Annual Review Meeting of CRP on Vaccines and Diagnostics

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30 - 31 October 2018, Chennai

ICAR-Central Institute Brackishwater Aquaculture hosted the Annual Review Meeting (2017-18) of the Consortium Research Platform on Vaccines and Diagnostics at Chennai (30 - 31 October - 2018).

Dr. Joykrushna Jena, Deputy Director General (Fisheries/ Animal Sciences), in his inaugural address, emphasized on the importance of health management of crop, animal and fisheries sciences. He also highlighted the contribution of fisheries sector to the Indian GDP and economy.

Dr. Ashok Kumar, ADG (Animal Health) urged the scientists to have cross-sectoral interactions among them and praised the efforts that the scientists are taking to strive to bring out the technologies.

Dr. K. K. Vijayan, Director, CIBA, stressed upon the sharing of infrastructure established under the consortium among the partner institutes for maximum utilization of the resources. He described the meeting as a unique gathering of expertise across the sectors of agriculture, veterinary and fisheries and mentioned the need for balancing basic research along with applied and strategic research programmes.

The meeting session also reviewed the progress of 34 research projects. During the session, the Principal Investigators from 16 ICAR research institutes, five fisheries institutes, four animal science institutes and seven crop science institutes registered their participations and presented the progress and work plan for the coming years.

(Source: ICAR-Central Institute Brackishwater Aquaculture)