SMVDU Faculty participates in BioCARe conclave

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 3/13/2019 11:52:54 PM

JAMMU , Mar 13: Dr Preeti Sharma, Faculty in School of Biotechnology, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, attended the “First BioCARe Conclave” organized by the Dept. of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt of India, at NIPGR (National Institute of Plant Genomic Research), New Delhi.
The theme of the Conclave was “Women Scientist Achieving Great Heights”, organized on 8th March 2019 on International Women’s Day. The Biotechnology Career Advancement and Re-orientation (BioCARe) received grant for women scientists that was awarded by the DBT, Govt. of India, for conducting advanced research and for providing fellowship to the awardees.
The grant is highly competitive, and only 20% of the applicants have been selected, and Dr. Sharma was one of them from Jammu & Kashmir.
She studied lactic acid bacteria having health benefits from “Kalarei”, the famous fermented milk food product of the Jammu region. The conclave brought all the grantees on one platform for the exchange of ideas and showcasing their research works. The event was addressed by the Chief Guest, Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary, Dept. of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, GoI, who also interacted and congratulated all the BioCARe awardees for their achievements and motivated them for pursuing research.
Dr Sharma expressed her gratitude to Dr Sanjeev Jain, Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU, for allowing her to attend the Conclave and for showcasing her research work.

 

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