December 21, 2011 admin

Seminar on Nanotechnology perspective in Veterinary Science held at Vet Varsity

Ludhiana, 21. Dec, 2011: Department of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, GADVASU in collaboration with University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada has organized one day seminar on “ Nanotechnology: Its Scope and Perspective in Veterinary Sciences with Emphasis on Public Health Issues” on December 21st, 2011. In the presidential address, Vice-Chancellor GADVASU, Dr. V.K. Taneja said that nanotechnology has a tremendous potential to revolutionize livestock and agriculture sector. It can provide new tools for molecular and cellular biology, biotechnology, veterinary physiology, animal genetics, reproduction etc. which will allow researchers to handle biological materials such as DNA, proteins or cells in minute quantities usually nano-liters or pico-liters. It is reasonable to presume that in the upcoming years nanotechnology research will reform the science and technology of the animal health and will help to boost up the livestock production.
      In the inaugural address, Dr. Baljit Singh Gill, Associate Dean Research, University of Saskatchewan, Canada revealed that nanotechnology is ability to create new materials from existing matter. This technology potentially will lead to new smart medicines, material products and cosmetics. It is expected that the value of nano industry will be more than 1 trillion dollars by 2015. Therefore a lot of potential exists for new jobs in this area.
Dr S.N.S. Randhawa Director Research of GADVASU explained that nanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale. This covers both current work and concepts that are more advanced. In its original sense, ‘nanotechnology’ refers to the projected ability to construct items from the bottom up, using techniques and tools being developed today to make complete, high performance products.
Dr. JPS Gill, HOD and organizing secretary of this seminar laid stress on the application of nanotechnology in field of Veterinary as well as medical sciences. He said that nanotechnology can be used in drug delivery system rapid diagnostic kits, food safety and vaccine production. Dr. Gill also paid vote of thanks. He  informed that more than 200 scientists from GADVASU, PAU, Chitkara University and Punjab College of Technical Education Baddowal participated in the seminar.
Dr. Sanyog Jain from National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research gave details of all possible uses of nano technology in nano medicine and vaccines.
Dr. Samir Malhotra from PGI, Chandigarh told that use of nano medicine for T.B can decrease dose rate and can be effective even when taken every ten days whereas presently we are using anti TB drugs daily.
Dr  J S Bedi from GADVASU, Dr David from University of Saskatchewan, Canada , Dr B S Sekhon Dean, Punjab College of Technical Education, Dr. IS Sandhu, Dean Chitkara University and Dr Anu Kalia from PAU delivered lectures on scope and perspective of nanotechnology

Translate »