Interactive Workshops / Special Lectures / Seminars / Conferences

ACTIVITIES OF NABS

The National Academy of Biological Sciences periodically organizes Interactive Workshop series on various themes in Biological Sciences for the benefit of Student community, members of NABS and faculties.

Summary Proceedings and Recommendations

Interactive Workshops/Special Lectures

Series No. 1

 

General Particulars

Date

:

: 30 September, 2008

Venue

:

: Indian Institute of Spices

  Research, Calicut, Kerala

Theme

"Microbial Interactions for Food Security"

       

 

No.

Papers presented

Speakers

1

Recent trends in veterinary vaccines and diagnosis

Dr. V.A. Srinivasan,

Indian Immunologicals Limited, Hyderabad

2

Tuber Crops as food security crops in the new millennium

Dr. S. Edison

Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Thiruvananthapuram

3

Entomopathogens for Pest management in plantation crops-  Scope, constraints and future thrust

Dr. C. P. Radhakrishnan Nair,

Central Tuber Crops Research Institute- RS, Kayankulam Thiruvananthapuram, , Kerala

4

Microbial control of soil borne pathogens

Dr. M. Anandaraj

Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut, Kerala

5

Bioinformatics tools for microbial studies

Dr. Santhosh J. Eapen

Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut, Kerala

6

Endophytic bacteria in plants- exploitation for management of plant diseases

Dr. A. Kumar

Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut, Kerala

Series No. 2

 

General Particulars

Date

:

24 November, 2008

Venue

:

Central Tuber Crops Research

  Institute, Thiruvananthapuram

Theme

"Tuber Crops in Food Security "

           

 

No.

Papers presented

Speakers

1

Significance of Tuber Crops in food security

Dr. C. S. Ravindran

Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Thiruvananthapuram

2

Value added products from Tuber crops

Dr. G. Padmaja

Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Thiruvananthapuram

3

Breeding high value tuber crops to meet the challenges of food security

Dr. K. Abraham

Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Thiruvananthapuram

4

Role of PGPR in food security

Dr. M. Anandaraj

Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut, Kerala

5

Use of mini set technique for large scale production of quality planting material of tuber crops

Dr. James George

Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Thiruvananthapuram

6

Management of tuber crops’ diseases to increase production

Dr. V. Hegde

Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Thiruvananthapuram

7

Influence of climate change in crop production

Dr. V. Ravi

Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Thiruvananthapuram

8

Natural resource management for food security

Dr. V. Ramesh

Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Thiruvananthapuram

 

Series No. 3

 

General Particulars

Date

:

30 July, 2009

Venue

:

Loyola College, Chennai

Theme

"Biology in Human welfare"

       

 

No.

Papers presented

Speakers

1

Some barriers in crop productivity, Environment of Climate Change

Dr. K. Shivashankar

1359, KEDAR, 9th Cross

J P Nagar, First Phase

Bangalore – 560 078

dr.shivashankar@gmail.com

2

Mycotoxins- a serious threat to Human and Animal Health

Dr. R. Velazhahan

Department of Plant Pathology

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

Coimbatore -641 003

velazhahan@hotmail.com

3

Spider diversity in Tamil Nadu

Dr. K. Samiayyan

Department of Agricultural Entomology

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

Coimbatore 641 003

samientomology@gmail.com

4

Biosurfactants – their applications

Dr. Swaranjit Singh Cameotra

MTCC and Gene Bank

IMTECH,  Sector 39A

Chandigarh – 160 036

swaranjitsingh@yah oo.com

 

Series No. 4

 

General Particulars

Date

:

12-13, March, 2011

Venue

:

PRIST Universtiy, Thanjavur

Theme

"Biotechnological Applications for Sustainable Development"

 No.

