One-Day Symposium on Biosafety
9.30 AM - 10:00 AM : Inaugural Function
Presided by : Prof. M. Radhakrishna Pillai, Director, RGCB
Welcome : Dr. R Ajay Kumar, Scientist, RGCB
Inauguration : Dr. Asha Kishore, Director, SCTIMST
Presidential address : Prof. M. Radhakrishna Pillai, Director, RGCB
Vote of Thanks : Dr. A. Maya Nandkumar, Scientist, SCTIMST
10.00 AM -10.15 AM : Tea Break
10.15 AM -11.00 AM : Recombinant DNA technology & Biosafety - Dr Sathish Mundayoor,Retd. Scientist, RGCB.
11.00 AM -11.45 AM : Principles of Biosafety - handling and maintaining infectious microbes - Prof. H. Krishna Prasad, Professor, AIIMS, New Delhi
11.45 AM -12.30 PM : Biosafety issues in research, development and commercialisation of Transgenic Plants - Dr M G Purushothama, Research Director, Indus and Burpee Seeds Pvt Ltd, Bangalore.
12.30 PM - 1.30 PM : Lunch
1.30 PM - 2.15 PM : Chemical Safety in research laboratories : Mr R Manoj, Head, Safety Division, VSSC, Tvm.
2.15 PM -3.00 PM : Blood and clinical safety : Dr P V Sulochana, Senior scientist, Division of Blood tranfusion services, SCTIMST .
3.00 PM - 3.30 PM : Stem cell applications - safety and ethical issues : Dr Jackson, RGCB, Tvm.
3.30 PM - 4:00 PM : Radiation safety : Manoj Komath, Scientist, SCTIMST.
4.00 PM : Conclusion & Tea