SAU TO HOST FIRST ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF SOUTH ASIAN BIOTECHNOLOGISTS

 

New Delhi: Faculty of Life Sciences and Biotechnology (FLSB), of the South Asian University (SAU) is organizing  “South-Asian Biotechnology Conference” from 12-14 February 2015. Biotechnologists from various SAARC countries shall participate in this three day event that will be inaugurated by Prof. GP Talwar, the erstwhile Director of the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi. Participants from SAARC countries will present their research and get first-hand information about the kind of research work being carried out in this part of the world. Besides basic Life Sciences, the Conference will have sessions on Plant and Medical Biotechnology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases.

 

A special panel discussion entitled “Initiatives to promote collaborative research in the SAARC region” has also been scheduled for the last day of the Conference and will be dedicated to discuss ways and means for enhancing research cooperation and intra-SAARC collaborations on shared problems.

 

According to Prof. RK Saxena, the Chairman of the Conference and the Vice President of SAU, this conference will mark the first step towards the goal of establishing SAU as a coordinator of intra-SAARC research collaborations in the areas of human health, agriculture and environment. South Asian Biotechnology Conference would hence-forth be an annual event on the calendar of SAU.

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