Papers presented

Speakers

1

RNA interference in the management of plant viral diseases with special reference to banana viruses

 

 

Dr. R.Selvarajan

National Research Centre for Banana, Tiruchirappalli-620 102, Tamil Nadu

selvarajanr@gmail.com

2

Biological control of plant diseases

 

Dr. S. Nakkeeran,

Department of Plant Pathology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

Coimbatore – 641 003, Tamil Nadu

nakkeeransingai@yahoo.com

 

3

Advances in biotechnology of spices

 

 

 

Dr. D. Prasath

Indian Institute of Spices Research, Marikunnu P O, Calicut - 673 012, Kerala

prasath@spices.res.in

4

Recent trends in food biotechnology for value addition and beneficial  properties

 

Dr. Renu Agrawal

Department of Food Microbiology, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, India.

renuagrawal46@gmail.com

 

5

Tissue culture and its role in food security

 

Dr. J. Subramani

Shanthi Agrotech, Bangalore, Karnataka

subramani_ jogi@hotmail.com

 

6

Fascinating fungal biomolecules for human and plant health - Current vistas in mushroom biotechnology

 

 

Dr. A.S. Krishnamoorthy

Directorate of Agribusiness Development, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore – 641 003

milkmush@rediffmail.com

 

7

Bioactive potential of Morinda citrifolia L. and Morinda pubescens J.E.Smith

 

 

Dr. N. Mathivanan

Biocontrol and Microbial Metabolites Lab, Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras, Maraimalai Campus, Guindy, Chennai – 600 025

prabhamathi@yahoo.com

 

8

Assessment of DNA polymorphism induced by gamma radiation  in aonla using RAPD method

 

 

Dr. B. Senthamizh Selvi

Horticultural Research Station, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

Kodaikanal – 624 103, Tamil Nadu

hrskodai@tnau.ac.in; sureshpreet2006@yahoo.co.in

 

9

Understanding host-pathogen interactions in the genomic era

 

Dr. M. Anandaraj

All India Coordinated Research Project on Spices

Indian Institute of Spices Research

Calicut 673 012, Kerala

anandaraj@spices.res.in

           

 

Poster Presentations

In the 4th Interactive Workshop---- posters were presented on the theme of the workshop under different topics like General, Medicinal Plants, Pests and Diseases, Biodiversity and Microbiology.

Best Posters were presented on 13th March, 2011 with "Best Poster Award"

Award winning Posters:

No.

Posters presented

Author(s)

 

General

 

1

Effect of different sources and levels of potassium on HPLC separation of capsanthin content of paprika

(Capsicum annuum L.) cv.KtPl-19

under fertigation system

 

G. Sathish, V. Ponnuswami,

N. Kumar and J. Suresh

Horticultural Research Station, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

Kodaikanal – 624 103, Tamil Nadu

hrskodai@tnau.acin

 

3

Quality evaluation of banana varieties for specific target groups

 

 

K.N. Shiva, M. Mayil Vaganan and M.M. Mustaffa

National Research Centre for Banana

Tiruchirapalli – 620 102, Tamil Nadu

knshiva5@gmail.com

 

Medicinal Plants

 

3

In vitro multipliation and ex situ conservation of threatened medicinal plant Baliospermum montanum

 

 

R. Elango Mathavan,

S. Patharajan and S. Ramesh

PRIST University, Thanjavur

relangomathavan@gmail.com

 

4

Hepatoprotective and proteomic mechanism of Crinum asiaticum (L.) against carbon tetrachloride induced oxidative stress in Swiss albino mice

 

S. Ilavenil, B. Kaleeswaran and S. Ravikumar

PRIST University

zookaleesh@yahoo.com

 

Pests and Diseases

 

5

Effect of antiviral phyto proteins for the management of TOSPO virus infection in Tomato

 

P. Renukadevi,

S. K. Manoranjidham and

S. Nakkeeran

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore – 641 003, Tamil Nadu

pathorenu@yahoo.co.in

 

 

Biodiversity

 

6

Biodiversity of spiders in three food legume crops of Tamil Nadu

V. Sudha and K. Samiayyan

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-641 003

samientomology@gmail.com

 

Microbiology

 

7

Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using Agaricus bisporus as a myconanofactory

 

 

S. Latha and D. Dhanasekaran

Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli -– 620 024

Tami Nadu, India.

microlatha86@gmail.com

 

Series No. 5

 

General Particulars

Date

:

14 & 15 May, 2012

Venue

:

University of Madras, Maraimalai Campus, Guindy, Chennai

Theme
"Prospects of Medicinal Plants in Promoting Wellness"

 No.

