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Monday, Mar 12, 2012
Seminar focuses on marine research

11 papers presented on first day


Visakhapatnam: Recent advances in research in marine environment came up for discussion at a two-day seminar conducted by Gayatri Vidya Parishad Degree College (autonomous) on Sunday.

The seminar, sponsored by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, concentrated on the need for continuous research in marine environment, which is essential for conservation of biodiversity. The lectures were given by experts.
On the first day, there were 11 papers presented by scholars representing various institutions. The focal theme of discussions centred on marine biotechnology, seafood chemistry, mangroves, marine bioactive compounds and drugs from sea and marine environment and management.

On day two, there were four technical sessions. Professors K.V. Ramana Murty, N.S. Sarma, G. Trimurtulu and R.C. Panigrahi spoke on mangroves, marine bioactive compounds and drugs from sea and marine environment and management respectively. Presiding over the valedictory meeting, principal P. Rajaganapati suggested measures for the conservation of natural marine environment and its useful.

Former zoology professor of Andhra University A. Joseph said the topic of discussion had great relevance. Seminar director P. Sasi Bhushana Rao presented a brief report on the proceedings.
Courtesy: The Hindu
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