Workshop II: Current progress and future strategy of DBT-AAU centre for Agricultural Biotechnology

The second International workshop on “Current progress and future strategy of DBT-AAU centre for Agricultural Biotechnology” was held in the department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Assam Agricultural University during Sept 26th - 28th, 2012. Dr B K Sarmah, Director of the DBT-AAU centre informed that the aim of this workshop was to bring international and national experts working in various fields of Agricultural Biotechnology, closer to the students, researchers and scientists of the University working in the field of biotechnology for a threadbare discussion.

During the two days programme detailed deliberations by programme leaders of the DBT-AAU centre as well as external experts will be made in the area of Gene technology, Molecular breeding, Bioprospecting, Biocontrol and Biofertilizers which are the key areas under the DBT-AAU centre for agricultural biotechnology. The external experts included, Dr T J V Higgins, CSIRO Australia; Dr Arvind Kumar, IRRI, Philippines; Dr P A Kumar, NRCPB, New Delhi; Dr S Das, IIL, Bhubaneswar; Dr R Kaushal, Y S University of Horticulture, Himachal Pradesh. A poster competition based on post graduate research involving students from various institutes of N E region and also students from IRRI, Cameroon and Nigeria is being organized by the centre during the workshop.

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