Keynote Speaker
Dr. Kanika Malik
CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources, New Delhi 110 012, INDIA

Topic: Applications of Computer in Material Science and Healthcare Research

   In this technologically advanced modern world, the computer has become mainstream machine and found its way into virtually all aspects of human endeavors in a wide range of fields like engineering, astrophysics, chemical science, materials science, healthcare and education. Computer has changed the ways in which scientific research is compiled and analyzed. Scientists, engineers and researchers are able to compile vast amounts of research data which can easily be simulated, analyzed and manipulated to achieve the anticipated results creating better-engineered products of high precision. Computers used in scientific research have the ability to analyze data in specified ways with more accuracy and at high speeds. Computer assisted image analysis through pattern recognition, digital geometry and signal processing of materials has become an essential component in a number of materials analysis techniques like, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), and X-ray Diffraction (XRD) and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). Use of computers in health sector promotes faster diagnosis at preliminary stage of disease for timely treatment. The précised diagnostic tools like, MRI, CT scans, PET, MEG, ultrasound tests and radiation technology are based on computer assisted technologies. Technologies used during operations (laparoscopic surgeries, use of micro cameras, laser surgeries, machine cuts, endoscopy) have reduced the stay of patient in hospitals ensuring fast recovery. All this has resulted in increased life expectancy of human beings.

About the Speaker:

   Kanika Malik received her B.Sc. (Hons) in Botany from Delhi University and M.Sc. in Biotechnology from Devi Ahilya University, Indore, India in 1994 and 1996, respectively. To her credit passed DL101 - WIPO academy course with distinction (92% marks). Presently, pursuing Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Mewar University, Chittorgarh, India. Her research interest’s are: Genetic engineering, Bioinformatics, Biosafety issues, Post-harvest biotechnology, Intellectual Property rights and Material science.
   She has 14 years of professional experience in her fields of interest. During 1997-2003 pursued research in the field of biotechnology at two of the most prestigious Indian institutes, National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology, New Delhi and National Research Centre on DNA Fingerprinting at National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi. Also worked in Containment Facility Level IV for biosafety measures of GM crops.
   During 2003-2006 served as Examiner of Patents and Designs in Delhi Branch Patent Office with the Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Govt. of India. She was actively involved in the amendment of Indian Patent Act, 2002. Since August 2006, she has been with the Council of Scientific & Industrials Research – National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (CSIR-NISCAIR), New Delhi, INDIA where she is currently a Senior Scientist. From 2006-2009 she was associated with Journal of Intellectual Property Rights (JIPR) and since 2009 she is looking after Indian Journal of Engineering and Materials Sciences (IJEMS). She is also a regular faculty for Short-Term Courses on Drafting of Patent Specifications, conducted at CSIR-NISCAIR.
   Kanika Malik is a member of Indian Women Scientist’s Association (IWSA), Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad (IIMA) and Administrative Staff College of India, (ASCI), Hyderabad. She has also been a member of a number of national and international scientific committees. Delivered invited talks, presented papers and chaired the technical sessions in various conferences and participated in more than 20 conferences. Kanika Malik has published a number of research papers in International SCI journals. She has guided many students for their PG programs. Currently, Kanika Malik is the Editor of Indian Journal of Engineering & Materials Sciences (IJEMS).

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