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National Conference on Inclusive Development Through Biotechnology
Earth is our common home where survival and development are possible. But the environmental resources are limited and have certain technological discoveries, but human needs are always growing. The earth cannot be made bigger and richer to supply our growing needs. On the other hand, our development activities should be enabled to continue in the long term and our future generations must get what we have got. So we must use the resource wisely, carefully and responsibly to let our coming generation live the comfort we lived, that is we should aim towards sustainable development. Sustainable development has become a priority for the world’s policy makers. Among the broad range of technologies with the potential to reach the goal of sustainability, the field of Biotechnology takes an important place.

In this contextual, the Department of Life Sciences, KristuJayanti College organized a two day National Conference on “Inclusive Development through Biotechnology” on 17th and 18th January 2020.

The two day conference sheltered topics ranging from conservation of biodiversity, bioremediation, nutraceuticals, biofuels, entrepreneurship and progress in health sector.

The inaugural ceremony of the conference was presided by Fr. Josekutty P.D, Principal, KJC and the guest of honour was Dr. T. V. Ramachandra, Co-ordinator, Energy & Wetlands Research Group, CES, Indian Institute of Science. In his presidential address, father enlightened about the importance of Biotechnology in conservation of resources. Dr. T. V. Ramachandra spoke on the need to save mother Nature- Earth in the inaugural speech. Proceedings of the conference were released in the form of abstract book. The guests honored the winners of 7th National Level Green India EssayCompetition and felicitated Green campus Technical Staff Mr. Binu.

After inaugural function, the conference had Scientific Session I by Dr. T. V. Ramachandra, Co-ordinator, Energy & Wetlands Research Group, CES, Indian Institute of Science. The session was on “Optimal Treatment of Domestic Waste Water throughconstructing Wetlands and Bioremediation. The lecture gave insights on diversity in species in and around Western Ghats and their benefits to Mother Earth and hediscussed on Topography in Bangalore from past few decades.

Post lunch, in the Scientific Session II, Dr. ArvindSaklani, Vice President, Sami Labs Private Limited spoke on nutrceuticals as food supplements, their statistics, developing process and enlightened on medicinal herbal plants and its benefits.

The resource person for the scientific session III was Dr. P. E. Rajasekharan, Principal Scientist, Division of Plant Genetic Resources, ICAR-IIHR. Sir briefed about biotechnological interventions for the conservation of biodiversity. He emphasized on the fact for long-term conservation, cryopreservation (-196°C) is presently the only technique available.

Day 1 of the conference ended with oral and poster presentation sessions. The second day of the conferencebegan with yet another session of oral presentation and moved on to the scientific session IV. The speaker for the session was Mr. BhimasenVadavi,Head Projects,Sartorius Private Limited. His lecture was on Upstream processing technology in Microbial & Mammalian Culture. Sir discussed on the use of mammalian and microbial cells in the production of biologics and vaccines and what are the parameters need for the design of a bioreactor.

Dr. Harinikumar K. M, Professor and Co-ordinator,Department of Plant Biotechnology, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK Campus in the scientific session V spoke on Advances in Biofuel technology – A scope for Entrepreneurship in Agriculture. Sir elaborated on the “present-day” photosynthetic conversion of solar energy to chemical energy, which sets them apart from fossil fuels that are based on ancient photosynthesis. He conveyed that the line between renewable biofuels and non-renewable fossil fuels is sometimes vague and only complete life-cycle analyses in the future will reveal which feed stocks are truly renewable to be used in biofuel production.

RNA is a fascinating biomolecule. We know that the messenger RNA can be translated in the cytoplasm. However not all the mRNAs get translated all the time in the cytoplasm. Some mRNAs are stored in the cytoplasm and some are degraded. Aberrant changes in the functional status of mRNA can lead to disease conditions such as Cancer and Neuro-degenerative disorders was the basis of the talk in the scientific session VI delivered by Dr. Purusharth I. Rajyaguru, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.

