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Biotechnology Society of Nepal thanks all the participants who made the theater show “Pani Photo” a grand success. The show was held on 20th Feb 2010, at Sama Theater, Gurukul, Kathmandu and it was viewed by over 150 audience.

The play “Pani Photo” (The Negative) was about a grieving parents whose only son has disappeared during the armed conflict period in rural Nepal. With humorous touches in between the play was contemporary, realistic and informative and was able to touch the chord with the audiences.

It has been a learning experience and we could do better with such programs in future.

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Biotechnology Society of Nepal (BSN) proudly presents a theater show “पानी फोटो – the negative” on 20th Feb 2010 (8th Flagun 2066). The show will be staged in the Sama Theater, Gurukul @ 1:00 pm (sharp).

BSN would like to invite all the interested people to watch the show and support BSN.

Date : 20th Feb 2010 (8th Flagun 2066)

Venue : Sama Theater, Gurukul, Old Baneshwor, Kathmandu

Ticket Price : Rs. 500 or Rs. 100

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James Watson, a biologist from Indiana University, and Francis Crick, a physicist, were working at the Cavendish Lab in Cambridge, England on the structure of DNA. On Saturday, February 28, 1953 it is reported that Crick came into the Eagle, a Cambridge pub, and announced to everyone there that they had “found the secret of life”. In 1953 they proposed the double helix model of DNA. In April of 1953 the Watson and Crick paper appeared in the journal Nature 171 : 737-738 & 964-967 (1953). US Congress declared April 25th 2003 as DNA Day to celebrate the completion of the human genome project and the 50th anniversary of the description of DNA.
Source: http://www.bio.miami.edu/~cmallery/150/gene/DNAdiscovery.htm

In April 2008, BSN organized the first ever DNA day celebration in Nepal. Continuing with the same spirit, BSN will be celebrating the DNA day this year too on 24thApril 2009, Friday. Our main attraction of the program will be an art exhibition on the theme “Biotechnology and DNA” prepared by the art students of School of Arts, Kathmandu University. A documentary shall also be displayed in the same theme. And some of our members will be giving a short presentation in the applications of DNA in Biotechnology.

All the members and interested people are invited to our program. Your presence shall be highly appreciated.

Venue: Martin Chautari, Thapathali (Prasuti Griha Marg)
Date: 24thApril 2009, Friday
Time: 1pm

BSN organized a talk program “Challenges to biotechnology in Nepal” on the occasion of its first Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 27thMarch 2009. Both AGM and the talk program were organized at seminar hall of National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). The Chief Guest of the program was Prof. Dr. Hom Nath Bhattarai, Vice-Chancellor of NAST. Guest speakers, Dr. Sangeeta Shrestha delivered her presentation on “Achievements of department of biotechnology, NAST” and Dr. Hari Prasad Bimb talked about corresponding activities of Biotechnology unit of NARC. Dr. Pramod Aryal from Everest biotech delivered speech on challenges to Biotech Entrepreneurs in Nepal. He mentioned the prospective project about incubation center for biotechnology R& D at NAST.

This time in our talk we had Mr. Kamalesh Adhikari from South Asian Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE). He spoke on biotech policies of Nepal.

The program was sponsored by Intrepid Nepal, a molecular diagnostic and research center, co-sponsored by Bioscientific international Pvt. Ltd, Sero Diagnostics and Sudeep international.

We are thankful to our delegates, members, guests, volunteers and the entire team of BSN for their support and suggestions. We hope to hold more innovative programs in days to come.

The first Annual General Meeting of BSN held at NAST conference hall on 27th March 2009 choose a new panel of executive board members for a period of two years. The new board members are as follows:

Honorary President : Mr. Saroj Raj Ghimire
Vice President: Mr. Ravi Bhandari
Chief Secretary: Mr. Pawan Dulal
Treasurer: Mr. Pawan Bashyal

Executive-Members:
Ms. Asmita Panta
Ms. Barsha Poudel
Ms. Bibhuti Khatiwada
Mr. Niran Maharjan
Mr. Raunak Shrestha
Ms. Sindhu Adhikari
Mr. Subash Kumar Rai
Ms. Sujita Mainali

Honorary Executive-Member:
Mr. Uma Shankar Shah

The most awaited program to its executives & members, First Annual General Meeting (AGM) is going to be held this Friday (27thMarch, 2009).

The program will be followed by a talk program where distinguished scientists working at different institutions in Nepal will be delivering their speeches on different aspects of biotechnology. We will also be discussing on current biotech policies, challenges to the biotech entrepreneurs and achievements we have made so far. A complete schedule of the program will be uploaded here, in the web-site, soon.

Award distribution of the research article competition will be held on the same day.

Date: 27th March 2009 (Friday)

Time: AGM: 10:30 AM Talk program: 12:30 PM

Venue: Conference Hall, National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Khumaltar, Lalitpur.

A member of BSN, Ms. Deepali Singh has set off for a three weeks long educational visit to India. She will be visiting research institutes, universities and industries related to Biotechnology. The main objective of her visit is to bring mutual relationship between those institutes and BSN. This kind of relationships, we hope, will help us in information exchange between Indian institutes and us.

Moreover, this will also give us an exposure to international companies and research institutes which will in turn help us to understand the high pace of development in this field.

A second grand event on science and technology this year after the Fifth National Conference on Science and Technology organized by NAST, is going to be held in Nepal. Fourth Asian Conference on Biotechnology and Development with the objective to promote understanding of the economic and social importance of research and development of biotechnology among Asian countries is commencing from February 12th, 2009. The program is hoped to be a great milestone in the development of this particular field in Nepal. The two day program jointly organized by UNESCO (United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization), RIS (Research and Information System for Developing Countries) and NARC (Nepal Agricultural Research Council) includes presentations from scientists from  more than fifteen different countries and stakeholders from Nepal.

Venue : Hotel Himalaya, Kupondole, Lalitpur, Nepal
Date : February 12-13, 2009
Contact no.: 553900

For detailed schedule please download this document

Biotechnology Society of Nepal (BSN) would like to express our gratitude for the selection of Ms. Kayo Devi Yami (Senior Biologist, NAST) as a member in Public Service Commission (PSC). We wish all the best for her success to carry out good and intellectual works in the days to come

For more details: http://www.nepalnews.com/archive/2009/jan/jan23/news02.php