Workshop on ‘Reproductive Biology for Biodiversity Conservation’ at JU

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 22: Department of Botany, University of Jammu in collaboration with Centre for Biodiversity Studies, Rajouri   is organizing a 5-day national workshop on `Reproductive Biology for Biodiversity Conservation’.
The workshop was inaugurated today by Prof Mohan Paul Singh Ishar, Vice Chancellor of JU. Prof A K Koul, Dean Academic Affairs BGSB University, Rajouri was the guest of honour on the occasion.
In his address, Prof Ishar underscored the relevance of biodiversity and its conservation in the present milieu. He exhorted upon the scientific community to evolve strategies to combat the declining rate of biodiversity so that there is ample food, fodder, shelter and other resources available for posterity.
In his keynote address, Prof A K Koul, one of the eminent Botanists and founder member of the Department of Botany, expressed his views related to the role of reproductive biology in the conservation of plant wealth.
Prof Anima Langer, Dean Life Sciences and Prof Geeta Sumbali, HoD Botany also spoke on the occasion.
The other dignitaries present on the occasion, included Prof M K Dhar, Registrar JU,   Prof Yash Pal Sharma and several Professors from the faculty of Life Sciences, Centre for Biodiversity Studies, BGSB University, Rajouri were also present.
Prof Namrata Sharma and Dr Veenu Kaul, Department of Botany, JU, are the organizing secretaries for the workshop which is a part of initiative undertaken by Ministry of Environment and Forest, Govt of India to undertake some all India co-ordinated research  projects on RET (Rare, Endemic and threatened) species.
Experts from the field of reproductive biology will deliberate on various issues related to conservation.
During the proceedings of the workshop, which is being attended by more than 70 delegates, several lab exercises will be conducted.

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