Shillong, November 19: The 10th North East Bioinformatics Network (NEBINet) Annual Coordinators’ Meeting was organized by the Bioinformatics Centre, St. Edmund’s College, Shillong and sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India was held on November 16 at St. Edmund’s College Auditorium, Shillong. The Governor of Meghalaya Shri Ganga Prasad graced the inaugural programme as Chief Guest.
Ganga Prasad, in his inaugural address, said that the panorama of scientific scenario has greatly changed over the years and the thrust areas have undergone a metamorphosis but the conceptual underpinning of the basic sciences still continues. “Of late, the activity of basic research has been intricately intertwined with technology. And we are determined to carry forward this change, for it is through technology that science can actually reach the masses in our country and afar, and the changing times have also inculcated a culture of cross-departmental and interdisciplinary research. Science and technology has always played a pivotal role in taking a nation towards greater heights by ways of innovations and inventions” he added. The Governor also hoped that discussions, suggestions and sharing of innovative ideas during the two-day meet shall open up new avenues to make substantial advancement in Biological Sciences which will provide a platform for proper and effective delivery mechanism for the common man.
During the inaugural function, Advisor, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, Dr T Madhan Mohan gave an overview of the NEBINet and Bioinformatics Program and President, Epygen Biotech FZ LLC, Dubai, UAE, Dr Debayan Ghosh delivered a keynote address. Bro Simon Coelho, Secretary, Governing Body of St. Edmund’s College and Dr Sylvanus Lamare, Principal, St. Edmund’s College also spoke during the function.