Foreign scientists attending the three-day international conference on "Recent trends in life science researches vis-a-vis natural research management, sustainable development and human welfare" at Vinoba Bhave University (VBU) here are delighted that the venue of the symposium resembles the "real India".
Governor Syed Sibtey Razi has conferred awards on as many as 30 scientists, including six from foreign countries, for their contributions to science. Those awarded with the Odum Gold award from the other parts of the globe include Jose (Jimmy) Botella, Jiang-Shiou Hwang and Dr Navid Amirabadi.
Botella, a professor of plant biotechnology at Queensland University in Australia, praised the VBU VC for holding the seminar at a place like Hazaribag. He said events like this give exposure to hidden talents. He said he was impressed with the presentations of the young researchers of the university.
Botella exhorted agriculture scientists to use less chemicals and pesticides in agri products to ensure sustainable development. "I am overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of students, who, I think, will one day become reputed scientists at national and international level," he added.
Jiang-Shiou Hwang of the Institute of Marine Biology, National Taiwan Ocean University, said that events like this would give real exposure to the young scientists of this university. He urged the authorities concerned to hold such types of events at regular intervals. He said he was quite impressed with the research work undertaken by the university.
Dr Navid Amirabadi of Freemantle Hospital and Health Services, Australia, said the VBU had all the qualities of becoming one of the best universities of the world. Amirabadi, who presented his paper on "Advance treatment and diagnosis of pulmonary encolism, secondary to the new advances in biotechnology", said this was his first visit to India.
TNN 28 June 2009