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Amity University Rajasthan organizes International Conference on “Green Biotech: Recent Trends & Innovations”

The two-day International conference on “Green Biotech: Recent Trends & Innovations” was organized by Amity School of Biotechnology and Pharmanext at the sprawling campus of Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur. The Chief Guest Prof (Dr.) Asis Datta, founder director of National Institute of Genome Research and former Vice Chancellor, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, spoke on “Dream to bring science to society.” He apprised the audience of the status of genetically modified plants in India and the myths associated with it. His message to the youth was that “the road to success is always under construction”. Dr V.P. Kamboj, Chairman Biotech Consortium of India ltd also explained as to how genetically engineered plants and microorganisms can improve food and health security in India and the world. The chancellor Mr Aseem Chauhan also expressed his belief that green biotech is the future. Dr. Cristina Cruz from University of Lisbon & Portugal, who was the Keynote Speaker, highlighted the importance of Bio-fertilizers in food security. Prof. Ajit Verma, Director General Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Noida, spoke about the fungus Piriforma Indica, which was isolated from Thar Desert of Rajasthan. According to Dr Verma, the fungus has great potential for use as bio-fertilizer and Bio-pesticide as has been shown in field trials in Punjab, Madhya Pradesh & NCR. Prof Raj Singh Vice Chancellor of Amity University Rajsathan, while welcoming the guests highlighted the importance of the conference in the contemporary scenario. Mr. Harish Pal, Editor in chief of Pharma Next, proposed the word of thanks.

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