Annual Review Workshop of ICAR Consortium Research Platform on Genomics Inaugurated

7th June 2016, Lucknow

Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) and Director General (ICAR) inaugurated the Annual Review Workshop of ICAR Consortium Research Platform on Genomics at ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR), Lucknow today. Dr. Mahapatra while appreciating the research achievements of genomics programme in the country, called for greater attention on application of the large amount of data being generated in genomics. He also emphasized upon working together cutting across disciplines for achieving high impact results through innovative ideas.

Annual Review Workshop of ICAR Consortium Research Platform on Genomics InauguratedAnnual Review Workshop of ICAR Consortium Research Platform on Genomics Inaugurated

Dr. J.K. Jena, Deputy Director General (Fisheries Science), ICAR and National Coordinator of CRP on Genomics gave on overview of the work undertaken in the programme. He also briefed about other network research programmes being undertaken by ICAR Fisheries Research Institutes.

Dr. T.R. Sharma, Project Director, ICAR-National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology, New Delhi and Director, Indian Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology, Ranchi presented an overview of the evolution and growth of genomics research in India. He highlighted that the technology has transformed the sequencing and genomics research in present times and it is high time to focus efforts on using structural genomics data for functional genomics.

Dr. Ravindra Kumar, Director (Acting), ICAR-NBFGR, Lucknow welcomed the guests and participants and gave an overview of the review workshop.

Principal investigators and Co-principle investigators of the programme from nine ICAR Research Institutions participated in the Workshop.

(Source: ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow)