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  • 15 July, 2021

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DBT MOES Polar Research Centre

DBT MOES Polar Research Centre

  • Department of Biotechnology signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) With the Ministry of Earth Sciences To Set up the DBT MOES Polar Research Centre
  • The POLAR region encompassing the Antarctic, Arctic, Southern Ocean and the Himalayas is a unique ecosystem offers a huge amount of interest due to its extreme climate compare to the rest of the world.
  • Although researchers across the globe have contributed to different areas of research, the POLAR region is yet known as an unexplored ecosystem.
  • The MoU envisages mutual collaboration to explore the possibility of cooperation, convergence and synergy to bring out the expertise and services of both the organizations under one roof and work hand-in-hand for addressing relevant questions in the field of polar biology.
  • Particularly, biotechnological applications of polar microbes could be the centre point of this collaboration between both the Ministry of Earth Sciences and DBT.
  • The MoU will be implemented with the aim to collaborate with in mutually agreed-upon thrust areas of research in the area of POLAR sciences.
  • Initially, these efforts would be taken up through collaborative proposals by the researchers at MOES institutes making use of the presently available setups of MOES at Polar Regions.
  • In order to strengthen this association and expedite the research in the polar region joint laboratories will be set up at MOES stations.
  • This will allow researchers to carry out the experiments on the site without the need for transporting the samples to the parent laboratories in India and will generate valuable information and novel products from these unique environments.
  • This flagship synergistic approach would be taken up in mission mode through networking with the elite institutions in the country.

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Source: PIB


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