Ludhiana, 30 June, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
The Department of Veterinary Microbiology of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana in collaboration with Institutional Development Plan (IDP) under National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) celebrated “World Microbiome Day 2021” . The microbiome swings the pendulum between health and disease and thus the importance of Microbiome has increased tremendously.
On this occasion Dr. Neelam Taneja, Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology, PGIMER, Chandigarh delivered a lecture on “Gut Microbiota and its role in health and disease”. She discussed the usefulness of the Microbiota in the humans and the animals.
An e-poster contest was organized on the theme “Role of Microbiome in health and sustainability” in which Sanju Singh a student of B.V.Sc and A.H bagged the first prize, Hansmeet Kour and Asiya Mushtaq both Ph.D Veterinary Microbiology bagged second prize and Karanveer Singh student of M.V.Sc Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics bagged the third prize.
Dr. S.P.S. Ghuman, Dean, College of Veterinary Science congratulated the winners of the contest and gave away e-certificates.
Dr Deepti Narang, Principal scientist-cum-Head of the department threw light on the nature of the microbial communities, their interactions and effect on the health of an individual.
Newer techniques for the prediction of microbiota functions have made possible to explore the potential role of these microbiota in various infections by using interaction models/novel analytical and simulation approaches.