Papers presented

Speakers

Bioprospecting

1

Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.): Bioprospecting for Wellness

K. V. Peter and S. Malarvannan

Director, World Noni Research Foundation; Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Perungudi, Chennai 600 096

E-mail:  kvptr@yahoo.com

2

Medicinal plant cell culture for pharma industry

J. Subramani and P. I. Peter

World Noni Research Foundation 12, Rajiv Gandhi Road, Perungudi, Chennai- 600 096

E-mail: subramani_jogi@hotmail.com

3

Role of in vitro cell culture technology in herbal drug discovery

R. Sandeep Varma,

S. Vidyashankar,

K. S. Nandakumar and

P. S. Patki

Cell biology and Immunology, Medical Services and Clinical Trials

R&D Centre, The Himalaya Drug Company, Makali,

Bangalore-562 123
Email: sandeepravivarma@gmail.com, sandeepravivarma@yahoo.com

Integrated Health Management

4

Morinda citrifolia : Impending phytocomponents for impeding barriers of brain tumor ?

A. J. Vanisree

Assistant Professor, University of Madras, Guindy campus, Chennai- 600 025

E-mail: vanielango@gmail.com

5

Desmodium gangiticum (DG) root aqueous extract attenuates isoproterenol-induced cardiac hypertrophic and fibrosis in experimental rats

H. Divya and V.  Elangovan

Department of Biochemistry

University of Madras, Maraimalai campus, Guindy

Chennai-600 025, India
E-mail: vellaie@gmail.com

6

Curing 'Asthma' with medicinal plants

P. Selvaraj

Former Dean and Professor of Horticulture (TNAU)

26, 3rd New street,
Mayiladuthurai 609 001

Tamil Nadu

E-mail: drp.selvarajmayl@yahoo.in

7

Bioactive molecules from some medicinal plants  with nutraceutical potentials

N. Raaman

Herbal Sciences Laboratory

Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany

University of Madras, Maraimalai Campus, Guindy,

Chennai – 600 025, India
E-mail: raaman55@gmail.com

8

Ethnomedicinal plants used in the treatment of domestic animals in Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu

T. Sekar

Department of Botany, Pachaiyappa’s College

Chennai 600 030, Tamil Nadu
E-mail: tsekar_bot@yahoo.com / tsekar_2005@yahoo.com

9

Antioxidant and anticancer activity of Diospyros melanoxylon Roxb.

V. Priyadarshini,

S. Aroumougame, V. Roopa and N. Mathivanan

Biocontrol and Microbial Metabolite Lab, Center for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras, Maraimalai Campus, Guindy

Chennai-600 025, India

 E-mail: prabhamathi@yahoo.com
10 Phytochemicals against neurodegeneration, a multifactorial disease: A review on their efficacy reported in the past two decades

Venkateswarlu Raavi and

A. J. Vanisree

Department of Biochemistry, University of Madras

Chennai- 600 025
E-mail: venkyneuro@gmail.com

Crop Production and Management

11

Microbial inoculants for the sustainable cultivation of medicinal plants

D.J. Bagyaraj

Centre for Natural Biological Resources and Community Development,

# 41 RBI Colony, Anand Nagar, Bangalore – 560 024
E-mail: djbagyaraj@gmail.com

12

Trends in research on pest management in cultivated medicinal plants, with special reference to Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.)

S.Sithanantham and

S. Malarvannan

Sun Agro Biotech Research Centre, 3/340. Main Road

Madanandapuram, Porur

Chennai-600 125
E-mail: sithanantham@gmail.com

13

Pest and disease management in medicinal crops : An overview

B.Meena and

T. Marimuthu

Department of Medicinal and Aromatic crops, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

Coimbatore – 641 003
E-mail: meepath@rediffmail.com

14

Study on diversity, distribution and documentation of antiophidic plants used by the tribes and traditional healers in South India

S. Aroumougame and

N. Mathivanan
Biocontrol and Microbial Metabolite Lab, Center for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras, Maraimalai Campus, Guindy,
Chennai-600 025, India

E-mail: prabhamathi@yahoo.com

           

 

Series No. 6

               NATIONAL SEMINAR

General Particulars

Date

:

20 & 21 July, 2013

Venue

:

Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu

Theme
"
Microbes and Human Welfare"

