Two day International Conference (INBIX 2019) inaugurated at HMV

Jalandhar February 22 (Jaswinder Azad)- A two day International Conference on Bioinformatics was inaugurated at Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya under the inspirational guidance of Principal Prof. Dr. (Mrs.) Ajay Sareen. It initiated with the pious lighting of lamp and the recital of DAV Anthem. Principal Dr. Sareen accorded green welcome to the chief guest Sh. B. Purushartha, IAS, Commissioner, Jalandhar Division, Keynote Speaker Sh. N. Srinivasan, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Sh. Prash Survajhala, Founder Vice President Bioclues and Dr. Satish Kumar Sharma, Director Colleges DAV College Managing Committee and presented Phulkaris to them.
Principal Dr. Ajay Sareen expressed her heartfelt thanks to all the guests for their presence and remarked that such events act as milestones in the field of research and inspire the researchers to move further. She congratulated the department for their hard work and dedication in organizing this conference. Mr. Harpreet Singh, HOD, Bioinformatics introduced the concept of the conference.
In his address, the keynote speaker Sh. B. Purushartha foregrounded the significance of Youth’s will power and interest. He highlighted the glorious contribution of women scientists and pointed out how science and technology has always contributed positively for the welfare of human civilization. Sh. Prash Survajhala presented societal address to the gathering while Sh. N. Srinivasan enlightened the audience with his keynote address on Protein Evolution. Dr. Satish Kumar Sharma, Director Colleges DAVCMC gave vote of thanks.
It is worth mentioning that a pre-International Conference workshop was also organized in which Dr. V.S. Sundarajan, NEA, Singapore graced with his presence as keynote speaker. Sh. Prashit Sharma, Research scholar, Birla Institute of Science Research, Jaipur assisted him in the pre-workshop session. Dr. Sundarajan gave to the students, practical hands on training on PERL, Python and MySQL. He also told about the basis of Data Analytics and how to apply these techniques to big data in Health and Biological Sciences. More than 40 students, research scholars and faculty members from various institutes of India including BISR, Jaipur, IISER Mohali, Doaba College, Jalandhar, BBK DAV College For Women, Amritsar, Reliance Life Sciences, DAV College Chandigarh and DAV University attended the workshop. The afternoon session was chaired by Prabhjeet Singh and Haja Kadarmideen and they expressed their views on agriculture and Bioinformatics. Mr. H.S. Balyan, CCSU Meerut University and Mr. Vishal Acharya, IHBT, Palampur, also talked about unison of agriculture and bioinformatics. The participants gave oral presentations on their respective topics. Mr. Asif M. Khan, Perdana University, Malaysia and Mr. Tiratharj Singh, JUIT, Waknaghat conducted the post lunch session. Sakshi, Bharti Pandey, Gurpreet Kaur and Kumar Singh Chaudhary were presented Bird Awards for their contribution to research.
The sessions concluded with cultural performances in the evening. Students presented patriotic dance, folk songs and orchestra under the guidance of Dr. Ekta Khosla and Dr. Nidhi Bal. Dr. Neelam Sharma, Dr. Seema Marwaha, Mrs. Deepshikha, Mrs. Saloni Sharma, Dr. Nitika Kapoor, Dr. Shaveta Chauhan, Mr. Sumit Sharma, Mrs. Asha Gupta, Mr. Sushil Kumar, Mrs. Ramandeep Kaur, Dr. Sakshi Verma, Ms.Simmi Garg, Ms. Harpreet and other members of the department also graced the occasion with their presence. The Convener of the conference is Mr. Harpreet Singh and Co-convener is Mrs. Purnima. Stage was conducted by Dr. Anjana Bhatia. The cultural items were organized by Dr. Nidhi Bal, Dr. Pooja Minhas and their team.

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