Srinagar: Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) Kashmir will hold a two-day international conference on “coronavirus” in which renowned international virologists and scientists will participate.
The conference will be held on May 10 and 11 at the Shalimar campus of the university during which Past, Present and Future’ of Coronavirus will be discussed and is expected to be attended by internationally renowned virologists and scientists.
Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-Kashmir Prof Nazir Ahamd Ganai, held a meeting on Thursday to review the preparations for the mega event.
Organising secretary of the conference, Dr Nadeem Shabir said the event will provide a platform for scientists, academicians, industry representatives, and policymakers to discuss the ongoing coronavirus research and policies in the Indian subcontinent.
The conference will also highlight the role of Indian researchers, doctors and industry in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The leading Indian virologists and academicians will deliver keynote lectures, while researchers from leading institutes of India will also share their ongoing research on coronaviruses under various themes, including, One health and Zoonoses, Surveillance, Detection and Characterisation, Countermeasures and interventions, Behaviour and Social Policy, and SARS-CoV3 and the future during the two day event.
The conference is being organised by Dr Nadeem Shabir, an assistant professor-cum-Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance Fellow who leads a prestigious project on the development of a safe vaccine against avian coronavirus at the Division of Animal Biotechnology, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Shuhama.
Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-K, emphasized the role of healthcare professionals and other stakeholders in the fight against COVID-19 and sought active participation and deliberations on important themes of the conference from research scientists, medical professionals and young scholars from prestigious medical and research organizations in the country.
The Two-day event will be held in Nund Reshi Auditorium at SKUAST-K, Shalimar wherein Industry and Vaccine manufacturing partners too will discuss and present their views, apart from the international and national speakers of eminence in the field of coronavirus research.
Director, Sher-e-Kashmir Institute Medical Science (KIMS) Prof Parvaiz Koul, Principal
Government Medical College (GMC) Anantnag, Prof Syed Tariq Qureshi; Principal GMC, Baramulla, Prof Ruby Reshi and Deputy Director, Health Services Kashmir Dr Syed Manzoor Kadri, besides the Directors, Deans, other officers and event organising committee members from SKUAST-K, attended the meeting.