Conference on ' Microbial Diversity :
Current Perspective and Potential Applications'
was held in the Department of Microbiology,
University of Delhi from 16-18 April 2005. Over
350 Indian and foreign delegates comprising scientists,
researchers and teachers have attended the conference.
This represented microbiologists from all geographical
locales of the country and across the regions.
There were sixty oral and over 200 poster presentations
during the three days of the conference and released
a book entitled ' Microbial Diversity:
Current Perspectives and Potential Applications'
was published by I.K. International
Publishing House Private Limited, New Delhi .
This book contains as many as 60 articles written
by experts. Many renowned microbiologists participated
and delivered lecturers on microbial diversity
with related bioactive compounds, environment
management, human and animal health
A panel of ten experts, under
the Chairmanship of Dr. B.N. Ganguli, discussed
at length the various facets of microbial diversity
and formulated the following recommendations based
on the deliberations: