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2nd Dr. Ramachandran Memorial Lecture

Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar organized the 2nd Memorial Lecture in the memory of the Former Secretary, Department of Biotechnology on 18th September 2017 at Bhubaneswar.

Renowned Gastroenterologists and Pro-Chancellor, KIIT university Dr. Subrat Acharya delivered the memorial lecture attended by staff and scholars of ILS and other invited guests. Speaking on “Liver Cancer in India: Unmet needs” Dr. Acharya mentioned that Liver cancer is emerging as one of the fastest spreading cancers in India witnessing around 30,000 – 50,000 new cases per year, and urged the younger research communities for developing comprehensive research strategy for understanding the key causal factors and developing affordable diagnostics and treatment methods. Dr. Ajay Parida, Director, ILS presided over the function and highlighted the seminal contribution of Dr. Ramachandran in shaping the biotechnology research agenda of the India during his tenure as the first secretary of the Department.