New Delhi: In the operate up to the India International Science Pageant 2020, CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB), New Delhi participated in the Vigyan Yatra on December 21. The Director of CSIR-IGIB, Dr. Anurag Agrawal, kicked off the online software with a reminder of Write-up 5A(h) of the Indian Structure which states that it is the responsibility of just about every citizen of India to acquire the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of enquiry and reform, stressing how the resolution to numerous troubles of the present day planet lie in science. Dr. Agrawal emphasized that the fast reaction of the scientific globe to fight versus the COVID-19 pandemic came from many years of financial commitment into great science, irrespective of the classifications of fundamental and utilized.
Prof. K. VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Authorities of India delivering the keynote handle mentioned how building redundancy into our scientific establishments is important for a speedy and nimble response in an unexpected emergency these as the COVID-19 pandemic. He spoke about how science in post-COVID era cannot stand isolated but instead experienced to move forward hand in hand with sector and society. Continual dialogue, troubles and counter-issues from a person to the other are crucial for us to continue to keep our research suitable and responsive, he extra.
A short movie was screened highlighting the achievements of IGIB in the spots of genomic medicine. IGIB has a major target on genomics with unique emphasis on genomics of human diseases from the sequencing of the very first Indian genome in 2009 to sequencing the genome of 1000 Indians, to developing a reference databases of Indian genomes for precision medication advancement. The expertise in genomics also allowed the institute to quickly sequence substantial figures of COVID-19 samples when the pandemic struck India early this calendar year. CSIR-IGIB has also been primary the battle from COVID-19 by building a paper-based mostly RNA diagnostic technique named FELUDA based mostly on the CRISPR-Cas9 system. This development was the final result of now ongoing analysis into creating CRISPR-diagnostics for sickle cell anemia. IGIB is also employing stem cell technologies to accurate genetic ailments these kinds of as sickle mobile anemia and thalassemia, which has a huge prevalence in the nation. Eventually, exploration at CSIR-IGIB has led to the beginning of a modern day scientific self-discipline acknowledged as Ayurgenomics. Ayurvedic medical doctors and genomics scientists have around the several years labored with each other to discover a genomic correlate for the Prakriti-dependent stratification of populace utilised in Ayurveda.
Alagappa University organized a Exclusive Lecture on “History of Indian Science” beneath the banner of India Worldwide Science competition (IISF) by means of the digital system to endorse heritage of science in India. The event was performed to develop awareness among the youth about the Indian Civilization and its imprints throughout the globe. Overall 600 contributors, like Undergraduate college students, write-up-graduates, exploration scholars and school college students from several schools, institutes and colleges from the Sivaganga District of Tamil Nadu joined the occasion.
Prof. N. Rajendran, Vice-Chancellor, Alagappa College, Karaikudi described about the really evolution of science as the wrestle against mother nature. He also highlighted that the CharakaSamkitha invented anciently is utilised for 150 surgeries alongside shusritha.
Prof. S. Sivasubramainan, Previous, Vice-Chancellor, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore in his unique handle emphasised upon the mother nature, forms, fields and need to have of science through which experts have plied their craft not because of the value for glory or product award but to fulfill their have curiosity about the way the entire world is effective.
Dr. D.K. Hari, Founder, Bharath Gyan, Chennai in his Keynote speech said, “India has been noted to be the scientific country proper from Vedic to modern day occasions with the usual fluctuations that can be envisioned of any country”.
Shri. V. Parthasarathy, Treasurer, Arivial Sangam, VIBHA Tamil Nadu Chapter felicitated the main visitors. Prof. H. Gurumallesh Prabu, Registrar, Alagappa University sent the thematic handle. Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Singh, Nodal Officer – Alagappa University, IISF 2020 proposed the Vote of many thanks. He has also encouraged the individuals of the event to sign up for the key event of IISF 2020.
CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Exploration Institute (CSIR-NEERI) and Vigyan Bharati (VIBHA) organised the ‘Vigyan Yatra’ as element of the 6th India Worldwide Science Competition (IISF-2020) and Jigyasa: College student-Scientist Connect Application to nurture scientific temper and encourage younger minds. The Vigyan Yatra was organisedto showcase the scientific activities nearly. Pupils and academics from KendriyaVidyalayas, NavodayaVidyalayas, Authorities Schools, and many others. from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and other pieces of India prominently participated in this programme.
Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Director, CSIR-NEERI in his welcome handle cited some exciting examples where science could be utilized for betterment of the folks and environment. Pupils can do far better if they are ground breaking, creative, and think out of the box, he additional.
Dr. (Mrs) AtyaKapley, Scientist and Head, Director’s Investigate Cell, CSIR-NEERI outlined the role of CSIR-NEERI in IISF-2020. She informed that CSIR-NEERI would coordinate two big functions, namely Females Scientists’ and Entrepreneurs’ Conclave and Sanitation & Waste Management.
Prof. Umesh Palikundwar, Department of Physics, RTM Nagpur College explained about the role of VIBHA, Vidarbha Chapter in IISF-2020 and country constructing. Dr. K V George, Scientist and Head, Air Pollution Management Division sent a well known science lecture on ‘Our Atmosphere and Its pollution’. The pupils interacted with the CSIR-NEERI researchers and cleared their scientific idea. IISF advertising movie and Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s inspirational online video had been screened on this celebration.
The IISF 2020 is being organised by Council of Scientific & Industrial Analysis (CSIR) in collaboration with Ministry of Earth Sciences, Section of Science and Engineering (DST), Ministry of Wellness and Loved ones Welfare, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Office of Biotechnology (DBT) and Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA).