Translational Research Workshop for Ph. D. Scholars and Guides
Title:Translational Research Workshop for Ph. D. Scholars and Guides
Date: February 20, 2020
The workshop introduced the concept of translational research and the ways of commercializing the research findings. Sessions on Monetizing Patents and Attracting funding from investors were also covered. In view of applying for the ‘Early Translational Accelerator’ program under BIRAC, the workshops also focused on selecting viable research findings for further translation. The workshops were conducted in two campuses, the first workshop was conducted at Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai during 20th to 22nd February, 2020. The second workshop was conducted at Agricultural College and Research Institute, Coimbatore during 12th to 14th March, 2020. A total of Sixty two Ph. D. scholars and their Advisory Committee Chairman participated in the workshops. Some of the notable speakers of the workshop were Notable speakers of the workshop were, Dr. M. A. Vijayalakshmi, Founder Director, Centre for BioSeperation Technology, VIT and Chief Coordinator, ETA, IIT Madras; Dr. G. Venkateswaran, Chief Scientist & Head, Microbiology & Fermentation Department, CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru; Dr. N. Bharathi, Founder Director, Growmore Biotech Ltd., Hosur; Dr. S. Mohan Raj, Founder, Algal NutraPharms Pvt. Ltd., Thanjavur & Former Director of Research, PRIST University, Thanjavur; Mr. Vijay Nadiminti, Chief Operating Officer, a-idea, NAARM, Hyderabad.