CSIR-NEIST holds maiden seminar to benefit industry from natural resources

NAHARLAGUB, June 29: A two-day seminar on “Recent trends on natural resources using advanced chromatographic and mass spectrometry techniques”, conducted by CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology (CSIR-NEIST) branch in its premises here with Spinco-Simadzu, concluded on Thursday.

About 100 scientists, professors, research scholars, students from RGU, NERIST,  G.B. Pant Institute, Himalayan University, representatives of Arunachal Pradesh State Medicinal Board and DBT-APSCS&T, CoE for BSD attended the event, aimed at bridging gap of industry standard with advanced analytical techniques by creating awareness on natural resources. All participants were given hands on training on highly sophisticated analytical equipment, like HPLC and GC-MS installed in the institute.

Jorhat’s CSIR-NEIST (RPBD division) head Dr Jatin Kalita, in his key note address , highlighted on “Bio-resources of North East India: Technological intervention of CSIR-NEIST for entrepreneurship development”.

CSIR-NEIST Sr principal scientist Dr Chandan Tamuly, speaking on “Natural product research and its future scope” and motivated the students to come forward for research in this area while Kimin’s DBT-APSCS&T CoE Dr Sanjeeb Kalita talked about validation and translation development of herbal “Medicines: Challenge with comprehensive chemical profiling”. RGU Prof Hui Tag spoke on “Medicinal plants of Arunachal Pradesh: Diversity, distribution and economic importance.

Other resource person were RGU’s Dr Hiren Gogoi, CSIR-NEIST Nirangkush Borah, Spinco-Shimadzu manager Dheeraj Handique (Itanagar (&)  Jayanta Sarma (Mumbai), according to an official release.

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