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Need for more research in biotechnology highlighted

S.L. Govindwar, Advisor, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, speaking after inaugurating the conference on Computational Biotechnology and Nanotechnology at Vivekanandha College of Engineering for Women in Tiruchengode on Wednesday. —

S.L. Govindwar, Advisor, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, speaking after inaugurating the conference on Computational Biotechnology and Nanotechnology at Vivekanandha College of Engineering for Women in Tiruchengode on Wednesday. —   | Photo Credit: PHOTO: M. GOVARTHAN

Staff Reporter

‘The sector offers tremendous opportunities for growth’

TIRUCHENGODE: The younger generation should come forward to take up more research in biotechnology to bring in solutions for various issues faced by the society and the industry, Advisor for Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi, S.L. Govindwar has said.

He was speaking after inaugurating a conference on Computational Biotechnology and Nanotechnology organised by the Department of Biotechnology of Vivekanandha College of Engineering for Women here on Wednesday.

The biotechnology sector offers tremendous opportunities for growth as it contributes to the development of other major sectors such as agriculture, healthcare and environment, Mr. Govindwar said.

A number of institutions in the country are carrying out research in the field of biotechnology.

Indigenous technologies have been developed and brought in for public utilisation.

But the country still needs more research works which will help solve problems such as pollution and other environmental related issues, he said.

Mr. Govindwar wanted the younger generation to show more interest in taking up research works in biotechnology.

College Chairman M. Karunanithi presided over the conference.

Delegates from various institutions in the country and abroad are participating in the three-day conference.

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