Aligarh: Renowned researchers discussed latest technologies, advanced methods, and untapped research areas involved in diverse fields of biological science research in a series of web talks on ‘Advances in Biological Research’, from November 5-10 organised by the Faculty of Life Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) as a part of the centenary celebrations of the University.
On November 5, a lecture on ‘Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus from the One Health Perspective’ was delivered by Prof Carmen Torres (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of La Rioja, Spain). AMU Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor presided over the lecture.
Dr Manoor P Hande (Department of Physiology, National University of Singapore) and Prof Adam Price (School of Biological Science, University of Aberdeen, UK) spoke on ‘Telomeres and Telomerase in Ageing and Cancer’ and ‘Thirty Years of Genetic Mapping in Rice’ respectively on November 6.
Prof H A S Yahya (Former Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences) delivered talk on ‘An Overview of Avian Studies and Conservation Priorities in India’ on November 7.
A lecture on ‘Mummies Management in Museum: Requirements and Challenges’ was given by Khalid Abd Elrady (Senior Conservator at Mummies and Human Remains Lab, Grand Egyptian Museum, Giza, Egypt) on November 9 and Dr Imran Ahmad (CEO and President, Jina Pharmaceuticals, Chicago, USA) spoke on ‘How to Advance Medicine: Drug Development and Lipid-Based Delivery System’ on November 10.
Around 400 advanced students, teachers and researchers from across the country and abroad attended the web talks, which were coordinated by Prof Asad U Khan (Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Biotechnology Unit), Prof Mohammad Afzal (Chairman, Department of Zoology), Prof Nafees Ahmad Khan (Chairman, Department of Botany), Prof Jamal A Khan (Chairman, Department of Wildlife Sciences), Dr Mohammad Irfan (Chairman, Department of Museology) and Prof Mohammad Tabish (Chairman, Department of Bio-Chemistry-Life Sciences).