The 7th edition of biennial International Conference on Nanotechnology for Better Living (NBL-21) is being organized by National Institute of Technology Srinagar under the aegis of Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) in association with Anna University, SKUAST-K, NIT Mizoram, SSM College of Engineering, IIT Madras, Higher Education (J&K) and many more institutions within and abroad from 07-11 April, 2021, which marks the birth anniversary of a genius microbiologist Prof. James Watson. The scientific event is expected to provide a vibrant platform to present and discuss path breaking research ideas in nanotechnologies and shall be an interface between academia and industries. The event being organized during the worst pandemic, which is our common sorrow and common pain, will mostly focus on “Nano-Coatings and Nano-sprays for infectious and inflammatory diseases”, nevertheless limited to- and shall be a fabulous fusion of biological, chemical, physical, natural, agricultural and engineering sciences.
There is also a need to develop young minds and providing them such forums will help them to implement their thoughts and find innovative solutions for dreadful issues threatening the bold the world in this technological era. We have made arrangements for the pre-conference tutorials for our bright students who are supposed to work on innovative projects in their final year as envisaged in New Education Policy. We are proud and privileged to mention that an Indian origin schoolgirl aged 11 has been honoured as "America's top young scientist" for inventing a quick, low-cost test to detect lead-contaminated water, using carbon nanotubes”, is an inspiration for all of us. Likely, Anika recently takes home top prize for developing a novel antiviral drug to combat the spread of COVID-19 by researching protein spikes in coronavirus. Thus, a dedicated session, “Seeding Nanoscience to Young Minds” shall be conducted during the summit, thus handing over this multidisciplinary science to the young generation, of which Einstein have also made mention.
We are optimistic and hopeful to have relief from the wide spread of SARS-COV-2 (Covid-19) in coming summer; the event will be held off-line in SKUAST, Shalimar Kashmir (Lap of Zabarwan Hills, on the Bank of Dal Lake), though zoom option can’t be ruled out at this preliminary stage. The dates coincide with the blossom of Tulip flowers in Kashmir and we are confident that many stalwarts of Nanosciences may join us during the programme and provide an interdisciplinary platform in this paradise. It is pertinent to mention that the event is being organized in the backdrop of NBL series, which were marvelous and memorable joint event between IIT Kanpur/IIT Kharagpur under the Co-chair of Prof. Kamal K Kar, Prof. Pallab Banerji and Prof. R Mukherjee, wherein the gathering of more than 300 scientists were registered in each event and their partisanship will continue. Please do join us with families and friends!
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