Conference Proceeding

Chasing the Dream- the Path from Research to Human Benefit

Prof. Asis Datta

Genomics has emerged as the single most powerful discipline for detailed analysis of organization expression, and interaction of an organism at the genome level. Research on the virulence factors and pathogenicity of Candida albicans opened up the possibility of designing a therapy to combat candidiasis. People infected with AIDS virus are inevitably predisposed to a secondary C. albicans infection, which accounts for a dominant share of the lethality. The present research endeavors to pinpoint to a maximum possible extent the basic factors responsible for virulence exhibited by C. albicans. This is required to design the therapy or possible drug to combat disease, candidiasis, in a more effective way that the general therapeutics, which are presently followed. In the field of agriculture, biotechnology has given new tools for effectively ensuring food and nutritional security for the developing countries. The new research tools available may overcome many of the technical roadblocks that limit the application of conventional biological techniques in agricultural research. The present trend on genome research has already posed a special challenge and dire threat to the economics of the nations who are unable or unwilling to take advantage of the available technology. Limitations of water resources, decreased fertility of arable land skyrocketing cost of energy and galloping increases in the population make it imperative that food supplies of the 21st century will depend on a new form of agriculture in which custom-made food plants will dominate the world market. For more than a decade, we have been involved in nutritional genomics. Modifying the nutritional composition of plant foods is an urgent worldwide health issue, as basic nutritional needs for much of the world’s population are still not met. The goal is to increase crop productivity, improve crop quality, and maintain the environment. Our goal of nutritional genomics has been to create crops that are tailored to provide better nutrition for humans and their domestic animals. The functional utility of the transgenic crops will be discussed.

Published: 08 November 2017


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