The Centre has been making significant strides in developing nanonutrients, nanopesticides and nanoformulations. Keeping in mind deteriorating soil health, growing demand of food, water safety are the biggest challenges, the Centre is uniquely poised to develop path breaking technologies using biologicals interwoven with nanotechnologies and biocompatible materials jointly through strategic collaborations with Deakin University and partners worldwide.
2nd International Conference on Nanobiotechnology for Agriculture 2018 December 13-14, 2018
The Second International Conference on "Nanobiotechnology for Agriculture: Detection, Conservation and Responsible use of Natural Resources" is being organized from 13th - 14th December 2018, jointly by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India and TERI Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre at Gurugram.
PAST Events and Visits
Visit of Prof. Don Driscoll, Director, Centre for Integrative Ecology, Deakin University on 3rd April 2018.
Mr Stuart Hamilton AO, Member of Council, Deakin University visited on 3rd March 2018.
Dr. Anil Mishra, DRDO and few of his Senior colleagues visited the Centre, 9th February 2018.
Video-conferencing cum Discussion Forum on innovation and advancements in "Next Generation Microencapsulation Technology For New Bacterial Formulation in Agriculture" & "Novel Micro Algal Isolates With Multiple Product Potential" on 8th February, 2018 at TERI GRAM, Gurugram
This meet brought together stakeholders from select industries with the following aims:
- To showcase thematic areas through presentations as well as selected technology snapshots
- To provide an interactive platform for industries to take advantage from the achievements and get engaged in discussions and suggestions for customized technology development or transfer of existing technology or the product.
Around 35 industries from agriculture, chemicals and fertilizers, biofuels, food and nutraceuticals sectors participated and contributed in terms of their experiences and challenges faced in the thematic areas.
Scientific Advisory Board meeting in January, 2018 which involved several delegates on 15th January, 2018.
Stakeholder's Consultative Meeting on "Innovations & Advancements in Nano biotechnology for Agriculture & Regulatory Policy Guidelines" on December 13, 2017 at TERI GRAM, Gurugram
This stakeholders meet brought together selected industries and key government officials and provided an interactive platform for industries and its research and development for the purpose of scientific discussion on current and future nanotechnologies, showcasing new technology snapshots, and to promote nanotechnology innovations and knowledge transfer. The meeting also provided a platform for the top management from the industry and policy makers to participate with their inputs and suggestions and be part of the policy framing guidelines to the recently released zero draft policy by TERI on "Nano products and its regulations" during NANOFORAGRI 2017 Conference that was organized by TDNBC in partnership with DBT on 20-21 November, 2017. A facility visit of TDNBC was also a part of the day-long meeting.
Around 25 industries from nanotechnology sector participated and shared their experiences of commercializing nano products in the market.
Visit of Dr. Chakravorty, Managing Director at Genesis Membrane Sepratech in 2nd December, 2017
Nanobiotechnology for Agriculture: From Research to Innovation on November 20-21, 2017 at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
TERI-Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre (TDNBC), in partnership with The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India organized the International Conference on Nanobiotechnology for Agriculture: From Research to Innovation on 20-21 November 2017 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi and TERI Gram, Gurugram.
The Conference brought together renowned global speakers along with ˜175 participants and provide an interactive platform for budding young scientists from R&D institutes, academia and the Industry from across the globe for the purpose of scientific discussion on current practices and future scope of nanotechnologies, to promote future collaborations for accelerated product development for agricultural applications, identify the innovation space.
Prof. Aaron Russell, Pro-Vice Chancellor- Researcher Development & Integrity from Deakin Research visited TDNBC on 26th October, 2017.
Visit of Mr Rakesh Kapur, MD IFFCO & Vice-President of the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA), Mr Birinder Singh and Mr Yogendra Kumar from IFFCO on 9th October, 2017.
Her Excellency The Honourable Linda Dessau, Ac Governor Of Victoria and other ministers from the Australian High Commission visited on 5th October, 2017.
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Prof. Peter Hodgson's visit in 24th & 28th August 2017. Inauguration of the Chemistry Lab and Lauch of Nano App.
The Department of Biotechnology's Nanobiotechnology Taskforce Members visited TDNBC on 5th August 2017 and interacted with staff and students.
Visit of Shri SK Pattanayak, Secretary, Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India.
Visit of Mr. Richard Samuels, Counsellor for Industry, Innovation and Science, Australian High Commission in India on 14th June 2017.
Lecture By Prof. Ramgopal Rao from IIT,Delhi, 11th April 2017.
A Ministerial and Vice Chancellor's delegation visited TDNBC on 11th April 2017 along with Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor, Deakin University for the Inauguration of the hostel facility at TDNBC.
Inauguration of TERI-Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre and Researcher's Residence
10th to 11th April 2017
The Hon. Minister of Education and Training, Government of Australia, Simon Birmingham, and Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, Dr Ashutosh Sharma, graced the Centre with their august presence on 11th April 2017.
Professor Joe Graffam, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Development and Training) of Deakin University visited TDNBC on 22nd March 2017. He conducted the PhD Extra Workshop at TDNBC.
Visit of Prof Luis , Ms. Judy Baulch, Ms. Gauri Arora (Communication Consultant), Ms. Gayathri and Ms Ruby from Deakin on 3rd February 2017. Interaction with Faculty, Students and planning the launch of the Centre.
Visit of Prof Gary Smith Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) on 3rd December, 2016. Professor Gary Smith was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) in May 2013. In this role he provides strategic leadership at Deakin.
A UGC & AICTE Delegation, visited on 22nd November 2016.
Dr David Halliwell, Director, CeRRF visited TDNBC on 7th November 2016.
Prof. Trevor Day, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment & Deakin University visited TDNBC on 13th October, 2016.
Prof. Bas Baskaran, Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Deakin University visited TD NBC in October 2016.
Prof. Guy Littlefair visited the TD NBC on 30th September 2016. Professor Guy Littlefair is the Dean of Engineering in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and the Built Environment at Deakin University in Australia, having been appointed as chair in Engineering in January 2011.
Dr. Ye Win Aung visited on 23rd September, 2016. Dr. Aung has professional history of working as a Program Manager (Coordination) in Burnet Institute Myanmar and Myanmar Partnerships and Liaison Manager for Deakin University (since June 2016). Dr.Aung has worked for low-income and vulnerable as well as refugee populations in the public health thematic areas of prevention and control of communicable diseases, behavior change communications, social marketing and franchising, community-based research and public health education.
The Deakin India Research Initiatives partner institutions leading Scientists visited the Centre to participated in the DIRI Symposium 2015 - International Symposium On Translational Research, hosted by TD NBC in December 2015
The Deakin India Research Initiatives partner institutions leading Scientists visited the Centre to participated in the DIRI Symposium 2012 – Frontiers in Science (2nd Edition) hosted by TD NBC in November 2012
The Hon. Louise Asher, MP and Minister for Innovation, Services & Small business, Minister for Tourism and Major Events inaugurated the TD NBC in February 2012 at TERI Gurgaon along with Vice Chancellor, Prof. Jane Den Hollander
The Deakin India Research Initiatives partner institutions leading Scientists visited the Centre to participated in the DIRI Symposium 2011 – Frontiers in Science, hosted by TD NBC in November 2011
Senator, The Hon. Christoher Evans, Minister of Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and workplace relations along with a distinguished Australian Delegation launched the TD NBC in August 2011 at TERI Gurgaon