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Report of the International Conference

“BIORESOURCES OF OUR ENVIRONMENT: UTILIZATION AND CONSERVATION” (ICBEUC –2022)

An International Conferences on “Bioresources of Our Environment: Utilization and Conservation” (ICBEUC –2022) had been organized by Department of Botany and Zoology, School of Applied Sciences of Centurion University of Technology and Management, Bhubaneswar Campus by hybrid mode from 28th– 30th March 2022. This conference was aligned with SDG-03,14 & 15. This conference witnessed several delegates and researchers. More than 300 participants registered for the conferences. Around 2o foreign participants and delegates joined the conference. Around 270 abstracts and 50 numbers of full length articles have been received to be published in the conference proceedings.

 

Prof. Susanta Kumar Biswal, Convenor of the conference, conveyed special thanks to Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Supriya Pattanayak; Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dipankar Bhattacharyay; Chairman of the conference, Dr. Kunja Bihari Satapathy, Emiretus Prof.Dept. of Botany, Centurion University;  Chief-Guest, Prof. Debi Prasad Ray, Chancellor, Sikhsha O’ Anusandhan University and former VC, OUAT; Chief speaker, Dr. Bijay Ketan Pattanaik, former PCCF; Chief guest Prof. Ramachandra Mohanty, former Professor & Head, Dept. of Botany, Utkal University; and Organizing Secretary, Dean, SoAS, Dr. Yashaswi Nayak for inaugurating the conference. Prof. Biswal expressed his heartfelt thanks to the Guest of Honour, Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) and Director General (ICAR) addressed the gathering focusing on the topic entitled “Bioresources for climate resilience and addressing malnutrition”. He advised that it is very important to conserve and preserve our biodiversity and the data collection must be an integrated approach involving ethnobotanists, chemists, microbiologists and biotechnologists. He highlighted on proper utilization and conservation of our bioresources focusing that not only plants but insects and animal habitats must be protected from getting extinct, maintaining their right population that help in enriching the biodiversity or the richness of flora and fauna worldwide by which our future generations can enjoy our natural world and the incredible species that live within it.

We had a proud privilege to have the distinguished speakers with expertise in their respective fields on bioresources including.

  • Dallip Kumar Upreti, (CSIR-Emeritus Scientist & Former Director NBRI, Lucknow)
  • Trilochan Mohapatra, (Director General ICAR, Govt. of India, New Delhi)
  • Sovan Kumar Mukherjee, (Former Head, Kalyani University, West Bengal)
  • Gopal Chandra Nanda, (Former Director, Ayurvedic Research Institute, Tamil Nadu)
  • Mohammed Naimuddin, (Adama Science and Technology University, Ethiopia)
  • Jayakrushna Panigrahi, (Secretary, Orissa Environment Society, Bhubaneswar)
  • Tanini Prasad Ghosh, (APC Microbiome Institute Cork, Ireland )
  • Asis Beura, (Princess Royal Hospital, UK)
  • Rajkumar Joshi, (Head, of the Department of Biotechnology, Ramadevi Women’s University, Odisha)
  • Jitasatru Mohanty, IFS (Former Conservation of Forest, Govt. of Odisha)
  • P.K. Mohanty, (Vice Chancellor, Khallikote University, Odisha)
  • Anjan Kumar Prusty (Berhampur University, Berhampur, Odisha
  • Annaian Shanmugam (Professor, Annamalai University)
  • Nabin Kumar Dhal (Chief Scientist, CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar)
  • Rachna Chandra , (Head of the Department of Environment & Forest, Sri Sri University, Odisha)
  • Ambarish Mukherjee (Former Head, Department of Botany, Burdwan University, West Bengal)
  • Ehsan Amiri Naimudin, (Shiraj University of Medical Sciences, Iran)
  • Allagiri Thivakaran, (Director, Blue Bay Coastal Research Foundation, Chenei)
  • G.M. Narsimha Rao, (Andhra University)
  • Akbar Hossain, (Principle Scientist, Bangladesh Mazie and Wheat Research Institute, Bangladesh)
  • Satyabrata Dash, (Lillehei Heart Institute, University of Minnesota. USA)
  • Sagar Kumar Mishra (Head of the Department, University Department of Pharmaceutical Science, Utkal University, Vani Vihar Bhubaneswar)
  • Chinmay Pradhan (Head of the Department of Botany, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar) his topic of presentation of Biocompsites : The Green Technology to protect the environment.
  • Jitendra Kumar Sundaray (Senior Scientist CIFA, Kausalyaganga,)
  • Madhusmita Dash (Principal Scientist, ICAR- Indian Institute of Water Management, Odisha. and others who enlightened the galaxy of scientific minds during this three days long period of the International Conference.

Friends, as well as know that climate change poses a major new challenge for conservation for our bioresources, since the diversity and distribution ranges of species, have been proven to be affected by climate anomalies. Detecting the extent of protected species response to climate change, could help formulate flexible conservation strategies to overcome the changing climate.

Last but not the least it is now highly required to consider that the developing countries including India having huge bioresources could be utilized for production of value added bio-product for the sustainable development of a bio-based economy. This International Symposium threw light on new and recent research and development of effective strategies for sustainable utilization of bioresouces using modern tools and techniques to help in meeting this challenge. The conference addressed the utilization of bioresources in the prospective of therapeutics, biopesticides, biofuel, environmental protection, biotechnological intervention, role of ethnobiology in supporting clues for drug development. Several technical session during the conference focused on the sustainable utilization of bioresources in different sectors such as Bioremediation for clean environment, Botanicals for post – harvest management of tuber, root and bulb crops, medico-botany of plants or plants parts used in rituals and sculpted on the monuments.

During these 3 days of the conference, we have had deep insightful deliberations and exchange of views on the different areas relating to the utilization and conservation of our Biological resources available in nature.

During the Valedictory function Prof. Biswal extended his thanks to the Chief-Guest Prof. Amarendra Narayan Mishra (Prof. Emeritus, and Former VC, Khalikote University); Prof. Prafulla Kumar Mohanty (Former Prof. Utkal University and VC, Khalikote University); Dr. Nabin Kumar Dhala, Chief Scientist, IMMT, CSIR and Prof. Dipankar Bhattacharya, Pro VC, Centurion University; Dr. Chinmay Kumar Pradhan, Head of the Dept. of Botany, Utkal University; Prof. Hemanta Kumar Patra, (Emeritus Prof., Dept. of Botany, Utkal University); Prof. Annaian Shanmugam;  Dr. Sagar Mishra (Dept. of Pharmacy, Utkal University), Dr. Rajkumar Joshi, (Head of the Dept. of Biotechnology, R. D. Women’s University) for their esteemed presence in the conference.  Dr. Yashaswi Nayak conveyed the vote of thanks to all the participants including students, researchers; academicians and others who were involved actively in the conference to make it a grand success.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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