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Workshop-cum-webinar on genome editing discusses advancements in research

01 July 2022 | News

350 young researchers and faculty members belonging to the various fields of biotechnology take part in the workshop

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A virtual national workshop-cum-webinar on genome editing is being organised till July 3, 2022, to communicate the advances in science and technology to young students and researchers. The workshop is organised under the Chairmanship of Prof KC Bansal, Secretary of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), New Delhi, is a former Director of the premier institution of ICAR, the National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR). The workshop is Co-Chaired by a world-renowned scientist Prof Yiping Qi, Associate Professor, University of Maryland, USA.

The seven-day online workshop is being attended by over 350 young researchers and faculty members belonging to the various fields of biotechnology. The speakers for the workshop have been drawn from national institutes like IISc, Bangalore; NCBS, Bangalore; CSIR-IGIB, New Delhi; CSIR-CCMB, Hyderabad; IIT, Kharagpur; DBT-NABI, Mohali; DBT-NIPGR, New Delhi; IISER, Mohali; ICAR-IARI, New Delhi and ICAR-NRRI, Cuttack.

Speakers included Dr KA Molla, Scientist, NRRI, Cuttack; Dr Siddharth Tiwari, Scientist, NABI, Mohali; Dr P Chander Shekhar, Principal Scientist, CSIR-CCMB, Hyderabad; Dr Debojyoti Chakraborty, Senior Scientist, CSIR-IGIB, New Delhi; Dr Viswanathan Chinnusamy, Principal Scientist, IARI, New Delhi and Dr Naveen Bisht, Staff Scientist V, NIPGR, New Delhi. The scientists who will be speaking during the next three days include Dr Kavita Babu, Principal Investigator, IISc, Bangalore; Dr Deepti Trivedi Vyas, Scientist, NCBS, Bangalore; Dr Amit Ghosh, Assistant Professor, IIT, Kharagpur; Dr Basudev Ghoshal, Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Dr D T Singh, Founder & President, CloudSeq Pte Ltd, Singapore.

The valedictory function of the workshop will be held on Sunday, July 3, 2022, with Dr Ashwani Pareek, Executive Director, National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute and Mohali the Chief Guest. The workshop has been organised by the Chandigarh-based Glostem, an organisation involved in organising and managing scientific events for the last 10 years, in association with the Indian National Young Academy of Science.


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