The 35th Annual meeting of Society for Neurochemistry, India (SNCI 2021) and International Conference on Neurodegeneration and Cognition: Recent Advances in Neurological Diseases was successfully organized from 2nd-4th December 2021 at School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India. The SNCI 2021 was organized by the Society of Neurochemistry, India (SNCI), with Prof. P. Prakash Babu, Department of Biotechnology as the Convener and Prof. Ramesh Kumar Mishra, Head Centre for Neural and Cognition Biology as the Organizing Secretary, Dr. M. Varalakshmi, Co-convener. The conference was partly funded by iBrain Grant and Noema Foundation for Research, Hyderabad.
SNCI 2021 International conference served as a forum to bring together Clinicians, Scientists and Industry professionals working in the area of neurodegeneration and cognition to discuss the recent developments and their application in the therapy of neurological diseases. The conference was truly international and was attended by many speakers and participants from Asia, Australia, Europe and American continents.
The conference was Inaugurated on 2nd December 2021 by the honorable Vice Chancellor of University of Hyderabad, Prof. B. Jagadeeshwar Rao. Dr. Subhash Kaul Department of Neurology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences was the Guest of Honor. The highlights of conference were the Keynote lecture by Prof. Amitabh Chattopadhyay, a celebrated researcher and SERB Distinguished fellow from CSIR CCMB and Plenary Talk by Dr. Manas Panigrahi, a well-known clinician from Department of Neurosurgery at KIMS, Secunderabad. After the inaugural session, a dedicated symposium was organised by Prof.Anand Kumar Kondapi in memory of Prof. K. Subba Rao, former President of the SNCI and Professor of Department of Biochemistry, School of Life Sciences.
The conference hosted seven symposia and more than 20 invited lectures with close to 100 participants. 20 Oral presentations and 18 poster presentations were made by the participants. G. M Taori Memorial Award was given to the best oral presentation and Suven Life Sciences award was given to the best poster presentation. To encourage the participants, additionally, few consolation awards were given in both the categories from SNCI, India.
More than 20 speakers from USA, Spain, Israel and Australia have participated in the conference. There were more than 50 exciting and stimulating talks during the conference and a very active participation from all the attendees was the special attraction during the sessions. At the end of this scientific fiesta, the valedictory function was chaired by the Chief guest, Dr. Kumarsamy Thangraj, Director CDFD, Hyderabad. The conference was concluded by a vote of Thanks note to all the participants and speakers presented by Prof. P. Prakash Babu, the convener of the conference and also the Secretary General for SNCI, India.