Department of Biotechnology Current Affairs, GK & News

BioAsia 2021- Highlights

The 18th edition of BioAsia event will be held in between February 22, 2021 to February 23, 2021. It will be organised under the theme: ‘Move the Needle’. Highlights This year, the BioAsia event will focus on Covid-19, pharma, medtech and global health. The event would comprise of a wide array of panels. The panel ..

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New Biomolecules to fight Kala Azar Drug Resistance

A team of researchers from Department of Biotechnology, National Centre for Cell Science have found ways to combat drug resistance of Kala Azar disease. Miltefosine is the only drug available against Leishmaniasis or Kala Azar and is losing its effectiveness lately. What is the issue? The transporter proteins play a major role in carrying miltefosine ..

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DBT sanctions genetic research project to 20 institutions

A genetic research project named ‘GenomeIndia: Cataloguing the Genetic Variation in Indians’ has been recently sanctioned by Department of Biotechnology (DBT) to 20 institutions for a period of 3 years. Under GenomeIndia project, the ‘Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS)’, which analyses 10,000 individuals representing the country’s diverse population is to be carried out. The resultant information can enable ..

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BioAsia Summit 2020 to be held in Hyderabad

The Government of Telangana is hosting Bio-Asia Summit 2020 in Hyderabad between February 17, 2020 and February 19, 2020. The main objective of the summit is to explore the capabilities of Life Science Companies and their investments. Highlights The summit will be attended by researchers, investors, conglomerates, start-ups and health care representatives. They will focus ..

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International Summit on Women in STEM organized in New Delhi

On 23rd and 24th January 2020, the Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science & Technology organized an International Summit on Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics(STEM) – `Visualizing the Future: New Skylines’ at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi with an objective to boost the participation of women for the development of ..

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