The Nano-biotechnology Research Centre which has been set up here by the Deakin University Australia and The Energy and Resources Institute of India (Teri) was inaugurated on Wednesday.
The $7.5-million facility located at the Teri campus on Faridabad Road will have all Indian faculties. The centre will tackle agricultural, biomedical and sustainability issues “This outstanding facility is strategically located near IGI Airport, making it accessible to the researchers from across the globe, said Louise Asher, the minister for innovation, services and small business, Australia, who inaugurated the centre.
“Research at Teri seeks to find solutions to problems related to attaining sustainability and environmental degradation and has made a difference to the lives of many people. Setting up of the Nano Biotechnology Research Centre is one of the means through which, Teri plans to create capacity and expertise for technological solutions to problems of inefficient use of natural resources,” said RK Pachauri, director-general, Teri.
Jane Den Hollander, vice-chancellor of Deakin University, said that the centre will provide a platform for 50 researchers under the Deakin India Research Initiative (DIRI).
“What is particularly pleasing about this centre is that it is tackling research into global issues such as food security for a growing world population, sustainable agricultural practices and environmental sustainability,” she said.