Focus on academia-industry interaction 

Participants at the one day symposium organised by UoH.

Hyderabad: The Department of Animal Biology, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad (UoH) has organised a one-day symposium on ‘Academia-Industry Interaction: A Way Forward’ to mark the National Science Day celebrations.

The symposium which was inaugurated by Prof P Prakash Babu, Pro-Vice Chancellor witnessed talks on the theme by eminent scientists from both academia and industry.

In his talk on ‘Academic Research on Early Development: Translational Research Potential’, Prof Polani B Seshagiri, Indian Institute of Science listed various initiatives of Union government for promotion of translational research and academy-industry interactions.

Dr AKS Bhujanga Rao of NATCO Pharma, Hyderabad said that NATCO had been interacting with UoH, for its drug discovery programs since 2003.

Former Director of Huck Institutes of Life Sciences at Penn State University, Prof C Channa Reddy delivered a talk on ‘University-Industry Partnership in Technology transfer: Penn State Model’.

Prof GS Prasad, Director, Technology Industrial liaison Entrepreneurship (TIE-U) narrated initiatives taken by UoH for promoting entrepreneurship.

Delivering a keynote address on “Vaccines Development”, Dr. Krishna Ella, CEO and MD of Bharat Biotech International Ltd, Hyderabad shared his experiences in the entrepreneurial journey.

He emphasised on the importance of the academia-industry interactions for developing effective health care solutions.

The Dean, School of Life Sciences, Prof S Dayananda, Head, Department of Animal Biology, Prof Anita Jagota, faculty from School of Life Sciences and other schools, students and distinguished guests from various industries participated in the event.