“The blending of classical Chemistry with conventional Biology has resulted in Chemical Biology,” opined Mysore University Vice-Chancellor Prof. K.S. Rangappa.

He was speaking after inaugurating the UGC sponsored two-day National conference on 'Recent trends in Chemical Biology- An overview (RTCG-2013),' organised by Teresian College in association with KSOU at the college premises in city this morning.

“Chemical Biology is an interdisciplinary Science involving the application of chemical techniques and tools in the study and manipulation of biological systems through new drug discovery to tackle common and complicated health problems. The latest innovations have given scope for more expertise and research in the field,” he said.

Pointing out that Chemical Biology is called under different names worldwide, the journals and research centres that have sprung up in the field is sure to expand scope for further research, with the setting-up of Chemical Bio Forum in 2001, he remarked.

Observing that Chemical Biology is gaining more prominence in Pharmaceutical and health sectors, Prof. Rangappa said there is a great demand for scientists is the field and called for more innovative techniques and research methodologies in the field.

KSOU Vice-Chancellor Dr. M.G. Krishnan, who was the chief guest on the occasion, observed that Science played a key role in the evolution of civilisation.

Pointing out that innovations in Science have resulted in bettering the lives of humans, he stressed the need for more practical research in educational Institutions offering Science courses.

Sister Rose, Superior, Teresian Convent, Sister Sajitha, Principal, Teresian College, V.K. Jose, Officiating Principal, Dr. R.A. Vasantha, Organising Secretary, Dr. J.Shankar, Convenor and others were present on the occasion.

Eminent scientists from the field will deliver lectures and present papers, during the course of the 2-day seminar, in which nearly 200 academicians, researchers and students of chemical and life sciences are taking part.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore