Jammu, Sep 13
CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine organized National Conference cum Industry- Academia Meet on Opportunities and Challenges in Ferment ation Based Indu strial Processes (IAMF -2018).
The event was held at IIIM auditorium and was largely attended by eminent scientists, industrialists, invited dignitaries, guests, delegate and students researchers. Dr. Vidhya Rangaswami, Vice President, Reliance Industries, Mumbai, the Chief Guestinaugurated by lighting the ceremonial lamp followed by Saraswati Vandana by students of RRL High School. Dr. Ram Vishwa karma, Director IIIM, Jammu, while welcoming the Chief guest and delegates said the such types of events are very important because a lot of applied microbial res earch is being carried out in the area of biocatalysis, drug development, therapeutic enzymes and peptides, probiotics, nutraceuticals, biofertilizer and biocontrol agents, food and flavours and traditional knowledge based fermented products but due to lack of linkages with Industries these resea rches do not go forward.
He further informed that to overcome these problems, an initiative is being taken by his institute to provide opportunities to researchers in these areas to translate the applied microbial resea rch to the industries. It was also told that this event is one of its kinds in whole Jammu & Kashmir region. In this event, oral presentations related to fermentation based industrial processes were discussed during different sessions as most of the sessions as per the thematic areas where researchers can share their thoughts for the development of new &economic products and sessions are aligned in such a way where participants can take gain knowledge from experts of Industries and Academics.
‘An exhibition of IIIM products and recent products of different biotech companies were arranged for the delegates and participants. This event will also help in evolving new projects or areas where bioresource can be utilized more effectively for the development of new technologies which may be useful to human welfare.