Gurugram, February 14
Faculty of Agriculture Sciences at SGT University, Organised a webinar on Stem Cells and Cloning – Scope and Applications on 14th Feb. During this event Dr Prem Singh Yadav – Principal Scientist, ICAR – Central Institute for Research on Buffalo, Hisar delivered information on Stem Cells and Cloning to Students. Dr Yadav explained the embryonic stem cells, fetal cells and their applications. He informed that in 2015, CIRB became India’s second institute by producing a cloned buffalo bull, named Hisar-Gaurav (HG), In 2017, the team had cloned an Assamese buffalo bull in the field, away from the institute. ICAR-CIRB, Hisar produced 10 cloned buffalo calves during 2015-2020 and this achievement of producing maximum clones is recorded in the India book of records. His team produced 7 clones from a single superior bull M-29 and re-cloned an earlier cloned bull Hisar-Gaurav. Buffalo. His team has also been working on semen biology, in-vitro embryo production (IVF), transgenic/gene-edited embryo production, embryonic and adult stem cell research, and embryo transfer in buffalo. During this event, Dean Faculty of Agriculture Sciences Prof. Ashok Yaday and Associate Dean – Prof. R. S. Yadav were present in the program.