The international conference is organized to showcase the exciting recent advances in host defence and will be a wonderful conglomeration of scientists, young academicians and industrialists for interactions and exchange of ideas. The conference will offer ample opportunity for young researchers to present their scientific papers and to interact with renowned scientists. This meeting will provide a nexus for diagnostic developers in academia and industry as well as end-users in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector to gain a comprehensive picture of molecular diagnostics. The participants will enjoy the fabulous temple city sprinkled with captivating ancient monuments and architectural wonders. On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I extend a warm welcome to the historic and ancient temple city of Madurai.