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ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad Organized National Conference of ISAGB on 2nd & 3rd December 2022

ICAR – Directorate of Poultry Research organized XVI Annual Convention of Indian Society of Animal Genetics and Breeding (ISAGB) and National Conference on “Innovations in Animal Genetics & Breeding for sustainable productivity of livestock and poultry” on 2nd & 3rd December 2022. Dr.R.N Chatterjee, Director and Chairman organizing committee of ISAGBCON 2022 welcomed the Guests and delegates. He narrated the theme of the conference and explained overview of the Animal genetics and breeding research in the country.

Dr. Mangala Rai, Former Secretary, DARE & DG, ICAR, the Chief Guest of the inaugural program emphasized the importance of innovations in genetics and breeding for improving the productivity of livestock and poultry. He narrated the necessity of infrastructure creation for high end research in frontier areas of biotechnology and computing. He appreciated the efforts of animal scientists for their contribution towards the improved productivity of livestock and poultry and its contribution to GDP of India.

Dr. V. Ravinder Reddy, Vice Chancellor, PVNRTVU, Hyderabad and Dr. T.J. Rasool, Director, Camel Biotechnology Centre, UAE & Patron, ISAGB graced the occasion as the Guests of honour in the conference. Dr.B.P.Mishra, Director, ICAR-NBAGR, Karnal & President of the society and Dr V.K.Saxena, Director of Research, BASU, Patna also graced the occasion. They narrated the activities of the society and need for further strengthening the society in dissemination of research findings to the farmers.  The inaugural function concluded with the vote of thanks from Dr.U. Rajkumar, Organizing Secretary, ISAGBCON 2022.

Padmasri, Dr Sosamma Iype, Professor, KVASU, Mannuthy was conferred with life time achievement award of the ISAGB society for her contribution to the conservation Vechure cattle breed. Dr.R.K. Sethi, Former Director CIRB was also conferred with life time achievement award. Dr.M.S Tantia, Pr Sci. ICAR-NBAGR was conferred with the ISAGB fellowship.  A key note address on “Innovations in Animal Genetics and Breeding for sustainable productivity of livestock and poultry” was delivered by Dr. T.J. Rasool, Director, Camel Biotechnology Centre, UAE and Former ADG (AP&B), ICAR.

During the conference a total three technical session on Innovative breeding technologies- Current trends and future scope, Genomics: phenotype variability and trait expression in animals and Trends in computational genetics and artificial intelligence in understanding genome complexity. A total 245 delegates participated in the conference out which 80 were on virtual mode. Overwhelming no of students (about 60) participated in the conference.

A total of 11 lead papers and 30 oral papers and were presented in various aspects of Animal Genetics and Breeding during the technical sessions. Parallel to each technical session a poster session was organized and delegates presented their posters on various aspects of the breeding and genetics.  Apart from the technical sessions a young research award session was conducted in which 12 students participated and presented their research findings. D.A.Rajendra Prasad, Asst Professor, CVSC, Mamnoor, Telangana was awarded with ISAGB Young Researcher award. A session on Scientist industry interface was organized with experts from academia and industry participated.

The two days conference ended with a plenary cum Valedictory function in which Dr.K M L Pathak, former DDG (AS) & former VC, DUVASU, Mathura participated and presented the awards to scientists and students. He narrated the importance of breeding in improving the productivity and providing the food to the human beings. Dr.S.S.Majumdar, VC, GBU, Gandhinagar and Dr. T.J Rasool, Director, Camel Biotechnology Centre, UAE were the guests of honours.  Dr.B.P. Mishra, Director, ICAR-NBAGR & President, ISAGB, Dr.R.N.Chattrejee, Director, ICAR-DPR, Hyderabad & Chairman, ISAGBCON-2022 and Dr.U. Rajkumar, Pr Sci., ICAR-DPR & Organizing Secretary, ISAGBCON 22 participated. The conference ended with a vote of thanks by Dr. M. Niranjan Principal Scientist, ICAR-DPR, Hyderabad.

National conference of ISAGB 2022

National conference of ISAGB 2022

National conference of ISAGB 2022

National conference of ISAGB 2022


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