December 02, 2019 09:14 PM

Karnal (Face2News) 

An International Conference on “Proteomics for System Integrated Bio-Omics, One Health and Food Safety” was organized at National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal. The main theme of the conference was on the application of proteomics on human as well as animal health and food safety.

On this occasion Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (Department of Agricultural Research and Education) & Director General (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) said that recent years have witnessed the contribution of Omics platform in all aspects of life including plant, animal, human and environment. He said that proteomic science is considered as next step in biology and involves identification of proteins in a tissue or cell, and the determination of their function, structure and modifications. He highlighted some of the applications of proteomics such as its role in drug discovery, to understand the pathogen and host interaction, biomarker discovery etc.

 Speaking on this occasion, Dr. Joykrushna Jena, Deputy Director General (ICAR) stressed the need of development of rapid diagnostic methods for addressing the needs of human as well animal health sector along with issues in food safety. He stressed the need of identifying applications of proteomics in such area where such scientific knowledge is relevant to common man. He also gave some examples of potential applications of proteomics in animal science area such as in identification of markers of heat stress, pregnancy detection, heat detection etc. and emphasized that research work in this direction may be taken to definite conclusion. 

Dr. Marc Wilkins who coined the term “Proteomics” also attended the Conference and gave plenary talk. This is 11th Conference being organized at NDRI, Karnal. Around 400 scientists and young researchers/students representing more than 10 countries from various organizations participated in the event.

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