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MACFAST organizes national and international level seminars, conferences and workshops on latest advancements in Science, Technology and Management.

Department of Management Studies conducted during 2018-2020:

Department of Biosciences conducted the following events:

January 2018 – December 2018

Sl. No.DateTopicResource PersonsOrganization
1October 16, 2018Workshop on ‘Intellectual Property Rights, Patent Search and Filing’Dr. Bismi Gopalakrishnan, Adv. Febin James, Shri. Vishnu V. ADean & Professor, School of Indian Legal Thought, MG University Trademark Attorney & Partner, Legalites IP Services, Thrissur PIC-Kerala, KSCSTE
2September 27, 2018Curiosity in science - cockroach milk and blue fishProf. Ramaswamy S Senior Professor, Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), Bangalore
3August 8, 2018Nutritional Importance of Anti-oxidants with respect to PomegranateDr. R. P SinghSenior Principal Scientist, Department of Biochemistry and Co-ordinator of HRD, CFTRI, Mysoru
4May 31, 2018Emerging foods and their safety concernsDr. Asha Martin Head, Dept. of Food Safety & Analytical Quality Control Laboratory (FSAQCL), CFTRI
5May 18, 2018Sacred Groves as a Repository of Medicinal PlantsDr. Kannan C WarrierSenior Principal Scientist Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding Coimbatore
6May 17, 2018Medicinal plants and their endophytic fungi: prolific sources of known and novel pharmaceuticalsProf. C. JayabaskaranChairman , Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
7April 7, 2018A Day with an EntrepreneurDr. MajeedFounder & Managing Director, SAMI’s lab, Bangalore
8February 26, 2018Scientific Innovations for Sustainable Development Dr. Irfan Ahmad GhaziSchool of Life Sciences, Central University Hyderabad
9February 1, 2018The Spindle Assembly Checkpoint: With Great Power Comes Great Responsiveness Prof. Jonathan Pines FRSHead Division of Cancer Biology Institute of Cancer Research, London
10January 8, 2018Workshop on Research MethodologyDr. Michael SauerDepartment of Biotechnology, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna

January 2019 – December 2019

Sl. No.DateTopicResource PersonsOrganizations
1November 24-26, 2019International Conference on advances in Food and Industrial Biotechnology48 international speakers The Biotech Research Society, India(BRSI) CSIR-NISCAIR Centre for Energy and Environment Sustainability
2October 10 & 11, 2019EMBO Key note Address International lecture Workshop on Cell Cycle and Cell DeathSir Richard Timothy Hunt, Murty Srinivasula2001 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, IISER, Thiruvananthapuram
3July 8, 2019Recent Trends in Molecular DiagnosticsDr. Anoopkumar T SreeChitra Thirunal Insititute of Medical Sciences and Technology
4July 5, 2019Life Sciences and Career Dr. Smitha JainExecutive Director, India Bioscience, NCBS
5July 2, 2019Fundamentals in Technical writingDr. K. P. VijayakumarUniversity of Kerala
6June 28, 2019Applications of Physics Dr. V. P. N. NampooriCUSAT
7June 3, 2019Seminar on Eat RightFood Safety Department ,Govt. of KeralaFood Safety Department, Govt. of Kerala
8May 9, 2019Entrepreneusrship in LifescienesDr. Ramchand C. N.CEO, Sakshin Life sciences Pvt. Ltd.
10March 11, 2019Evolution of bacterial transcription regulatory networksDr. Aswin Sai Narain SeshasayeeNational Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS)
11February 27, 2019Sensing across scales: Fluorescent biosensors for live cell imaging and discoveries in natural light sensing and eye-brain regenerationDr. Akash Gulyani Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), Bangalore
12February 26, 2019KSCSTE SPONSORED National Science day lecture Padma Shri M. Chandra DathanFormer Director, VSSC & Scientific Advisor to Chief Minister, Govt. of Kerala
13January 10 & 11, 2019Two Days Workshop on Restructuring the curriculum of the Post Graduate Degree Courses in Biosciences Dr. Priyasensan, Dr. Padmesh P, Dr. Mohan Kumar CMG University, Central university of Kerala SCMS, Kochi

