IBSD organized INSA popular lecture at Upper Shillong on Detailed studies of plant pathogens

Shillong, November 21: The Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) organized INSA popular lecture on “Detailed studies of plant pathogens can lead to novel means of disease control”at 6th Mile,Upper Shillong.

During the programme, Prof. Pulok Kumar Mukherjee, Director, IBSD mentioned that IBSD is organizing such programmes in NER to popularize new ideas and  concepts of science and to inculcate scientific temperament among students, researchers and  faculties for the development of bioresources of the region.

He also highlighted various activitiesof IBSD for promoting scientific interventions for bioresource management and its sustainable development in the region.

This lecture was delivered by Prof. Steven E. Lindow, University of California, Berkeley and highlighted the research work on Xylella fastidiosawhich causes major diseases of grape, citrus, olive, almond and many other major crop plants. He highlighted various examples of plant pathogens whichcan lead to novel means of disease control.

The programme was attended by students and faculties from Shillong College, St. Edmund’s college and other institutions from Shillong, Meghalaya. During the programme, many researchers, scientists also joined online from different centres of IBSD and other DBT institutes.

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