Published On : Mon, Jan 6th, 2014

Biology: The watch-word in the 4th day of Inspire Internship Camp

Nagpur Today: The ongoing INSPIRE Internship Camp 2013 organised at Shivaji Science College had the buzz of Biology taking the centre stage today.

Reader at School of Biotechnology Hyderabad and recipient of young Scientist award Dr. Sharmishtha Banerjee, in her interactive speech discussed about genomics, proteomics & biological research and explained that by comparing the genomes and proteomes of normal and abnormal cells it becomes easy to design the effective treatment for target tissue.  Students’ response was overwhelming during questions answer session and students asked many questions about cancer & tumour.

The second speaker of the day was Director of National Centre of Cell Science Dr. Shekhar Mande who spoke about the role of inter-disciplinary science in Modern Biology.  He asked the students to be curious about the nature and how things work.  He told the student that Schrodinger was a physicist but later on through his observations he applied many laws of physics in biology.  His idea was popularised by Max Delbrick and for his work, Delbrick got noble prize in 1969.  He also pointed out the remarkable work of Mendel.  He then told the students about Network and emergent properties of complex system.  He also explained about seven bridges theory of Konigsberg.

Both the speakers interacted with the participants with the help of power point presentation. Dr. Mande told the students that 2014 will be celebrated as the International Year of Crystallography.

In the afternoon session students visited S.B. Jain Institute of Research and Management.  There they had a practical experience about how to protect the environment and they also had a practical session about how to build a Robot.

The morning session was conducted by Mendhe and guests were felicitated by Dr. Burghate and Prof. D. K. Patne.

Principal of the college Dr. D. K. Burghate and the staff members are striving to make the camp a grand success.