January 2020 – December 2020

Sl. No.DateTopicResource PersonsOrganizations
1December 22, 2020GNR Science club presentation on "Engineered Nano Structured Materials for Biomedical Applications"Dr. Nandakumar KalarikkalAssociate Professor at School of Pure and Applied Physics and Joint Director of International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala
2November 23, 2020Webinar on "Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) & Patent process"Pooja Vishal Maulikar, Examiner Of Patents & DesignsBiosciences &IQAC MACFAST in association with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Intellectual Property Management, Nagpur
3November 20, 2020"Understanding an Asian Elephant Society"Vidya T. N. C, Ph.D.Associate Professor and Chair, Evolutionary and Integrative Biology Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Jakkur, Bengaluru 560064
4November 18, 2020START (Search for Truth and Return to Science), New Delhi is organizing a webinar “Science Film Screening for Skilling”Matiur Rahman National award winning Science Film Maker
5November 17, 2020"The functions of noncoding RNAs in the cell, and their involvement in cancer. There is "nothing junk" about them" Prof. Kannanganattu V. Prasanth,
Ph. D.
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, School of Molecular and Cellular Biology Member, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
6November 16, 2020Webinar on "Green chemical synthesis using bi-functional linkers" B. S. Balaji, Ph.D.Associate Professor, School of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University ,New Delhi
7November 11, 2020Webinar on "COVID 19 Vaccines"Dr. Raghavan VaradarajanMolecular Biophysics Unit Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
8November 5, 2020Webinar on "Prospects and opportunities in Science Communication"Dr. Manoj Kumar PatairiyaAdviser & Scientist G, Science & Engineering Research Council, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India
9November 3, 2020Webinar on “AI in Healthcare: National and Global Imperatives”Dr. Anurag Agrawal, Ph.D.Director, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB), Delhi
10October 30, 2020Webinar on “Application of GC-MS in analysis of essential oils”Dr. V.K. VarshneyScientist-G ,Chemistry and Bioprospecting Division, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun
11October 28, 2020Webinar on "At the intersection of Chemistry and Biology: Developing Biocatalysed Reactions"Prof. Anju Chadha, Ph.D.Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry, Department of Biotechnology & National Center for Catalysis Research, IIT Madras, Chennai
12October 26, 2020Webinar on “Ethics in Research and Publications”Prof. S. C. LakhotiaFNA, FASc, FNASc, BHU Distinguished Professor (Lifelong) & SERB Distinguished Fellow, Cytogenetics Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
13October 20, 2020Webinar on “Research and its dissemination during the pandemic”Dr. Magdalena SkipperEditor-in-chief, Nature
14October 19, 2020Webinar on "The Food Fly: Nutrition specific memories and diet mediated neuronal plasticity in Drosophila"Dr. Gaurav DasDas, National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Pune
15October 16, 2020Webinar on "Modelling the function of type 2 diabetes genes/loci using iPSCs-derived pancreatic-islet like cells and CRISPR/CAS9" Anup Kumar Nair, Ph. D.Staff Scientist ,National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
16October 14, 2020Webinar on "Biotechnological tools in biodiversity conservation"G. Umapathy, Ph. D.Senior Principal Scientist and Group Leader, Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES), CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad
17October 13, 2020Webinar on "Wildlife Forensics”Dr. S. K. GuptaScientist-E & Nodal Officer ,Wildlife Forensic and Conservation Genetics Cell & Dept. of Animal Ecology & Conservation Biology, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehra Dun
18October 12, 2020Webinar "On Odor Reproduction, and How to Test For It"Prof. David HarelVice President, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities ,Jerusalem, Israel 91040 & Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
19October 9, 2020Webinar on "Millets: Nutritional potential and challenges"Dr. Paras Sharma Scientist C, Food Chemistry Division, ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad
20October 8, 2020Webinar on "Nutrition research in India - How does one go about it?"Raja Sriswan Mamidi, Ph. D.Scientist C, National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad
21October 7, 2020Webinar on "INFORMED WALK ACROSS RAMACHANDRAN MAP IN SEARCH OF NOVEL BIOMATERIALS"Dr. Vibin RamakrishnanProfessor, Biosciences & Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
22October 1, 2020Webinar on “Nonmuscle Myosin II Activity Controls Membrane Protrusive Activities”Prof. Siddhartha S. Jana, Ph. D.School of Biological Sciences, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata
