National Science Day Celebrations
Seminar On – BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES – ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS
Seminar Date – 28th Feb, 2017
Under the Aegis of
Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology (UCOST)
VigyanDham, Jhajra, Dehradun
Govt. of Uttarakhand
A Seminar on Biological Resources- Issues and Solutions was conducted on the occasion of National Science Day, Feb 28, 2017 at Uttaranchal (P.G) College of Bio-Medical Science & Hospital, Dehradun.
Gathering of the participants:
Students, scholars and faculty members from different institutions have participated in the poster and oral presentations. Some of the institutions are GurukulKangri University, HNB University, AN College Patna, DevasthaliVidyapeethRudrapur, MIT Rishikesh, GautamBuddh University Noida, JECRC Jaipur, SansktityCllege Mathura, SDSU Tehri, Garhwal, Govt. PG College Rishikesh, Govt. degree College Haridwar, Govt. PG College Doiwala, Govt. PG College Kashi, GGM Science college Jammu etc. The local participants are from SGRR PG College, Alpine College, SBS PGI College, Doon PG College, SGRR ITS, Sai Institute, Dolphin Institute, GRD College etc. All the participants were benefitted with the deliberations of the seminar.
Objective of the Seminar:
The overall aim of the seminar is to provide the information regarding Biological Resources – Issues and Solutions. The seminar was focused on the solutions to various issues regarding biological resources. The main issues are like overexploitation, land degradation, loss of biodiversity, habitat disturbance etc. These issues and their solutions are discussed at length in the seminar.
The Seminar was inaugurated with the lightening of lamp by the chief Guest Prof. N. R. Jagannathan, Head NMR and MRI Department, AIIMS, New Delhi accompanied by the Managing Director Er. G.D.S. Warne and Chairperson of the college Ms. Pushpa Warne. Prof. Rizwan Ahmad, Dean Academics has delivered the welcome address. Prof. N. R. Jagannathan addresses the participants with his views about the natural resources followed by the address of our Managing Director. The book of abstract was also released by the dignitaries.
Lamp lightening by Dignitaries
Vandana and welcome song
FIRST TECHNICAL SESSION
- N. R. Jagannathan
Department of NMR and MRI Facility
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
New Delhi – 110029
Topic Delivered- NMR in Biological Research with Special Reference to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in Medicine.
This lecture covered the application of the fascinating field of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) in Biological research with special reference to magnetic resonance imaging popularly known to general public as ‘MRI’. He discussed regarding the basic principle of MRI is from the phenomenon of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) discovered in 1946. NMR is an analytical technique and it has its application in different branches of science like physics, chemistry, biology, agricultural sciences, material sciences and medicine. MRI is a diagnostic tool that is used to produce anatomic images of human organs for diagnosis for tumor, cancer and various other diseases. MRI produces a spatial display of the distribution of nuclei (such as hydrogen’s) and provides a high-resolution morphological picture (anatomical information) with superior contrast resolution compared to other currently available imaging modalities. MR images are from the abundant and strong signal from mobile hydrogen’s which arise primarily from water and fat present in tissues.
He discussed about the another important application of NMR in medicine is the spectroscopic investigation of tissues known as ‘in vivo MR spectroscopy’ (MRS). In this method one can determine the concentration and relative levels of metabolites/biochemical’s present in a particular tissue or organ. This information is useful for characterizing normal and malignant (cancer) tissues at the cellular level thus proving information on the metabolic pathway responsible in cancer development. Both MRI and MRS being noninvasive can be used for repetitive measurements on the same subject like for example to study the tumor response to therapy, the pharmacokinetics and efficacy of drugs. One can also use MRI to study and characterize plant products in a non-invasive way.
- K. RAMESH
Wildlife Institute of India
(Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Govt. of India)
University of British Columbia
Topic Delivered-Wildlife Conservation: Challenges, Prospects and Way Forwards
Dr. AK. Rameshdelivered lecture that mainly emphasized on the importance of bio-resources, their valuation for human needs, over accelerated depletion patter & rate as well as the necessity to conserve these bio-resources. He specifically pointed out the need of sustainable development& utilization of bio-resources for better future. He emphasized in this lecture the basic reason of human greediness for accelerated depletion of bio-resources and also the need of human interventions as well as scientific endeavors for a better tomorrow with implement of bio- resources.
SECOND TECHNICAL SESSION
Oral and poster Presentation by Research Scholars and Students:
Research scholars, faculty members and students have delivered their research topics as oral and poster presentations from various fields such as life sciences, agriculture, forestry, horticulture, pharmaceutical science and Medical sciences.
Our Chief guest Prof. N.R. Jagannathan and Managing Director Er. GDS Warne has distributed the prizes. The prizes are Ist, IInd, and IIIrd in the category of oral and poster presentations.
The program came to an end with the vote of thanks by the organizing secretary.
Anchoring of the seminar and the sessions was wonderfully performed by Dr. NehaTiwari and Dr. SudiptaRamola.
Patrons-Er. G.D.S Warne, Mrs. Pushpa Warne
Organizing Chairman- Prof. Rizwan Ahmad
Organizing Secretary– Dr.NehaSaini
Organizing team-Dr. PallaviChauhan, Dr. Mamta Joshi, Dr. SandeepDhyani, Dr. NehaTiwari Joshi, Dr. DeepaliRana, Dr. SnehaDobhal, Dr. Dhyal Singh, Ms. Neena Singh, Mr. Anil Bisht,Ms. VipraTomar.
Editorial Board-Dr. NehaTiwari Joshi, Dr. PallaviChauhan, Dr. ShivaniPathak , Dr. NehaSaini, Ms. AlfiaSagheer, Dr. DeepaliRana ,
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