International Scientists Visits Vet Varsity for Academic and Scientific Alliance

Ludhiana 03 November 2022-Professor Dr. Soottawat Benjakul, Director of International Centre of Excellence in Seafood Science and Innovation (ICE-SSI), Prince of Songkla University (PSU), Thailand and Dr. Kartik Baruah, Associate Professor, Research Group Leader, Aquaculture Nutraceuticals Research Group, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden are on one week interactive visit to College of Fisheries (COF), Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) as “International Visiting Professors” under ICAR’s IDP-NAHEP project.

Dr. Meera D. Ansal, Dean COF informed that Dr. Soottawat is a highly decorated scientist of international repute; working on extraction of valuable bioactive compounds and products from seafood waste, having about 900 research publications, over 36,000 citations, several national/international awards and 13 patents to his credit.

GADVASU and PSU signed a MoU to upscale the existing academic linkage with intensive student/faculty exchange and collaborative research of mutual interest, benefiting fisheries and livestock sectors. Dr. Prabjeet Singh, scientist, CoF played an instrumental role for this international MoU.

Dr. Baruah with high impact research publications and international recognition in the field of nutraceuticals for promoting aquatic animal health, is having fruitful scientific deliberations with the COF faculty for prospective joint research in the field of nutraceuticals in special reference to fish and shellfish larval rearing. This fruitful outcome reaped through previous linkages with Dr. Baruah, during Dr. Vaneet Inder Kaur’s, international training at Ghent University, Belgium and her Ph.D. student’s research at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden.

The MoU was signed by Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice Chancellor in the presence of Dr. J.P.S Gill, Director of Research, Dr. H. S. Banga, Registrar and other officers of the university. Expressing gratitude to Dr. Soottawat for accepting 20 fisheries students for 15-days international training and offering M.Sc - Ph.D integrated program to GADVASU fisheries graduates at ICE-SSI, Dr. Singh impressed that the said opportunity of working in a center of international repute will certainly help the students to excel professionally and serve the sector as a capable professional asset.