International workshop on 'Disruptive translational research in nanobiotechnology: Advancing sustainable food systems and human health solutions'

13 Mar 2019 13 Mar 2019
Dr Alok Adholeya
Juniper Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Celebrating 25 years of engagement in India, Deakin University, Australia, in association with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, is organising an international workshop on Disruptive Translational Research in Nanobiotechnology: Advancing Sustainable Food Systems and Human Health Solutions'.

Considering the importance of Translational Research in the last several years at national and international levels, Deakin University, Australia, in association with TERI-Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre, Gurugram and Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India is organising this workshop which will focus on areas from pre-translational to translational application. Food, agriculture, environment, and healthcare professionals from industry, academia, government, research organisations, and technology providers are invited to attend this workshop.

This one-day scientific workshop aims to:

  • Highlight new nanobiotechnologies used in agriculture and food supply chain, environmental science, and health and biomedical research
  • Provide a platform to discuss and enhance multi-stakeholder partnerships in the advancement of new technologies and their applications

Rapid advancement over the past decade in agriculture, health, food and environment through basic and applied nanobiotechnological research interventions, and translational research of these emerging technologies, presents exciting possibilities for positive impact on the overall food system, the environment, and human health and disease prevention.

The major roadblocks to convert basic scientific discovery to translational research include:

  • Understanding the science of translation, leading to unpredictability and frequent failure of possible interventions
  • Qualified investigators
  • Organisational structures and incentives
  • Designs of application potential and higher participation in feasibility studies
  • Regulatory issues
  • Funding required to convert basic science discoveries into translational research

Understanding the development of these technologies and their applications, as well as public acceptance and societal impact in the coming era will be critical in bringing nanoscience to the market to provide better and more sustainable solutions.

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Contact Details

Dr Alok Adholeya
Director, TERI-Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre, Gurugram
Senior Director, Sustainable Agriculture Program, New Delhi.

Agricultural biotechnology

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