The deliberations of National Seminar on Microbes and Human Welfare were made in four technical sessions viz., Microbes in Agriculture and Forestry, Microbes in Human and Animal Health, Microbes in Biotechnological Innovations and Diversity and Conservation of Microbes. Each technical session was preceded by lead papers

Technical Session  I: Microbes in Agriculture and Forestry

Chairman

:

Dr. D. J. Bagyaraj

Co-Chairman

:

Dr. M. Anandaraj
Convener

:

Dr. Syed Jahangir
Lead Paper

:

Diversity, functional traits and application of PGPR in plantation crops
Presented by

:

Dr. George Thomas
Number of Oral Presentations made

:

7
Number of Poster Presentations made

:

6

Technical Session  II: Microbes in Human and Animal Health

Chairman

:

Dr. Renu Agrawal

Co-Chairman

:

Dr. R. Thirumurugan
Convener

:

Dr. M. Manickavasagam
Lead Paper-1

:

HIV-integrase/Lense Epithelial Derived Growth Factor inhibitor (LEDGF)- As novel therapeutic agent for treatment of HIV/AIDS
Presented by

:

Dr. P. Selvam
Lead Paper-2

:

'The role of probiotics in improving human health'

Presented by

:

Dr. Renu Agrawal

Number of Oral Presentations made

:

3
Number of Poster Presentations made

:

4

Technical Session  III: Microbes in Biotechnological Innovations

Chairman

:

Dr. M. Vivekanandan

Co-Chairman

:

Dr. P. Selvam
Convener

:

Dr. R. Vijayakumar
Lead Paper

:

'Biotechnological approached for management of fungal diseases of crop plants'
Presented by

:

Dr. P. Chowdappa
Number of Oral Presentations made

:

7
Number of Poster Presentations made

:

4

Technical Session  IV: Diversity and Conservation of Microbes

Chairman

:

Dr. M.V. Rao

Co-Chairman

:

Dr. D. Dhanasekaran
Convener

:

Dr. T. Senthilkumar
Lead Paper

:

'Mycorrhizal diversity and conservation of microorganisms'
Presented by

:

Dr. D. J. Bagyaraj
Number of Oral Presentations made

:

3
Number of Poster Presentations made

:

4
 
           

 

Poster Presentations

Separate session on Posters was also organized and many students and young biologists participated in the Poster Session. In all seventeen posters were presented in four technical sessions. The Best oral / Poster presentations were awarded.

 

Best Oral Presentation

Name of Scientist

Best Presentation  

Technical Session I: Microbes in Agriculture and Forestry

B. Meena

Exploitation of biocontrol agents fro the management of root  rot of medicinal Coleus- B. Meena, SA. Ramyabharathi and

R. M. Vijayakumar

Technical Session II: Microbes in Human and Animal Health

S. Latha

Investigation of acid and bile tolerance of resident actinobateria of chicken by growth and survival- S. Latha, D. John Dickson Calvin and D. Dhanasekaran

Technical Session III: Microbes in Biotechnological Innovations

F. Lewis-Oscar

Outdoor semi-continuous cultivation of Chlorella sp. BUM 11008 for biodiesel production- R. Praveenkumar, F. Lewis-Oscar and N. Thajuddin

Technical Session IV: Diversity and Conservation of Microbes

N. Reehana

Biodiversity of microalgae in the Puliyanthangal lake of Ranipet of Tamil Nadu, India- N. Reehana, A. Suresh, A. Parveez Ahamed and N. Thajuddin

Best Poster Presentation Award

Technical Session I: Microbes in Agriculture and Forestry

SA. Ramyabharathi

Bacillus subtilis EPCO16: A potential  microbial agent against Fusarium wilt of Tomato- SA. Ramyabharathi, B. Meena and T. Raguchander

P. Priya Dharsini

Allelopathic properties of herbicidal compound from actinobacteria- P. Priya Dharsini and D. Dhanasekaran

Technical Session II: Microbes in Human and Animal Health

K. Subha

Primary  isolation of Helicobacter pylori from human saliva and its antibacterial activity of salt pan fungi- K. Subha, K. Kanimozhi and A. Panneerselvam

