Dr Yogesh Shouche, professor, School of Arts and Sciences, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, and Honorary Scientist, National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Pune, delivered the inaugural address and plenary session on ‘Microbiome and emerging career opportunities.’
“Soil, plants, and humans contain bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other microorganisms. They have specific effects on living individuals and their health, environment, and energy. Every living individual has his/her own microbiome,” he said.
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He also talked about the Human Genome Project with significant human health applications, gut microbes and their actions on the human body, and athletic microbiome. He also spoke about microbiome-based therapies like microbial consortia, genetically engineered microbes, and bioactive molecules.
Panel discussion majorly emphasized on research on nicrobiome, personalized medicines and their effects in India, healthy diet, microbiome based products, microbiome education progress in India. Many students, faculties, and dignitaries from various colleges participated in the program.