Govt VYT PG College organises webinar on Modern Aspects of Botanical Sciences

Central Chronicle News
Bhilai, May 20: The Government VYT PG Autonomous College Durg, A+ grade College accredited by NAAC organised at two-day webinar on “Modern Aspects of Botanical Sciences” under the auspices of the Department of Botany.
On the first day, May 19, lecture on “Genome Sequencing” was delivered by guest Speaker Dr Gaurav S Dave, a research scientist from Sardar Krushi Nagar Dantewada Agricultural University Gujarat. He started his speech with the Introduction of DNA sequencing followed by History of sequencing, different methods of sequencing such as Maxxam Gilbert method, Chain termination method, Pyrosequencing, bisulfite sequencing, Shotgun method sequencing. He also talked about the Genome annotations which includes Structural and functional annotation. He also explained the challenges faced during sequencing the Genome and concluded with the opportunities genome sequencing will provide in near future including this pandemic and future researches.
On the second day lecture was on “Conservation Ecology” and guest Speaker was Dr G Sahaya Anthony, a research scientist from St Xavier’s College Palayamkottai Tamil Nadu.
Dr Satish kumar Sen, Assistant Professor Govt VYTPG autonomous college Durg hosted the event and talked about how students from different states from all over India have also joined the event.
Dr Vijay Laxmi Naidu and principal Dr RN Singh addressed the webinar and talked why conservation is necessary.
HOD Dr Ranjana Shrivastava welcomed the speaker Dr G Sahaya Anthony and spoke the aim behind this webinar to make people and students aware of the research opportunities available in Botanical sciences.
Dr Thakur introduced the speaker Dr Anthony to all the attendees.
Dr G Sahaya Anthony first congratulated the organizers for this beautiful effort of organizing national webinar on botanical sciences. He started his speech with the Introduction of Origin of Universe and start of life on earth. He talked about the Earth’s biodiversity and why we should conserve nature and also enlighten the challenges faced due to Anthropogenic activities, Population explosion and their dependency on nature by which ecosystem is getting disturbed. He concluded with the Species extinction and Goals of Conservation Ecology along with conservation projects like Project tiger, project elephant, vulture conservation etc.
Lecture was followed with Q/A session in which Dr Sanju Sinha Assistant professor of zoology of Govt VYTPG Autonomous college Durg took part actively and asked her query to Dr G Sahaya Anthony. Students from all over India asked the question regarding different methods and strategies of conservation. In Q/A session Swati Agrawal, Tameshwari, Dharmedra, Aarti, Umashankar ,Himani Tondon, Shyamoo, Mahima Sinha, R Vina, Reshma Mandavi and some other students raised their question regarding the various aspects of ecological conservation. Participants joined webinar through Google meet application and YouTube live stream from different states like Tamilnadu, Assam, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Karnataka, Telangana, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and also from different colleges of Chhattisgarh.
Dr KL Toppo, Mrs G Pandey contributed as a co-conveyer and Dr Shriram Kunjam made valuable contribution as joint organizing secretary for this webinar.
The concluding remarks for two day’s webinar was addressed by Dr Shriram Kunjam, where he thanked everyone for their participation and in making this program successful and whole team work of Govt VYTPG Autonomous college durg who made this possible.
The vote of thanks was delivered by Daneshwar Prasad. Those who actively participated were Danesh prasad, Wasim Akram, Shanti Rajwade, Uday, Lumehswari, Swati Agrawal, Ratnakar Upadhyay, Shayamoo, Prachi Gupta, Devendra Nirmalkar, Kavita Gupta, Ashwin Gautam

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