The proceedings of the third day started with the Plenary Session on “PhylogenomicCharacterisation of Plant-associated Cronobacter”, followed by parallel sessions on various sub-themes of the conference. A poster session was also conducted on the themes—Agricultural Microbial Technology, Environmental Microbial Technology, and Food and Dairy Microbial Technology.
Prof. Barbara Murray, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA; Prof. J. S. Virdi, President of AMI; Dr. Ben D. Tall,US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), USA; Dr. V.K. Baranwal hailing from ICAR-IARI; Dr. PiyushKalara; Dr. Naveen Navani from IIT, Roorkee; Dr. PawanMaurya, Associate Professor, Biochemistry, Central University of Haryana; Dr. SushilaMaan from LUVAS, Hisar; Dr. A.K. Panda; Dr. Niraj Kumar, THSTI, Faridabad; Dr. HilolChakdar; Prof. NeelamSangwan, Professor ofBiochemistry, CUH; Prof. J P Tamang, Sikkim University, Gangtok; Dr A K Puniya, GADAVASU, Ludhiana; Dr Teresa Requena, Institute of Food Science, Spain; Dr.KiranKantiKondepudi, NABI, Mohali; Dr. PramodSiwach, IEICI, GOI, New Delhi; Dr. Mukesh Kapoor, CSIR-CFTRI, Mysuru; Dr. Koteswara Rao, CSIR-NCL Pune; Dr. Minakshi Grover, Principal Scientist, Division of Microbiology, ICAR, New Delhi; Dr. Rajesh Patel, Department of Biosciences, Veer Narmada South Gujarat University, Surat; Dr. Peer Abdul Haseeb Shah from University of Kashmir, Srinagar; Dr. Upendra Kumar, Scientist ICAR- National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha; Dr. AnujRana, Assistant Scientist from Haryana Agricultural University, Hissar; Dr. Neemisha, Assistant Microbiologist (Soil Sciences) from Department of Soil Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana; Dr.Sangita Pandey from Amity University, Noida; Dr. PintubalaKshetri from ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre, Imphal; DrMonishaDhiman, Associate Professor University of Punjab, Bathinda; Dr. PynhunlangKharnaior, DAICENTER (India-Japan International Centre for Translational & Environmental research), Sikkim University, Gangtok; Dr R.K. Malik, NDRI, Karnal; and DrRanjanaPathania from IIT, Roorkee made their presentations as the Chair, Co-Chair, Moderator or the delegates.
The day-long deliberations ended with the refreshing cultural evening where the students of the university gave the mesmerizing presentations. In his concluding remarks, Prof. R.C. Kuhad thanked the community of participating life scientists from India and abroad for their contribution in the success of the international conference.