Molecular Biosciences Research Cluster head, Dr. Shilpa S. Chapadgaonkar chaired a technical session in national conference on the theme ‘Beating the Plastic Pollution’ recently at Delhi Technological University, Bawana, Delhi. The conference was organized by DTU in association with Green Institute for Research & Development (GIRD) on the occasion of World Environment Day 2018. The conference was inaugurated by Dr. S D Attri, DDG, IMD. Senior government functionaries like Sh. Chandra Mohan, Senior Scientist and Head, SEED, KIRAN, NCSTC, Department of Science and Technology, Sh. Vinod Painully, Advisor to ONGC and Board Member, APJ Foundation were also present for the technical sessions.
Research paper entitled ‘Microbial Consortia for plastic degradation’ authored by a team of MSc Biotechnology II semester students under the supervision of Dr Chapadgaonkar was presented. Ms. Swati Jain student of M.Sc (Energy & Environment) IV semester and Dr. Pushpa C. Tomar, presented a paper on ‘Awakening the consciousness and conscience towards plastics’ which drew an upbeat response from the audience.