Technical Session III: Microbes in Biotechnological Innovations

R. Vijaya Abinaya

Biosynthesis, characterization and evaluation  of antimicrobial efficacy of silver nanoparticles using cyanobacterial extract- R. Vijaya Abinaya, N. Prasanna Balaji, Sathish Kumar and G. Muralitharan

Technical Session IV: Diversity and Conservation of Microbes

S. Deepa

Biodiversity of actinobacteria isolated from mangroves of Vellappalam, Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu- S. Deepa, K. Kanimozhi and A. Panneerselvam

 

 

Series No. 7

               NATIONAL SEMINAR

General Particulars

Date

:

19 & 20 July, 2014

Venue

:

KS Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode, TN

Theme
"Biodiversity Conservation – Status , Future and Way Forward"

The deliberations of National Seminar on “Conservation – Status , Future and Way Forward“were made in four technical sessions viz., (i). Biodiversity hot spots and conservation: Indian legislations, policies, directions and custodians of conservation,  (ii). Biodiversity of Natural Resources-Floral and Faunal Diversity, (iii). Biodiversity of Natural Resources-Microbial diversity and (iv). Biotechnological Tools for Analysis and Conservation of Biodiversity. Each technical session was preceded by lead paper(s).

Technical Session- I : Biodiversity hot spots and conservation: Indian legislations, policies, directions and custodians of conservation

Chairman

:

Dr. Kirti Singh

Chairperson, WNRF, Chennai

Co-Chairman

:

Dr. Brahma Singh,

Member, RAB, WNRF, Chennai

Convener

:

Dr. N. Thajuddin,

Professor,  BDU, Tiruchirappalli

Lead Paper

:

Indian Legislation on Plant Varieties Protection and Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources

Presented by

:

Prof. R. R. Hanchinal,

Chairperson, PPV & FRA, GoI, New Delhi

Number of Oral Presentations made

:

3

Technical Session-II : Biodiversity of Natural Resources-Floral and Faunal Diversity

Chairman

:

Dr. M. Subramanian

Former Director of Research, TNAU, Coimbatore

Co-Chairman

:

Dr. Prabhavathy Mathivanan,

M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai

Convener

:

Dr. Puniethaa Prabhu

K.SRCT, Tiruchengode.

Lead Paper-1

:

Plant diversity and its conservation in cold desert of India

Presented by

:

Dr. Brahma Singh

Member, RAB, WNRF, Chennai

Lead Paper-2

:

Landraces of rice (Oryzasativa L) in Tamil Nadu, their conservation and utilization

Presented by

:

Dr. M. Subramanian

Former Director of Research, TNAU, Coimbatore

Lead Paper-3

 

Diversity and distribution of lichens in India vis a vis its lichenogeographic regions

Presented by

 

Dr. Sanjeeva Nayaka

Lichenology Laboratory, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow

Number of Oral Presentations made

:

8

Technical Session-III : Biodiversity of Natural Resources-Microbial diversity

Chairmen

:

Dr. D. J. Bagyaraj

Chairman, Centre for Natural Biological Resources and Community Development (CNBRCD), Bangalore &

Dr. M. Anandaraj

Director, IISR, Calicut, Kerala

Co-Chairman

:

Dr. N. Mathivanan

Professor, Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras, Maraimalai Campus, Guindy, Chennai.

Convener

:

Dr. B. Bagyalakshmi

Department of Biotechnology,

KSRCT, Tiruchengode, TN.

Lead Paper-1

:

Soil Biodiversity – Status and Recent Advances

Presented by

:

Dr. D. J. Bagyaraj

Chairman, CNBRCD,Bangalore.

Lead Paper-2

 

Diversity of anti-microbial peptides of Bacillusspp. and their role in plant disease management

Presented by

 

S. Nakkeeran

Professor (Plant Pathology), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

Lead Paper-3

 

Phylogenetic diversity of Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria harbouring nifH gene associated with Mangrove Rhizospheres of Pichavaram

Presented by

 

V. R. K. Prabavathy

MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai

Number of Oral Presentations made

:

6

Technical Session  IV: Biotechnological Tools for Analysis and Conservation of Biodiversity

Chairman

:

Dr. P. S. Naik

Director, IIVR, Varanasi

Co-Chairmen

:

Dr. Chella Suresh

Department of biochemistry

National Institute of Nutrition, ICMR, Hyderabad

 

