A two-day research meeting began Tuesday at the University of Kashmir, a first for the annual effort organized by the department of Biotechnology.
The theme of the meeting is “Recent Trends in Molecular and Cellular Biology”.
Leading researchers and scientists from several prestigious institutions of the country have been invited to deliver talks and share their research experience during the meet.Vice chancellor Prof Talat Ahmad delivered the inaugural address.
“It is very important to invite people from leading institutions to this university so that our students, scholars and faculty may exchange their ideas with them and get benefitted from the rich and vast experience of veterans in the field which will add more vibrancy to the area of research at our campus,” Prof Talat said.
Maintaining that the university was looking forward to support and promote best ideas in the field of research, Dean Research Prof Zafar A Reishi said, “the Department of Biotechnology is one of the best departments in the University and has faculty from some of the renowned international institutions.”
“However it would be more beneficial for the overall research culture of the University if the department does some handholding and starts accommodating students and scholars from other science departments of the University in its various academic and research pursuits.”Head Department of Biotechnology Prof Khalid MajidFazili introduced the theme of the first ever annual research meeting and highlighted the aims and objectives of the meeting.
DrAjaz-ul-Hamid Wani conducted proceedings of the inaugural session and DrAltafBhat presented vote of thanks on the occasion.
Eminent scholars and scientists of the country including are expected to interact with the participants at the meet. They include Prof. LS Shashidhara Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, (IISER), Pune, Prof. Sandhya S Visweswariah Department of Molecular Reproduction, Development and Genetics Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Prof. Krishnamurthy Natarajan School of Life Sciences Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi, Dr. RichaRikhy Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, (IISER), Pune , Dr. SanjeevKhosla Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad and Dr.KundanSengupta Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, (IISER), Pune.