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Membrane proteins are very important in controlling bioenergetics, functional activity, and initializing signal pathways in a wide variety of complicated biological systems especially in prokaryotic organisms. They also represent approximately 50% of the potential drug targets. The structure of membrane proteins are very difficult to elucidate through crystallization or NMR studies. Electron spin resonance spectroscopy is a very powerful and advanced biophysical tool that is used to study the structural and dynamic properties of membrane proteins. Based on the recent scope and relevance of Electron spin resonance spectroscopy on membrane transport proteins, the Department of Microbiology has organized a webinar on Membrane transport Biophysics in Google meet platform on 07-12-2020 at 2 P M. The students, faculty members, research scholars and professionals from various colleges of Kannur University and alumni members of the department from other countries who are working and doing research had participated in this program. Dr.Sinosh Skariachan (Assistant Professor, St. Pius X College, Rajapuarm) acted as the moderator and host for the program and provided an introduction of the program. Dr. Sarala Gopalakrishnan (Associate Professor& Head, Department of Microbiology) welcomed the guests and participants of the webinar. Dr. K K Anilkumar (Former HoD, Dept. of Microbiology) had given the key note address and introduced the resource person, Dr. Benesh Joseph to the audience. Dr. Asha Chacko (Vice Principal, St. Pius X College, Rajapuram) has inaugurated the webinar and she highlighted the relevance of such webinars in the time of pandemic to enrich the knowledge and awareness of students and teachers. Dr. Benesh Joseph, Ph.D, Dr.sc., Emmy Noether Research Group Leader, Institute of Biophysics, Department of Physics, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, and an alumnus (1997-2000 Batch) of the Department of Microbiology was the resource person and he delivered the lecture on Membrane transport Biophysics. Dr. Vinod.N.V (Assistant Professor, St. Pius X College, Rajapuram) expressed the vote of thanks for the program. The webinar ended at 4.PM.

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Based on the scope and relevance of Biorisk management systems in public health and society at the time of COVID19 pandemic, the Department of Microbiology, St. Pius X College, Rajapuram, Kasaragod, has organized a webinar on Biorisk Management System in Google meet platform on 19-08-2020 at 10. 00 AM. The students, faculty members, research scholars and professionals from various colleges of Kannur University have participated in this program. Dr. Vinod NV (Assistant Professor, St. Pius X College, Rajapuarm) has provided an overview of the program. Dr. Sarala Gopalakrishnan (Associate Professor & Head, Department of Microbiology) has introduced the resource person to the audience and welcomed the gathering. Dr. George Mammen (Principal in-charge, St. Pius X College, Rajapuram) has inaugurated the webinar and he highlighted the relevance of such webinar in the time of pandemic to enrich the knowledge and awareness of students and teachers. Mr. Sudheesh N (Virologist & Research Assistant, MIV (Manipal Institute of Virology), Manipal, Karnataka), who is currently a biosafety officer in MIV and an alumnus (2007-2010 batch) of the Department of Microbiology, St. Pius X College Rajapuram, was the resource person and delivered the lecture on Biorisk Management Systems. Dr. Vinod NV acted as the moderator and host for the program. Dr. Sinosh Skariyachan (Assistant Professor, St. Pius X College, Rajapuarm) expressed the vote of thanks for the program. The webinar ended at 1.PM.

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As a part of Silver Jubilee Celebration, the Department of Microbiology conducted Invited lecture from Alumni member on 27th January 2020 at 10. 30 am in the college auditorium. Dr. Bobby Paul, Assistant Professor & Head, Department of Bioinformatics, Manipal School of Life Sciences, MAHE (An Alumnus from the Department of Microbiology, St. Pius X College, Rajapuram). He delivered a talk on Current Trends in Microbial Genomics. The resource person emphasized the scope and applications of Microbiology in the field of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. The faculty members and students from the department of Microbiology were attended the program.

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Department of Microbiology conducted a state level seminar on IPR.

Department of Microbiology in association with CHC Poodamkallu conducted rainy season diseases awareness programme in kallar Grama Panchayath

Department of Microbiology conducted Mushroom cultivation orientation programme for credit union members, Thabore

Department of Microbiology conducted Mushroom Cultivation Orientation Programme for Women Self Help Group of Kallar Grama Panchayathconducted Mushroom Cultivation Orientation Programme for