10 DAYS NATIONAL E-CONFERENCE: CURRENT TRENDS IN LIFE SCIENCES-2020
The Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, GEMS Arts and Science College conducted 10-days national e-conference on “Current Trends in Life Sciences” from 14th to 23rd September 2020.
The inaugural session was started at 2.30 PM with welcome speech of Dr.Naveen Mohan, Principal. The presidential address was delivered by Dr. B.G Unni , Director(Academics and Research). The e-conference was inaugurated by Mr.Manjalamkuzhi Ali, honourable MLA and ex minister, Chairman, GEMS Arts and Science College. The programme coordinator Dr.Finose A (Assistant Professor in Biochemistry) introduced all the speakers in each sessions. The felicitation address was delivered by Shri M.Vasudevan (Vice chairman) GEMS College and Shri. P.T Hamsa (Management committee member).
After the inauguration, Shincy.P (Head of the Dept. of Biotechnology) introduced the speaker of the day, Prof. Abhay Kumar Pandey (Former Head Biochemistry, Allahabad Central University, Allahabad). Prof. Abhay Kumar Pandey presented a lecture on the topic “Oxidative stress and associated complication”. On the second day, Prof. D. Girija (Retd. Professor and Registrar, Agricultural Microbiology , Kerala Agricultural University) presented a lecture on the topic “Microbes for waste management”. On the third day of the webinar, the session was on the topic “Nursery diseases, types of pathogens and control measures”. And was presented by Dr.G.E.Mallikarjuna Swamy (Senior Scientist,Dept of Forest Pathology, Kerala Forest Research Institute). On the fourth day, Prof. Pranab Goswami (Biosensors and Biofuel Cell, Indian Institute Of Technology, Guahati, Assam) presented a lecture on the topic “Biofuel Cell:A Smart Sensing Device for Advance Healthcare Application” and on the fifth day, Prof. Dhruva Kumar Jha (professor,Dept of Botany, Guahati University,Guahati, Assam) presented a lecture on the topic “Application of microbial consortium for bioremediation of coal mine spills”. On the sixth day, Dr.Debdutta Bhattacharya (Scientist/ Asst. Director (microbiology), Indian council Medical Research (Regional Medical Research Centre),Bhubaneswar Orissa) presented a lecture on the topic “COVID 19: the current scenario and way forward”. On the seventh day, Dr.Bula Choudhury (Senior Scientist, Gouhati Biotech Park, IIT Gouhati, Assam) presented a lecture on the topic “Entrepreneurship through innovation”. On the eighth day, Dr.Prasenjit Manna (Ramalinga Swamy Fellow and Senior Scientist, CSIR North East Institute Of Science and Technology)presented a lecture on the topic “New Perspective of an old Vitamin”. On the nineth day, Prof. Arun Lahiri Mazumder (INSA Senior Scientist, Division of Plant Biology, Bose Institute, Kolkata) presented a lecture on the topic “How plants respond to environmental stress?”. On the last day of the conference, Dr.Sanjay K Banerjee (Associate Professor, National Institue of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Guahati, Assam) presented a lecture on the topic “vitamin D deficiency and cardiometabolic syndrome: A study from bed to bench”. Each sessions were concluded by discussing the queries from the participants.
Following the last scientific session, the valedictory session was conducted at 3.30 PM. The welcome speech was done by Principal Dr.Naveen Mohan. Presidential address was delivered by Advisor and Academic director ,Dr.B.G Unni. Prof. Abhay Kumar Pandey, Prof. Pranab Goswami, Prof. D.Girija and Dr.Sanjay K Banerjee participated in the occassion. The felicitation Address was delivered by Shri.Vasudevan and Shri P.T Hamza. The program was concluded with the valedictory address and vote of thanks by Dr.Finose A, the Program Coordinator.
There were almost 600 registrations for the webinar and out of them 200 participants including Undergraduates, Post graduates, Research Scholars, Post-Doctoral Fellows and faculties from various Universities all over India participated on each day. After each session e-certificates were issued to the participants on successful submission of the feedback form provided.