Biotechnology has emerged as a powerful tool in addressing various issues confronting agriculture today. Biotechnological tools provide powerful avenues for meeting food and nutritional security as well as development of eco-friendly organic products to aid and assist in increasing and sustaining crop production. Considering the richness and variability of biodiversity that exists in the North-East of India, this region holds good promise to deliver on the biotechnological solutions. The DBT-AAU centre has been established with a vision to produce quality human resources in the field of Agricultural Biotechnology and scientifically exploit the potential bio-resources of the region to provide gene based solution to the current and upcoming challenges confronting agricultural production.
As a part of this endeavour, the Centre is organizing a poster competition during its 2nd workshop with an aim of encouraging the post graduate students in the Institutes of the NE Region to take up research in Biotechnology and provide a platform for showcasing their work. The students will also get an opportunity to hear international and national experts talking about their research and other advances in modern Agricultural Biotechnology.
ABOUT ASSAM AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
Assam Agriculture University is a premier institute of agricultural and educational research in the North East India. The Department of Biotechnology, Government of India established the DBT-AAU Centre at AAU in 2011, making it one of the first such Centres in the entire NE region. In addition to courses that integrate biology with the information sciences, the educational program also offers academic and student internships. It also includes opportunities for research and trainings designed to provide researchers and students with facilities in this emerging field. The research program includes areas in Gene Technology, Allele Mining, Microbial Biotechnology and Systems Biology.
HOW TO REACH
The Assam Agricultural University head quarter is located at Borbheta which is about 5 km from both bus station and railway station and 2 km from airport of the Jorhat city. The city can be reached easily from Guwahati, the capital of Assam, by air/bus/train. The latitude, longitude and altitude of Jorhat are 26°44´N, 94°l0´E and 9l m above mean sea level respectively.
LEVEL OF PARTICIPANTS
Students undergoing post graduate studies in Biotechnology / any Branches of Life Science/Agriculture
DURATION AND VENUE
The poster session will be held during 26 – 28 September, 2012 and will run parallel along with the lecture session.
Poster Size: 4ft (Length) by 3ft (width)
Poster Orientation: Portrait
Poster Text specifications: Text should be of sufficient size for easy reading at a distance of 1.5 meters. Recommended parameters are listed below
Plain fonts with siz: 24-32
Authors names: 18-20
Registration is free. Abstracts of the posters should reach the undersigned on or before 1st September 2012. Selected participants will be informed by email/phone. The selected students will be provided with free working lunch and dinner. Travelling cost will have to be borne by the candidates themselves.
Accommodation will be provided free of cost to the selected candidates at University guest house/ research scholar hostels at AAU, Jorhat.
(B K Sarmah) (Madhumita Barooah)
Centre Director Chairman- Poster competition
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