Probiotics: Its Application in cancer biology perspective

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The field of biotechnology is rapidly developing. To help the students stay updated and job-ready, the Department of Biotechnology, Brainware University organised a Workshop on ‘Probiotics: Its Application in cancer biology perspective’ on October 30, 2021. Renowned scientist Dr. Dipanjan Guha(Scientist, S.N Bose Innovation Centre) was the guest speaker for the event.

Dr. Guha started the discussion by introducing students to the interesting developments in the field of cancer management where the use of probiotics have shown promising results in ensuring better results. “We have valued probiotics as a rich source of antioxidants and gut support but recent research has shown it can also help mitigate the damage caused by chemotherapy,” he said.

Metabolites from dead or live probiotics have shown high clinical significance in management of testicular and gastric cancer, “though more studies need to be conducted it is interesting to see how they both prevent and help us deal with the negative impacts of cancer,” he said. Dr. Paul also introduced students to some of the key researchers working in this field.

The session ended with Dr. Paul advising students about the career prospects in the field and how to successfully conduct interdisciplinary research.