6th September 2018, Hyderabad: “We can make organisms live shorter or longer by changing their genetic makeup. We can reactivate the adult stem cells and repair tissues. We can grow and replace defective organs. Therefore, there is a possibility to make death as optional” Dr. Rakesh Mishra, Director, CCMB, Hyderabad told. He inaugurated a three-day National Symposium on ‘Materials in Healthcare’ at School of Science, GITAM Hyderabad on 6th September 2018. He graced as chief guest on this occasion and released the proceedings.\
Dr. Mishra said that we can make new organisms of different shape, size, GMOs, and products in plants/animals. He opined that lot need to understand and life can be made easier through “Scientist – explore the unknown and more sustainable; Teacher – educate and new generations knowledge-based society and Technologies – develop techniques/new machine/improve agriculture”.
Dr. V.K. Jain, Director, CBS-DAE, Mumbai and President, Society for Materials Chemistry; Dr. V. Venugopal, Former Director, Radiochemistry, Isotope Group, BARC, Mumbai; Prof. M.S. Prasada Rao, Vice-Chancellor, GITAM Deemed to be University, Visakhapatnam, Prof. N.Siva Prasad, Pro Vice-Chancellor, GITAM, Hyderabad, Prof. G.A. Rama Rao, Principal, School of Science also took part in the inaugural session. Participants across India from BARC, ICT, TATA Institute, Mumbai are presenting their research papers and the symposium would be continued up to Saturday.