National-level seminar on ‘Transgenics and Protein Therapeutics’ held at JSS College, Mysuru

Mysuru, March 28, 2022: The Department of Postgraduate in Biotechnology at JSS College of Arts, Commerce, and Science, situated on Ooty Road, Mysuru, organized a national-level seminar on the topic, ‘Transgenics and Protein Therapeutics.’ The seminar was sponsored by the Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSTA) and took place today.

The seminar was inaugurated by Dr. S. Umesha, Professor at the Department of Studies in Biotechnology, University of Mysore, who also delivered the keynote address. Dr. Umesha emphasized the significance of advanced technologies like transgenic technology in addressing malnutrition and increasing agricultural crop yield to meet the demands of a growing population. He shed light on the application of transgenic technology and genetic engineering in the production of therapeutic proteins such as insulin, monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies, and vaccines.

Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive of the JSS College Campus, delivered his presidential remarks, emphasizing the importance of transgenic and recombinant DNA technology in the production of therapeutically important proteins for combating infectious diseases and cancer. Prof. M.P. Vijayendra Kumar, Principal of the College, extended a warm welcome to the guests, while Dr. B.Y. Satish Kumar, Head of the Postgraduate Department of Biotechnology, proposed a vote of thanks.

The technical sessions featured presentations by esteemed resource persons. Dr. Ishwarappa S. Katageri, Professor and Associate Director of Research at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Dr. Niranjan Murthy, Professor (Retd.) at the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bengaluru, and Dr. Raghavendra, Principal Scientist at Himalaya Wellness Centre – R & D, Bengaluru, provided detailed insights into transgenics, recombinant technology, genetic engineering, and their applications in the production of therapeutic proteins.

The seminar also aimed to inform participating students about the importance of biotechnology and the current career opportunities available in the field.