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To promote research in science, Jain University organises 2-day national conference

Bengaluru | Updated on February 27, 2019 Published on February 27, 2019

Jain (Deemed-to-be University)’s School of Sciences, Department of Biotechnology in association with the Indian Science Congress Association, Bengaluru Chapter, organised a two-day national conference on Research Innovation in Biology.

Varalakshmi KN, Director, Centre of Post-graduate Studies, spearheaded the two-day national conference that witnessed attendance from students, research scholars, professors from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kolar.

Close to 300 students participated in this national level conference where the students were provided with an opportunity to present research papers related to environmental science, health science, cancer biology, plant biotechnology among other areas.

Scientists from institutions like GKVK, IISc and NCBS, delivered lectures on topics that are defining science studies globally.

For instance, Rajan Dhige, Department of Molecular Reproduction, Development and Genetics, Indian Institute of Science, delivered a lecture on the role of hormones, receptors and antibodies, their applications for healthy animal and plant management. He also addressed issues like biodegradation, global food scarcity, environmental pollution etc.

The Vice Chancellor of Jain, N Sundararajan spoke about the influence of science on the forward-thinking, radical generation of today.

According to Professor Varalakshmi, the objective of the conference was to motivate and inspire the students pursuing various science courses to venture into research as a career.

The conference showcased some of the research papers, displayed as posters in addition to oral presentation by students and professors.

Arvind Raghunath, MD, Eugenics India Pvt Ltd, Kanveer Mundre, Founder-President, Atharva Lifesciences, Suneeth Methi, Director, Project Develop, Zoom Optics, shed light on the scope of pursuing research as a career and the skills the students needed to develop in the competitive global mainstream.

Published on February 27, 2019
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