The Department of Biochemistry and Chemistry of Annai Violet College of Arts and Science organized a National Conference on the topic “Recent Advances in Biological and Chemical Sciences” on 4th and 5th February 2016. Dr.J.Santhanalakshmi, Professor and Head, Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Madras inaugurated the conference by lighting the kuthuvilaku. College Principal Dr.Kamala Balakrishnan welcomed the gathering. Dr. L. Parimala, Head, Department of Biochemistry and Chemistry introduced the chief guest Dr. J. Santhanalakshmi and the speakers. Secretary Mr.N.R.D. Prem Kumar and Vice Principal Mrs.Japhia Solomon graced the occasion. Special talks were given by Dr.J. Santhanalakshmi, University of Madras, Dr.S.Anandan, NIT, Trichy, Dr.L. Gomathi Devi, Bangalore University, Dr.S.Balaji, SCSVM University, Kanchipuram and Dr.P.T. Srinivasan, D.G.Vaishnav College, Chennai on the topics Nanomaterials, Green Energy Generation and Environmental Applications. 48 research papers have been presented by academicians and research scholars from various institutions and Universities. The sessions were very informative and interactive. Dr.S.Niranjali Devaraj, Former Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry, University of Madras gave valedictory address. Feedback was given by the participants. Mrs. S. Jeba Sheeja, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry proposed vote of thanks.
BEST PRESENTATION AWARD was won by FOWSIYA.J, Department Of Chemistry, VIT University and NIVETHITHA LAKSHMI. K, Department Of Physical Chemistry, University Of Madras.