The School of Life Sciences organized a lecture on ‘Emerging Biological Technologies in the Changing World’ by Dr. Santanu Raychaudhuri, a DBT-Visiting Professor of Assam University, Silchar on 20th February 2016 in the conference hall at 12.00 noon.


In this lecture, Prof. Santanu introduced emerging trends in the field of Biotechnology. He said, “Since the discovery of Double Stranded DNA structure by James Watson and Francis Crick in 1953, there have been an ‘avalanche of advancements in genomic information. The cause of genotyping has reduced drastically with the advent of new sequencing technologies”.

He also introduced to the students various technologies like DNA Sequencing, Discovery of Non-Coding RNAs, Metagenomics, Microarray based high throughput data set, nanotechnology based drug delivery, several human biotechnologies on the shelf, synthetic biology and ethical issues to be considered in Biotechnological research.