With a view to provide an opportunity to its faculty and students to improve their knowledge, experience and interact with eminent scientists from India and abroad, the Institute has been organising National Conferences and Seminars.
44th Annual Conference of the Indian Immunology Society (IIS)-Immunocon-2017 on “Immune mechanisms of infectious Diseases and beyond” during Dec 14 – 16, 2017
Institute of Science organised 44th Annual Conference of the Indian Immunology Society (IIS)-Immunocon-2017 in collaboration with IAR-Gandhinagar and BV Patel PERD center, Ahmedabad. Prof Sarat Dalai was the convener and Dr Rajeev Tyagi was the co convener of the event. The Founder of Indian Immunology Society, Director of Talwar Research foundation, Prof GP Talwar was the chief guest of the event who emphasized on inter-disciplinary research in immunology.
Dr Karsanbhai Patel, President, Nirma University presided over the inauguration program. The focus of the conference was to discuss molecular and cellular immune mechanisms of infectious diseases and beyond. Eminent scientists, Dr D N Rao, AIIMS, New Delhi, Dr N K Ganguli, Advisor THSTI, former DG of ICMR, Dr Pawan Sharma, Emeritus professor at DBT, Dr Bhaskar Saha, Dr R Vardarajan and many more from all over India and abroad gathered and made the conference success.
More than 250 participants attended the conference including MSc and PhD students, faculty members, scientists, industry personals, etc. The students participated very actively in the poster presentations where they got opportunities to discuss and interact with experts comprehensively.
National Conference on “Malaria Parasite Biology: Drug Designing & Vaccine Development” during Sep 9 – 10, 2016
Institute of Science with the stewardship of Prof Sarat Dalai organized a National Conference on “Malaria Parasite Biology: Drug Designing & Vaccine Development” during Sept 9 – 10, 2016 under the aegis of Nirma University. It was indeed a meeting of its own kind in which eminent malaria scientists from all over India came forward to discuss one of the biggest challenges of humanity, human malaria parasites. The major objective was to develop novel approaches to introduce effective therapeutic interventions against human malaria parasite.
Dr Reinhard Glueck, CSO, Vaccine Technology Center, Zydus Cadila was the chief guest and Dr Narottam Sahoo, Member Secretary, GUJCOST was the guest of honour for inauguration program. Dr Anup Singh, Director General, Nirma University presided over the inauguration program. Dr Rajeev Tyagi and Dr Pranati Sar were the coordinators of this conference.
More than 250 participants attended the conference including MSc and PhD students, faculty members, scientists, industry personals, etc. There were lecture sessions on themes like parasite biology, informatics, and drug designing/drug resistance and immunology & vaccine, delivered by eminent scientists from renowned institutions of India. The students participated very actively in the poster presentations where they got opportunities to discuss and interact with experts comprehensively. As outcome of this conference, the proposed strategies included Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACT), Transmission blocking regimen and targeting DNA repair mechanism as a plausible solution to malaria infection.
National Conference on “Diabetes and its Complications: Search for Prevention and Cure” during Sep 6 – 7, 2013
Institute of Science, Nirma University and Department of Science and Technology (DST) jointly organized a national conference on “Diabetes and its Complications: Search for Prevention and Cure” during Sep 6 – 7, 2013. Prof Sarat Dalai was the chairman, Dr Sriram Seshadri was the organizing secretary and Dr Amee nair was the coordinator of the conference.
Dr Uday Saxena, Senior scientific officer from Dr Reddy’s Lab and Director, Kareus Therapeutics, Dr Shyam Sharma from NIPER Mohali, Dr PK Mishra from ACTREC Mumbai, Dr Parimal Mishra from Dr Reddy’s lab, Hyderabad, Dr GR Chandak from CCMB Hyderabad talked about epidemics of Type 2 diabetes and various biochemical pathways involved in diabetes. This event bestowed students with an opportunity to amalgamate with such great researchers motivating them to work hard and excel in their area of research.