International Conference on Role of Genetic, Epigenetic, Environment towards Plant, Animal and Human Health under climate change
PREAMBLE & INVITATION
The World population is likely to grow to 8 billion in 2025 and stabilise at about 10 billion by 2050 with major increases being in developing countries. Coherence among elements of sustainability like food security, environment, judicious use of natural resources, application of advanced technologies to ensure plant animal and human health through genetic and management options are important for civic society worldwide.
Key genetic controls repressing or stimulating the cascades of gene expression move a living being through stages in its life cycle, facilitating the morphogenesis of somatic and reproductive tissues and organs. Epigenetic modifications contribute to phenotypic variation without changes in genotype , at multiple levels, from gene regulation, to development, stress response, and population-level phenotypic diversity and evolution. At least three systems including DNA methylation, histone modification and non-coding RNA (ncRNA)-associated gene silencing are currently considered to initiate and sustain epigenetic change. Balanced supply of essential nutrients is one of the most important factors in plant, animal and human health. The interactions among various nutritional elements may be synergistic or antagonistic. Moreover, knowledge of the changing requirements of nutrition is also essential for the quality healthcare.
Programmable DNA cleavage using CRISPR–Cas9 enables efficient, site-specific genome engineering in single cells and whole organisms. Environmental soundness as well as fragility is of utmost concern to all living beings especially under climate change as it determines the microbial communities , flora and fauna, expression of potential productivity of crops, animals and human health particularly the reproductive patterns and abnormalities etc. The situation calls for commensurate advances in bio-medical sciences, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and health care systems. This will call for a blend of traditional ecological prudence with frontier technologies, particularly bio-nano technology and allied bio-veterinary-medical sciences. Agricultural biotechnologies can help achieve the productivity gains needed to feed a growing global population, introduce resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses , improve food and feed quality , nutritional value and shelf life and lower methane emissions etc. Animal and Human biotechnology can help develop diagnostics, identify gene marker associated with various health disorders and suggest their therapeutic and management solution.
Preterm birth is a worldwide epidemic with a global incidence of 15 million per year. The rate of preterm birth in India is 23 % or even higher being highest globally. Major reasons of preterm birth are poor nutrition and diet , stressful environmental conditions, besides genetics and epigenetics factors determining reproductive health. Preterm birth consequences for the development of immune-mediated diseases are reported to be seen even up to third generations
This International Conference on Role of Genetics, Epigenetics, Environment and Nutrition Towards Plant, Animal and Human Health under Climate Change “GEENPAHH- 2019” will focus on pragmatic agro-bio-nano technologies for plant. livestock and human health through genetic, environmental, nutritional, management and therapeutic interventions. This conference will be jointly organized by Department of Biotechnology, Hindustan College of Science and Technology (HCST), Agra , Uttar Pradesh, India in collaboration with Society for Sustainable Agriculture and Resource Management (SSARM), Hisar, Haryana, India at beautiful campus of HCST, Agra. The technical programme of the International Conference comprises of Plenary Lectures, Keynote and Lead Papers, Contributory Papers and Poster Presentations, Panel Discussions with Scientists, Policy planners and Persons from the industry and NGO's. The organising committee cordially invites you and your colleagues to participate in this event.