Chandigarh March 23, 2023-A two day International Conference on Recent Trends in Biomolecules and Therapeutics organized by Department of Biophysics, Panjab University Chandigarh was inaugurated on Thursday. Prof. Dulal Panda, Director, NIPER, Mohali was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Prof Panda in his remarks addressing the gathering emphasized on how different disciplines need to come together and work in cohesion.

In the Presidential Address, Prof Harsh Nayyar, Director Research and Development Cell, Panjab University too emphasized on the importance of collaborative research work with unified efforts across disciplines. Prof. Rajeev Mohan who is a Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology andMolecular Medicine and Endowed Chair Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA joined the conference as the Plenary Speaker. Prof. Mohan talked about the advancements in gene therapy and its contribution in treating corneal blindness.

The Chairperson and Organizing Secretary of the Conference, Dr. Avneet Saini informed that the conference is being attended by eminent scientists and researchers from across the globe, with speakers from America, Germany, London, Estonia and other parts of the country as well. The conference is being attended by more than 200 delegates with a few joining online. There shall be 24 Invited Talks, along with a dedicated session to Women in Science. Around 28 shortlisted Oral Presentations will be given by young researchers, Post doctoral fellows and Ph.D. Research Scholars besides more than 100 poster presentations over the span of two days.Marking23rd March as the Martyr’s Day the delegates also paid homage to the three Indian Freedom fighters -Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguruwho sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the nation in 1931.