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ISSN: 2454-6968 | Biotech Express Magazine publishes articles in the field of biotechnology and allied sciences in a way that have never been presented earlier. It publishes Editorials, Guest Articles, Reports, Interviews, Current News of Govt. Academics and Business, Research Highlights and Notifications of Events, Jobs, Research Proposals in the field of Biotechnology, Biological Sciences, Life Sciences, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Neurosciences, Genetics, Medical Sciences, BioPharma etc.

by Kamal Pratap Singh About Dr Arvind Ranade Dr Arvind C. Ranade is the Director of National Innovation Foundation-India, at Gandhinagar since April 2023. Before joining NIF-India, he was an Executive Director of Indian National Science Academy(INSA) New Delhi. He started his career as a Scientist for Astronomy and Space Science Communication in VigyanPrasar, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India in 2004. He did his PhD in Astronomical Spectroscopy at Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune. He has contributed through research papers and research reports. He is actively involved in writing popular science articles and scientific…

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Prof. Rajeev K Varshney, a globally recognized leader in genome sequencing, genomics-assisted breeding, translational genomics, and capacity building in agriculture, has received the prestigious Crop Science Research Award 2023 from the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and was honored as a Highly Cited Researcher from the Clarivate (UK). The Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), founded in 1956 and headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin (USA), is an esteemed organization dedicated to advancing plant science solutions for a better world. At its annual meeting in St. Louis, USA (Oct 29- Nov 1, 2023), Prof. Varshney was celebrated for his exceptional contributions…

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The XX Convention of the Society was held as International Conference on New Horizons in Biotechnology (NHBT-2023), jointly organized by the CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandrum, India and BRSI during November 26-29, 2023 at the hotel Residency Tower, Trivandrum. Drs Rajeev Sukumaran and P Binod were its Conveners along with Dr V Vivekanand, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur and Dr T Bhaskar, CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun as Co-conveners. Prof Sudhir Sopory, President of the BRSI was the conference chair; Drs Vivek Agarwal and Madhavan Nampoothiri were co-chairs and Prof Huu Hao Ngo, University of Technology…

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SCIINV BioSciences, a Startup founded by Women Enterprenuers from Hyderabad have developed AI/ML led Clinically validated digital diagnostic tool AMRxTM for combating Anti Microbial Resistance. SCIINV Biosciences and World Trade Centre- Shamshabad, India, announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will leverage the strengths in digital diagnostics to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The World Health Organization (WHO) lists AMR among top 10 threats for global health. The MoU is signed by Dr.Uma Rani, CEO of SCIINV Biosciences and Varaprasada Reddy Yarram Chairman of World Trade Centre, Shamshabad, India. Directors of SCIINV Biosciences, P. Anasuya, PV Lakshmi and J.Malathi and Krishna B,…

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Prathna Puri1 Suhasis Chakoborty1 Barkha Singhal*1 1School of Biotechnology, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida (U.P.), India, Pin: 201312 Email id: barkha@gbu.ac.in, gupta.barkha@gmail.com http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0538-662X Abstract Currently, the world is facing cataclysmic impact of plastic waste conferring devastating impact on environment and climate change. The reckless utilization of plastic waste has burdened earth with variety of high molecular weight polymers such as polyurethane, polyethylene, polyvinylchloride, polystyrene, polyamide, polypropylene and poly(ethyleneterephthalate) with little degradation capacity. Though nature has its own arsenals for the degradation of plastics but its overwhelming amount leads to critical requirement of various scientific and technological approaches for their effective…

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by Kamal Pratap Singh In a recent meeting held September 16, 2022 government of India has decided restricting the number of Science awards and awardees and scrapping of cash reward which was given earlier. Home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla louded it as the Prime Minister’s vision of transforming India’s award ecosystem. Secretaries and officers of various departments under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare attended the meeting. A total of 56 awards will be given in four categories covering 13 domains of science namely physics, chemistry, biological sciences, mathematics,…

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This year Elsevier has put Prof Ashok Pandey among the top 5 scientists of India and is continuously coming on top in India in biotechnology among top 2% scientists in the world. Also this month he was awarded Topmost Indian Researcher second time by career360 held at Pradhanmantri Sangrahlay, New Delhi. Professor Ashok Pandey, who has an h-index of 132- the highest in biotechnology in India- is currently Distinguished Scientist at Centre for Innovation and Translational Research, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India; HTBS National Innovation Chair, and Honorary Executive Director at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability-…

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by Dr Piyush Kumar I vividly remember my last conversation with Dr Swaminathan. I was planning a twitter based conference in the field of Biotechnology in 2018. Yes!! An online conference before pandemic and before it became a norm. I emailed Dr Swaminathan, explained him the concept, asked to put his name in the advisory committee and he readily agreed. He was always willing to guide the next generation for a better scientific landscape in India. I have another incident to share. Kamal and I were planning an issue on green revolution for Biotech Express Magazine in 2015 and we…

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Conceived by a fiery Victorian physician and rights campaigner named Thomas Wakley, The Lancet came into the world in a fit of protest. Born in 1795 in Devonshire to a family of yeoman farmers with 11 children, Wakley had in his early twenties married the daughter of a wealthy businessman and hospital governor who set him up with a London medical practice. Ensconced in a 15-room house at 5 Argyll Street, Wakley had every reason to believe his success imminent until one evening in 1820 when an unexpected knock on his door was followed by a brutal assault. The assailants…

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Helsinki, Finland, 10 Oct 2023 – Valo Therapeutics Oy (ValoTx), the developer of novel, adaptable immunotherapies for cancer, announces it is the first biotech company in Europe to install and use the Bruker Corporation’s new timsTOF Ultra mass spectrometer and liquid chromatography platform, which provides transformative speed and sensitivity for antigen identification in connection with ValoTx’s PeptiCHIP technology. Tumor neoantigens are expressed uniquely by cancer cells and their presence can trigger an efficient immune response against the tumor. Currently the methods available to identify these antigens have significant limitations by being long, complicated and resource demanding. Using the timsTOF Ultra in conjunction with ValoTx’s…

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