Envision – Life Science and Medicine-II
Kathmandu Center for Genomics and Research Laboratory (KCGRL), Gwarko, Lalitpur successfully presented and organized a one day symposium on “Envision: Life Sciences and Medicines-II” on 16th September 2016 in Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Lalitpur, Nepal. Concerning the current issues and scientific progresses in life sciences and medicine in the context of Nepal, the main motto of this event was to create a possible platform to present the research data and update the findings by gathering scientists, researchers, scholars and students from diverse background of biological, clinical and medical science.
The symposium embraced 285 participants including volunteers, media persons and a photographer. All the participants were from Nepal among which 22 were from outside the valley.The meeting greatly diversified with speakers from Sri Lanka, Germany, India, and Nepal. Moreover, the event was highly inter-professional in nature with several professions represented. Major professional groups included: Biotechnologists, Social Workers, Biochemists, Neurosurgeon, Microbiologist, Epidemiologists, Pharmacists, Clinical doctor, Zoologists, Laboratory technician, Educators, Researchers, and Planners.
The symposium included two different sessions. The first session commenced by welcoming the entire guest, delegates, speakers and attendances followed with inauguration by Prof. Dr. Jibaraj Pokharel, Vice Chancellor of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), who enlightened the light in the lamp. Meanwhile, he instigated the opening remarks by illustrating the objective, necessity and aim, and wished for best regards for the upcoming session of the event. In the beginning, Dr. Gabreile Mallapaty provided an opening presentation on “Laboratory Quality Management System – the road to High Quality Laboratory Services”. Subsequently, the session was succeeded by eight expert presenters in their field who shared their knowledge with the overall attendees of the conference.
The nine technical talks presented by our delegates were:
- “Laboratory Quality Management System – the road to High Quality Laboratory Services” ( Gabreile Mallapaty, Social Worker, Public Health Instructor)
- “Study of Viral Hepatitis B and C in Nepal” (Dr. Sameer Mani Dixit, General Secretary, Nepal Public Health Foundation and vice-president, GRAP-Nepal)
- “Cytogenetics and Molecular Cytogenetics analysis of chromosomal abnormalities” (Ms. ImalkiKariyawasam, Lead Scientist and Student Supervisor, Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, SriLanka)
- “Plant Biodiversity, Genetic Resources, Tissue Culture and its use in Nepal” ( Hari Krishna Saiju, Head of Biotechnology Department, Asian Institute of technology and management, Lalitpur, Nepal )
- “Olfacoception and Neural foundation of Social recognition: where do oxytocins stand?” (Dr. Sunil Dhungel, Department of Clinical Physiology, College of Medicine, NAIHS, President, Neuroscience Society of Nepal and Council Member, IBRO)
- “SNARE machinery: Implication in neuronal development” (Dr. Ajaya Jang Kunwar, Research head, KCGRL, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Nepalese ArmyInstitute of Health Sciences, Kathmandu, Vice President, Neuroscience Society of Nepal)
- “Offensive bugs but no drugs” an emerging crisis” (Mr. Shyam Kumar Mishra, Assistant professor, Tribhuvan University(IOM), Microbiology Department
- “Development of potent second generation HIV-1 maturation inhibitors” (Mr. UddhavTimilsina, Phd Scholar, South Asian University, India)
- “Re innovating Science to Address the Local Need”(Dr. Basant Pant, Chairman, Department of Neurology, Annapurna Neurological Institute and Allied Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal )
These talks enabled participants to extract new ideas and innovative approaches in order to facilitate the research and vision of sciences. Furthermore, it has generated a platform to gain profound knowledge in ongoing research works with development of skills and resources that can be taken back to their workplace and applied in practice.
Various delegates and organization were applauded with award and certificates of appreciation during the closing session of the event. Similarly, certificates to attendees were also disseminated.
In conclusion, acceptances of the contribution and marking the diligent endeavor of every individualto make this symposium very successful were highly admired through vote of thanks from Dr. Nilam Thakur, KCGRL.