23September 29, 2020Webinar on "Linking DNA replication to chromatin organization, cell cycle progression and genome stability"Prof. Supriya G. Prasanth, Ph. D.Professor and Head, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory, Urbana, IL
24September 26, 2020Webinar on “3D Bioprinting: An Innovative Medical Technology for Repair and Replacement of human tissues and organs”Prafulla Chandra, Ph. D.Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
25September 25, 2020Webinar on “Structural Biology - where are we now and where are we going”Prof. Ramaswamy Subramanian, Ph. D.Director, Bindley Bioscience Center, Purdue University
26September 24, 2020Webinar on “Towards a system level understanding of proliferation control in Mammalian cells using MS-based proteomics”Tony L YSir Henry Dale Fellow, Wellcome Centre for Biology, University of Edinburg
27September 23, 2020Webinar on “Organic farming for climate change adaptations and food security”Prof. Dillip KumarProfessor, Agricultural and Food Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
28September 18, 2020Webinar on “A plant's-eye view on diversity, and why plants matter”Dr. Vinita GowdaAssociate Professor, Dept. of Biological Science, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Bhopal
29September 16, 2020Webinar on “Structure-based protein engineering to alter functional properties of enzymes for industrial and pharmaceutical applications”Sampa Biswas, Ph. D.Crystallography & Molecular Biology Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata
30September 14, 2020Webinar on “Nano-size steps and meter-long journeys – Reaching destinations through obstacles and random walk”Prof. Krishanu Ray, Ph. D.FNA, Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
31September 11, 2020Webinar on "Eat Right India-A Food System Approach for transformation"Neethu RavikumarFood Safety Officer, Konni Circle, Department of Food Safety, Pathanamthitta, Govt. of Kerala
32September 10, 2020Webinar on "Cosmic Fireworks: Violent death of exotic stars"Dr. Poonam ChandraAssociate Professor, National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Pune
33September 8, 2020Webinar on "A theoretical perspective on the coding capacity of olfactory networks"Assisi Collins, Ph. D.Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)
34September 5, 2020Webinar “Neuroendocrine regulation of metabolic physiology”Bhavani Shankar Sahu, Ph. D.National Brain Research Centre, Manesar
35September 4, 2020Webinar on “Simultaneous Detection of Neurochemicals by a Microfluidic Device"Prof. Suddhasatwa BasuFNASc, FRSC, FICS, Outstanding Professor, AcSIR; Director, CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials Technology (IMMT); Bhubaneswar
36September 3, 2020Webinar on " Innate immune surveillance by Surfactant protein SP-D in cancer "Dr. Uday KishoreBrunel University & University of Oxford, London
37September 1, 2020Webinar on “New Horizons for the Chromosome Segregation Machinery”Dhanya Cheerambathur, Ph. D.Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
38August 29, 2020Webinar on "Studying Asian Honey Bees"Dr. Axel BrockmannNational Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bellary Road, Bangalore
39August 26, 2020Webinar on “Epigenetic regulation, heterochromatin and fungal resistance"Robin Allshire, Ph. D.FRSE, FRS, Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology, Institute of Cell Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
40August 25, 2020Webinar on "Drosophila and Zebrafish as human disease models"Prof. Upendra Nongthomba Ph. D.Professor, Developmental and Biomedical genetics Laboratory (DBGL), Dept. of Molecular Reproduction, Development and Genetics (MRDG),Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), Bangalore
41August 22, 2020Webinar on “Chemistry, Biology and the Unity of Nature” Prof. P. BalaramPh. D., (Padma Bhushan Awardee) ,Former Director, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
42August 19, 2020Webinar on “Antibiotic Resistance: The next pandemic”Dr. Anil Kumar Singh (Senior Scientist),Biological Sciences & Technology Division, CSIR-North East Institute of Science &Technology, Jorhat ,Assam
43August 18, 2020Webinar on “Speed Control in Animals: Making and Breaking Rules”Dr. Vatsala ThirumalaiAssociate Professor, Senior Fellow, Wellcome Trust – DBT India Alliance, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore
44August 17, 2020Webinar on “Multiple Facets of Gene Regulation: through the Eyes of Pseudoexfoliation”Debasmita P. Alone, Ph. D.Associate Professor, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER)
45August 14, 2020Webinar on "Collective animal motion”Vishwesha Guttal, Ph. D.Associate Professor, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
46August 13, 2020Webinar on "Life at Science" Valda J. Vinson, Ph. D.Editor, Science
47August 12, 2020Webinar on "Personal Genomes to Precision Medicine-Implications for Rare Genetic Diseases”Sridhar Sivasubbu, Ph. D.Sr. Scientist & Associate Professor (AcSIR), CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB), New Delhi, India
