SDP II

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Online Student Development Program

(A Webinar Series for students of all standards)
Organized by
School of Basic & Applied Sciences
G.D. Goenka University, Gurgaon, Haryana
From 17th Oct, 2020- 21th Nov, 2020

Session 1: Environmental Toxicity: An Emerging Field of Forensic Science

Venue Details :
Date : 17 October 2020
Time : 10:00-11:00 IST
Google Meeting ID : https://meet.google.com/dby-fsbc-auw
Speaker : Dr. Saroj Kumar Amar, Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States

The First Webinar Session of the ‘ Second Phase: Online Student Development Program’ was organized by the School of Basic & Applied Sciences, GD Goenka University. The webinar was delivered by Dr. Saroj Kumar Amar on the topic ‘Environmental Toxicity: An Emerging Field of Forensic Science’ on October 17, 2020. The session was moderated by Prof. (Dr.) Ram-Krishna Thakur (Prof. and Dean, SoBAS). The session started with welcome of speaker and participants by Professor (Dr.) R. K. Thakur, Dean, SoBAS. Dr. Amar explained the participants about role of environmental toxicants and hazardous contaminants in scientific investigations. He also briefed the participants about the toxicity due to increased UV radiation in environment, toxicity induced by different cosmetics ingredients on skin, toxicity linked with contaminated air, soil, water, diatoms and different microorganism. Students actively participated in the session and resolved their queries at the end. The session was moderated by Dr. Ram Krishna Thakur, Dean, School of Basic and Applied Sciences. Dr. Thakur concluded the session thanking the speaker, students and all attendees for their enthusiastic participation

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Session 2: Food Safety is Everyone’s Business

Venue Details :
Date : 31 Oct 2020
Time : 11:00-12:00 IST IST
Google Meeting ID : https://meet.google.com/ygi-jnue-xon/td>
Speaker : Dr. Vijay Pal Singh
Joint Director
Food Safety and Standard Authority of India, Govt. of India

In the second session of this phase II of webinar series Dr. Vijay Pal Singh, Joint Director (Social and Behavioural Change & Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) in Food Safety and Standard Authority of India, Govt. of India talked on the theme ‘Food Safety and is everyone’s business’. Dr. Singh further discussed that Food can become contaminated at any point in the food chain, so everyone must take measures to keep food safe—from producers to processers, retailers and consumers. Food safety has a critical role in assuring that food stays safe at every stage of the food chain – from production to harvest, processing, storage, distribution, all the way to preparation and consumption. It contributes to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development. More than 82 participants participated in the webinar. Professor Ram-Krishna Thakur, Dean, School of Basic and Applied Sciences moderated the session. The participants were highly enthusiastic and fully enjoyed this knowledgeable session. More than 15 participants asked their queries related to food safety and Dr. Singh gave answer to best his knowledge. The session was highly interactive and informative as a whole.

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Session 3: The story of Aryl-Alkyl-Lysines: One Drug to Treat Them All

Venue Details :
Date : 07 November 2020
Time : 15:30-16:30 IST
Google Meeting ID : https://meet.google.com/iuo-khmf-yhw
Speaker : Dr. Chandashish Ghosh
Postdoctral Researcher
max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Department of biomolecular Systems,
AmMuhlenberg1, 14476 Potsdam, Germany

Dr. C. Ghosh started the session explaining different manifestation of pathogens. He led on to discuss about antimicrobial resistance and drug approval over the years. Antimicrobial peptides, peptide antibiotics were discussed and their mechanism of activity, emphasizing specially on Daptomycin, collistin and how the mimicking of the drug is done for better efficacy. Designing and synthesis of desired drugs were explained. The mechanism of antibacterial activity and hemolysis and antibacterial activity and antibiofilms are further discussed. Finally Dr. Ghosh explained the synthesis and antimicrobial activity of aryl-alkyl-lysines. Activity against Ebola virus by one of the most efficient compound nicknamed NCK-8 synthesized by Dr. Ghosh, declared by PHE was discussed. Finally antimalarial activity of other competent compound synthesized by Dr. Ghosh and glycogold nanoparticles in biomedical use were also discussed.

The session was interactive and question are answered satisfactorily. The session was concluded by Dr. Ram-Krishna Thakur with enlightening words and acknowledgment to speaker and organizing team.

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Session 4: Personal Identification in Forensic Science: From living and dead bodies

Venue Details :
Date : 2020
Time : 15:30-16:30 IST
Google Meeting ID : https://meet.google.com/yut-kvve-cxr
Speaker : Ms. Priya Sharma and Ms. Mala Bharti,
Lecturer, SoABS
GD Goenka University

The 4th session of Student Development Programme was about ‘Personal Identification in Forensic Science: From living and dead bodies’ conducted on 21 November, 2020. Ms. Priya Sharma highlighted the importance of fingerprints for the purpose of personal Identification. She discussed the principles and techniques used for fingerprint examination in living and dead bodies. Ms. Mala Bharti discussed about Forensic anthropology, a branch under biological anthropology which helps in identification and analysis of human remains for medico-legal purposes. It helps in the identification of the skeletal remains, sex determination, stature estimation, race determination and age estimation in cases such as mass disaster, plane crash, highly decomposed and unidentified bodies. The session ended with the concluding remarks by Prof. Dr. R.K. Thakur, Dean, School of Basic and Applied Sciences

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