter 2, Trung My Tay Ward, District 12, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

About the Venue


Performing basic research, applied research, technology transfer and training in the field of biotechnology for agriculture, medicine, environment, material engineering, food biotechnology,…


HCMBiotech was built on a 23-hectare area, approximately 100 million USD, including administration buiding, 12 facilities for R&D building, international cooperation and training building, experimental animal facility, plant nursery and growth


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