The Biotechnology Association of the academic year 2013-14 was inaugurated on July 14, 2014. Prof. Anujith Kumar. K.V, scientist in Manipal Institute of Regenerative Medicine, the Guest speaker of the day. The faculty coordinator of the Association Prof. Vasantha V.L gave the welcome address. The dignitaries present during the function included Dean of Science Prof. Nanje Gowda and the Associate Dean of Science, Prof. Louis George.
The office bearers - Prof Vasantha V L (Faculty Coordinator), Miss. Arthavya A of III yr BCB (President), Mr. Praveen Kumar Kasmas of III yr BCB (Vice President) and Miss. Aditi Kandlur of II yr BCZ (Secretary) took charge after the inauguration. This was followed by a talk on “GLIMPSES OF PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF PLEURIPOTENTCELLS” by the chief guest Prof. Anujith Kumar.
The speaker could effectively connect with the student body as he spoke about the celebrities who have undergone tissue transplantation using stem cells. He also explained about the significance of the embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and their developmental background, methods of deriving them as well as the conditions to consider or declare them as ESCs. The talk enlightened the students about the various career opportunities and the future of the research field. This talk was concluded with an open forum for questions from the audience. The inauguration ceremony was then concluded by a vote of thanks delivered by the Secretary, Miss. Aditi. Kandlur.