Next 20-30 years will be the Era of brain research: Dr. Muralidhar L. Hegde

10:47 PM, Monday, July 25th, 2022
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Mangaluru : On the occasion of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Department of Applied Zoology of Mangalore University organise an international lecture workshop on ‘DNA Damage and Repair in Human Health Scientific Breakthrough in Indian context’ at Mangala Auditorium of the university on Monday.

In his inaugural address, Texas Houston Methodist Research Institute (USA), Division of DNA Repair Research Professor and Director Dr. Muralidhar L. Hegde explained about the causes of DNA damage and its effect on human health. Further in his session, he spoke about “A new Era of DNA Repair Mechanisms- Based Therapeutics for Ageing and Neurological Disorders- Brain Health” in which he mentioned “next 20-30 years will be the Era of brain research.”

Vijayawada KL Deemed to be university Pro-Chancellor Dr. K S Jagannatha Rao was virtually present and spoke about “Studies on Conformational Changes of DNA Dynamics in Neurodegenerative Disorders”, where he explained the causes of neurodegenerative diseases, and its current progress. He hailed the contribution of Indian researchers in the field, and also shared few tips on stress management and developing a positive mind-set.

In his presidential address, Mangalore University Vice Chancellor Prof. P Subrahmanya Yadapadithaya stressed on the collaborative research, patent, genome instability and importance of today’s life. “Predictive, preventive and protective maintenance of human system is important” he added. Meanwhile, Prof. P S Yadapadithaya released the campus wildlife video.

Department of Applied Zoology Chairman, Convenor Dr. M S Mustak welcomed the guests and spoke about the importance of the topic DNA damage and current applications to the society. Prof. Dr. K Bhaskar Shenoy extended vote of thanks. Second year M.Sc students Namitha Vitla, Shamna Moideen mastered the ceremony.

In the afternoon session, inter-collegiate and inter-departmental photo quiz on biological sciences was conducted. 26 teams from different colleges and departments were present. M.Sc student Keith was the quiz master.

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