The Department of Biomedical Engineering, NEHU organised a week long Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Delhi sponsored ‘Karyashala’.
The event is being organised in collaboration with Society for Neurochemistry India (SNCI) Satellite meeting from September 19 to 24 under the theme, “Scientific intervention tools to improve Cognitive behavior in children with neurodevelopmental disorders in India”.
The aim of the workshop was to provide participants with extensive knowledge to understand the available scientific interventional tools and devices related to cognitive impairment in children with neuro-developmental disorders and improvement in their functional outcome and quality of life.
Organisers of the workshop said that this would allow them to understand how diseased brain condition could be improved and made to function similar to the normal human brain. This is one of the major facets of the neuroscience research which encompasses most of these disorders and it is one of the biggest challenges for survivors.
The key features of the workshop laid emphasis on open scientific discussion with experts, hands-on laboratory training experience and presentation of the participants through symposia and group meetings and interaction with experts from Industry. By organizing and creating new technical know-how through these events would provide new research dimension leading to improvement in their lifestyle and reduction of stigmatization of such population with their integration with the society.
More than 50 participants with varied background from all parts of the country and abroad participated in both in physical and online mode which was graced by speakers of repute from academia, industry and research institutes from both India and abroad.
SNCI president Prof. M.K. Thakur stressed on the need for advancing scientific research and overcoming challenges in the field of cognitive neurosciences.
NEHU vice chancellor, Prof. P.S. Shukla enumerated the importance of holding such meetings on regular basis and thanked all officials and staff involved directly or indirectly with the organization of the event.