ICBRAMR ’19 – a Report
The International Conference on Bacteriophage Research and Antimicrobial Resistance- a Report
Theme: Paradigm shift in Antimicrobial therapy – Antibiotics to Bacteriophages.
Convener: Dr. N. Ramesh, Assistant Professor, SBST, VIT Vellore
A two-day-long International conference on Bacteriophage Research and Antimicrobial Resistance (ICBRAMR ’19) was recently held at the Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamilnadu.
The Conference was organized jointly by the School of BioSciences and Technology (SBST), VIT in association with Society for Bacteriophage Research and Therapy (SBRT), India.
Highlighting the recent trends in Antimicrobial resistance and the search for alternative treatment options, the Chief guest Dr. Srikanth Prasad Tripathy, Director-in-charge, ICMR-National Institute of Research in Tuberculosis, Chennai and the Special guest Prof. Elizabeth Kutter, the First lady of Phage Research and Professor Emeritus, Evergreen State College, Olympia, USA, urged the scientific community to work tirelessly to discover a new weapon to combat the challenging antimicrobial resistance.
Dr. V Pragasam, Dean of the School of Bio Sciences and Technology, VIT welcomed the gathering and Prof. Sanjay Chhibber, President, Society for Bacteriophage Research and Therapy introduced the Society and its function to the participants and other dignitaries. Dr. S. Narayanan, Pro Vice-Chancellor, VIT introduced VIT and talked about the achievements and accolades of the institute. The conference souvenir was released and the guests planted a tree to end the inaugural session of the event.