It is our honour and great pleasure to welcome you to Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on the occasion of 86th Society of Biological Chemists conference. Health and Agriculture are preliminary determinants for improving social welfare and stability. Ensuring access to essential drugs, care and preventive measures such as vaccinations, clean water and sanitation are challenges the community must address. Biological Chemistry has shown potential to improve health, growth of agricultural crops and plants to improve quality of agricultural, horticultural, animal husbandry products, drug design and human vaccine development. The scientific programme covers the different sessions having the relevance of Biological Chemistry in health and agriculture.
Lectures and perspectives from the leading International and Indian scientists will be presented- an opportunity for all not to be missed. More than 600 excellent abstracts will be selected for presentations, which will provoke challenging scientific discussions. In addition to the SBC awards, there are young scientist award for the Ph. D. students and post doctoral fellows. In addition, there are two special awards for women scientists for encouraging them.
Members of the National and International Scientific communities interested in recent developments and frontier discoveries and innovations in interdisciplinary Biological Chemistry and related multidisciplinary topics are cordially invited to attend and contribute to its technical sessions. It is expected that SBC-2017 will bring several renowned plenary speakers, and many other participants contributing during different sessions of this conference. It will be a good platform for collaboration among biochemists, researchers, scientists and academicians to exchange research ideas and will discuss actively the recent international and national achievements.
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is a highest grade awarded university by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and also has been granted the status of being a university with potential excellence by University Grants Commission (UGC). It was established in 1969, with the objective of promoting high quality learning, research and teaching. Located in the rugged terrain of Aravalli hill range, its ~1000 acre campus also hosts dense forest housing some form of wild life and variety of birds. The diversity persist in JNU not only observed in term of its students, which come from every corner of the country but also in terms of learning in various subject area such as Arts, Science, International studies, Economics, Language and Literature. The essence of diversity of JNU is also reflected in its integrated interdisciplinary approach in teaching and research. Novel research theme areas evolved by excellent teaching faculties of JNU over the years laid a prefect interface between various modern day subject areas and its application to modern day society. The achievements of JNU have been evident from its alumni placed in higher positions (academic, political and bureaucratic) having major relevance to the country's development. JNU has been one of the universities in India, which has engrossed the modern day concept of e-governance and provides wireless connectivity for students to access most modern library facility within the campus. Political activism of the students often reflected by open debates, discussions and meetings on various issues related to the country. Free and fair student union elections completely organized by the students, presents a healthy political culture in the university. By imbibing new ideas and creating knowledge, which is relevant to the modern day dynamic society, JNU is presenting its vision for promoting higher education in various subject areas.
Delhi, the capital of India, is situated in northern India and stands on the west bank of Yamuna River bounded by Uttar Pardesh and on the north, west and south by Haryana. Delhi is spread over an area of 1483 sq. kilometers, 216 meters above sea level and has a population of around 14 million. The city has its historical importance for the fact that it has been the home to Mugal Empire. Delhi, as described by the famous poet Mirza Galib, is "The world is body and Delhi its soul". Apart from its historical importance, Delhi also happens to be the political hub of India, where every political activity in the country traces its roots to Delhi.
As per the study and sources, the name Delhi originated from the Persian word Dahleez (threshold or frontier) or from the name of a Mauryan king, Raja Dhillu. Another possible etymology is the city's original name Dhillika. The people of Delhi proudly call themselves as "Delhi-ites". A lot of pride is associated with this word. Delhi is the fifth most populated urban area in world with satellite towns like Faridabad, Gurgaon and Noida making it a NCR, called the National Capital Region.
Study from the Archaeological Survey of India states that Delhi was the capital of seven empires in Indian history and has over 60, 0000 recognized monuments built over several millennia.
Apart from being the political capital of India, Delhi is an important administrative unit of government of India. Major ministries of Indian government are situated in Delhi. The parliament of India - the emblem of Indian democracy - is situated in Delhi. All the major government offices and departments find their place in Delhi. In other words, it is the power house of Indian democracy which rules the nation.
Delhi has the advantage of its cosmopolitan society where there are people from every nook and corner of India. This makes the city very multi linguistic and multi cultured. Being the capital of the world's largest democracy, Delhi has embassies of more than 160 countries.
Delhi is just not only the political capital but even a hub for higher education specially sciences. It has the top most universities like JNU, Delhi University, Delhi Technical University (DTU), South-Asian University etc. Institutes like IIT, NSIT, NIPGR, ICGEB, NII, IGIB, AIIMS, DRDO, AIIMS and IARI. These all provides an excellent opportunities for the students to flourish their career in Science.
Well, it is also becoming the major Information Technology destination of India. According to reports, Delhi and NCR accounted for maximum software export from India. IT and ITES have found their place in Delhi and NCR, where the infrastructure provides conducive environment to make the industry flourish like never before. All major multinationals like IBM, Microsoft, Google, Sony, etc have their offices in Delhi and NCR.
Our late Prime Minister, Jawahar Lal Nehru, proudly said, "Delhi is the symbol of old and modern India". Even the stones here whisper to our ears of the ages of long ago and the air we breathe is full of the dust and fragrances of the past, as also of the fresh and piercing winds of the present.
Plant- Microbe Interaction
Disease and Pathogenesis
Bioinformatics and Metagenomics
Ayurveda and Yoga in Health Sciences
Nano Sciences and Targeted Drug Delivery
Genetic Disorders and Lifestyle Diseases
Marine and Veterinary Sciences
Molecular Chemistry and Pharmacology
Human Physiology and Endocrinology
Aging and Cosmaceuticals
Stem Cell Research and Immunotechnology
Enzymes / Protein Biochemistry and Structural Biology
Food and Dairy Sciences
Virology and Vaccine Development
Innovations in Agricultural Sciences
Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity
Bioengineering/ Fermentation and Enzyme Technology