In conclusion, the two day conference had 6 scientific sessions, 3 oral presentation sessions and 1 poster presentation session. Delegates for the conference were from colleges in and around Bengaluruand the total number accounted to 44. Full length paper articles are published in UGC CARE online journal: International Journal of Life Science and Pharma research (ISSN: 2250:0840).

Thus the two day conference “INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH BIOTECHNOLOGY” was an enriched one and knowledge rewarding experience.

The National conference on Biochemistry-Transcending and integrating Life Sciences (NCBTIL) was organized by the Department of Life Sciences, Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore on 17th and 18th January 2019.The two-day conference was inaugurated by Dr. S. Ravichandra Reddy, Former Acting Director, NAAC on 17th January. The presidential address was delivered by Fr. Josekutty P D, Principal of Kristu Jayanti College where he emphasized the need to transcend and integrate, research and academia among different Life Science streams through Biochemistry. The prelude to the conference was presented by Prof. Priya Josson, co-convener of the conference and vote of thanks was delivered by the convener of the conference, Dr.Vijayanand. There were 80 participants representing 20 different colleges from 4 different states. 26 research papers were published in The International Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences, UGC indexed journal. There were 40 oral and poster presentations pertaining to the theme of the conference. The conference enabled the participants to receive intelligent insights from some of the leading academicians and professionals form reputed Universities, institutes and industries to be abreast with the latest advances in Biochemistry and Biological Sciences.

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Name of the Resource Person(s) with designation

Type of Event*

No of
Participants

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External

1

22-23/1/2018

National Conference on Genetics for Human Welfare

Dr. Mittur Jagadish
Head, Biotechnology Facilitation
Cell at KBITS, Department of IT BT and S&T, Govt. of Karnataka
Dr. Tapas Kumar Kundu – Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
Dr. Vageesh Babu
Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore
Dr. Dhandapany Perundurai
National Center for Biological Sciences, Bangalore
Dr. Deepti Trivedi Vyas
National Center for Biological Sciences, Bangalore
Dr. Mitesh Shetty
Department of Medical Genetics, Manipal Hospital Bangalore

Inter

105

66

2

01/03/2018

National Seminar on Microfluidics

Dr. Jonathan Pillai,
Project Lead, Jiva Sciences Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore
Dr. Satheesh Kalme,
Senior Translational Scientist at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms, Bangalore
Dr. Gautham Soni, Assistant Professor, Raman Research Institute, Bangalore
Dr. Feroz Musthafa, Facility in-charge manager, Centre for cellular and Molecular Platforms, Bangalore.

Inter

222

 

3

06/12/2017-07/12/2017

Faculty Development Programme on Data Analysis on Natural sciences

Mr.Seby Kallarakkal
CEO, Nabler
The Digital Analytics Company Charlotte, North Carolina
Dr.Suresh KP
Senior scientist
National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, Bangalore
Dr.Justin Nelson Michael
Director- Research
Kristu Jayanti College
Mrs. Jothi Manoj
Faculty ,
Department of Statistics
Kristu Jayanti College

Inter

33

17

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Date

Title

Resource person(s) with designation

No of participants

1

20/03/2017

FDP Data Analysis in Natural sciences,

Dr.K.P.Suresh, Scientist, NIVEDI, Bangalore
Dr.Sridaran, Chairperson, IEC-CRICR

25

2

25/01/2017

National Seminar on Biofilm Technology

Dr. AnandKhedkar
Associate Director
ApotexPharmachem India Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru

Dr. S. MURUGAN
School of Biotechnology & Health Sciences,
Karunya University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

 

Dr. B. ANANDKUMAR
Scientific Officer - D
Surface Modification and Characterization Section,
Corrosion Science and Technology Division,
Metallurgy and Materials Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research(IGCAR)
Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu.