Dr. SanjeevaNayaka

CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow

Convener

:

Dr. K. Poongothai

Department of Biotechnology,

K. S. Rangasamy College of Technology,

Tiruchengode, TN

Lead Paper-1

:

Molecular markers – An aid to Plant Biodiversity Management

Presented by

:

C. Aswath, V.A. Parthasarathy and Lakshman Reddy,

ICAR-IISR, Calicut, Kerala

Lead Paper-2

 

Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources: Role of Biotechnology

Presented by

 

Dr. A. K. A. Mandal

School of Bio Sciences and Technology

VIT University, Vellore, TN

Number of Oral Presentations made

:

7

Number of Poster Presentations made

:

 

 

Poster Presentations

Separate session on Posters was also organized and many students and young biologists participated in the Poster Session. The Best oral / Poster presentations were awarded.

 

Best Oral Presentation Awards

Technical Session II: Biodiversity of Natural Resources-Floral and Faunal Diversity

Survey and distribution of lichens on Yercaud hills (Eastern Ghats)-

G. Ayyappadasan, P. Ponmurugan, Sanjeeva Nayaka and Rama Sanker Verma

Technical Session III: Biodiversity of Natural Resources-Microbial Diversity

 

Diversity and functionality of halotolerant actinomycetes isolated from Kelambakkam saltpan, Tamil Nadu, India-

G. Abirami, C. Ramprasath and N. Mathivanan

Technical Session IV: Biotechnological Tools for Analysis and Conservation of Biodiversity

Genetic diversity studies in certain indegineous mango varities-

M. R. Dinesh, K.V. Ravishankar,  P. Nischita, and B. S. Sandya

K.S.R Educational award

Application of biotechnology tools on biodiversity conservation of Black Pepper (Piper nigrum L.) in Southern India-

Brahma Naidu Parim, S. Ramgopalrao Ganapathy Saravanan, Balaji Meiga

Best Poster Presentations

Technical Session-II: Biodiversity of Natural Resources-Floral and Faunal Diversity

Characterization, adaptation and utilization of beneficial insect biodiversity: Trichogramma strains R&D in biocontrol of crop pests-

S. Sithanantham, S. Judy, K. R. Manikandan, C.Thamaraichelvi, R. Pandiyan, Jeyaraj Nelson  and K.P.Sanjayan

Technical Session-III: Biodiversity of Natural Resources-Microbial Diversity
 

Bioactive potential of Actinomycetes isolated from a dark cave-

R. Balaji, S. Aroumougame, D. Ramkumar, Vasanthakumari Neela and N. Mathivanan
 

Technical Session-IV: Biotechnological Tools for Analysis and Conservation of Biodiversity

In vitro seed germination of Cymbidium aloifolium (L.) Sw., a potential medicinal orchid form Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu for biodiversity conservation-

M. Gopinath, J. Philip Robinson and P. Saravanakumar

 

Series No. 8

               NATIONAL SEMINAR

General Particulars

Date

:

21 & 22 August, 2015

Venue

:

University of Mysore, Mysuru, Karnataka

Theme
"Biological Products for Crop, Animal and Human Health-Problems and Prospects"

The deliberations of National Seminar on “Biological Products for Crop, Animal and Human Health-Problems and Prospects“were made in four technical sessions viz., (i). Biological Products for Crop Health Management, (ii). Biological Products for Animal Health Management, (iii). Biological Products for Human Health Management and (iv). Formulation of Bioproducts and registration requirements and

quality control of bioproducts. Each technical session was preceded by lead paper(s).

Technical Session- I : Biological Products for Crop Health Management

Chairman

:

Dr. D. J. Bagyaraj

Vice-President, NABS, Bangalore

Co-Chairman

:

 Dr. M. Anandaraj

Director, ICAR-IISR, Calicut, Kerala

Lead Paper-1

:

Characterization and utility of fluorescent Pseudomonas for antibiotic genes and growth promotion in sustainable disease management

Presented by

:

Dr. M. K. Naik, J.U. Vinay, P. Reshma and

G. Chennappa, UAS, Raichur

Lead Paper-2

:

Biological Products to protect Arabica coffee (Coffea arabica L.) plants against white stem borer (Xylotrechus quadripes Chevrolat (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

