JORABAT, May 13 - Scientists from renowned institutions from Northeastern States joined a two-day lecture workshop on “Recent Trends in Biosciences” at University of Science & Technology Meghalaya (USTM). The workshop was organised by the Department of Applied Biology, USTM in collaboration with the Institute of Science and Technology Gauhati University (GUIST) on May 11-12.
Prof Manab Deka, Director, GUIST enlightened the gathering on how a ketogenic diet may help people with type 2 diabetes by allowing the body to maintain glucose levels at a low but healthy level.
Prof Lingaraj Sahoo, of Biosciences and Bioengineering, IITG, delivered a talk on the major losses in yield and quality of crop due to biotic and abiotic stress. He focused on different approaches to identify genes with significant agronomic impact in grain legumes and oil seeds.
Prof SK Joshi, of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Department, NEHU, spoke on environmental contamination of heavy metals, while Dr Kandarpa Kumar Saikia, GUIST, spoke on pharmacogenomics and how the genetic makeup of an individual affects his/her response to drugs.
Dr Chimanjita Phukan, Associated Professor at Department of Microbiology, GMC, Prof Vasudeva Singh, Food Science Project, GUIST and Dr Arijit Bora from Gauhati University also spoke at the workshop.