Celebrating World Microbiome Day – 27th June 2020
Joint Celebration by K-tech, ABLE & BioTecNika
Webinar Agenda – Microbiome: Perceptions & Perspectives
Did you know that our body contains more microbes than human cells? Yes, that’s true! There are about 10 times as many bacterial cells as human cells inside you! We know microorganisms are present everywhere in various habitats (in and on plants, animals, water, soil, food, and humans) living together in communities called microbiome within each of the many habitats.
When you hear the word microbe, what comes to your mind could be the numerous diseases they cause. But the microbiome or the microbes residing on and within the human body are not invaders, but they are beneficial colonizers. Disfunctioning of the microbiome could lead to diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and Fibromyalgia.
A person’s microbiome may influence their susceptibility to infectious diseases and contribute to chronic gastrointestinal illnesses like irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease. This is why it is important to understand the human microbiome.
Whenever we get a disease, most of us depend on antibiotics. But did you know taking antibiotics unnecessarily can disrupt our microbiota which could negatively affect our immunity?
Likewise, there are numerous facts about the microbiome we are usually unaware of. But understanding the human microbiome could help us change our lifestyle for good and thereby stay healthy.
On this World microbiome day, Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society, Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S&T, Government of Karnataka (www.k-tech.org), Association for Biotech Led Enterprises (www.ableindia.in) & Biotecnika together are giving you an opportunity to learn more about your microbiome so that you can keep your microbes and yourself healthy. Register for the World Microbiome Day Free Webinar to learn more about the microbiome and its importance.
Webinar agenda: World Microbiome Day – Microbiome: Perceptions and Perspectives
- Date: 27th June 2020
- Time: 7:30 PM IST
- Mode Of Webinar: Online
- Duration: 1.5 Hrs Approx
- Registration Fee: Free of cost for all Biotecnika Members & Subscribers
- Subject: All Bioscience Professionals & Students
*E-Certificate Will Be Given To All The Participants Who Attend The Webinar Till The End.
List of Eminent Speakers:
- Dr. P.M. Murali, Founder – Director, Jananom Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru and Member, Vision Group on Biotechnology, Govt. of Karnataka. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/pmm2008)
PM Murali, is the Chairman of Jananom Private limited a young start-up established in Bengaluru. He is also the Founder of Elive Bio a Live Biotherapeutic Company out of the west coast of the US. He previously worked as the Managing Director of the Swiss International Company Evolva Biotech, one of the pioneering firms in biomolecular engineering in the world to generate products from microbial factories that are applied across diverse verticals from pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, flavors & fragrances, agriculture, veterinary, FMCG goods, and defense. He was one of the first in the world to build a successful pipeline for pushing “molecules to market” to reap their commercial benefits, by building a rich ecosystem of contract research institutions and public research institutions not just in India but in several other countries as well. Such efforts led to winning the prestigious “company of the year” award globally.
- Mr. Manoj Dadlani, CEO, COSMOSID, Maryland, U.S.A (https://www.linkedin.com/in/manojdadlani)
Mr. Manoj Dadlani serves as Chief Executive Officer at CosmosID, Inc., the Maryland based provider of industry-leading solutions for unlocking the microbiome. Previously, Mr. Dadlani served as a partner at Applied Value Group, a management consulting and investment firm, and was co-founder and CEO at Rasa Industries, Ltd., a leading beverage manufacturing company. Mr. Dadlani has substantial experience in strategy, M&A, supply chain management, product development, marketing and business development. Mr. Dadlani received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Biological Engineering from Cornell University.
- Dr. Anindya Dasgupta, Global Operations Manager, S&T, Beauty & Personal Care R&D, Unilever, Bengaluru
Dr. Anindya Dasgupta grew up in Kolkata and did his undergraduate in Chemistry from Presidency College followed by a Masters in Biochemistry from the University of Calcutta. Thereafter he moved to the US to pursue his Ph.D. in Virology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After two postdocs, first at Yale University and then at Oregon Health and Sciences University, he returned to India as a scientist in a CSIR laboratory. In 2010, He moved to join Unilever as an R&D scientist where he has been since then. He has 12 peer-reviewed publications and more than 15 patents. His research interest is in the skin microbiome and interactions between the skin commensal bacteria with hosts.
This Webinar on the occasion of World Microbiome Day is for every bioscience professionals, students, and anyone who would like to know more about the microbes that reside on and within us. The webinar will help you understand the microbiome and its importance in our lives.
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