Presented by

:

Dr. H. L. Sreenath, J. S. Meghana, P. Santosh, B. Muniswamy, K. Bharathi, R. Kousalya, M. K. Mishra, H. G. Seetharama and P. K. Vinodkumar

CCRI, Mysore, Karnataka

Lead Paper-3

:

Detection and differentiation of Peptaibols from Trichoderma spp. for crop health management

Presented by

:

Dr. S. Shishupala

Davangere University,

No. of oral Presentations

:

10

Technical Session-II : Biological Products for Animal Health Management

Chairman

:

Dr. V. A. Srinivasan

Advisory, NDDB, Hyderabad

Co-Chairman

:

Dr. S. Basaviah

Sericulture Science, UoM, Mysuru

Lead Paper-1

:

Technology solutions for animal health issues

Presented by

:

Dr. B. Mohana Subramanian, Kota Sathish, V. Maroudham, G. Dhinakar Raj and V. A. Srinivasan

TANUVAS, Chennai

Lead Paper-2

:

Prevention and control of animal diseases using biologicals

Presented by

:

Dr. B. M. Chandranaik

Institute of Animal Health and Veterninary Biologicals, Hebbal, Bangalore, Karnataka

Number of Oral Presentations made

:

4

Technical Session-III  : Biological Products  for Human Health Management

Chairmen

:

Dr. P. V. Salimath

JSS University, Mysore

Co-Chairman

:

Dr. N. Raaman

University of Madras, Chennai

Lead Paper-1

:

Molecular understanding of complications of diabetic nephropathy and beneficial role of foods

Presented by

:

Dr. P. V. Salimath

JSS University, Mysore

Lead Paper-2

 

Potential drugs from medicinal plants for human welfare

Presented by

 

Dr. N. Raaman

University of Madras, Chennai

Lead Paper-3

 

Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) for health and wellness

Presented by

 

Prof. P. I. Peter

Noni Biotech, Chennai

Lead Paper-4

 

Are insulin insufficiency diseases and vitamin deficiency diseases comparable?

Presented by

:

Dr. T. Verabasappa

DOS in Biochemistry, University of Mysore

Lead Paper-5

 

Phenotyping of banana cultivars for nutritional quality

Presented by

 

Dr. R. Dhandapani, V. P. Singh, Ajay Arora and Neera Singh

Division of Agricultural chemicals, IARI, New Delhi

Number of oral presentations

 

9

Technical Session-IV : Formulation of Bioproducts and registration requirements and

quality control of bioproducts

Chairman

:

Dr. N. Mathivanan

University of Madras, Chennai

Co-Chairman

:

Dr. S. Nakkeeran

Department of Plant Pathology

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

Lead Paper-1

:

Use of biological Products in Indian Agriculture-Challenges and way forward

Presented by

:

Dr. R. Selvasundaram and Indranil Das

Head, Technology South Asia, Agrinos India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi

Lead Paper-2

:

Strategies for development of bioformulation for crop disease management

Presented by

:

Dr. S. Nakkeeran

Department of Plant Pathology, TNAU, Coimbatore

Lead Paper-3

:

Intellectual Property Right (IPR) as a key driver in research and development- Legal and national perspectivie

Presented by

:

Dr. Niranjana Murthy

University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore

Number of Poster Presentations made

:

4

 

Poster Presentations

Separate session on Posters was also organized and many students and young biologists participated in the Poster Session. The Best oral / Poster presentations were awarded.

 

 

Series No. 9

                            9th NATIONAL CONFERENCE

General Particulars

Date

:

11 & 12 August, 2016

Venue

:

Preview Theatre, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Theme
"New Biological Researches: Opportunities and Challenges for sustainable development (Agriculture, Biology, Energy, Environment, Health and Climate Change)

The deliberations of National Conference on “New Biological Researches: Opportunities and Challenges for sustainable development (Agriculture, Biology, Energy, Environment, Health and Climate Change) “were made in six technical sessions viz., (i). New Biological Research- Agriculture, (ii) New Biological Research- Biology (iii) New Biological Research- Energy (iv) New Biological Research-Environment (v) New Biological Research- Health (vi) New Biological Research- Climate change. Two concurrent sessions one for Agriculture and the rest of the themes in another concurrent session.