48August 11, 2020Webinar on "Functional Foods: Food Matrix Composition, interactions and bioavailability" Dr. Veda Krishnan, Ph. D.Fulbright Fellow Scientist (Senior Scale), Division of Biochemistry, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
49August 10, 2020Webinar on "Flower evolution in a nutshell", GermanyDr. Annette BeckerJustus-Liebig-University, Gieße
50August 9, 2020Webinar on "Indigenous development of strategic materials for societal benefits: One step ahead towards self-reliant India"Dr. Bipin Kumar GuptaPrincipal Scientist & Associate Professor (AcSIR), Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM) Fellow, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi
51August 8, 2020Webinar on "Introduction to Tissue Engineering: The State of the art technology to Repair and Regenerate the human body”Dr. Gauri KulkarniResearch Scientist, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM), North Carolina, USA
52August 6, 2020Webinar on “Science Communication through Scientoons”Prof. Pradeep K. Srivastava, Ph. D. Director (Sr. Principal Scientist) Ex., Medicinal & Process Chemistry Division, CSIR-CENTRAL DRUG RESEARCH INSTITUTE (CDRI), Lucknow
53August 3, 2020Webinar on "Regulation of rapid adaptive responses in microorganisms" Sander Granneman, Ph. D.MRC Senior Non-Clinical Research Fellow in RNA Biochemistry and Group Leader, University of Edinburgh
54August 1, 2020Webinar Prof. Partha P Majumder, Ph. D.National Science Chair, National Institute Of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani, West-Bengal
55July 29, 2020Webinar on “Traffic jams in healthy neurons regulate cargo flow Traffic jams in healthy neurons regulate cargo flow”Dr. Sandhya P KoushikaTIFR
56July 27, 2020Webinar on “Lessons Learned in Lockdown”Christopher P. Baines, Ph. D.Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Missouri
57July 23, 2020Webinar on “Science: the joy of figuring things out” Alejandro Sanchez AlvaradoScientific Director, Investigator Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Missouri
58July 17, 2020Webinar on “Cancer Nanotechnology”Dr. P. Gopinath, Ph. D.Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Joint faculty in Centre for Nanotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee -247 667, Uttarakhand, India.
59July 16, 2020Webinar on “Progress and pitfalls on COVID Vaccine Development” Gagandeep KangExecutive Director Translational Health Science and Technology Institute NCR Biotech Science Cluster, Faridabad
60July 15, 2020Webinar on “Modern Analytical Instrumentation and their application in Food Science”Vatcharavelu K.Central Instrumentation Facility CSIR- CFTRI, Mysoru
61July 13, 2020Webinar on “Cryopreservation strategies for long term conservation of germplasm”Dr. Era Vaidya Malhotra Scientist SS ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources
62July 10, 2020Webinar on "Science, biology, and the world’s future"Prof. Bruce Alberts, Ph. D.Chancellor’s Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education, University of California, San Francisco
63July 7, 2020The Chemical Language of NatureDr. Shannon Olsson National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore
64June 29, 2020Webinar on "Nutraceuticals, pomegranate and punicic acid" Dr. R. P SinghCSIR - Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru
65June 22, 2020Webinar on “Recent Advances in Food Packaging Technology”Dr. ArunkumarPanneerselvam, Sr. Scientist, Department of Food Packaging Technology CSIR - Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru
66June 10, 2020Webinar on “Emerging trends and opportunities in Life Science Research”Dr. Gitanjali YadavScientist, National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), New Delhi
67June 5, 2020Webinar " Journey from student to researcher"Dr. AjithAshokanIISER, Bhopal
68February 11, 2020G N Ramachandran Science Club invited lectureBony De KumarPh. D., Director, COBRE Genomics Core, Rm W127, University of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Sciences
69February 6, 2020National Science Day Celebrations-Invited lectureDr. Aiswarya G Recipient of Marie Curie FellowshipMIGAL Galilee Research Institute, KiryatShmona, Israel
70February 3, 2020G N Ramachandran Science Club invited lectureDr. Shijulal N SDST-Inspire Faculty Fellow, RGCB (former Student M. Sc. Bioinformatics (2004-2006))
71January 9, 2020International seminar on Natural products chemistry Prof. Khozirah Shaari, Prof. Maribel Nonato, Prof. Dr. Varughese George, Prof. Dr. Palpu PushpangadanProfessor, Laboratory of Natural Products, Institute of Bioscience, University Putra, Malaysia Professor of Chemistry, Vice Rector for Research & Innovation, Office for Research & Innovation, Thomas Aquinas Research Complex, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines Director, Amity Institute of Phytochemistry and Phytomedicine, Thiruvananthapuram Padma Shri Awardee, UN Equator Initiative Laureate and Borlaug Awardee (Former Director, CSIR-NBRI & CSIR-CIMAP, Lucknow & KSCSTE-JNTBGRI & DBT-RGCB, Thiruvananthapuram) DIRECTOR GENERAL, Amity Institute for Herbal and Biotech Products Development Thiruvananthapuram & Sr. Vice President, RBEF, New Delhi

