CUSB signs MoU with UK’s Aston University during International Conference on Biotechnology
Taking a major leap in the field of biotechnology research, the Central University of South Bihar (CUSB) signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Aston University of Aston Triangle, Birmingham, United Kingdom (UK) at the University’s Patna campus on February 12, 2016). The MoU was entered between both the parties during the inaugural session of “First International Conference on Human Implications of Biotechnology” (ICHIB) organised by the Centre for Biological Sciences (CBS) of Central University of South Bihar. As per the MoU, both the Universities CUSB and Aston shall discuss and collaborate on the development of Aston Medical School at Aston (the Project). Major areas of research to be covered under the agreement are Stem Cell therapy, Drug Designing therapy, Mental health, etc.
The three day conference formally started with lightening of the lamp by CUSB Vice-Chancellor Prof. Harish Chandra Singh Rathore, chief guest Prof. Asif Ahmed, Dr. Ravindranath S. Rathore, Dean, SEBES, Dr. Rizwanul Haque, head of Centre for Biological Sciences. Prof. Amrendra Narayan Misra from Central University of Jharkhand was representing his University as co-oraniser of the conference. Prof. Rathore presented a memento to chief guest Prof. Ahmed along with a shawl, amidst the claps of enthusiastic audience inside the 1000-seater capacity BIT Auditorium. In response, the chief guest Prof. Asif Ahmed started his speech in quite impressive way by greeting the audience with ‘Namaste’ and described his connections with Patna. Prof. Ahmed said that his ancestors belong to the city of Patna and played an important role in the field of education in pre-independence era.
Further Prof. Ahmed given a plenary talk on the topic ‘Risky business of pregnancy’. Addressing to the audience especially aspiring youths he explained the values of three words Curiosity, Generosity and Passion for achieving the success. Coming back to the topic he dealt about ‘Pre-eclampsia’, a pregnancy disorder characterised by high blood pressure and high protein in urine (proteinuria) followed by heart and brain diseases. Usually it occurs one in every 50 pregnant women with the symptoms seizures, strokes, organ damage, premature baby death and lastly the death of mother.
Prof. HCS Rathore, VC of CUSB started his speech by praising the organisers of the international conference Dr. Rizwanul Haque and his team of faculty members and students. He said that Biotechnology is really an innovative field of research it is good for human beings across the world but the basis social values must not be ignored. He urged from the researchers to find out medicines for deadly diseases, and also developing medicines for controlling the breeding of mosquitoes, the reasons behind many fatal diseases like malaria. Prof. Rathore also said that scientists may find out the ways for decomposition of waste materials such as plastics for making the environment pollution free.
In the day-long conference a session on Molecular Oncology topic was organised which was chaired by Dr. J. K. Singh, Director, SS Hospital, and included speakers Dr. M. M. Godbole, SGPGI, Lucknow, Dr. Tapasya Srivastava, University of Delhi, Dr. Faisal Abdulrman Alzahrani, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah and Dr. Meenakshi Tiwari, AIIMS, Patna. The ICHIB young scientist award presentations were also conducted during the conference. Likewise on Saturday and Sunday many papers were presented by the experts, scholars and students. More than 500 delegates attended the three day conference at Patna campus of CUSB during February 12-14, 2016, which was one of the most successful events of the University since its inception in 2009