A three-day international conference on “Emerging Trends in Biosciences and Chemical Technology-2022” was hosted by School of Biotechnology, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University in collaboration with CSIR-IIIM, Jammu and BRSI from 3rd to 5th December, 2022. The chief guest of the international conference was Dr. Jatinder Singh, Honorable Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Science and Technology. Prof. Manoj Kumar Dhar, a distinguished scientist and former Vice Chancellor of the University of Jammu, was the guest of honor.
This conference provided a forum for the exchange of ideas, the generation of new concepts, and the discussion of contemporary concerns in the biological and chemical sciences. The conference was attended by eminent scientists, professors and scholars from academia and industry to discuss the future trends in Biosciences and Chemical technology with the purpose of undertaking the challenges in the field. The conference consisted of thirteen sessions of varied plenary speeches and guest lectures by famous scientists from Argentina, Brazil, Greece, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam, as well as eminent scientists from the host country. Additionally, it included abstracts from nearly 300 participants from across the country and abroad. A book titled “Practical Biochemistry”, authored by Dr. Indu Bhushan was also released by the honorable Minister Dr. Jatinder Singh during the event.
The event culminated with a valedictory ceremony and Honorable Vice Chancellor of SMVDU, Padam Shri Professor R.K. Sinha was the chief guest and Sh. Neeraj Gupta (JKAS) Finance officer, SMVDU was the guest of honor including NS Jamwal, Registrar, SMVDU. The convener of the conference, Dr. Indu Bhushan, presented the opening address, followed by the address by Dr. Asha Chaubey (Convener), Principal Scientist, CSIR-IIIM, Jammu. The conference’s Co-convener, Dr. Shafaq Rasool, gave the Technical Report of the conference. Prof. R.K. Sinha, the chief guest, addressed the audience, felicitated the Plenary and Invited speakers, and presented the participants with awards for the best paper presentation. The occasion was concluded by Dr. Ratna Chandra, Head of the School of Biotechnology, delivering the vote of thanks. Dr. Indu Bhushan, Faculty, School of Biotechnology, SMVDU, the convener of the conference ensured that the event was inclusive and a big success.