IIT-Bhubaneswar signed MoU with USA-based Dr. Dash Foundation to carry out research
Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: An MoU was signed between Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhubaneswar, India and Dr. Dash Foundation (DDF), Minneapolis, USA to carry out research and development in the field of Probiotics and Pharmaceutical products.
WHEREAS DDF is interested to foster academic, research and development program in the disciplines of Bio-Sciences and Bio-Engineering and therefore desirous to sponsor setting up of SK Dash Center of Excellence of Bio-Sciences and Engineering and Technologyin the specific areas of Bio-Molecular and Food Technologyleading to capacity building at IIT-B.Whereas IIT-B having various Schools and in specific School of Basic Sciences is keenly interested in pursuing cutting-edge research and education in disciplines of Bio-Sciences and Bio-Engineering and related technology leading to its capacity building.
In order to promote excellence and leadership in research and development in the Bio-Molecular and Food Technology topics; both IIT-B and DDF agreed to establish SK Dash Center of Excellence of Bio-Sciences and Engineering and Technologyin the School of Basic Sciences.
DDF has agreed to establish a SK Dash Chair Professor position in the specific areas of Bio-Molecular and Food Technologyat IIT-B. Dr. SK Dash chair will be the coordinator of the center.
Dr. S.K. Dash, Chairman of Dr. Dash Foundation is considered to be the pioneer in the field of probiotics globally. Dr. Dash has started working on probiotics since 1979 and is the recipient of many international awards for his work on probiotics.
Research work at IIT-Bhubaneswar, on this project, will start very soon, as the sources mentioned.