Sunday, 14 June 2015

Dr Sanjay Kumar appointed as Director of Institute of Himalayan Bioresources Technology, Palampur.

Dr Sanjay Kumar 
Dr Sanjay Kumar has joined as Director of Institute of Himalayan Bioresources Technology, Palampur. He has been associated with the institute for over 25 years. He said that Himalaya has a gold mine of opportunities in terms of its bio-resources. Institute under his leadership is developing technologies for industry & environment. IHBT is committed to develop floriculture & enzyme discovery for furtherance of human healthcare. His institute is also working on developing alternatives to sugar as sweetners for diabetics. Research related to climate change in Himalayas will be his priority as Director. 
Including Dr Kumar, five new directors of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Institutes have taken charge. After taking charge,these Director’s attended the two day CSIR Director’s conference at the Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun.

The Minister for Science & Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan complimented newly joined Directors, in his opening remarks at the CSIR Director’s Conference.

Institute of Himalayan Bioresources Technology provides research and development services on economic bioresources in western Himalayan region leading to value added plants products and processes for industrial, societal and environmental benefit.

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