44th Cell Biology Conference Begins at KU
The 44th All India Conference on Cell Biology and a National Symposium on “Molecular and Cellular Insights into Human Diseases” kicked off at the University of Kashmir on Friday.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nilofer Khan, inaugurated the two-day event which brings together leading researchers from home and abroad on a common platform, in online and offline mode, to share innovative research and techniques. In his presidential address, Professor Nilofer said the conference is a great opportunity for young students to be mentored by renowned cell biologists to help them develop long-term connectivity with veterans and move in the right direction.
“Knowledge sharing and institutional collaborations are very important today to find common solutions to a multitude of common problems that humanity faces in the field of diseases, such as the recent Covid-19 pandemic,” said Professor Nilofer.
She said academics have a responsibility to discuss issues concerning human well-being and come up with tangible solutions that emanate from the labs and whose benefits ultimately trickle down to the grassroots.
The event was organized by the Department of Biochemistry in collaboration with the Indian Society of Cell Biology (ISCB).
The Dean of Academic Affairs, Professor Farooq A Masoodi, emphasized the importance of multidisciplinary research for research results to be acceptable in society. He called for the active participation of social scientists in the development of research proposals.
Dean Research KU Prof Irshad A Nawchoo said the current conference must help formulate plans, protocols and strategies to enable current and future generations to become “resilient and ready” to meet health challenges that may arise. health and diseases, through knowledge sharing. and information.
Professor Pradeep K Verma of the ISCB, guest of honor, presented the Society created in 1977, its work and its achievements.
In his special address, Registrar Dr Nisar A Mir called for a strong partnership between science and society. He said such conferences provide a platform for researchers to present their new research results and develop curiosity and scientific temperament in young students.
In his welcoming remarks, Dr. Shajrul Amin, HOD Biochemistry and organizer of the conference, said the upcoming deliberations were of immense importance to the public health and scientific community.
“The guest speakers will not only share their knowledge, research and experiences with young aspiring students, but will also help establish a platform for future research collaborations to find solutions to pressing scientific problems,” said Dr. Shajrul.
Dr. Shaida Andrabi, from the Department of Biochemistry, gave a vote of thanks during the inaugural session which was attended by several deans, department heads and senior faculty members and officers.