Tuesday 26 February 2013



“Knowledge is a vast ocean. It takes man, an eternity, to explore and experience its beauty…”

The 15th & 16th of February were two such days that gave us the wonderful opportunity to dive into the ocean of “Medical Biotechnology” and experience the joys of learning a host of new things happening in the field. In association with the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore; the Indian National Academy, New Delhi & the National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, the Department of Biotechnology, Christ University, had organised a Science Academies’ lecture workshop on “PROGRESS & CHALLENGES IN MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY”.

Spanning two days, this workshop had an active participation of eminent speakers from esteemed institutions, 11 colleges – Mount Carmel, NMKRV, Vijaya College, Adarsha  College, Indian Academy Degree College, Garden City College, MES College, Acharya B School, Vijaya College (BHS), T. John College and Christ University - and 120 enthusiastic  participants.

The speakers included  Prof Ravi (Registrar, NIMHANS), Prof. Nagaraja (Chiarman, MCBL, IISc), Prof Dipshika Chakravaortty (IISc), Prof. Umesh Varshney (IISc), Prof Manisha Inamdar (JNCASR), Prof. P N Rangarajan (IISc), Prof Udaykumar Ranga (JNCASR) and Prof Ashok Raichur (IISc). With a total of 8 sessions for the two-day lecture workshop, each day covered talks from eminent scholars on various interesting topics, that gathered the interest of all the audience and channelized their minds into contributing towards those areas of research. All in all, it was a very well organised event that went on smoothly with the unstinted help and support from the staff and the student organisers.

As a feather on the cap, all the speakers made the event a bigger success by addressing the audience with interesting topics. The two-day workshop culminated with inspired students and teachers, with dreams to do wonders in the various fields of research and contribute for the welfare of humanity.

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