The Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology organized a one day National Seminar, “The Frontiers of Life Science’- Biomic’17” on 13th September 2017. The Programme started with the inaugural function. The chief guest of the inaugural function, Dr.G.Venkateswaran in his inaugural address highlighted the importance of Life Science and its interdisciplinary approach. The seminar had five scientific sessions with eminent speakers from various organizations/ academic institutions/ industries.
The first resource session was by Dr.G.Venkateswaran, Chief Scientist & Head, Department of Food Microbiology & Fermentation Technology, CFTRI, Mysore on the topic “Food Enzymes and their Industrial Importance”. The second resource speaker, Dr. Joy Sarojini Michael, Professor, Department of Microbiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore highlighted on “Clinicoepidemiological aspects of Mycobacterial Disease”. The third session on “Antimicrobial activity of peptides isolated from selected Indian Ascidians” was by Dr. R. Saravanan, Assistant Professor in Marine Pharmacology, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Chettinad Academy of Research & Education, Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram. Dr. Vijayashankar Asokan, Postdoctoral Researcher, Center of Electron Microscopy, Zhejiang University, China, in his session- the fourth scientific session outlined on “Characterization of Bio material using electron microscopy”. The final fifth session on “Viral hepatitis in India” was by Dr. C.E Eapen, Medical Superintendent, Christian Medical College, Vellore.
The Valedictory function was presided over by Dr. C.E Eapen and distributed certificates to all the participants. Around 102 participants from various Colleges and University actively participated in the seminar.