A three-day International Virtual Conference on “Recent Trends in Animal Sciences” is being organized by the Ecophysiology

A three-day International Virtual Conference on “Recent Trends in Animal Sciences” is being organized by the Ecophysiology Thrust Area of the Centre of Advanced Study, Department of Zoology, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University from 25 th to 27 th March 2022 in Prof. S.S. Joshi Auditorium to brainstorm the various advancements in animal sciences in and around the globe. The conference aims to create an online interactive forum where leading scientists, aspiring researchers, and enthusiastic students from around the world can share their knowledge, ideas, and concerns about the latest innovations, trends, and apprehensions regarding the animal sciences. On the first day of the Conference, Dr. Ashok Kumar, the former Vice-Chancellor of CSJM University, DDU University, and Azad Agriculture University graced the occasion virtually as the chief guest. In addition, eminent dignitaries such as Professor A.K. Tripathi, Director, Institute of Science, BHU, Professor S.K. Trigun, Head, Department of Zoology, BHU, Professor M. Singaravel, Convener of the conference, and Professor P.S. Saxena, Organizing Secretary of the conference, the other organizing members of the Conference, the faculty members from the Department of Zoology as well as the Departments of allied sciences, the research scholars and the students took part in the inauguration ceremony.
The event began with the lighting of the lamp and paying respect to Mahamana, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Ji. The convener of the conference welcomed the participants and spoke about the significance of the Conference. The Head of, Of Department of Zoology, also welcomed the participants and expressed the support of the UGC-CAS program. The chief Guest virtually participated in the conference and presented his views on the importance of animals used in research, ethical issues in animal research, and human welfare. The Director, Institute of Science emphasized the importance of translational research that can directly benefit humans through basic research in animal models. The Organizing Secretary concluded the ceremony with a vote of thanks.
After the inaugural session, the first scientific session of the day was chaired by Prof. S.M. Singh and Prof. A.M. Kayastha from the School of Biotechnology, BHU. The session began with the presentation of Dr. G. Umapathy from CCMB LaCONES Hyderabad on the topic, “Recent trends in wildlife conservation”. The presentation was followed by the talk of Prof. R.P. Singh, JNU, New Delhi on the topic, “Animal models in cancer research”. The next speaker was Prof. B. Senthilkumaran, University of Hyderabad, who discussed the osmotic pump-mediated controlled delivery of hCG advances spawning in catfish. Prof Umesh C.S. Yadav from JNU, New Delhi described how oxidized low-density lipoprotein is responsible for causing atherosclerotic events, endothelial dysfunction, and foam cell formation. The final talk was delivered by Prof. Ilya V. Ulasov, Moscow State Medical University, Russia on the topic, “Role of MMP14 in brain tumor progression and therapy resistance”. More than 300 participants, faculty members, researchers, and scholars attended the event both in offline and virtual mode making the first session of the event a huge success.

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