The School of Life Sciences at has organized an International Conference on Recent discoveries of Diabetic biomarkers and challenges ahead (1CDB 2015) on the 2nd and 3rd of March 2015.
This Conference focused on Diabetes and the associated complications. The event focused on Diabetic retinopathy, Diabetic foot ulcer, and Stem cells as a potential tool for diabetes, conventional and alternative medicine for the treatment of Diabetes. This premier event also highlighted the need for the research on the molecular pathways and cellular responses for disease treatment using various treatment modalities.
This International Conference on Recent discoveries of Diabetic biomarkers and challenges ahead was funded by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, India
The conference has brought together Engineers, Biotechnologists, Biologists, Chemists, Scientists, Industry personal and Medical practitioners to a common platform for a very creative interaction leading to inventive and resourceful ideas and innovative solutions for the various challenging problems in the field of Diabetic research. The response to the call for papers was overwhelming and was presented in the technical sessions. The delegates including renowned speakers from Malaysia and United States and from various states of India participated in the conference.
The conference was inaugurated by Dr.Nurliza Khaliden, Head, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Malaya, Malaysia and she emphasized the importance of interdisciplinary team work and application oriented research for the benefit of the society. Padmasri Prof.J.A.K Tareen, Vice-Chancellor, B.S.Abdur Rahman Institute delivered the presidential address on the occasion and stressed the need for a deeper study and research in the field of Diabetes.
The conference started with a welcome address by Dr. S.Hemalatha, organizing secretary and Dean, School of Life Sciences and ended with vote of thanks by Dr.R.Karthikeyan, Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences. The Guest of Honour Dr.Samarijit Das, Johns Hopkins University, USA, Prof. V. Murugesan, Registrar and Prof. V.M. Periyasamy Pro-Vice Chancellor, B.S.Abdur Rahman Institute felicitated the gathering. The conference proceedings were released by Dr. Nurliza Khalidin and the first copy was received by Dr. Samarijit Das.
The conference was a two days feast for all the young researchers. The scientific presentations from undergraduate and post graduate students, research scholars, post doctoral fellows and scientists from Universities and hospitals from India and abroad were brainstorming. The conference had provided networking opportunities with the leading experts, researchers and scientists from various research and development sectors.
The valedictory address was delivered by Dr Tengku Ain Kamalden Department of Ophthalmology, University of Malaya, Malaysia. The best oral and poster presentation awards at under graduate, post graduate and research level and travel awards are distributed by Dr. Tengku Ain Kamalden, Dr. Nurliza Khaliden, University of Malaya, Malaysia and Prof. J.A..K Tareen Vice Chancellor, B.S.Abdur Rahman Institute.The International Conference was a perfect platform to update on business and technology fronts. The challenges were explored, solutions were uncovered and opportunities were developed, making it the largest and most highly respected event.
Dr.David Smith from Sheffield Hallam University, UK has visited School of Life Sciences on February 4, 2016 and discussed with faculty about research collaboration, internship opportunities, faculty and student exchange
British council’s Bio Technology Mission represented by delegates from UK universities to SLS on 14th September 2015. The following lectures are delivered by the delegates from various universities of UK
Professor Kiaran Kirk , Dean, College of Medicine, Biology & Environment , ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment and ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Australian National University visited School of Life Sciences and delivered lecture on Malaria – global perspective and state of the research“on 27th August 2015.
Dr. Rajeshwari, Managing Director from Bioklone Biotech privateLimited, Chennai delivered talk on Building a business: Path of a technopreneur on 14th August, 2015.
Mr. Prashant, CEO, Protevea, Chennai, delivered lecture on Biotechnology- Prospects and Career on 14th August, 2015.
The fundamentals of HPLC and HPLC trouble shooting were delivered by Dr. Hari Krishna Reddy, Application Chemist, from Shimadzu on 15th June, 2015
Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)-analysis of isolated compound in FTIR by Dr. Easwaramoorthy, Department of Chemistry, BSAU on 17th June 2015
Ammasi Periasamy from W.M. Keck Center for Cellular Imaging, University of Virginia, USA delivered talk on Dynamic Imaging of Protein Protein Interaction in Living Cells using Exogenous and Endogenous FRET Pairs on 24th June 2015