CSIR organizes National Conference-cum-Industry-Academia meet

JAMMU: CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine organized National Conference-cum-Industry-Academia meet on Opportunities and Challenges in Fermentation Based Industrial Processes (IAMF-2018).

The event was held at IIIM auditorium and was largely attended by eminent scientists, industrialists, invited dignitaries, guests, delegates and students researchers.

Dr Vidhya Rangaswami, Vice President, Reliance Industries, Mumbai, the chief guest inaugurated by conference, which was followed by Saraswati Vandana by students of RRL High School.

Dr Ram Vishwakarma, Director IIIM, Jammu presented the welcome address and said that this event is one of its kinds in whole Jammu and Kashmir.

In this event, oral presentations related to fermentation based industrial processes were discussed during different sessions.

An exhibition of IIIM products and recent products of different biotech companies were arranged for the delegates and participants.

Dr Vikas Babu, Organizing Secretary of IAMF-2018 said that this event is supported by DBT, SERB, DRDO, IIIM-TBI, Ministry of AYUSH and partially sponsored by emerging technologies and Solar Industrial Corporation.
After inauguration, two sessions were held on first day of conference. In a plenary lecture Prof RK Saxena gave thought provoking talk titled "Where the problem lies?".
The Session I was chaired by Vidhya Rangaswami and co-chaired by Prof R.K Saxena, while the Session II was chaired by Prof AK Srivastava and co-chaired by Dr Bijan Choudhury and Dr Jasmine Isar.

Others, who presented their lectures and talks on different topics were Prof UC Banerjee from NIPER, Prof AK Srivastava from IIT Delhi, Dr Bijan Choudhury from IIT Roorkee, Dr Swaraj Singh from Losynth Labs Private Limited, Dr Jasmine Isar from Reliance Industries, Shabeer Ahmed from GloBiL'S, Agri and Food Enterprises, Prof BK Behra from Sanmar Speciality Chemicals Limited, Dr C Mohandass from CSIR-NIO Goa, Dr. Mukul Bajpai from Microlabs Private Limited, Dr Manpreet Singh from Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited and Arjun Arora from Chankya Pharma Limited.

A special session on discussion with Industries was conducted which was chaired by Dr Asha Chaubey and co-chaired by Dr. Saurabh Saran and Dr Vikash Babu. Jayraj Doshi and GM Bhogle from Zytex Biotech Limited, Dr Mitesh Patel from Sumar Biotech LLP, Dr Jayesh Ahire from Unique Biotech Limited, Femida Patel from Pushpajshah Limited, Dr Pinakeen Patel from Bills Biotech Private Limited, Dr Rajib Lochan Dey from Genei Laboratories Private Limited and Dr Mukesh Patel from Agriland Biotech Limited participated in this session.

A panel discussion with industries was chaired by Dr Ram A. Vishwakarma, Director, IIIM.

In a session on Young Scientist Presentations, 27 young scientists from across the India presented their work.
Prof R K Saxena, Former Head, Department of Microbiology, University of Delhi, Prof U C Banerjee, Head, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, and Incharge Biotechnology, NIPER, Mohali Punjab and Prof Bijan Chaudhary, Department of Biotechnology, IIT Rookree were among other prominent scientists, academicians and industrialists who attended this conference.


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