Workshop on “Metagenomics in Fisheries Research” is inaugurated at ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore

A workshop on “Metagenomics in Fisheries Research” is inaugurated at ICAR-CIFRI ,HQ today forenoon. This two days workshop(1-2 December) is jointly organized by Inland Fisheries Society of India, Barrackpore, ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore and ICAR- Indian Agricultural Statistical Research Institute, New Delhi. Metagenomics is a relative recent genomics subdiscipline that has emerged as a promising scientific tool to analyse the complex genomes contained within microbial communities. Despite, the potential of metagenomics, its use is not yet common in fisheries research . This workshop is aiming at covering the use of publicly available resources to manage, share, analyse and interpret NGS data in the various fields of microbial community study viz. water, sediment and soil ,gut and skin and antibiotic resistance microbiome. Dr. George John, Former VC, Birsa Munda Agriculture University has graced the inaugural session of the workshop as Chief Guest. Dr. P. K Agarwal, ADG, NASF, ICAR and Dr. Anil Rai , Head, CABin, IASRI graced the occasion as ‘Guest of Honour’. More than 70 researchers/scientists from various institutions like IGIB, New Delhi; Assam Agriculture University; OUAT, National institute of BioMedical; IICB, Kolkata; Institute of Cholera and Enteric Disease, Kolkata; ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar; ICAR-CIBA, Chennai have participated in this workshop. Dr. B. K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI and also the Convenor of the workshop, is hoping that this workshop will provide the participants a platform to discuss the challenges facing by researchers in the field. This workshop will address some potential uses of metagenomics in the study of microbial diversity, microbial roles in microcosms, antibiotic resistance genes, novel and potential pathogens, microbial communities forming bioflocs, probiotics and other applications.





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