Technical Session- I : New Biological Research- Agriculture

Day-1: 11-08-2016

New Biological Research-Agriculture- 1

Chairman

:

Prof. Dr. K. Shiva Shankar

Rapporteur

:

Dr. S. Nakkeeran

Lead Paper

:

Plant microbiomes and molecules- A. Kumar

No. of oral Presentations

:

3

New Biological Research-Agriculture-2

Chairman

:

Prof. Dr. D. J. Bagyaraj

Rapporteur

:

Dr. M. Prakash

No. of oral Presentations

:

6

New Biological Research Agriculture-3

Chairman

:

Prof. Dr. M. Subramanian

Co-Chairman

:

Dr. R. Selvarajan

No. of oral Presentations

:

6

New Biological Research Agriculture-4

Chairman

:

Prof. K. Natarajan

Co-Chairman

:

Dr. B. Meena

No. of oral Presentations

:

6

Technical Session-II

New Biological Research- Biology-1

Chairman

:

Prof. Dr. N. Mathivanan

Co-Chairman

:

Dr. A. Maruthupandian

Lead Paper

:

eDOPS-An electronic data base of plants-A.K.Nagpal

No. of oral Presentations

:

3

New Biological Research- Biology-2

Chairman

:

Prof. Jyotsana Rai

Co-Chairman

:

Dr. U. Ramesh

No. of oral Presentations

:

6

New Biological Research- Biology-3

Chairman

:

Prof. K. Manoharan

Co-Chairman

:

Dr. R. Ganesan

No. of oral Presentations

:

6

New Biological Research- Biology-4

Chairman

:

Prof. R. Balagurunathan

Co-Chairman

:

Dr. V. T. Hiremath

No. of oral Presentations

:

6

Day-2: 12-08-2016

New Biological Research Agriculture-5

Chairman

:

Prof. K. Samiayyan

Co-Chairman

:

Dr. N. Arunkumar

No. of oral Presentations

:

6

New Biological Research-Agriculture-6

Chairman

:

Prof. A. K. Nagpal

Co-Chairman

:

Dr. V. Shanmugaiah

Lead Lecture-2

:

Gentotypic and phenotypic dynamics of Urginea and its medicinal value (Hyacinthacceae) -

M. N. Shivakameshawari,

No. of oral Presentations

:

5

New Biological Research-Agriculture-7

Chairman

:

Prof. S. Murugesh

Co-Chairman

:

Dr. M. N. Shivakameshawari

No. of oral Presentations

:

8

Technical Session-III

New Biological Research- Energy

Chairman

:

Prof. C. E. Sooriamoorthy

Co-Chairman

:

Dr. C. Gopinathan

Lead Presentation

:

Exploring potential of Sugar beet as an alternate source of bio-ethanol production in India-
A. K. Mall

No. of oral Presentations

:

8

Technical Session-IV

New Biological Research- Climate Change

Chairman

:

Dr. M. G. Ragunathan

Co-Chairman

:

Dr. S. Selvakumar

Lead Presentation

:

Phytotechnologies for global environmental management- P. Thangavel

No. of oral Presentations

:

6

Technical Session-V

New Biological Research- Health

Chairman

:

Dr. N. Balanayagam

Co-Chairman

:

Dr. S. B. Anand

Lead Presentation

:

Molecular genetic markers in man: continental Perspectives- K. Balakrishnan

No. of oral Presentations

:

8

Technical Session-VI

New Biological Research- Environment

Chairman

:

Dr. R. Ramanibai

Co-Chairman

:

Dr. M. Anand

Lead Presentation

:

Heavy metal and Pesticide analysis of water and soil samples of Punjab - Jatinder Kaur Katnoria

No. of oral Presentations

:

9

 

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations were held on both the days

Poster sessions on Agriculture, Biology, Energy, Climate Change, Health and Environment were conducted session-wise.  In all 384 posters were listed, 87 in Agriculture, 182 in Biology, 14 in Energy, 59 in Environment, 36 in Health and 6 in Climate Change.

 

 

Summary Proceedings

 
NABS 4th Interactive Workshop - March 2011

NABS 5th Interactive Workshop - May 2012

NABS National Seminar - July 2013

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