Activity: IBSC Meeting
Venue: Department of Biotechnology, K L University
DBT Nominee: Dr.Mrinal Bhattacharya, Associate Professor, Hyderabad Central University
Date: 11-01-2014- 10.00 to 1.00 PM
Summary of the Event
As per the norms of the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, a Institutional Bio safety committee is to be constituted in every university for carrying out research in transgenic plants and animals which are associated with genetically modified organisms. The committee as constituted with Dr. S.Vijaya Saradhi As Chairman, Dr. Mrinal Bhattacharya, Associate Professor, Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad, as DBT Nominee, Dr.K.Srinivasulu, Associate Professor, department of Biotechnology, KLU, Dr. M.Sudhamani, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, KLU, Dr.B.Mahendran, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, KLU as Members and Dr.BJaya Kumar Singh, Associate Professor, department of Biotechnology as Member Secretary.
The Role of the committee is to meet twice an year to inspect the bio safety procedures being adopted by the university, listen to proposals which include microorganisms, genetically modified microorganisms and genetically engineered plants and to give clearance on any projects being submitted to any funding agency for approval.
The first meeting of the committee was held on 11-01-2014, at Department of Biotechnology K L University and the members discussed issues of mutual interest the govt nominee also visited and inspected all the labs. He interacted with all the lab technicians and enquired about the measures being taken.