January 2021 till the day

Sl. No. DateTopicResource PersonsOrganization
1March 16, 2021Webinar on “Role of microbes in our world" Dr. Michael SauerAssociate Professor Department of Biotechnology Institute of Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Muthgasse 18 1190 Vienna, Austria
2March 12, 2021GN Ramachandran Science Club Talk” Session1: Biocide options to control the transmission of pathogens & Session 2: Masters or Ph. D. in New Zealand“Dr. Shilpa Saseendran NairFaculty of Medical and Health Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand
3March 8, 2021GN Ramachandran Science Club Talk On Microbial and Biochemical Spoilage Mechanisms in Fishery ProductsDr. Dhanya P. RAssistant professor, Department of Aquaculture, M. E. S Asmabi College, P. Vemballur, Thrissur
4February 25, 2021Webinar on “Valorization of natural by products to eco-friendly bioproducts- an interdisciplinary approach"Dr. Subha KPost-doctoral fellow, Department of Biotechnology, Cochin University of Science and Technology
5February 6, 2021GN Ramachandran Science Club Talk ”Role of FSSI in Ensuring Food Safety and Good Health”Dr. Sanu Jacob, Director Food Safety and Standard of India (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare), Government of India
6January 22, 2021GN Ramachandran Science Club webinar on "Green and Sustainable Routes for Shellfish Waste Valorization"Dr. Gincy Marina CSIR-NIIST, Thiruvanathapuram
7January 7, 2021GN Ramachandran Science Club lecture on “Critical questions of research during a Pandemic” Dr. Anoop T.Scientist G, SCTIMST-TVPM
8January 6, 2021GN Ramachandran Science Club webinar on “Advanced glycation end products” Dr. Cibin T RaghavanDepartment of Biochemistry, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology
9January 1, 2021G N Ramachandran Science Club lecture on "Careers in Post-COVID world: How do you prepare yourself?"Prof. MurtyProfessor, School of Biology, IISER-Thiruvananthapuram