20-MAR-2018: IBU 2 days National Symposium cum Bioinformatics Workshop
Aligarh, March 20: The Interdisciplinary Biotechnological Unit (IBU), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) organised a two days National Symposium cum Bioinformatics Workshop on the theme, ?Trends in Genomics: Congruence with Contemporary Biotechnological Tools?
The Chief Guest on the occasion AMU Vice Chancellor Prof. Tariq Mansoor quoting Charles Darwin said, ?It is neither the strongest of the species nor the most intelligent but the one that is the most responsive to changes?. He emphasised that the development and scientific advancements have acquired a significant place and have changed our lives over the past century by playing a pivotal role.
Prof Mansoor praised and greeted the keynote Speaker Padamshree Prof Seyed E Hasnain (Vice Chancellor, Hamdard University) for his scientific and academic attributes. He said such confluence is being organised to enhance our understanding of the new issues and challenges arising in the relevant field, in order to promote scientific temper and to keep abreast of global developments in genetics and biotechnology. The objective is to ensure our learning is not only inclusive of all the contemporary tools and trends in the field but also is considered state of art and a locus of reference for all those engaged in the process of knowledge acquisition and dissemination.
Guest of Honour and Keynote speaker Padam Shree recipient Prof Seyed E Husnain (VC, Hamdard University) , discussed ? Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome economization for pathogenesis:More from less for more.? He talked about development of drug resistance, to the extent of total drug resistance, HIV AIDS co-infection and the accompanying TB-IRIS, impending impact of the emerging diabetes epidemic.
He elaborated genome deficit, gene cooption, multi tasking, and molecular mimicry involving disordered regions within ORFs, group combining computational functional genomics, gene editing, molecular epidemiology, infection biology and clinical approaches including ?disruptive strategies? adopted by bacterium.
Prof. S Asif Ali Naqvi (Dean Faulty of life sciences), appreciated the efforts of Prof. Asad U Khan and his team for organising such program. He showed confidence that participants will get the opportunity to have new insights into the applied aspects of Biotechnology and various tools in health sciences.
He added that such Symposiums will eventually result in future collaborations between Universities, Research Institutions and Industry.
In the welcome address, Prof. Asad Ullah Khan, Coordinator IBU, said the chosen theme for the program is a platform to discuss the applied aspects of the biotechnology in health sciences with special reference to drugs targeting, target identification, designing noble ideas, exploring performances and genomics to understand the diseases model.
He showed confidence that the program is a great initiative to update the knowledge in the cutting edge area of life sciences and the two days event will provide a platform for young students and faculty members to interact with experienced speakers for future collaborations.
The Program was well conducted by Miss. Sarah Khaleeq (MSC Student) and the Vote of thanks was paid by Dr. Wasim A Siddiqui (Associate Professor Biotechnology).
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Related PicturesVice Chancellor Prof Tariq Mansoor felicitating Prof S E Hasnain
Vice Chancellor Prof Tariq Mansoor adressing during the national symposium
Prof S E Hasnain delivering keynote address