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Third International Symposium on Genomics in Aquaculture Organized by CIFA

Chander Mohan
Chander Mohan

The ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar in association with the Association of Aquaculturists’ organized the “3rd International Symposium on Genomics in Aquaculture” at its Kausalyaganga Campus from 21st to 23rd January, 2020.

The Chief Guest, Prof. (Dr.) Soumendra Mohan Patnaik, Vice-Chancellor, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar emphasized on the importance of the researches in the frontier areas like genomics, robotics and bioinformatics for meeting the national food security. He urged for more collaborative works among the researchers for producing the useful products / technologies for the benefit of the stakeholders in aquaculture.

The Guest of Honor, Dr. Victor Martinez, Director, FAVET-INBIOGEN, Chile stated that the research in genomic science requires huge investment, however, it pays. He said that we are already reaping its advantages in agriculture and animal husbandry.

Dr. B.R. Pillai, Director, ICAR-CIFA outlined about the genetics research being done in the Institute for the better growth and aquaculture production enhancement. She also highlighted about the collaborative research works being carried by the Institute with the other ICAR Institutes, DBT, DST and other national and international Institutions.

Earlier, in his welcome address, Dr. K.D. Mohapatra, Organizing Secretary of the Symposium briefed about the symposium’s genesis and thematic areas.

Over 200 researchers from the various parts of the country and abroad participated in the symposium.

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