 

Dr.KUSHI ANAND
Amit Singh Group, Centre for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR)
Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, Karnataka

 

Dr. C.NAGARAJ
Professor,
PES Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (PES), Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh

 

Dr.KAVITHA G.
Scientist,
Institute of Animal Health and Veterinary Biologicals (IAHVB), Bengaluru

 

 

53

3

09/03/2016

National Seminar on Tropical infectious diseases(NASTID)

Dr.UV Babu, Head, Department of Phytochemistry,
Himalaya Drugs Company ltd, Bangalore.
Dr.Ramanujam Srinivasan, Reader-F,School of Biological Sciences, National institute of Science Education and Research(NISER), Khurda, odisha
Dr.P.Ramadaa, Former Prof and Head, Department of Animal Biotechnology, Madras Veterinary college, Chennai
Dr.Manjunath, Chairman, Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Bangalore university, Bengaluru

30+140(UG &PG)

4

 

19/12/2016

 

FDP-Workshop on BioInstrumentation

Dr.E.M.Elango, Director, ResearchSerene Cell Sciences & Technologies, Bangalore

 

Mr.S.Srinivasan
Smart Lab Tech Pvt Ltd, Bangalore

Mr.K.E.Shankar, Director, Serene Cell Sciences & Technologies, Bangalore

Mr.Somashekar,Scigenics Biotech Ltd, Bangalore

Mr.Nagaraju
RPM Enterprises, Bangalore

 

 

 

 

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Title Resource Personnel
National Seminar on Modern Biology Perspective and Prospects (2009) Dr.Rathore, Inst.Wood Science & Technology
Dr.T K S Gowda, GKVK, Bangalore
Dr. S K Srinivas, Analysis Sciences
Mr.S P Venkatesh Prasad, Aarom Pharmaceuticals Ind.Ltd.
Dr.Uday Kumar Ranga, JNCASR
Dr.Maya Paul, KOP
Ms.Vidya Virajith, GSK
National Seminar on "Evolvingtrends in Bioprocess Engineering" (2010) Dr. Divakar, Dy. CFTRI
Dr. Keshav Nireshwalia, CFTRI
Mr. Ganesh Ramu, United Breweries
Dr. U V Babu, Himalaya Healthcare
Dr. Subhasis, Millipore India Pvt. Ltd.
Dr. Gurpreet Kalsi, ITC Ltd
Dr. Baladev, CFTRI
Mr. Nitesh Dave, Biocon, Bangalore
National Conference on Plant Diversity: prospects and problems of conservation (2010) supported by Dept. of IT, BT and S & T, Govt. of Karnataka Mr. K. Arul Thomas , Robust Mushrooms, Tamil Nadu
Mr. Sushant Sekhar, Jayaa Agro Foods, Bangalore
Dr. Paneerselvam , IIHR, Bangalore
Dr. Devaraj Achar, Indo American Hybrid Seeds, Bangalore
Mr. Sanjay Bettadpura, Polyclone Bioservices, Bangalore
National Workshop on Entrepreneurship for Post Graduate Life Science Students (2011) in association with NEN Mr. K. Arul Thomas , Robust Mushrooms, Tamil Nadu
Mr. Sushant Sekhar, Jayaa Agro Foods, B
angalore
Dr. Paneerselvam , IIHR, Bangalore Dr. Devaraj Achar, Indo American Hybrid Seeds, Bangalore
Mr. Sanjay Bettadpura, Polyclone Bioservices, Bangalore
Science Academies Lectureworkshop on "Frontiers in Biology" (2013) in association with National Science Academies Prof. Kumar Somasundaram
Prof. K.N. Balaji
Prof. Dipshika Chakravorty
Prof. Nagasuma Chandra
Prof. Annapoorni Rangarajan
Prof. Utpal Nath Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
National Seminar on Science and Technology for Human Development (2015) - in association with ISCA, Bangalore Chapter Prof. Govindan Rangarajan, IISc, Bangalore
Prof. N.B. Ramachandra, University of Mysore
Dr. Abraham Varghese, NBAII, Bangalore
Prof. Harrold Phillip, SK University, AP,
Prof. M. G. Venkatesha, Bangalore University
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