The Microbiologists Society of India has organised a National Conference on ’Biotechnology for better tomorrow’, in association with Taywade College, Mahadula, Koradi, Nagpur from January 22 to 24.
In view of the growing global concern over viral infections, its fast mutations, immunity to combat the viral attack on human beings and animals, Microbiologists Society of India (MSI) has planned the conference with emphasis on probiotics and its application in human health and Lumpy infection in animals.
Dr Sanjeev Patankar, National Convenor of MSI stated that about 200 scientists, teachers and research scholars from across India will participate in the conference, to be held at Taywade College, Mahadula. During the conference interaction between scientists, researchers and representatives of the industry has been planned. The need for improving the immune system through inbuilt natural microorganisms in the body is being emphasised by the MSCI. The axis of human health is the stomach to the brain. If both stomach and brain are healthy the entire human society can be healthy. The microbiologists also think of soil health, which is dependent upon the microflora in the soil for producing healthy food for the human being
MSI is not only generating awareness about the importance of the study in microbiology right from school level, but also promoting gene-editing for improving the quality of food produced in the future. The research is also aimed towards overall improvement in human health through strengthening the inherent immune system.
Six plenary sessions by eminent scientists will be held. Special facility for interaction between the scientists and students has also been made.
Dr Patankar stated that the annual awards of MSI will be given away. Those selected for awards like young scientist, senior scientist, best department, best laboratory etc will be allowed to make a presentation about their efforts in achieving the level of excellence.
The conference is an important event after the Indian Science Congress, hosted by RTM Nagpur University.