Brainstorming Session on Advancing Frontiers of Biotechnology A brainstorming session on the topic “Advancing Frontiers of Biotechnology” was conducted by Malkolak Institute of Life Sciences, Hyderabad on 21stApril 2012. The presentation made by Dr. K. Muralidaran (Retd. Agriculture Scientist, IARI) gave insights on various research activities that could be planned in the field of Biotechnology. There was both representation from both academic and industry. Dr. Kavi Kishore, Prof. Osmania University. Research areas highlighted were: Pharmacogenomics, Industrial Microbiology, Applications of plant made pharmaceuticals, Energy and Microbes, Molecular diagnostic devices, Genomics and proteomics, Medicine and Agriculture, Gene therapy, Biosensors, Antibiotic production, Drug delivery system, Organic fertilizers, Probiotics, Microbial mining, Bioremediation, Bioinformatics, Food microbiology, Waste water treatment, Biopolymers, Microbial biotechnology, Natural pest management from microbes, Plant tissue culture, Strain improvement.