October 11, 2017
The objective of the event was to bring researchers, faculty members, experts from different IITs, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, inStem, and Biotechnology, as well as biopharmaceutical industries on a single platform, in order to discuss recent advances and challenging problems in Synthetic Biology and cardiovascular diseases.
Inaugurated by Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa. other dignitaries present include Professor Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras, Professor D Karunagaran, Head, Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras, Professor Rama Shanker Verma, organising secretary, PAN IIT
Biotech Meet, IIT Madras.
In his inaugural address, Parrikar said, “Biotechnology, with its various aspects such as stem cell research, cancer drugs, and cardiovascular treatment, can provide solutions to many of the problems that we are facing now. Research such as those being carried out at IIT Madras is vital.” The Government of Goa will extend support and will definitely consider providing assistance to research in Biotechnology.
Professor Ramamurthy said, “If we want to take on something really bigger and challenging in biotechnology, very often it involves other branches of engineering, and increasingly, data science as well. Many problems cannot be solved by individuals alone as solutions cannot be found within any one narrow discipline.”