Conference on Angiogenesis-Theragnostics in Cancer & heart Diseases
Statesman News Service
Bhubaneswar, 4 February
Nobel Laureate Prof. Ferid Murad explained about the various source of nitric oxide like natural substances in the body, drugs, car exhausts, cigarette smoke etc and their effects on ozone depletion, blood pressure , memory and many other areas.
Iinaugurating the Second International Conference on Angiogenesis-Theragnostics in Cancer & Cardiovascular Diseases in KIIT University yesterday and spoke at length on the subject. Dr. K S Gopinath, Director, Bangalore Institute of Oncology (BIO), Bangalore; Dr. Gopal C. Kundu, National Center for Cell Science, Pune; Dr. Dev Mukhopadhyay, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer, USA; Dr Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS; Prof. N. L. Mitra, Chancellor, KIIT University; and Dr. M. Suar, Director, School of Biotechnology, KIIT University were present at the inaugural function.
The three-day conference, organized by KIIT School of Biotechnology in association with National Centre for Cell Sciences (NCCS), Pune.
Prof. Murad, won the Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1998 for his discoveries concerning nitric oxide as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system. He spoke on discovery of the nitric oxide and cyclic GMP signaling pathway and application to drug development.
Dr. Kundu said the motto of the conference is to create awareness and further strengthen the research, establish the collaboration in the area of Angiogenesis considering cancer and cardio vascular diseases. Dr. Gopinath said, students of KIIT School of Biotechnology and others who are in the field of Angiogenesis will be benefited by such deliberations. Dr. Mukhopadhyay laid emphasis on therapeutic research. Earlier, Dr. Samanta welcomed the delegates and wished them fruitful deliberations and a memorable stay in KIIT.