CHANDIGARH- February 21, 2009: Two days International Symposium on “Recent Developments in Molecular Technology” was inaugurated by Prof. P. Rama Rao, Director, NIPER at P.U. Campus here today.
In his inaugural address, Dr. Rao emphasized on the need of the hour is to develop the technologies, which are viable and can reach to the doorstep of the end user as majority of the population in India is still living under the poverty line. Prof. Rao also stressed on the need to develop the personalized medicine keeping in mind the genetic polymorphism in the different ethnic groups.
Prof. D. Kaul, Professor and Head, Dept. of Experimental Medicine and Biotechnology, P.G.I., Chandigarh delivered Keynote Address. Prof. Kaul deliberated on “Rnomics in Health & Diseases”. His illuminating talk apprised the participants about the RNAi based technology as the future medicine for the cure of various types of cancers, viral infections, and in understanding the gene expression in the regulation of cell differentiation and organ development.
The Plenary sessions started with the talk by Prof. Attila Tarnok from Germany on “Polychromatic Cytometry”. He talked about the Power of Multi channel cytometry on understanding the intricacies associated with the cellular mechanisms. This was followed by a lecture on use of the flow cytometric techniques in Plants by Prof. David W. Galbraith from University of Arizona, U.S.A.
Dr. Susann Mueller from Germany talked about Microbial Cytometry. In the third session, Dr. Henning Ulrich and Dr. Rober M. Zucker deliberated about Modulation of Neuronal differentiation by Bradykinin Receptors and Confocal Imaging respectively.
The 1st day program ended with the “innovative ideas” as poster presentations by participants.